Red Cracking Bolete Liquid Culture – (Xerocomellus chrysenteron)

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A 10ml Syringe containing live Red Cracking Bolete liquid culture to grow your own mushrooms.


Red Cracking Bolete – (Xerocomellus chrysenteron)

The Red Cracking Bolete, scientifically known as Xerocomellus chrysenteron, is a type of mushroom belonging to the Boletaceae family. It is also commonly referred to as the Red-cracked Bolete or the Ruby Bolete.

The Red Cracking Bolete typically has a reddish-brown to dark red cap, which can vary in size from 5 to 15 centimeters in diameter. The cap’s surface is dry and often develops deep cracks or fissures as it ages, giving the mushroom its distinctive appearance. The flesh of the mushroom is pale yellow, turning blue when bruised or exposed to air.

The mushroom’s stem is stout, cylindrical, and usually tapers towards the base. It shares the reddish-brown coloration of the cap and may have a slightly netted or reticulated texture. The spore-bearing tubes underneath the cap are initially yellow but turn olive-green as the mushroom matures. The spores are olive-brown.

Habitat and Distribution:
The Red Cracking Bolete is commonly found in deciduous and coniferous forests, often in association with beech, oak, pine, and spruce trees. It tends to prefer acidic soils and can be found in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Xerocomellus chrysenteron is generally considered edible and is enjoyed by mushroom foragers in many countries. However, it is worth noting that some people may have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain mushroom species. As with any wild mushroom, proper identification is essential before consumption, and it is recommended to consult experienced mycologists or field guides to ensure safe mushroom foraging practices.



10ml liquid culture syringe containing living mycelium of Red Cracking Bolete mushroom. (Ganoderma formosanum)

Sterile alcohol wipe.
18G sterile needle for injection into chosen medium or grow kit.
Sealed in a zip lock bag.

All of our liquid cultures are prepared fresh for every order in our lab and we always use a laminar flow hood when carrying out all work to ensure clean cultures & packages.


Liquid culture is a a nutrient rich broth made up of distilled water, mixed with light malt extract dextrose and honey to create a mix for the mycelium to feed on. You can think of mycelium as the mushroom seed, this can then be used to inoculate a grow kit or substrate mix to start grow mushrooms.

We regularly test all of our liquid cultures on agar and grain to guarantee you only get the highest quality culture.


Different mushrooms require different care and conditions to grow, but with the right conditions and coupled with our liquid cultures and grow kits, you can grow your own mushroom easy! We offer a wide variety of easy to use grow kits and mushroom growing substrates. We’ve done all the hard work to save you the time and energy. By growing mushrooms in bags this way you can have more control over the environment throughout the whole growing cycle than if you were to grow outside. Lion’s mane liquid culture


We recommend using your Red Cracking Bolete liquid culture as soon as possible to ensure maximum freshness and healthy growth. but If you cannot use it right away then we advise storing your culture in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.




Additional information

Weight 0.020 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15 × 2 cm


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