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Volvariella bombycina ?
    #2976314 - 08/07/04 08:22 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I have seen some pics of the edible mushroom Volvariella bombycina which is a close relative of the paddy straw (Volvariella volvacea) mushroom and grows on hardwood trees.
At least the following 3 websites indicate that is possible to cultivate this species:
http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/004/AB497E/ab497e07.htm
http://www.woc.org/public/weasel-trax/hole/site/bits/garden.htm
http://www.indiaagronet.com/indiaagronet/Mushroom_cultivation/paddy.htm

Has someone cultivated this species already?
Does somebody know where I can get spores/mycelium from?


Here is a picture of the mushroom:



And here are some links:

http://www.bluewillowpages.com/mushroomexpert/volvariella_bombycina.html
http://www.bioimages.org.uk/HTML/R151347.HTM
http://www.pilze-basel.ch/Pilzbilder/volvariella_bombycina.html
http://www.pilze-basel.ch/Markus_Wilhelm..._bombycina.html
http://www.agraria.org/funghi/volvariellabombycina.htm
http://fp.bio.utk.edu/mycology/images/Volvariella_bombycina.htm


Edited by ragadinks (08/07/04 08:53 PM)


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2980260 - 08/09/04 03:51 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It's supposed to be very rare. I've never seen it.

Is it a good edible? I ate Volvariella speciosa once and it is the worst mushroom I've ever tasted. :lipsrsealed:


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: zeronio]
    #2980355 - 08/09/04 04:22 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I also have never seen it here around - think it is usually too cold here for this species.
Since I have never tried this mushroom I do not know how it tastes, but in one of my books it says that it is a very good edible.

On some webpages it says that they have crossed Volvariella bombycina and  Volvariella volvacea through protoplast fusion.
I think that has been done in order to get a paddy straw mushroom that can use more ligninous substrate.
Wonder how that tastes :wink:


Quote:

Zhao, J. and S. T. Chang (1997). Interspecific hybridization between Volvariella volvacea and V. bombycina by PEG-induced protoplast fusion. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 13(2): 145-151. {a} Dep. Microbiol., Univ. Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa




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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2980532 - 08/09/04 06:46 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

that's what search is for:

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...ev=#Post1745870

please use it in the future. Thanks.


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: Raadt]
    #2981425 - 08/09/04 01:56 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for that link Raadt.
Anyway, if someone happens to find such a species I would be grateful if he/she would trade spores/mycelium against cultures of other edibles or something else ...


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2991504 - 08/11/04 04:28 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

hello all... maybe i can help a little...its been a while but i think that u can get the spores from frmc.com. also dont kno if u are looking out in the field but i freak anytime i see any whitish mushies with volva a the (stipe?) stem base . the deathly amanitas have volvas (cups?) at there stem bases. i posted in the past some links where ppl had tragicallly mistaken amanitas for paddy straws since i had some interest in V.volvacea myself. so do be careful and good luck.


Edited by Imorph (08/11/04 04:31 PM)


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: Imorph]
    #2991849 - 08/11/04 05:36 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for the tip with www.mushroomsfmrc.com.
I would like to find one of this species but I have never heard that anyone has found it where I live - probably too cold ...
But I doubt that one could mistake it for a deadly amanita since they do not grow that high in the trees - or did I miss soemthing  :confused:.


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #3350294 - 11/12/04 07:33 AM (12 years, 24 days ago)

Rags,

I still have some water stored mycelium from the isolations I made during last year's summer. I am uncertain if it is still viable becuase I have not cracked out those isolates in a long time. If I remember correctly it grows annoyingly slow on the agar I was using. While a found many the year before I last (when I did the isolatiosn), I did not find any this year. It appears to be sporadic, depending on wet, mild summer conditions (at least here in Indania). The other cool thing about this species is that I have never found it growing in anywhere but out of old knot holes in trees where there is lots of broken down wood and other organic matter. It does not matter if the knot hole is near the ground, up in the crown, or on a dead, fallen tree, it still like the knot holes.


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: r05c03]
    #3358970 - 11/14/04 08:39 AM (12 years, 22 days ago)

Seems as if it would prefer rotten wood ? What do you think ?
Have you ever eaten one of them ?
If you succeed in getting a culture I would be glad if I could trade with you ?!


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Re: Volvariella bombycina ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #3377859 - 11/18/04 07:35 AM (12 years, 18 days ago)

Yeah rotted wood, and perhaps by default the presence of some other microflora. I am not sure. I have not tired to cultivate it yet. As it turns out, I do not have a culture, but PM me an address, because I have spores.


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