Artificial cultivation and production technology for Chinese cordyceps

  1. Characteristics of the achievements:
  Key problems breakthrough:
  (1) Large-scale cultivation technology of the Hepialus/Thitarodes host insect of Ophiocordyceps sinensis at low altitude
  (2) Artificial cultivation of Ophiocordyceps sinensis fruiting bodies
  (3) Artificial cultivation technology of Ophiocordyceps sinensis fungi.
  Novelty and advancement of achievements:
  (1) Established a large-scale culture technique for the host insect of Ophiocordyceps sinensis - ghost moths under a controllable environment at low altitude
  (2) Successfully obtained Chinese cordyceps fruiting bodies on artificial medium
  (3) Obtaining cost-effective Chinese cordyceps products with the same medicinal value and appearance as wild stains.
  1. Application field of transformation results:
  2. Social and economic effects:
  - Help protect and sustainably use the characteristic resources of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
  - Reinforce the ecological safety barrier of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
  - Meet the booming market demand and promote human health
  - Produce huge social and economic benefits.
  3. Contribution to national strategy:
  The research results have been applied for international patents and achieved a leading position in this field. The industrial application of the project results will help protect and sustainably use the characteristic resources of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and strengthen the ecological security barrier of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

  Fig. 1 Artificial cultivated fruiting bodies of Chinese cordyceps
  Fig. 2 Lab reared Thitarodes armoricanus at different life stages