- Agar and Culture Storage
Using agar, petri dishes, culture slants, and other methods of mushroom culture storage.
- Bulk Substrates
Preparing and using bulk substrate materials such as coco coir, manure, straw, and wood
- Casing Procedures
Methods for creating a non-nutritive, protective, moisture-providing top layer for substrates growing species that need this.
How to take tissue samples of desirable mushrooms and use them to create master cultures for duplication.
Learn how to prevent, recognize, and cope with contamination.
- Drying and Storage
Preserving your mushroom harvests safely and effectively for later use.
- Fruiting Chambers
Construction how-tos for various mushroom fruiting environments, such as Shotgun Terrariums, Monotubs, and others.
- Grain Spawn
Preparing and using whole grains for mycelium running, such as rye grain, wild bird seed, and grass seed.
Providing a moist, humid environment, that's ideal for mushroom growth.
- Liquid Culture
How to use water-based media for quickly growing live, injectable mycelium.
- Spore Prints and Syringes
How to capture and store your mushrooms' spores, and prepare them for use in your next grow.
- Sterilization and Pasteurization
Prevent contamination by learning how to sterilize or pasteurize your materials.
- Cultivation Archive
A museum of outdated or superceded documents, preserved for historical reference.
- Glove Boxes and Flow Hoods
Constructing and using a glove box, still air box, or flow hood.
- Clean procedures
Prevent contamination by keeping your work area sanitized.
- Containers and Lids
Information about spawn bags, lids, filters, injection ports, jars, etc.
The optimal light for mushrooms is 6500k. Fluorescent and LED are the best sources of this light. Daylight is also an option, but not always available.