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OfflineTheCaptain
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Market value???
    #480678 - 12/05/01 02:37 PM (15 years, 8 days ago)

Hey all....

I was wondering about a few things here in my exam study breaks...

1) Would I be able to harvest enough mushrooms in my house to make some profits? Not illegal mushies, but medicinal/gourmet mushrooms?

2) which types have a market value which would allow me to be able to make some money off of a relatively small operation (in my basement type deal)?


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Re: Market value??? [Re: TheCaptain]
    #482750 - 12/07/01 06:58 AM (15 years, 7 days ago)

Yeah

I just came here to ask the same question so, you get a free bump


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Re: Market value??? [Re: TheCaptain]
    #482836 - 12/07/01 10:33 AM (15 years, 6 days ago)

I don't know much about comercial values, but still thinking a little bit you can make it by yourself which ones you shouldn't grow.

If you can buy the species in the supermaket, then you don't have a chance to win in a small scale cultivation money. So forget the Plerotus and the Agaricus. I haven't seen Stropharia rugoroso-anulata in a supermarket, but I don't know how much 1 kg costs, and if it would be profitable.
Shitake are more difficult to cultivate, but they are cultivated in a big scale in Japan, so I don't know how profitable it would be.

The really valuable mushrooms are the ones which cannot be cultivated easilly because they build mycoryza simbiosis with host trees. For example Boletus edulis costs about 25 USD per kilo, or truffles bring even much more. But to cultivate these you would have to plant special trees, inoculate the ground and probably wait many years until you can harvest.

If you plant on making money with edible cultures, I would rather try to sell culture kits or the kind for other people, who want to cultivate Agaricus or Pleurotus or Strapharia r-a.

Good luck,

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Re: Market value??? [Re: Elektrolurch]
    #493554 - 12/17/01 07:05 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

i heard truffles are worth their weight in gold. and whats this with trees? i've seen pigs and dogs sniff them out in open(treeless) fields....


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Re: Market value??? [Re: felix]
    #493627 - 12/17/01 10:24 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Sometimes they still grow where once trees were.

For short info on truffles go to
http://members.tripod.com/~BayGourmet/trufflebas.html

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Edited by Elektrolurch (12/17/01 10:27 AM)


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Re: Market value??? [Re: Elektrolurch]
    #495650 - 12/19/01 06:39 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

thanks for the link!


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Re: Market value??? [Re: felix]
    #524370 - 01/18/02 11:48 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

2 ideas, go to small locally owned healthfood/goue food/co-op stores and see what they have available or what they would be interested in having that they can't currly get and go frothere
2nd: got to local grden/nurseystores and try to develop a product that would allow customers to grow mushrooms outside themselves

appologies for this textmy keboard is messed up.


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Re: Market value??? [Re: TheCaptain]
    #526244 - 01/20/02 04:08 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I think most profitable are medicinal mushrooms like Ganoderma Lucidum, Coriolis Versicolor, Cordyceps Sinensis, etc...


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Re: Market value??? [Re: zeronio]
    #527192 - 01/21/02 10:40 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

if you want to figure out if somthing will be profitable, ask yourself a few questions.

1) how much money per unit will people you are selling to be willing to spend?
-ask your target markets how much they pay for your product.
-ask what they expect from your product.
-ask how much they would buy.
-ask how often they would buy.
-ask what other kinds they would buy.

2) how much time does it take to make?
-realise that different methods of production take different amounts of time.
- some methods are more labor intensive.
- some methods are more equiptment intensive.
3) how much does it cost to make?
-include equiptment cost.(devide the cost of the equiptment over the length of its use. ( i.e. $100 dollar flow hood that will last 10 years will cost you $10 dollars per year)
-any fixed cost. (my appartment cost $1,000 per month all utilities included. it is 1,000 square feet worth of space. 100 square feet is dedicated to my business. so, the space cost $100 a month to rent.)
- floating cost.
-cost of substrate, petri dishes, cotton swabs, innoculation needles, ect.
- how much you want to make per hour.
-your biological efficiency. how many pounds of fresh mushrooms can be derived from how many pounds of dry substrate.

4) once you make it, can you sell it before it rots?


I would suggest writing to orginizations that will help you with more concrete figures than I have given. good luck, I hope you make a bajillion dollars. theirs a billion more Ideas floating around in my head, but I have to go now. if I forgot anything, or there was somthing that you don't agree with, write back. I am by no means a market expert, so alot of this stuff could be irrelavent or incrorrect.


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Re: Market value??? [Re: Fungus_Head]
    #528362 - 01/22/02 05:19 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

thanks a bunch for your replies!
I didnt expect anything this late after my original post, but you werre all very helpful!

Fungus Head, thanks for the formula! its a nice guide for me to start with


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Re: Market value??? [Re: TheCaptain]
    #574207 - 03/09/02 02:21 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Coprinus comatus melts into a gooey mess within a few days of picking. since this makes it impossible to sell in any mass comercial way, You may be able to sell them directly. They are supposed to be really good.


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