Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

pressure cooker vs steam sterilizer

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers The world of sterilization can sometimes be a confusing and unsure place. While some beginners choose to boil their substrates/equipment, most professional and amateur growers prefer to use either a pressure cooker or a steam sterilizer (autoclave) for sterilization. But how do you know what method is best? What product […]

Get to know your Mushroom Substrates

mushroom substrates

All About Mushroom Substrates One of the first things you do when creating your mushroom growing kit is to collect your equipment. Depending on your preferred mushroom choice you could need a variety of different items from bags and/or trays to inoculation guns and scalpels, but the one thing that every mushroom grower needs is […]

Invasion of the Zombie…Fungus!

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All About Zombie Fungus First introduced to the world at large by David Attenborough on the BBC’s Planet Earth Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis is better known as the Zombie Fungus. An insect-pathogenizing fungus discovered in 1859, O. Unilateralis thrives primarily in tropical rain forest environments. Targeting and infecting the ants of the Camponotini tribe, O. Unilateralis causes […]

Growing Morel Mushrooms

growing morel mushrooms

Growing Morel Mushrooms Growing gourmet mushrooms is an easy task to undertake if you have a mind to. Once you have the right mushroom growing supplies and cultures it is just a matter of a little bit of elbow grease and some patience. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Take the morel […]

What is Agar-Agar?

what is agar-agar?

What is Agar-Agar? So, what is Agar-Agar? And what it be used for? Agar-Agar and Petri Dishes go together like bread and butter. The preferred medium of scientists from high school biology labs to professional mycology labs, agar-agar is that jelly-like substance filling those Petri dishes that creates the perfect nutritional space for growing everything […]

All About Oyster Mushrooms–historically delicious, consistently beautiful, easy to grow

about oyster mushrooms

All About Oyster Mushrooms The oyster mushroom. Pleurotus. This common edible mushroom, most often found in its gray form, actually has 202 species of edible mushrooms in the family. One of the easier mushroom varieties to farm, the oyster mushroom has become a home grower favorite.  Requiring very little investment when making your mushroom growing kit, the […]

How to Start Growing Mushrooms

how to start growing mushrooms

How to Start Growing Mushrooms  Getting started growing mushrooms couldn’t be easier. The right mushroom growing supplies and a little bit of patience are all you need to start enjoying your own, home cultivated mushrooms in no time at all. So, where to start? 1. Spawns and Substrates You’ll first need spawn to start your […]

The Portobello Mushroom Story

all about portobello mushrooms

All About Portobello Mushrooms Did you know that Portobello/Portabello mushrooms used to be considered junk mushrooms? These, along with their miniature counterparts the Cremini/Baby Bellas? It’s true! The original brown Agaricus bisporus lost favor back in 1926 when a Pennsylvania farmer discovered a bright white strain. That strain became the White Button mushroom. The bright […]

CULTIVATE YOUR MUSHROOMS

Fungi cultivation and the growing of edible, gourmet, or wild, exotic mushrooms all require proper growing tools, substrates, and nutrients to achieve a healthy harvest. Using the right growing technique for your mushrooms is just as important as the equipment you use to grow them. Myco Supply can proudly assist you on your mycological journey […]

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