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Fun Fungal Jargon every Amateur Mycologist should know

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Fancy yourself a mycologist, a mycophile, or just a mycophagists? Whether you grow, study, collect, or simply consume, it is important to have a solid grip on the vernacular associated with the great wide mushroom kingdom. So, let’s look at some of the fun and interesting terms you might want to know. Fungus “A fungus […]

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

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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 […]

What is Agar-Agar?

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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 […]

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