Parcels being mailed out

Whole bunch of parcels ready to be mailed out! If we ever expand the "mushroom" buildings, we really need to build a space just to put together parcels...  Right now, it takes us way too long!  We also try really hard to reuse boxes and packing materials...

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Wine Cap – made it through winter

We added hardwood wood chips to this space between garden beds last year.  We got a few Wine Cap (King Stropharia/Stropharia rugoso-annulata) in the fall.We checked on the area last week (snow is gone now!) and it's solid mycelium.  You could probably...

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Poplar Wood Chips

We are completely unable to contain our excitement...We have tried to source fresh hardwood wood chips (from healthy trees, after the sap is running but before they leaf out) for several years - and we finally have this tiny window of having them...

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Contaminated petri

We often get asked "how do you know something is contaminated?"  And our answer is always - oh, you'll know!Here's an example of a contaminated petri dish.  See - you know!

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Forgotten wood chip bed

We were checked our fences the other day when Kwesi reminded me of a wood chip bed we put together near the apiary last year.  I don't even remember what species it is!  Maybe King Stropharia?The bed is well inoculated and will certainly fruit...

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Lab changes! More flow space

It seems like flow hoods are replicating in the dark!First - we started with a small flow hood - 24" x 12"Then, Kwesi built the next one 24" x 24"Then, Kwesi built another one!  24" x 24"Then, we purchased a used flow hood, 36" x 24"It makes working in...

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Petri from spores

We've been having some fun with spore prints. We collected spore prints from a variety of mushrooms...We then put a few onto a petri to see what happens!  After the first petri, we usually cut out the best looking mycelium to put onto a second...

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