The Fungi Ally Mushroom Alliance
Have you ever heard of a mushroom raft? Today I am using mushroom spawn of black kings (also known as black pearl or black oyster), nameko, and chestnut to inoculate logs that will be used to create a mushroom raft. The types of logs I am using are poplar and sugar maple logs.
The springtime is a great time to inoculate trees with yellow oyster mushroom spawn. I am going through the process for you today. Check out the video below for a detailed look. If you need spawn for your own yellow oyster mushroom cultivation, you can find that in our online store.
Today we are taking a look at types of edible mushrooms. There are thousands of species in the genre Fungi, among which a handful are edible and cultivable. Due to their incredible nutritional and health benefits, they are popular among food enthusiasts. Romans perceived mushrooms as the “Food of the Gods” because of the psychotic effects of the wild mushrooms. For centuries Chinese culture has treasured them for their health benefits and named it “elixir of life.”
Today I am detailing the process of straw treatment for those interested in how to grow oyster mushrooms on straw. The first step is to source your straw and chop it well. Then it is time to treat the straw. By treating the straw microorganisms are killed and competition for the available nutrients is limited. I provide four methods for treating straw below.
The strain used and oyster spawn source is crucial to the success of any grower. Mushroom strains are different individuals of a certain species. Similar to how all people are Homo sapiens but each of us has a unique set of genetic information, which results in a unique expression of traits.
How to grow your own mushrooms can be a rewarding process. Not only do you get to watch the growing process from start to finish, but you also get to reap the rewards by eating the delicious bounty.
If you have gotten through the steps of inoculating, incubating, and fruiting oyster mushrooms, then you’ve come so close to completion! The next step is to harvest your delicious mushrooms.
The strain used and oyster spawn source is crucial to the success of any grower. Mushroom strains are different individuals of a certain species
Do you know about the amount of carbs in mushrooms? We often get asked about the nutritional value of mushrooms, including the carbs associated with our fungal friends.
How long do mushrooms last? Well, it depends on a few different factors. Are we talking about fresh mushrooms or preserved mushrooms? Fresh mushrooms do not have the longest refrigerator shelf life, but there are ways to preserve your fresh mushrooms so they last much longer.
What are oyster mushrooms? Oyster mushrooms are native to the Northeastern US, the most common being the species Pleurotus ostreatus.
Discover a method for oyster mushroom cultivation that uses straw and you can begin growing your own oyster mushrooms at home or commercially Today we are going over some information for oyster mushroom cultivation on straw. This is a popular method that many growers...
Many people ask about how to cultivate oyster mushrooms at home. Oyster mushrooms are some of the easiest mushrooms to grow, so trying them at home is a great option for beginners who are new to the world of mushroom cultivation.
What is the most profitable mushroom to grow and sell? Some mushrooms listed below have an extremely high value and can be sold very profitably. Most people are familiar with button mushrooms which cost $4/lb in the grocery store but amazingly some mushroom species are sold for over 100X this. Cultivating these mushrooms is a little more difficult but it can be done if you want to find a more profitable mushroom to grow. Four highly priced mushrooms are
All mushrooms are located in the kingdom fungi. There are three factors that characterize a fungus: One, the cell walls are made of Chitin. Two, the mode of digestion is absorption. And three, they are heterotrophic.
Let’s take a look at cordyceps sinensis vs militaris so we can get a better grasp on the world of cordyceps mushrooms and their relationship with humans In the discussion of cordyceps sinensis vs militaris, let’s begin by looking at the concept of saprophytic...
Discover tips for cordyceps mushroom growing, including strain recommendations and info for inoculation, incubation, pinning, fruiting, and harvesting Cordyceps cultivation is actually an easier method of cultivation than most specialty mushrooms. The difficult parts...
It is important to recognize the truth behind cordyceps health benefits: That there is promise from these mushrooms but more human tests need to be conducted Before diving into the medicinal research and cordyceps health benefits, and the important factors to...
Cordyceps is a mushroom that is EXPLODING in popularity in the United States for both cultivation and consumption. More and more cordyceps can be found as a supplement in coops and other grocery stores. Social media is filled with people trying to figure out how to cultivate cordyceps. So the team at Fungi Ally decided to take a look and see if we could contribute to the research and information coming out around this mushroom.
Interested mycophiles often ask, “what is cordyceps mushroom all about?” Today I am going through some of the history associated with two popular strains of cordyceps What is cordyceps? Cordyceps is a genus of mushrooms located in the ascomycota phylum. The latin name...