Mushroom spawn and cultures for sale

I have five pound bags of various mushroom spawn as well as Petri dishes and test tubes of gourmet mushroom strains for sale. The bags of sawdust are more suited to those that wish to grow mushrooms in their garden with relative ease. The Petri dishes and test tubes are for the more veteran mushroom cultivators who know how to expand them.

Here are some of the strains I have available in all mediums:

Oyster mushrooms – Pearl, Phoenix, Yellow, Pink, Blue and Elm species.

Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata), Lion’s Mane (Herecium erinaceus), Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Fried Chicken Mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes), Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus), Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Maitake (Grifola frondosa), Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) and Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor).

$10 per Petri dish or $15 per test tube + shipping

Email me for a complete list, I have more that aren’t listed.

The five pound bags of sawdust are ready to be spread in your garden area in a shady spot and kept moist. They have the potential to give 2 pounds or more of mushrooms on the first flush and may have a second and third flush depending on conditions; each flush yielding less than the previous.

I recommend placing the harvested mushrooms in a bowl of water for a minute or two then splashing the water around your garden. The mushrooms will drop billions of spores and those spores may have a chance at germinating again in a new area.

The five pound bags of sawdust spawn are $20 per bag plus shipping.

Some happy hippies showing off the mushrooms they fruited from one of my spawn bags.

Another customer showing off her oyster mushrooms.
That’s me, taking a sample of wild Pleurotus ostreatus that was growing in Merritt and placing some of the mushroom tissue on agar in petrie dishes and storing them in the refrigerator until I am ready to expand the mycelium and fruit this exact phenotype.

This is a strain I cloned from a perfect looking Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) that I bought from Costco. I also cloned a Shiitake I received from Farmbound, so I will do some experimenting with fruiting both strains and likely keep both in my strain bank. Mycelium can stay alive if held in a temperature of about 3 degrees Celsius for 3-5 years!
LD is an abbreviation for Lyophyllum decastes or Fried Chicken Mushroom.
CC is Coprinus comatus or Shaggy Mane Mushroom.
Here’s an example of a 5 pound bag of hardwood fuel pellets and soy hulls that is roughly 80% colonized by Clitocybe nuda (Wood Blewit). These are specialty bags made of polypropylene that can withstand high heat (and not melt) which is necessary to kill all the competing mesophilic bacteria and give the mycelium a better chance at establishing the substrate as a food source. The function of the white filter patch at the center top is to allow the mycelium to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide as it is growing; many people do not know this, but the kingdom of fungi is more closely related to the kingdom of animals than plants for this reason and also the fact that fungi break down their food in an internal digestive sac (mycelium) as apposed to photosynthesis in plants. The downside of using these plastic bags is that it is introducing a “non biodegradable” (everything breaks down eventually especially with the help of fungi) waste to the environment. There is lots of promising experimenting with bio degradable corn based bags and I will likely be using those when they are ready. This mushroom species is a secondary decomposer and thrives in compost bins and around them.
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