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Internet community designed for all types of mushroom
enthusiasts. This site provides interactive features
like message boards, latest news, links listing,
story submission, mushroom directory, and much more.
is an internet site aimed at working for mushroom
lovers on the planet. Here, you may find all the
information you need, as well as information source
and contacts. Very comprehensive information site,
devoted to the science of mycology and the hobby
of mushrooming. It is home to a very extensive link
collection and houses hundreds of photos to aid
in identification of mushrooms.
Humidification FAQ: Another
wonderful resource hosted by the Vaults
of Erowid. This page contains information on
the use of perlite to humidify your edible fruiting
chamber. Perlite can be a cheap and very effective
alternative to using mechanical humidifiers.
to Chemicals for Fungal Microscopy:
follows is a guide to microscopical use but it is
not intended to be definitive. There are all sorts
of reagents that have been used over the years.
to Eyepiece Adapter: An
adapter allowing the connection of your digital
zoom camera or camcorder to a microscope eyepiece
for aid in taking stable, clear, microscopy images.
Features of Gilled Fungi:
hands-on learning workshop for beginners and intermediates.
- Using a Microscope: The
spores of a mushroom are enormously important
in the process of identification. Microscopic
details--like the size of the spores, their shape,
whether they are smooth or ornamented (and so
on)--are frequently definitive characteristics
that help mycologists decide what species a mushroom
Through a Microscope: The
use of digital cameras for photo microscopy provides
an exciting opportunity for capturing and displaying
a world normally hidden from the naked eye. Two
important advantages that digital technology affords
you are instant feedback, and the ability to take
many pictures inexpensively.
Started with Mushroom Cultivation:
you have been intrigued by the prospect of growing
your own edible mushrooms, and after a bit of research
you became daunted by the complexity and potential
expense of "sterile techniques," "clean
rooms," "laminar flow hoods" and
"agar media," then this link is for you!
Fungus Forum: Forum
site dedicated to the discussion and study of
edible and medicinal fungi. If you have questions
or information you'd like to share about cultivating
edibles and medicinals, this is the place to do
Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol. 2, pp. 73-80
of Wood Waste into Value-Added Products by Edible
and Medicinal Pleurotus.
Mushrooms and Cancer: Medicinal
mushrooms: their therapeutic properties and current
medical usage with special emphasis on cancer
Mushroom Information: Although
the last update to this page occured in 1996,
the information presented about reishi mushrooms
is valuable and helpful for those looking to use
reishi as a medical suppliment.
Mushroom Cultivation: This
manual was written to provide interested individuals,
particularly school children, a means to study
mycological production easily and economically.
It provides the general information needed to
grow mushrooms without the substantial expense
of buying larger publications and material.
Everything Mushrooms: Complete mushrooms supply, gifts, and resource center. Many rare and unique dried gourmet mushrooms, mushroom food products and oils, mycomedicinal supplements, ready to grow mushroom kits, mushroom spawn, plug spawn, sterilized spawn media, and much more. All that and a comprehensive mushroom lab supply.
Red Mill: Millers,
manufacturers, and purveyors of whole grain natural
foods. This site carries many of the popular mushroom
substrate materials such as brown rice flour,
rye berries, and other cereal related goods.
Stamets' Company homepage. From the author of
"The Mushroom Cultivator" comes the most comprehensive
supply of cultivation goodies. Here you can also
find agar supplies as well as rye grain, petries,
large spawn jars, and cultures for the edible
variety. Worth checking out if you are serious
about cultivating mushrooms. One word of caution,
don't mention psilocybes when communicating
with this company.
fairly inexpensive online source of canning related
materials. This site carries most of the popular
jars in sizes from 4 oz. to 1/2 gallon as well
as the hard to find plastic storage lids for wide
mouth jars. They also have fairly good deals on
All-American Pressure Canners.
is North America's oldest mail order supply firm
for specialty mushroom growers. Site includes
spawn for Shiitake, Maitake, King Stropharia,
Oysters, Hericium, Morels and Reishi mushrooms.
Supplies for cultivation and links to instructional
videos and more than 300 book titles. Support
the Mushroompeople of The
supply site offering equipment and tools of all
kinds geared towards the needs of both the amateur
and professional mycologist. Most products are
received directly from the manufacturer, passing
along savings to the customers. Highly recommended
Mushrooms w/Hydrogen Peroxide: A
new concept in small-scale mushroom cultivation,
developed by R.R. Wayne, Ph.D., and detailed in
a manual in two volumes available from the author.
Ones That Stain Blue: Wonderful
Web site that includes articles about the worlds
leading mycologists. There are also several well
done profiles on some of the world's most popular
psilocybe mushrooms. Also has a limited number
of Psilocybe cubensis spore prints.
of Life Medicinal Mushrooms: Site
offering a wide variety of medicinal mushrooms and
related supplies. Health issues and usage suggestions
are also available.
called tadpole shrimp, you can buy dried cysts and
just add water. Kind of like sea monkeys but bigger
and cooler looking.