Sterile polypropylene petri dishes, disposable, with covers, 500.
The finest agar agar needed to make your own custom agar medium.
Alcohol lamp with cap and wick.
One alcohol lamp replacement wick.
by David Arora. A lively and funny ﬁeld guide with superb photos 264 pp.
These are heavy-duty cast aluminum, have gasketless metal-to-metal seals, and include a pressure gauge, pressure regulator, and rack. The sterilizers (X models) are industrial-grade, and also include an aluminum basket and flexible metal vent hose. The 25X models feature thermostatic electric heating elements and a choice of either 120V or 240V. Please do not add to cart — call us at (866) 521-1555, or email us, for the latest prices.
by Bob Harris. Saw kerf, spawn comb, and other alternative methods by our founder. 7 pp.
Record the date & kind of mushroom in the log, batch number, tree species, etc. & staple to end of the log.
Record the date & kind of mushroom in the log, batch number, tree species, etc. & staple to end of log.
by Stephen Gaskin. An eloquent call to non-violence and spiritual revolution. 149 pp.
by Terence McKenna. 272 pp.
by Frank Michael. The simple technologies & strategies needed to survive and prosper in the era of Peak Everything, Unemployment, and Global Warming. An abundance of beautiful material, references, & urls. PDF PowerPoint CD, 63 slides in color.
by Stephen Gaskin. On civil rights, spiritual communion, consciousness, and relationships. 136 pp. Currently sold out. A new, revised edition may be available in 2011.
1 lb., $3.20. Melt cheese wax over a hot plate or camping stove, and use a wax dauber or bristle brush to apply a thin film on the spawn at each inoculation hole. This prevents spawn dehydration and insect damage. Sticks to the log and remains pliable even in coldest weather. 1 lb. does 10 logs.
By Pirozynski & Hawksworth. 285 pp.
DVD video, by John Donoghue.
VHS video, by John Donoghue.
Similar to Bob’s Malt, with dextrose as the sugar. Gives good growth with fewer sectoring problems, for long-range maintenance of cultures transferred. 1 lb.
Similar to Bob’s Malt, with dextrose as the sugar. Gives good growth with fewer sectoring problems, for long-range maintenance of cultures. 1/2 lb.
In granular form for addition to agar medium or grain, for better growth on grain media. Add in the ratio of up to 20% of the dry weight of the medium. 1 lb.
In granular form for addition to agar medium or grain, for better growth on grain media. Add in the ratio of up to 20% of the dry weight of the medium. 1/2 lb.
DVD video, by James W. Kimbrough.
VHS video, by James W. Kimbrough.
Full title: Developing and Marketing “Meal in a Bag” Products for Small Shiitake Growers, DVD video by Mary Ellen Kozak.
Full title: Developing and Marketing “Meal in a Bag” Products for Small Shiitake Growers, VHS video by Mary Ellen Kozak.
A solar-heated insulated greenhouse that makes its own climate, protected from storms, droughts, floods, and temperature extremes – and predators. It is ideal for cultivating mushrooms in its moist, warm environment year ’round. At the same time, organic greens and vegetables can be grown in compact Square Foot Garden raised beds to produce 5X more veggies than regular gardens, requiring 1/5th the water, 1/5th the weeding, and only minutes of care per day. Five pages of drawings, directions, and references.
Drill bit — easily sharpened with a flat file for long life. Twist, brad point, 5/16” for plug inoculation in logs.
Drill bit for sawdust inoculation in logs. Twist, brad point, 7/16”, easily sharpened with a flat file for long life.
7/16” bit stop collars for sawdust inoculation of logs.
Note: we don’t carry stop collars for 5/16″ drill bits, as the small diameter causes them to slip off.
For larger yields of all compost-loving mushrooms. Predigested by earthworms to give a rich, coarse, black medium. Because of its weight, the normal shipping rates do not apply to compost. Please call (866) 521-1555 for the shipping amount to your address. Sorry, no COD’s. 10 lb.
Full title: Extending the Growing Season and Year-Round Production of Shiitake on Natural Logs, DVD video by Joe Krawczyk.
by Katsaros. A beautiful little Audubon Society pocket guide, 192 pp.
Placed under mason jar rings, allow cultures to breathe without contamination. Autoclaveable, reusable. Regular 2.75” mouth, 1 dozen.
Placed under mason jar rings, allow cultures to breathe without contamination. Autoclaveable, reusable. Large 3.5″ mouth, 1 dozen.
Autoclaveable bag with 1-sq.-in., 0.3-micron ﬁlter patch. 18.5” long x 8” diam., 1 bag.
Autoclaveable bags with 1-sq.-in., 0.3-micron ﬁlter patch. 18.5” long x 8” diam., 100 bags.
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
by Terence McKenna. 315 pp.
by Andrew Weil and Winifred Rosen. A unique theory of addiction interwoven with some fascinating history. 240 pp.
by Paul Stamets. The state-of-the-art manual for every mushroom cultivator on sawdust, straw, bagasse, coffee grounds, and many other agri-wastes. Contains in great detail all the parameters and fascinating facts for shiitake, maitake, reishi, 7 species of oysters, portabella, and many other gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Speaks to environmental concerns, health, and business success. Excellent on all phases of sterile technique starting from mushroom spores / clones. Beautiful color photos. 585 pp.
by Bob Harris. A simple guide to sterile methods, spores, and natural cultivation of wild mushrooms in compost. Identiﬁes wild mushrooms and poisonous look-alikes. 88 pp., color photos.
Granular, CaSO4. 1 lb
by Marlene DeRios. 255 pp.
DVD video, by John Cunningham.
A nifty pocket-sized booklet for identifying all kinds of oaks & other trees that grow anywhere.
How to make truly low-cost, instant high-rise growbeds using leaves, grass clippings, and compost. Combined with Square Foot Gardening, these two methods are capable of eliminating world hunger. Beautifully illustrated with hand drawings, 244 pp.
Ca(OH)2. 1 lb.
CaCO3, 1 lb.
Hericium erinaceus, also known as Pom-Pom Mushrooms, looks like clusters of cream-colored icicles, with a taste similar to lobster when sauteed in butter. Exotic and delicious.
by Clark Heinrich. Praised by Albert Hoffman and Terence McKenna, this is a treasure trove of controversial excursions into myth, legend, and religion. 221 pp., illustrated.
Grifola frondosa grows experimentally in hardwood logs or stacked log wafers in plastic bags, but most reliably in sterilized sawdust & woodchip bags. Sawdust spawn only.
Plastic, autoclaveable, regular-size mouth only, 1 lid.
Wide- or regular-size mouth, 1/2-pint, 1 dozen.
Wide- or regular-size mouth, pint, 1 dozen.
Mason Jars (Quart, Dozen)
DVD video, by Dr. S. C. Jong.
by Christopher Hobbs. The results of research on reishi, shiitake, maitake, and over 100 mushroom species on stimulating the immune system, preventing and treating cancer and AIDS, and treating heart disease. 251 pp.
by Stephen Gaskin. A series of conversations that were attended by thousands of people, and helped determine the spiritual direction of a generation of cultural creatives. Second edition, annotated. 191 pp.
by Thomas Laessoe and Gary Lincoff. The clearest recognition guide to mushrooms available, with over 2,300 full-color crystal-clear photos and illustrations of over 500 mushrooms. This is one of the prettiest books we have seen. 304 pp. with quality flex covers.
by David Arora. This Big Mama of ﬁeld guides covers over 2000 species, has a checklist of the 70 most common mushrooms, detailed keys, habitats, classiﬁcation, cookery, the meanings of scientiﬁc names, and toxins. Color and b&w photos, 960 pp.
by Paul Stamets. A manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. Growing mushrooms is one of the best things we can do for the environment. Here you’ll ﬁnd out how to revitalize wastelands, decompose toxic waste sites, reduce silt from streambeds, and remove pathogens from agricultural watersheds. Detailed myco-restoration of forests and the latest medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms. For the conscious cultivator and gardener. Heavily illustrated, 340 pp.
With autoclaveable plastic screw caps (125 x 20 mm), 1 dozen.
For excellent spawn-making or direct fruiting in grain. 1 lb.
For excellent spawn-making or direct fruiting in grain. 1 lb.
Write on the metal tags using vivid code colors. Weatherproof and permanent. One paint stick.
Intensive courses in organic gardening, natural building, ecovillage design, Peak Oil, and more. A whole-systems immersion experience in ecovillage living, hands-on practice and courses. Wide access to information, tools, and resources, with on-site & off-site consulting and outreach. For information on these courses call 931-964-4474. ECOVILLAGE TRAINING CENTER, The Farm, PO Box 90, Summertown, TN 38483-0090 USA.
by Gordon Wasson, et al. On the Eleusian mysteries and the culture of ancient Greece. 257 pp.
A great value! Sterile polypropylene, disposable, with covers. Full sleeve of 20 plates.
Hydrion strips give bright colors, fast readout. Two 15’ rolls.
Pleurotus pulmonarius is a warm-weather fruiter, unique for growing well in softwoods like pine, ﬁr, and spruce logs, as well as in the soft hardwoods like poplar. cottonwood, sweetgum, willow, etc., as well as the oak species. The Phoenix oyster is heat-loving, and grows well in India and Hawaii.
Sawdust oyster spawn is suitable for cultivation in logs or in stacked larger diameter log wafers, indoors or out. One Kilogram bag (2.2 lb.) will inoculate about 20 logs having an average size of 4″ diam. x 40″ long. Please refer to our complete directions in the main menu (blue horizontal bag).
Pleurotus pulmnarius has a uniquely fresh and subtle ﬂavor, with bluish to brown color that depends on the light level. See also our “TeePee” kit, designed for school science projects.
by Alexander and Ann Shulgin. Pioneering research in entheogenic and sexual biochemistry. 200 detailed descriptions of the endogenous workhorses of the brain and their effects, and their chemical structures with diagrams. 978 pp.
by R.E. Schultes & A. Hoffman. A visual feast on the many entheogenic plants used by our ancestors. 192 pp.
18” long x 8” diam., autoclavable spawn or fruiting bags, with 1-sq.-in. microﬁlter breathing patch. One bag.
18” long x 8” diam., autoclavable spawn or fruiting bags, with 1-sq.-in. microﬁlter breathing patch, 100 bags.
18” long x 8” diam., autoclavable spawn- or fruiting bags, with 1-sq.-in. microﬁlter breathing patch.
For tall column bags for growing mushrooms in straw or sawdust, 4 mil thick, 12” diameter x 20’.
For tall column bags for growing mushrooms in straw or sawdust, 4 mil thick, 12” diameter x 20’.
DVD video, by Clay Olson.
VHS video, by Clay Olson.
DVD video, by Melvin Baughman.
VHS video, by Melvin Baughman.
by Paul Stamets. Ancient uses as sacraments and mind-enhancers. Identiﬁcation guide for the world. Beautiful color electron microscope photographs. 256 pp.
by O.T. Oss and O.N. Oeric. With a foreword by Terence McKenna, this is a classic manual on dung-inhabiting mushrooms, and the evolutionary, medicinal, and historical aspects of entheogenic mushrooms. Many photos, 86 pp.
by Jim DeKorne. 155 pp.
Ganoderma lucidum, the premier Chinese medicinal mushroom, grows on horizontal, partially buried hardwood logs kept in shady, damp (not standing water) places. Sawdust spawn only.
Ganoderma lucidum, China’s “mushroom of immortality,” is known for high immunomodulating properties in the medical literature. Not directly edible, it is used in teas and ground up for capsules.
by Kenneth Jones. Excellent summary of the beneﬁts of reishi. 34 pp.
by T. Reidlinger. The true adventures of Gordon Wasson, banker, author, and ethnobiologist. 283 pp. Softcover. Hardcover available.
by R. Boire. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” 69 pp.
The perfect tool for inoculating sawdust spawn into drilled holes in a log. Made of brass with plastic grip, thumb-spring driven. Lasts a lifetime.
Fruits around 60-82°F. Greenhouse or outdoor Shiitake strain. This variety produces the largest mushrooms with the thickest ﬂesh. Slow to fruit (10 months-1 year) but with the longest production life by 20-40%, and yields mushrooms up to 7-1/2″ across. 1,000 plugs, enough to do about 30 – 4″ diam. x 40″ long logs.
Note: Logs produce mushrooms for years without the need to re-inoculate. This holds true for all species of mushrooms.
DVD video by Bob Harris, who travels to learn the cultivation of mushrooms on hardwood logs. 21 min.
VHS video by Bob Harris, who travels to learn the cultivation of mushrooms on hardwood logs. 21 min.
DVD video, by John Sesock.
VHS video, by John Sesock.
Step-by-step, natural log cultivation of shiitake, the favorite mushroom, for the backyard gardener or professional cultivator. 27:39 min. DVD video.
DVD video, by Tom E. Kimmons.
VHS video, by Tom E. Kimmons.
Lentinula edodes, the king of mushrooms, is our specialty. Shiitake combines a smoky-woodsy ﬂavor with ﬁrm, chewy texture. Immune-stimulating properties make it a true “health food.” Growing shiitake in natural logs is cost-effective for your kitchen and/or for sales, e.g. as part of a CSA. For full information, visit our Spawn pages.
The MP853 warm temperature strain is a greenhouse or outdoor strain. This variety produces the largest mushrooms with the thickest ﬂesh. Slow to fruit (10 months-1 year) but with a long production life by 20-40%, and yields mushrooms up to 7-1/2″ across.
The starter kit includes 300 spawn plugs, 1 lb. wax, 1 wax dauber, and detailed directions. This is enough to inoculate 10 logs of average size 40″ long x 4″ diameter.
Note: Inoculated logs keep fruiting for several years without the need to re-inoculate. This is true for all strains and species of mushrooms.
by Kenneth Jones. What gourmet mushroom is used as a treatment for cancer, HIV, high blood pressure, and CFS? The same Shiitake you can grow in your backyard! Extravagantly documented, includes some recipes. 120 pp.
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PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE SAWDUST SPAWN IN ALL OUR MUSHROOM SPECIES, BUT PLUG SPAWN IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR SHIITAKE.
by Emil Mondoa M.D and Mindy Kitei. A revolutionary book about long-chain sugars that are essential to our nervous and immune systems. The body synthesizes these sugars, except for eight essential polysaccharides that must come from food. The highest sources of these essential sugars are mushrooms. Authoritative guide from a physician who treats intractable diseases. 262 pp. softcover.
A batch water heater you can build in a few weekends. Install it on the rooftop or at ground level. Plumb to a regular water heater, or connect to it with a garden hose. Plans include an outdoor solar shower cabaña, ideal for poolside, remote cabin, or campground. 20 pp., detailed illustrations.
A traditional collection of 25 different species, in mellow colors on a cream background, showing the correct and updated Latin names. A fun and unusual gift. Please specify M, L, XL sizes
All-metal teasing needle.
The TeePee Mushroom Kit — Pleurotus pulmonarius — is perfect for experiments and school science projects. The kit includes enough phoenix oyster spawn to inoculate 14 rolls of new toilet paper. A profusion of oyster mushrooms begins to fruit in 4-6 weeks, averages two or three fruitings.
Can hold 20.
by Mel Bartholomew. Grow your organic greens and veggies in 1/5 of the space, using 1/5 of the water, 1/5 the weeding, and with 1/5 the work! The book shows how to create instant raised-bed gardens without ever having to dig up the ground again. A perennially best-selling book, this earth-saving treasure was on National Public Television for 8 years. Heavily illustrated in color, high-quality paperback, 272 pp.
DVD video, by Dr. Christine Smith.
VHS video, by Dr. Christine Smith.
by Gary Lincoff. A pocket-sized guide that’s really loaded. The simple visual key takes you through 762 full-color photo identiﬁcations. 926 pp.
by Albert K. Bates. A densely written and researched book, it’s the true reality show of the planet, the one in which you and I are actors, too. Thrilling and mind-blowing, a child could understand it, but some politicians may find it beyond their ken. Low-tech, practical solutions to climate change, soil depletion, overpopulation, and world unemployment. It’s about how to regreen the planet and save us from global warming and mass starvation. Lots of pictures!
by Olle Persson, illustrations by Bo Mossberg. A bakers’ dozen of the delicious Chanterelle mushroom species are described and illustrated, along with their typical field and forest habitats. Fourteen European mouth-watering chanterelle recipes are included. Historical tales and ancient lore surrounding this family of mushrooms are engagingly interwoven in the 120 pages, with beautiful watercolor illustrations.
by Terence McKenna and Dennis McKenna. 229 pp.
This DVD contains both The Market for American Dried Shiitake Mushrooms by Paul Goland, and Conversion of an Existing Structure for Automation by Gerald Seibel.
by J.S. Chilton and Paul Stamets. A classic book on all phases of mushroom cultivation. The expert manual on making compost. The growing parameters for many edible and entheogenic species are given, compiled from hard-to-ﬁnd sources and offering the student a good starting place. The chapters on contamination and troubleshooting are excellent. Includes the cultivation of the Agaricus mushrooms (Button and Portobello). Good illustrations and photos, 415 pp.
Chef Jack Czarnecki cooks as he sings praises for portobello. Color woodcut illustrations. 88 pp., hardcover.
by Albert K Bates. Who knew petrocollapse could be so tasty? A hopeful and humorous look at the next 30 years to the world beyond petroleum, by a pioneer futurist and ecovillage innovator. 237 pp.
by Peter Stafford. What really happened; an encyclopedia with a heart. 420 pp.
by Jennifer Snyder. Wonderful gourmet recipes, with tips on buying and storing shiitake. Dr. Andrew Weil explains shiitake’s anti-cholesterol and immune-enhancing properties. A great gift! 112 pp.
by Dorothy R. Bates. Over 100 recipes of this delicious staple of Indonesian cuisine, from Breakfast Sausage and Hero Sandwiches to Mock Mincemeat Pie. Full instructions for making tempeh at home (we sell starter kits too!). 96 pp, illustrated.
by Helena Siegel and Karen Gillingham. A little mushroom-shaped book with excellent recipes. 95 pp.
by Sasha & Ann Shulgin. The sequel to Pihkal, the psychedelic adventure-romance of well-known chemist Sasha Shulgin and his wife Ann, with chemical details. 804 pp.
All-metal scalpel & all-metal loop.
Pleurotus ostreatus grows well in softer hardwoods like poplar and sweetgum, as well as oak, in logs or stacked wafers, indoors or outdoors.
One Kilogram bag (2.2 lb.) of sawdust spawn will inoculate about 20 logs having an average size of 4″ diam. x 40″ long. Please refer to our complete directions in the main menu (blue horizontal bag).
True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise
by Terence McKenna. 237 pp.
Little fuzzballs on a wire handle, used to daub a little melted wax on each inoculation site right after inoculating a log.
Subtitled “A Forester’s Perspective”, DVD video by Chris Burnett.
Subtitled “A Forester’s Perspective”, VHS video by Chris Burnett.