Bags and Bottles

Bags and Bottles

Some highly automated growers use bottles in their production system. These bottles have filters on them to protect the mushrooms during incubation, but problems are developing. Contamination has been happening more and more often. The problem seems to be filters that...
Mushroom Bags

Mushroom Bags

Plastic bags used in mushroom Spawn Production   Non Filtered bags in spawn production This method is used extensively in Asia and in environments where filtered bags are either unavailable or too costly. Usually bags of 15 to 17 cm wide and about 30 cm long with...
Spawning Bags of Grain

Spawning Bags of Grain

The following photos show how grain is inoculated with mushroom mycelium to produce spawn. Mushroom logs are produced about the same way except that spawn is used to inoculate the mushroom substrate that is typically a sawdust mixture. Click on any photo to enlarge it...
Fruiting Mushrooms

Fruiting Mushrooms

Here are some photos of fruiting mushrooms.  Click on any photo to enlarge it and enter the slideshow mode.  Click the arrows on the left or right to move through the slideshow.  Click the 'X' at the upper right to close the pop-up...