Growing your own gourmet and medicinal mushrooms at home has never been easier! Biobasement offers a robust variety of these mushrooms to not only add to your plate but to learn and grow with. We are here every step of the way to make sure you achieve the absolute best results. We aspire to teach everyone about the wonders of mycology and look forward to your success with us.
What this gets you:
x2 6LB MycoBreezy Masters Mix Fruiting Block (species of your choice)
Each bag comes with a .2 micro filter patch.
- This product is MADE TO ORDER.
- Please allow us 2 weeks from your order date to ship.
- Your selected species will be inoculated into your MycoBreezy fruiting block with fresh made grain spawn and placed in an incubation chamber to colonize.
- During the colonization period the block will be shaken to increase colonization times by spread the active growth.
- Once the block has reached full colonization it will be boxed and mailed.
So what's in your grow bag?
Aside from the grain spawn used from the species you've selected, you have a steam sterilized 6LB (2.7kg) block of locally sourced ingredients mixed together to make what has been coined "The Masters Mix".
A 50/50 mix of soy hulls and hard wood is mixed together to created one of the newest approaches to maximizing your blocks initial fruiting flushes.
To give our cultures the absolute highest levels of effectiveness and love all of our blocks are supplemented with organic gypsum, organic coffee, and are hydrated water(h2o) from a 5-stage reverse osmosis system. This helps ensure as close to a monitorable and more importantly measurable nutrient profile available to your mushrooms.
Why should you care about what's being added?
Unlike plants, mushrooms are heterotrophic organisms. This means that mushrooms require external nutrients to grow. "We are what we eat eats."
So what gives with the addition of Gypsum and WHAT is it?
First, the technical stuff. Gypsum is the dihydrated form of calcium sulfate (CaSO4 2H2O). What does that mean to us? Contrary to popular belief, Gypsum does NOT affect pH. What it DOES do with respect to pH is act more so as a pH buffer. A pH buffer is something that is able to keep pH at a nearly constant value.
How Gypsum is useful to us nutritionally in a grow is that it provides an a source of calcium and sulfur, both which mushrooms need for healthy growth. Calcium (C) should be noted as one of the 2 main macronutrients required by fungi to develop proper structural requirements, the other being Nitrogen (N) is the other and is responsible for the energy. Organic coffee is used here as our source of Nitrogen.
Gypsum is usually added to grain spawn (rye, oats, wild bird seed, millet, corn, ect.) to keep the grains from sticking together, and to provide the grower another chance to provide the mycelium with those additional nutrients.
Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K) and Magnesium (Mg) are also considered macronutrients for mushrooms. Other notable trace elements are Iron (Fe), Selenium (Se), Zinc (Zn), Magnesium (Mn), Copper (Cu) and Molybdenum (Mo) appear to be needed for diverse functions.
Since there are multiple ways to sterilize materials anything Biobasement has marked as "sterilized" means that the product has been subject to a constant temperature of 250° F (121°C) for a minimum of 120 minutes. This sterilization temperature is often displayed as 15psi with regards to steam sterilization done under pressure (psi means pounds per square inch) using a pressure cooker.
SPECIES TO CHOOSE FROM:
Lions Mane - Hericium erinaceus
Coral Tooth - Hericium coralloides
Shiitake 75 - Lentinula edodes
Warm Weather Shiitake - Lentinula edodes
Turkey Tail - Trametes versicolor
King Oyster - Pleurotus eryngii
Blue Oyster - Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus
Golden Oyster - Pleurotus citrinopileatus
Pink Oyster - Pleurotus djamor
Black King Oyster - Pleurotus ostreatus hybrid
Phoenix Oyster - Pleurotus pulmonarius
Pearl Oyster (3015) - Pleurotus ostreatus
Reishi (Red) - Ganaderma Lucidum
Reishi (Gold) - Ganaderma Curtissi
Reishi (Black) - Ganoderma neo-japonicum
Piopinno - Agrocybe aegerita
Beech - "Shimeji" - Hypsizygus tessellatus
Chestnut - Pholiota adiposa
Enoki - Flammulina velutipes
Maitake - Grifola frondosa
Milky Mushroom - Calocybe indica
Nameko - Pholiota nameko
Royal Sun Agaricus - Agaricus subrufescens
Wine Cap - Stropharia rugosoannulata
White Button- Agaricus bisporus
Bitter Oyster - Panellus stipticus
Popcorn Oyster - Pleurotus cornucopiae
Tarragon Oyster - Pleurotus eunosmus
Elm Oyster - Hypsizygus ulmarius
Sporeless Oyster - Pleurotus osteatus