David Fischer's Mushroom Photo Gallery - AmericanMushrooms.com David Fischer's Mushroom Photo GalleryIndexes of Scientific NamesClick here to access the Index of Common Names 1,046 incredible photos of mushrooms and other fungi! Special thanks to Paula DeSanto, whose contributions add a lot to this resource! IMPORTANT NOTEPlease note that this resource is posted without warranty as to absolute taxonomic determination. In other words, it is possible that I have mislabelled a mushroom here! I am always grateful for corrections (contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org).DO NOT use these photos as a tool for safe identification of edible wild mushrooms—use resources that are designed for that purpose:Edible Wild Mushrooms of North AmericaAmerica's Best, Safest Edible Wild Mushrooms Click on any of the below groups of mushrooms to access the indexes, which include thumbnail photos. BASIDIOMYCETES (Mushrooms)This group includes the bulk of the conspicuous mushrooms. Agarics (Gilled Mushrooms) Chanterelles and Similar Mushrooms Boletes Polypores Stinkhorns Coral Mushrooms
Of Mycelium and Men Yesterday I came home and was ecstatic to find my Gourmet Oyster Mushroom kit had arrived from Funghi Perfecti! Funghi Perfecti , the company founded by a genius mycologist I’ve recently discovered , Paul Stamets , proudly purports to be “the leaders in a new wave of technologies harnessing the inherent power of mushrooms and fungal mycelium worldwide.” Amen, brother. I opened the box to discover an adorably ugly plastic bag stuffed thick with an soft brown substance. Sounded like 2010: A Spore Odyssey. As a Mushroom Caretaker, the book told me, it’s simply my job to give the patch a good home. Keeping mushrooms next to the worms . To activate the patch, I misted the surface with de-chlorinated water. The easiest method is to simply boil tap water and let it cool. After misting, I placed the “humidity tent,” a plastic bag perforated with little hole s , over the top. Now I just have to keep the whole thing damp. Within 14 days, bumpy knobs will begin to form.
Tom Volk's Fungi, including mushrooms, mushroom, mycology, molds, morels, fungus of the month, and much more. Updated August 9, 2010. Welcome to Tom Volk's Fungi ! My web page went online November 25, 1995, although I had several hundred images online on a "gopher" server starting July 1994. The first month I had 158 hits, mostly from my reloading the page to see if it was still online. By contrast, last month there were more than 17,000 hits on this page. In the past 14 years I have had more than 990,000 hits on this main page (173,000+ in the past year), with untold millions on all my pages and images. A couple years ago, I was featured in "La Crosse Magazine," published by Severson Design. I am very grateful to Mike Clayton of the UW-Madison Botany Department for getting me started and for hosting my pages all these years. Please read some of the 350 or so webpages made by my students in Organismal Biology, a class I have now taught three times.
Growing Morel Mushrooms: Multiple Techniques ShareThisFacebookTweetLinkedInPinterestEmail The process of growing morel mushrooms has baffled amateur and professional mycologists for years. Now that we know more about the mysterious morel, growing your own is certainly possible. Reading through the other morel pages on this site before you start will help you better understand their life cycle. Below are a few different ways to grow morels, ranging from easier techniques to more difficult. Click here to share a morel growing story with visitors to this page! The Grow Kit and Spawn Method One of the most popular ways of growing morel mushrooms is with purchased spawn. Mushroom spawn is simply the mycelium, or "vegetative growth" of the mushroom, and the material on which it was grown. This mycelium-infused material is then used to inoculate larger batches of substrate to create a mushroom bed. The easiest way to get spawn is by purchasing a morel mushroom kit, which you can do online. Follow the instructions that come with your kit. Wait:
Mushroom Info Everything Mushrooms NAMA: Common Cultivars Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus and other Pleurotus species) The easiest mushroom to cultivate. Good for beginners. Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) Grow outdoors on logs or indoors on sawdust blocks. King Stropharia or Wine Cap (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) Easy to grow on woodchips outdoors. Stropharia rugusoannulata Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons Maitake (Grifola frondosa) Also known as Hen-of-the-woods. Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Outdoors on logs or indoors on sawdust. Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) Highly esteemed medicinal mushroom. Nameko Mushroom (Pholiota nameko) A very popular cultivated mushroom in Japan. Nameko Mushrooms (Pholiota nameko) on sawdust © Photo by Ron Spinosa Velvet Foot Mushroom aka Enokitake (Flamulina velutipes) Fruits under cool conditions. Brown Beech Mushroom (Hysizygus tessulatus) Also marketed as Buna-shimeji in Japan. Brown Beech Mushroom (Hysizygus tessulatus). The Pioppino Mushroom (Agrocybe aegerita) Also marketed in USA as “Chestnut Mushroom”.
MykoWeb: Mushrooms, Fungi, Mycology cycle Oyster Mushroom Cultivation | Mushroom Cultivation Mushroom is an exotic and nutritious source of vegetarian food. It has many varieties. Most of them are edible. Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus spp., viz., P. ostreatus, P.flabellatus, P. sajor-caju, P. florida etc.) are a good choice for beginning mushroom cultivators because they are easier to grow than many of the other species and they can be grown on a small scale with a moderate initial investment. Substrate preparation Oyster mushroom can be grown on various substrates viz., paddy straw, maize stalks/cobs, vegetable plant residues etc. Soaking Chop paddy straw into 3-5 cm pieces and soak in fresh water for 8-16 hours. Heat Treatment Heat treatment of substrate results in minimizing contamination problem and gives higher and almost constant yields. PasteurizationChemical sterilisation technique Pasteurization Boil water in a wide mouth container such as tub or drum. Chemical sterilisation technique Take 90 litres of water in a drum of 200 litre capacity. Spawning Cropping and harvest
cycle2 Fungiculture Fungiculture is the process of producing food, medicine, and other products by the cultivation of mushrooms and other fungi. The word is also commonly used to refer to the practice of cultivating fungi by leafcutter ants, termites, ambrosia beetles, and marsh periwinkles. Introduction Instead of seeds, mushrooms reproduce asexually through spores. Mycelium, or actively growing mushroom culture, is placed on a substrate—usually sterilized grains such as rye or millet—and induced to grow into those grains. Techniques All mushroom growing techniques require the correct combination of humidity, temperature, substrate (growth medium) and inoculum (spawn or starter culture). Wild harvesting Due to its climate, the Pacific Northwest of the USA produces commercially valuable mushrooms. Mushroom gatherers have few requirements to begin business. There are significant disadvantages to relying on natural mushroom production. Outdoor logs Indoor trays Substrates