One of the most difficult aspects of the home cultivation of edible mushrooms is the production of good spawn. Where do you buy suitable rye grain or grass seed, how long do you sterilise it, and do you really have faith in your grandmother's pressure cooker? Of course you can get busy with glass jars and bird food, but why would you?
The MushBag is a culture bag with heat-treated substrate that's suitable for the spawn production of most edible mushrooms. Because some mushrooms grow better on one substrate than on the other, we supply the MushBag in two versions: The MushBag classic with rye grain, and the MushBag Grass Seed with grass seed. Both yield approximately 2 litres of spawn.
Mushroom spawn has two applications. It's used to spawn bulk substrates like compost, and it's used as a substrate for species that can produce mushrooms directly from the spawn itself. In some cases it's necessary to cover the substrate with a layer of casing soil or vermiculite to stimulate pinhead formation.
We sell the MushBag without spores or mycelium. This leaves the choice of species to be grown up to you.
Because the contents is sterilised, the MushBag has a shelf life of several months. It's packaged in a white cardboard box and includes an alcohol swab and a double sided, full colour NL/EN instruction sheet in A6 size. The classic with rye grain weighs approximately 1400 grams including the box, the Grass Seed approximately 1000 gram.
What will you inoculate your MushBag with? Pleurotus, Ganoderma or...?