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    The Lion's Mane is a member of the unusual teethed fungi, which form tooth-like structures instead of gills. The mature mushrooms look like pink tinted-white pom-poms. This is an aggressive species that spontaneously forms primordia on malt agar and sawdust substrates but may be slow to colonize grain spawn. The mushroom develops quickly once initiated and can form from a tiny primordia to a large, ready to harvest mushroom in one week or less.
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    In nature, this mushroom strain is noted as being a fast colonizer which produces thick and heavy caps.
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    Blue Oysters fruit easily on a wide range of substrates and are good candidates for recycling wood and paper waste into edible mushrooms. As with all Oyster mushrooms, Blue Oysters need plenty of fresh air to develop normally. High carbon dioxide levels from mushroom metabolism will accumulate in sealed growing environments and can reduce cap size and elongate stems severely. Fruiting in open humidity chambers with frequent fresh air exchange will produce best possible yields.
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    Shiitake have been raised in the Far East for over 6,000 years, and used for food and medicine since prehistoric times. Shiitake mushrooms first became available in the U.S. in 1940. The name "shiitake" comes from the Japanese "shii take" meaning "shii mushroom". Shii is a Japanese tree related to the oak and beech on which these mushrooms are seen most often in nature. Dried shiitake are great to cook with, are a great source of multiple dietary vitamins, and can store for upwards of a year without spoiling.
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    Grow your own edible and medicinal pink oyster mushrooms with a 10cc liquid culture syringe.
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    Reishi has been used by the Chinese and Japanese for hundreds of years for increasing longevity and various other health stimulating effects. It has also been reported to induce a non-narcotic feeling of well-being. It is traditionally used fresh or dried in teas and soups. The dried "conks" have an attractive varnish-like appearance and can be used in dried flower and seedpod arrangements.
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    The White Morels of North America have ridges that do not darken with maturity, and caps that are (usually) tightly attached to the stem, without forming a substantial "rim" at the point of attachment.
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    Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive mushrooms appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them.
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    **NOT EDIBLE** Panellus stipticus is one of several dozen species of fungi that are bio-luminescent. The luminescence is localized to the edges of the gills and the junction of the gills with the stem and cap. Bio-luminescence is also observable with mycelia grown in laboratory culture, and the growth conditions for optimal light production have been studied in detail.
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    Amongst all the species, Cordyceps militaris is considered as the oldest source of some useful chemical constituents. Read more about this fascinating fungus below!
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    Calvatia gigantea, commonly known as the Giant puffball, is commonly found in meadows, fields, and deciduous forests worldwide, usually in late summer and autumn. Most grow to be 4 to 28 in) in diameter, although can reach up to 5 ft., and weigh over 40 lbs. The fruiting body of a puffball mushroom develops within a few weeks and then begins to produce spores. The meat of giant puffballs tastes very similar to tofu or melted cheese when cooked. Puffballs may be sautéed, broiled, or breaded and fried; they do not dehydrate well, but may be cooked and then frozen.
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    DELICIOUS, but definitely strange looking. And it's BIG! Specimens range over 1.5 feet wide. Found growing throughout the northern boreal zone and wherever conifers are abundant. Most commonly found in Western North America.