Tomorrow we’ll learn the first stage of edible mushroom cultivation: we’ll prepare agar-based media for mycelium growth, make spore prints and try to clone grown mushrooms. Over the next one or two meetups we’ll proceed with the further steps of substrate preparation and inoculation, eventually attempting to grow various edible mushrooms in sealed bags at home.

We’ll try to culture button mushrooms, shiitake, king oyster and oyster mushrooms from a food store, as well as some wild mushrooms collected in the woods.

Biohacking Thursdays are supported by Vilnius municipality (http://vilnius.lt).

[Illustration from https://grocycle.com/how-to-set-up-a-low-tech-mushroom-farm/]