substrate bag and mushroom spawn
substrate bag and mushroom spawn quality is the most important factor at production edible mushroom. In order to determine the effects of substrates spawn preparation on mycelium growth of oyster mushroom species, the experiment was conducted in a factorial experiment design at randomized completely with three replications. In the experiment, first and second factors respectively were substrates (wheat, corn and millet) and oyster mushroom species (Florida, Citrinopileatus and Ostreatus). The results clearly demonstrated that between various substrates used, maximum and minimum mycelium growth rate were recorded for corn and millet, respectively and between various used species, maximum and minimum mycelium growth rate was at Florida and Ostreatus species, respectively. Also the results showed that spawn dry matter has different considerably after completed maturation and between substrate maximum and minimum dry matter brought by corn and millet substrate, respectively, but it had not significant between various species. Similarly substrates by species interaction showed that the maximum and minimum mycelium growth rate were Florida with corn substrate and Ostreatus with millet substrate, respectively.
- 100% sterilized and ready for inoculation
- Proper moister content and PH balanced
- Tested and proven for use in mycology
- Abundant nutrients to promote healthy mycelium growth
- Great for mushroom cultivation
The first stage of mushroom production is produced of strong spawns with increasing mycelium growth. It is equal to seed of higher plants. Spawn quality is counted the most important part in mushroom production (Mohammadi Goltapeh and Purjam, 2003). The production of mushroom by spore culture because of genetically segregation is leading variety in quantity and quality of crop. Whereas mycelium culture method is very suitable from the viewpoint of quantity and quality for preparation and propagation useful stocks. Because this method is not any characteristics segregation and exactly produced mushroom will be similarly of mother culture (Kashi, 1996). In the old days, farmers for spawn preparation used than lands soil which mushroom has grown there of naturally.