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Build a steaming vessel for mushrooms cultivation

mushroom steamer

How to easily build a simple DIY steaming vessel for mushroom substrate sterilization: The first thing to do is find a suitable containing vessel for your mushroom steamer. I used a 5000L tank, that was used previously for storing fuel. This vessel was cut in half and cleaned out. At our local blacksmith, I had […]

Mushrooms found in South Africa


Tremella fuciformus – Jelly Fungus Ganoderma Lucidum – Red Reishi Coprinus micaceus – Glistening Inkcap Amanita muscaria – Fly agaric Boletus aestivalis – Oak Bolete Aseroe rubra – Star Stinkhorn Panaeolus foenisecii Russula ochroleuca Laetiporus sulphureus / Chiciken-of-the-woods Lenzites elegans – Elegant bracket Exidia glandulosa – Brain Fungus – Black Coprinus plicatilis / Fairy Parasol […]

Funguys Questions and Answers

King Oyster Mushroom

Q1:)  I have done some more reading and have a good idea for how to sterilize/pasteurize the substrate. We have loads of wood shavings as I have a small stable yard and use it as bedding. I can also get barley hay from my one supplier which has been chaffed (will this be ok?) We […]

Cultivate Oyster Mushrooms | Hot water Pasteurization

mushrooms warm water pasteurization

There is a lot to say about cultivating a crop of your own mushrooms. “Firstly it’s NOT like growing beans, but surely much more rewarding.” The first time I saw the pinning mushrooms developing into fruit, is one of my fondest memories. For those out there that might want to take this up as a […]