Grain Spawn vs Sawdust Spawn

grain spawn vs sawdust spawn

I see a lot of confusion when it comes to Grain Spawn vs Sawdust Spawn. The title of the blog is a bit misleading because this isn’t a competition of pros and cons to find out which is better. Grain spawn and sawdust spawn are both important in the arena of mushroom cultivation. You almost […]

Basic Mycology Terms

Basic Mycology Terms. The path to knowledge.

Below is a list of Basic Mycology Terms that mushroom cultivators should take the time to learn and understand. If you’re looking for acronyms & abbreviations click here. Agar – A gelatin-like product extracted from red seaweed. Used to solidify culture media in Petri dishes and culture slants.  Autoclave – An apparatus used for sterilizing […]

Mycology Acronyms & Abbreviations

Mycology Acronyms & Abbreviations

Mycology Acronyms & Abbreviations to help you along on your mushroom journey. If you notice there isn’t one listed that you think should be please send us an email at and let us know. We would love to hear from you. • BE – Biological Efficiency Biological Efficiency is a calculation to demonstrate how […]

Liquid Culture vs Spore Syringe

Liquid Culture vs Spore Syringe? What is it with these two? For a seasoned mycologist or cultivator, there really is no question. The culture reigns supreme. But for those starting out this can be a tricky area. It can also be tricky for those with experience. Just because a vendor says it’s a culture, doesn’t […]

Liquid Culture vs Agar Dish

Mushroom growing is an interesting and gratifying pastime that may be pursued in a number of different ways. The two most common types of cultures are liquid cultures and agar dishes. When it comes to liquid culture vs agar dish in mushroom cultivation, it’s important to understand that each method has its own set of […]

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