GOURMET & SPECIALTY EDIBLE MUSHROOM KITS
D.E.F. -- DIOXIDE EXCHANGE FORMULA, CO2 KIT -- ACTUALLY A MUSHROOM KIT!
Initially launched in the indoor garden industry as a CO2 kit for home (closet) gardeners D.E.F., the Dioxide Exchange Formula, is a low-tech solution for natural carbon dioxide production in a small grow room environment.
Now offered are specialty & edible mushroom kits. As a part of its metabolic processes, mycelium (the vegetative growth of fungi) respirates oxygen to carbon dioxide. Depending on strain and inoculation rate, CO2 production occurs for approximately nine months to one year. When finished with CO2 production, the kit may be fruited to produce edible specialty mushrooms. All mushroom kits are properly incubated and ready to produce fruiting bodies. When fruiting is completed, the substrate may be used as a mushroom compost soil amendment, and some varieties may be used to start a perennial mushroom patch.
The following species are offered as mushroom kits. Substrate cultivation is performed year-round, and these varieties are reliably available year-round:
LE, LENTINULA EDODES, SHIITAKE
POVC, PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS VAR. COLUMBINUS, BLUE OYSTER
HE, HERICIUM ERINACEUS, LION'S MANE
AA, AGROCYBE AEGERITAS, PIOPPINI
Other strains are preserved in our laboratory storage, but may require production lead time or may be unavailable during certain production seasons. Again, depending on production seasons these can be obtained on slants, petri dishes, spawn grain, or substrate medium.
PA, PHOLIOTA ADIPOSA, CINNAMON CAP
PE, PLEUROTUS ERYNGII, KING OYSTER
PP, PLEUROTUS PULMONARIUS, PHOENIX/INDIAN OYSTER
GL, GANODERMA LUCIDUM, REISHI
TV, TRAMETES VERSICOLOR, TURKEY TAIL
PC, PLEUROTUS CITRINOPILEATUS, YELLOW OYSTER
If interested in purchasing, visit the products page or contact Wiz Tech for availability of off-season and specialty varieties.
This 2018 year, work is being done on strains in effort to isolate to pure culture for production use.
GF, GRIFOLA FRONDOSA, MAITAKE
FV, FLAMMULINA VELUTIPES, ENOKI
SRA, STROPHARIA RUGOSOANNULATA, WINE CAP
LC, LAETIPROUS CONIFERICOLA, CHICKEN OF THE WOODS
SR, SPARASSIS RADICATA, WESTERN CAULIFLOWER
GO, GANODERMA OREGONENSE, WILD NORTHWEST REISHI
PG, PSEUDOHYDNUM GELATINOSUM, TOOTHED JELLY FUNGUS
RSTU, READIED SUBSTRATE THAT'S UNINOCULATED, STERILE WOOD-BASED SUBSTRATE
Also available is RSTU, a Readied Substrate That's Uninoculated. It is a wood-based substrate offered in sterile and hermetically sealed condition for user inoculation. This requires the end user to have basic knowledge of pasteurization, sterilization and inoculation techniques. Happy farming!