Saturday, February 2, 2008

Blooming Shrooms



My yellow oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus sp.) are "breaking!" Once the fungus colonized the straw completely, mushrooms started to form. The tiny mushrooms are called "pins" and once this happens the bag needs to be moved to a humid environment and cut open. We're using a humidity-controlled incubator. The mushrooms will get much bigger than this, so stay tuned.


3 comments:

Nicole said...

That's so cool! It will be so gratifying to cook those up and eat them!

Michael said...

You're a plant nerd of the highest variety. And I love you in spite of, or maybe, because of it.

Michael

meeshemama said...

This is too weird.