Let’s Grow Mushrooms - DVD 2 disc set by Marc Keith – This is absolutely hands down the very best training video yet for those wanting to learn how to grow mushrooms at home. In this video Marc Keith shows some breakthrough techniques for getting a reliable mushroom crop with just normal household items found in your kitchen. This is a standard training video we use at Aloha Medicinals for all our employees and scholarship students. Even though we have all the latest in high tech equipment, we find this video extremely useful because it shows the basic concepts and how to succeed even when you don’t have all the correct equipment. We also use many of the techniques from this video to regularly proof all our strains – which means fruitbody production - with more than 5000 cultures in our library, this is a full time job for several people. Without using the simple techniques shown in the video, we would never be able to keep up with a culture bank of this size. Most of the mushroom books that are available today start with the assumption that you have all the money you need to buy boilers and autoclaves and all the fancy gadgets. But this video shows you how to grow mushrooms successfully at home without investing in all the fancy stuff. Whether you want to just grow a few mushrooms for your own use, or if you need to prove out some new strains without spending too much time and money, this is the very best video for you. We HIGHLY recommend this video, for all cultivators, regardless of their experience level.. Total running time for the 2 discs is four hours, showing all the hands-on details of each step of the mushroom growing process. This is the 3rd version of this video, and it is made entirely in the USA from recycled and sustainable materials. Price is just $39.95, the best deal around for learning to grow mushrooms.
Medicinal Mushrooms by Martin Powell - The latest and most comprehensive review of the medicinal mushrooms used today, with indications, dosages and full referenced so you can get further information on any species. Covers all the main medicinal types of mushrooms used today. This is the best reference on this subject available today. $19.95
Mycosac grow bag – This is the world’s premier growing bag. Since this bag is imported from Belgium, it is more expensive than other grow bags, but the difference in yield and the total absence of contamination make this by far the best investment in bags. This bag features the unique Mycosac microporous filter, made only by Saco2 in Belgium. When Aloha Medicinals switched to this type of bag, our production DOUBLED for the same amount of time and energy! We HIGHLY recommend this bag! The size is 13” wide x 22” high. Price is $1.00 ea
Spawn Bottle Filters – These filters are 100% cellulose with a pore size of 0.3 micron. These are 100% reusable and the best filter available for spawn production or canning jar cultivation. The usual jar filters available from other mushroom cultivators are a standard laboratory item, made from a synthetic PTFE material. They are really intended only for a single sterilization cycle. Each time the PTFE filters are autoclaved, the pore size increases, leading to greater and greater contamination over time. These Aloha Medicinals cellulose filters on the other hand are good for hundreds of autoclave cycles – with no change in the pore size or filter efficiency. Aloha Medicinals has these filters specially manufactured to our own specification by one of the leading U.S. filter manufacturers. These filters are the result of years of design experience and are our own proprietary design and filter material. They are not available anywhere else. They fit regular mouth canning jars, 70 mm diameter. This filter fits all regular mouth canning jars and standard size mayo jars, which is the jar we recommend for spawn production. The quantity per pound is approximately 90 filters. Price is $25.00 per pound.
Jar Lids – We have our own special jar lids manufactured for spawn making and jar culture. These are standard mouth size (70 mm) that fit all regular mouth canning jars and standard quart size mayo jars. These are used with the jar filters shown. The gas exchange rate is determined by the central hole size, which comes in two sizes, 5/8” diameter and ¾” diameter. For 99% of spawn making and jar culture, the ¾” size is the best, but for growing in a very low oxygen environment, such as for growing mycorrhizal or Cordyceps fungi, a 5/8” hole lid is available as well. These lids are reusable many times, until eventually they rust to the point they are no longer usable. We generally get about 50 – 70 sterilization cycles from these lids, so the lid price is less than one cent per batch of spawn made. These are far more effective than the two piece canning lids usually used by home cultivators. The plastic one-piece lids do not work too well for cultivation as they distort and change size when autoclaved, although there are some brands of plastic lids available that do work OK, but the quality of the plastic lids seems to change with each lot, so to avoid all the potential problems with loose lids we recommend these metal lids with the central gas exchange hole. The price is $0.30 per each lid.
Spawn Jars - one qt size– Aloha Medicinals has used many hundreds of thousands of jars of the years, so we consider ourselves to be something of the experts when it comes to the best jars for spawn making and jar cultivation. We have converted our inoculum production entirely to standard size Mayo jars, with the regular mouth 70mm lid size. These jars not only hold up better than standard canning jars from repeated autoclaving, they are also cheaper than canning jars. We can supply these jars in any quantity you may need, please call (775) 886-6300 or email john@alohamedicinals for a quotation.
Mushroom Growers Handbook 1
Mushroom Growers Handbook 2
Spawn Making Scholarship Program – Aloha Medicinals offers the only commercial training program in the world for advanced spawn making. This is a one-month program starting on the first of the month and running until the end of the month. It is a working scholarship, where you will be working side-by-side with the very top people in the industry covering all aspects of sterile tissue culture, from isolating and maintaining the cultures all the way to the post harvest processing. This is a no-cost basis scholarship awarded to three students each month. All costs that are involved with the program are covered by Aloha Medicinals except for your travel to and from Carson City, Nevada. A nice apartment is provided for residency during your stay. Please see more details HERE [ pdf] and if you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about yourself and why you would like to attend the training. This is a very popular program, and we have already trained people from more than a dozen countries so far. We currently have several openings for new students, so if you are interested, please send us your request letter today.
Other cultivation supplies: We can supply all other cultivation supplies you may need, from pure cultures to scalpels, malt extract, agar, petri dishes, pressure cookers, and all other supplies you can think of. Please call John at (775) 886-6300 to discuss any of your cultivation needs.
Consulting Service: Aloha Medicinals offers mushroom cultivation consulting services around the world. If you have any specific problems with your operation, please call John at (775) 886-6300 and we can discuss whether a consultation either by phone or at your facility would be appropriate. Prices for the consultation service depend on the location and scope of the project. Aloha Medicinals has provided consultation to several hundred farms in more than 20 countries, so we can almost certainly help you work through your problems as well.
Call (775) 886-6300 or email Rebecca@alohamedicinals.com to place an order for cultivation supplies
For all of you formulators - Aloha Medicinals also offers bulk powder ingredients for use in your formulations, which are 100% USDA and EU Certified Organic. Call our customer service representative at (775) 886-6300 for more information and to place your order today!
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