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Cultures/Spawn

Includes Availability, Culture List, Disease List, Care and Handling of Cultures, How to Start a Culture, Media Preparation, and Spawn Preparation.

Availability and Ordering:

Cultures may be ordered by contacting:    

John Pecchia
319 Buckhout Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania USA 16802
814-865-1008

By Email (preferred):

NOTE: A list of available cultures can be mailed upon request and receipt of a $1.00 fee to cover postage and handling charges.

Since the Mushroom Spawn Laboratory operates on a cost recovery basis, it is necessary to establish the following fee structure for cultures you request. Should you require transfers of any cultures in our collection we must first receive reimbursement at the rate of:

$150/culture in United States funds plus shipping charges

Your order for cultures must be accompanied by a draft on a U.S. bank or an International Money Order made payable to The Pennsylvania State University in an amount proportionate to your request. Funds may also be wired to the University; instructions available upon request. VISA and MasterCard are accepted as well.

Warranty: The Pennsylvania State University warrants only the purity of a culture at the time of shipment. There is no actual or implied warranty regarding the performance of a culture.

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of the Cultivated Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Mushroom Cultures are started by Spore Print or by Tissue Culture.

Penn State Spawn Lab Procedure for Making PDYA

Penn State Spawn Lab Procedure for Making Compost Extract Agar

Penn State Spawn Lab Procedures for Making Spawn