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EASY INTRO 24 MINI EXPERIMENTS-

Introductory class kit for seeing how mushroom roots (mycelium) grow. What slows growth, what encourages it. Action over 2-14 days for the whole class. 

 24 cards with spawn carriers are boiled for 40 minutes. The water is drained off leaving the moist card to sit until next day.

Treatments such as solutions of yeast, sugar, salt, ti tree oil, garlic, potato water, are placed in a depression on the card. The spawn grows out from the centre depression and  within a few days the effects of the treatments can be seen.

Different concentrations and mixtures can be proposed and tested.

Mycelial growth can be measured with a ruler and compared between other experiments in the same or different environments. Types of mycelial growth such as aerial, ropey or cotton can be noted and compared.

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12 02 2009