Mycosource Inc. is a small company that specializes in Spawn production for the cultivation of Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on hardwood logs during the outdoor log inoculation season in North America. We do not supply the raw hardwood logs. You cut or source logs so they are ready for inoculation in the spring. We deliver spawn on a ‘just-in-time’ basis during the outdoor hardwood log season in Canada – April to June. We take orders from January until March 31. NOTE We make spawn to fill confirmed orders and cannot promise supply if order is placed after the end of March.
These are “wood mushrooms” which means that they grow on wood (trees, fallen limbs, logs). They have high nutritional value.
Our premier product is sawdust spawn that is used to inoculate hardwood logs for outdoor hardwood log cultivation. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE SUPPLY LOOSE SPAWN IN BAGS AND INOCULATION EQUIPMENT INCLUDING SEVERAL TYPES OF MANUAL AND SEMI-MANUAL INOCULATORS, BITS, ADAPTORS, AS WELL AS WAX AND STYROFOAM CAPS.
We ship spawn throughout Canada. We provide Customer Support to help you achieve success with your outdoor log cultivation project.
At the current time we are not producing bulk grain, and sawdust spawn on a contract basis. At the current time we are not offering contract sterilization of grain and/or substrate mix.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide Consultation about indoor-based cultivation. There is information about indoor-based Oyster mushroom cultivation on our website and on the internet. Please see the ‘Links’ page. We can provide information and answer specific questions about indoor cultivation of both Shiitake and Oyster but we are focusing our business on spawn production for the outdoor log inoculation season in North America. We do not supply either Shiitake nor Oyster spawn year-round that would support a commercial operation. We can make referrals on a one-to-one basis to source spawn outside of our ‘season’. We have discontinued providing autoclave bags as well and we refer inquiries about bags to ‘What the Fungus’ mushrooms in BC. www.wtfmushrooms.ca
We endeavor to act as an educational enterprise for the dissemination of products and information about mushrooms and mushroom cultivation as part of a diversified and sustainable forest ecosystem and are available for presentations on mushroom cultivation.
2018 – CUSTOMER PICK-UP & DEMO DAYS
Weekend of April 28 and 29. We will email a diagram/map when order is confirmed.
We are not longer able to run workshops at our farm. A valuable resource for information on log cultivation can be found at http://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/
A 56 page downloadable manual describing management practices for log-based cultivation is available at:
We encourage our customers to visit this site and to read the information on our website.