Equipment and Supplies


Manual Inoculation Tools

These tools are made with a hollow brass tube that you insert into sawdust spawn to fill the tube and then plunge into inoculation holes.  Made with a molded wooden grip.  Replacement spring & tip sets available for both tools; Palm tool spring is heavier and tighter and is designed to be used with both hands.  Made in USA 

Thumb Inoculator
Use with one hand – grip and plunge/press with your thumb; solid brass; durable                                                                     $60.00



Palm Inoculator  Hold with one hand & plunge with palm of the other hand; tighter spring; solid brass; durable                                               $65.00   



Spring & tip repair sets – available for both inoculators                 $12.50             





Drill Bits

Auger bits with integrated depth stop.  Recommended; made specifically for log-based mushroom cultivation (to leave a clean hole at the correct depth). Makes drilling faster and easier. Bits without an integrated depth stop can be fitted with a collar 2 sizes – larger size allows you to put more spawn in each hole; the larger bit is used with the sawdust spawn plugs (coming next year) 

12.5 mm use with thumb and palm style manual inoculators     $28.50

13.5 mm use with thumb and palm style inoculators (and with sawdust plugs coming next year).  Puts more spawn into hole                   $30.50 

Bits can be sharpened with a diamond or carborundum file. The kit we offer can be mounted on a grommet tool

Drill Bit + depth stop collar 

These bits are steel and are also auger bits specially made for log-based cultivation but w/o the depth stop.  comes with a depth stop collar to be attached                                                                                                            $20.00



Angle Grinder Adaptors

Adapter – CND made adaptor                                                          $45.00 

Adapters allow you to mount your bit on an angle grinder and use it as a modified high-speed drill.  The adapters fit onto your grinder ‘spindle’ (tighten with ‘allen key’). The drill bit fits on the other end and tightens with the set screw – bit spindle has a flat, textured face for a secure tight fit.  Both 12.5 mm and a 13.5 mm bits  can be used with the adapter.  Angle grinders generally run at 10,000 rpm and will make drilling your logs much faster and easier; like using a high-speed drill. Angle grinders are moderately priced and easily available.  Adaptors fit a 5/8″ diameter spindle — generally 41/2″ long and 11 threads per inch. They have been designed to fit most makes and models of angle grinders currently available  FYI:  12mm = .4724 inches  and  13.5 mm = .5118 inches

Adaptor + bit w/depth stop pre-assembled  (12.5mm bit only)        $68.00                                                                                    



Styrofoam caps – to seal inoculation holes

Available in two sizes – 12.5mm and 13.5mm to match bit size      $0.01/cap    Caps come in rolls and you simply pinch off each cap and insert into hole on top of the spawn;  cap should be flush with the bark

Order caps based on size of drill bit and on the number of logs you are inoculating based on average of 50 inoculation holes per log (smaller logs require fewer holes and less spawn per hole)

Wax – cheese wax to seal insertion holes  

1 kilo block – enough for up to 25 logs or a 2.5 kilo bag of spawn     $15.00

Rule of thumb – you need 1 kilo of wax for each 2.5 kilo bag of spawn

Wax dobbers – dip into melted wax and dob to seal the holes; reusable                                                                                                            $0.50/each or 2 for $1