Mushroom growing equipment and supplies

Autoclavable Bags

For production of indoor grow blocks and sawdust spawn. 1000 Bags at CND$ 400 + tax and shipping.

  • Japanese manufacturer. 20cm X 12cm X 48cm; 2.1 mil polypropylene; 0.05 mm thick.
  • Filter patch 5cm X 5cm / 5 microns size pores allow high rate of gas exchange.
  • Dry environmental conditions will lead to excess moisture loss.
  • When using these bags for grain spawn it is important to keep in clean room.

Angle Grinder Adaptors and Drill Bits

Adapters allow you to mount your bit onto an angle grinder and use it as a modified high-speed drill.  Angle grinders generally run at 10,000 rpm and will make drilling your logs much faster and easier.  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 in North America.

The adapters will fit onto your grinder ‘spindle’ (tighten with appropriate size ‘allen key’) and will take a drill bit on the other end.  both a 12 mm and a 13.5 mm bit  can be used.

FYI:  12mm = .4724 inches  and  13.5 mm = .5118 inches

A  drill bit with a depth stop (such as shown in the picture)  is recommended. It is made specifically for log mushroom cultivation. It augers out the sawdust from the hole and throws it out as it is drilling, leaving a clean hole. A normal wood drill bit  can work but is a secondary choice.  Bits without a depth stop can be fitted with a collar to provide the depth stop, however collars can be difficult to attach and tighten onto the bit.

Angle Grinder Adaptor and Drill Bit with depth stop

Adapter allows you to mount your bit on an angle grinder and use it as a modified  high-speed drill ( 10,000 rpm)  …………………. $ 55.00 + tax

Drill Bit with a depth stop comes in 2 sizes:

12mm for use with thumb and palm style manual inoculators  ……………………..  $ 24.50 + tax

13.5 mm for use with Okuda “Stick” and  “Hand Inoculator”  ……………………….. $ 26.50 +tax

(Can be sharpened by  a diamond or carborundum file)

Inoculation Tools

Thumb Style Brass Inoculator

Thumb Inoculator   Use with one hand – grip and plunge/press with your thumb; solid brass; durable;  made in USA; replacement spring & tip sets available. ………………… $55.00/price subject to change

Palm Inoculator – hold with one hand & press/plunge with palm of the other hand.  Solid brass; made in USA; replacement spring & tip sets available.  $60.00 + HST.   Sorry, not picture available right now.

The following inoculation tools are suitable for larger projects.  The “Stick” inoculator is efficient for inoculating 50 and up to 200 logs.  The “Hand” inoculator will speed up inoculation and is cost effective for inoculating 200 or more logs; to be used with Styrofoam caps to seal insertion holes.  These tools are stainless steel,  high-quality and durable, and will last for many years. They are made in Japan.  We advise you to order directly from the North American distributor – Field and Forest Products Inc.  This will streamline ordering and will keep your costs as low as possible. They are a significant investment and it makes economic sense to have a single ‘broker’ to deal with.  Full pre-payment is required in US$.  Shipment with insurance will be via UPS. Order as early as possible to ensure that you will have your equipment on site when your spawn arrives; allow 3 weeks for delivery.

To see the equipment in action go to  http://en-shiitake.kinshoku.com/machines/

To order:  Please tell them that you were referred by Mycosource Inc.

www.fieldforest.net

FieldandForest@centurytel.net  715-582-4997

 

INOCULATION STICK

  Easy to use. Ergonomic.  Cost effective and more efficient for medium-size inoculations.   Sturdy, stainless steel.  Load with spawn and fill holes – grip and press with one hand. 

 Seal holes with wax or with Styrofoam caps. 

 

Use 13.5mm drill  bit.

  See video on Okuda website to watch how it works:     

http://en-shiitake.kinshoku.com/machines/

 

HAND INOCULATOR

 

Hand inoculator with Styrofoam caps (in roll)

This is what you get – replacement spring & pin with screw driver & hex key plus lubricant.

Fills and seals holes with Styrofoam caps in one motion.  Will increase your inoculation rate substantially.  Stainless steel; made in Japan.  Excellent ergonomic functionality – grip with handle.  Use a 13.5 mm drill bit.  Load with Styrofoam caps (in rolls) 

See video on Okuda website to watch how it works:  http://en-shiitake.kinshoku.com/machines/

STYROFOAM CAPS

13.5mm Styrofoam Caps - Small Box (17,600 ct.)

 

13.5mm Styrofoam caps in rolls.  For use with inoculation “Stick” and “Hand” inoculator.  Required for the “Hand” inoculator.  To be used to seal holes that have been drilled with a 13.5mm drill bit.

1 box 17,600 caps – enough for about 350 logs 

1 large box 108,000 caps – enough for about 2100 logs. 

 

As a service to customers who are ordering spawn Mycosource will supply small quantities of Styrofoam caps.  These  caps fit holes that are drilled with a 13.5mm drill bit.  

750 caps (1 small bag of spawn/up to 15 logs) @ $10 + HST

1500 caps (1 large bag of spawn/up to 30 logs) @ $18.50 +HST

5000 caps (3 to 4 large bags of spawn/up to 100 logs) @ $40 +HST

We will price caps based on the number that you need so let us know and we will quote the price.

 

Wax – cheese wax to seal insertion holes

$12/kilo (enough for up to 30 logs/a large bag of spawn)

$6/half kilo (enough for up to 15 logs/a small bag of spawn)