If you have made up your mind to build an operational lab where you can study and research mushrooms, here are some essential items and pieces of equipment that you need:
- The furniture – you will need a sturdy table that is as large as can fit into your room. The size of the table should be suitable for accommodating most of the items that you will use during your research, such as your Petri dishes and your microscope. Ideally, your table needs to have a surface that is easy to wash and clean.
- Laboratory equipment and accessories – you will need Petri dishes to start the culture you will be researching, 100 mm by 15 mm dishes are the best. You will also need a nutrient media for your culture to start, agar-agar being one of the bets options. Sterilization is also key for efficient research, so make sure to get a large pressure cooker. The other tools that you might need include various blades and scalpels, alcohol for cleaning your hands and the work surface before and after you touch your mushrooms.
- Clothing items – ideally, the clothes you wear in the lab should not be worn outside the lab. It is a good idea to use disposable gloves and gowns and surgical masks are absolutely essential.
- You will also need to know where to buy mushroom spores for lab research. Produced in a state of the art lab, Sacred Mushrooms provides the highest quality mushroom spores intended for microscopic research purposes only.
September 26, 2022