If you have been fascinated by the extremely varied and exciting world of mushrooms and you are considering becoming a mushroom researcher yourself, here are some of the aspects that you need to research before actually starting your research project:
- The type of mushrooms that you are interested in – the world of mushrooms is so varied that picking one particular species to study is a challenge in its own right. Take a look at various species and figure out which one of them has raised your interest the most. Research the best place to buy mushroom spores for home study to see what is recommended.
- Consider the form of mushroom spores that works best for you – starting your mushroom culture with the help of mushroom spore syringes is probably the easiest and safest way, but there are many other forms in which you can get your spores.
- Figure out the equipment that you need for your research laboratory – to be able to study mushrooms, you will need a microscope, sterile accessories for being able to perform your research under the microscope and a sterile environment that is free from contaminants and that also prevents you from taking the spores outside the lab. Take a look at the types of equipment used in home labs to figure out what you need exactly.