Agaricus Bitorquis Spore Print
Agaricus bitorquis mushroom spore prints are offered for experienced mycologists. Spore prints are extremely hard to handle without contamination. We recommend our syringes for safer storage.
How are spore prints made?
- To take a spore print, cut the stem off a mushroom and place the cap gills-down on a piece of foil, paper, or an index card.
- Add a drop of water to help release the spores, then cover with another object like a paper cup or glass.
- Leave for 2-24 hours to allow spores to fall and create a spore print pattern.
- Be sure your work environment is completely sterile and free of contaminants.
Warm Weather Button Mushroom
A. bitorquis is a type of mushroom that people started growing for commercial use in 1968. This type of mushroom because it is resistant to viral diseases, can grow in high temperatures and CO2 concentrations, and does not bruise easily. In addition, there are now strains of this mushroom that can resist high temperatures, which may help growers during hot summer months.