Mushroom kits contain living threads of fungal mycelium growing in a bag of sawdust or wooden dowels. They are extremely resilient and survive shipping during the cold of winter.
The trouble is, they keep growing as they warm up in a cozy home. After a couple of weeks a surprise bouquet of mushrooms may bloom from a box under the Christmas tree (oops).
The key is to keep cold! Refrigeration will delay fruiting for a month or more, and a cold dark basement will slow them for 2-3 weeks.
We encourage you to order early to avoid the uncertainties of the seasonal postal rush. A sticker on the parcel box will alert receiver to refrigerate or keep cold.
We are happy to delay shipping until Dec.8 if you request this during checkout in the “customer notes”. The elves at our family farm are doing our best to keep everything in stock, but we request your understanding just in case we run out and substitute a similar product in order to ship on time.
Consider also the option of a non-perishable gift, like books, mushroom hot chocolate, or a gift card so that your loved one can choose a living gift when timing is best for them.
Ship More For Less
We extend customers our best rates from Canada Post. When you ship several items together, the cost per item is greatly reduced. For example, to Toronto ON
*Shipping one grow kit costs $9.23 *Shipping two kits costs $10.35 ($5.17/kit)
*Shipping four kits costs $12.81 ($3.20/kit) *Shipping eight kits costs $17.87($2.23/kit)”
For a quote to your address, use Shipping Calculator on the View Cart page.
Liquid culture syringes contain mushroom mycelium suspended in a nutrient broth. After sterilizing the needle with a flame, transfer your culture through an injection port to sterilized nutrient broth, agar, grains, or bulk substrates. This technique empowers you to maintain relatively sterile technique without expensive lab equipment. Transfer with great success in the open air of your house, but for increased sterility, transfer within a glove box or in front of a flow hood.