The Thirteenth Annual Gary Lincoff Mid-Atlantic Mushroom Foray

8am to 7pm, Saturday, Sept. 21th, 2013 Program: Guided morning walks and self-guided afternoon mushroom walks; Mushroom Walks will be conducted in North Park and in other woodlands nearby Lectures: guest speakers:  Gary Lincoff, Frank Lotrich (WPMC) & John… Read More

Agrocybe arvalis sclerotia – Fruiting Instructions

This is the third kit that many of you received at the May 2013 meeting and consists of a plastic cup filled with sand and a small bag with Agrocybe arvalis sclerotia. A sclerotium (plural sclerotia, from Greek… Read More

Lentinus Tigrinus – Fruiting Instructions

The second mushroom kit from the May 2013 meeting was the Styrofoam cup filled with sawdust colonized with Lentinus Tigrinus mycelium and prepared by Jim Tunney. Lentinus Tigrinus is reported as a shiitake-like mushroom, but with a gentler flavor and… Read More

Growing the Oyster Mushroom kits

The first kit you received at the May 2013 meeting was a plastic shopping bag containing cottonseed hulls and a small ziplock bag of pink oyster spawn. If you are not going to start the kit in the… Read More

Lifetime membership awarded to Dick and Mary Ellen Dougall

At the March 2013 meeting, Dick and Mary Ellen Dougall were honored with LIFETIME Membership in the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. They were awarded a framed certificate stating: The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club bestows Lifetime Membership on Dick… Read More