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
May 2013 meeting presentation by Richard Jacob The beginnings of the WPMC DNA barcoding project, an introduction to DNA barcoding and the first results.
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
Progress was stalled for a few weeks while we tried to order the oligo primers needed for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from Sigma. They OK’ed the order but did not process it. We went with a different… Read More
Now that we have the FTA plant saver cards we can prepare some samples for analysis. In early spring four WPMC members met and pooled a small collection of mushrooms together for the test samples.