Want to clone mushrooms? A quick start guide.
You can clone mushrooms easily with a few affordable supplies and patience.
What is a mushroom clone?
A mushroom cultivated from another mushroom will be genetically identical, making it a clone.
Why clone mushrooms?
If you want to create a genetically identical mushroom that shares the same qualities (shape, color, etc.) as the original mushroom, you'll want to clone it.
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What do I need to clone mushrooms?
- Flow hood, still air box, or another clean environment
- Mushroom fruiting body
- Agar plates
- Alcohol burner
- Isopropyl alcohol 70%
- PolyFilm or similar product
Step one: Sanitize your work space
Use the isopropyl alcohol to sterilize your space.
Step two: Prep mushroom, agar plate, and scalpel
Tear into your mushroom to expose the stem.
Open up your agar plate so it's ready for a quick transfer.
Turn on your burner, sterilize your scalpel in the burner, and wait for the scalpel to cool down.
Step three: Take the mushroom tissue culture
Tear your mushroom fruiting body and tear it again. Then use your scalpel to cut out a clean piece of the mushroom.
Immediately put it on your prepared agar plate. Seal your plate with Microppose PolyFilm or a similar product.
Step four: Incubate
After sealing your plate, incubate at 70º-75ºF for best results.