Sea Minerals in Mushroom Cultivation

OUR AIMS FOR MYCOLOGICAL GROWING EXPERIMENTS WITH SEAMINERALS:

Aim: Experiments planned by Top Ecuadorian Mushroom Farmer Ricardo Viteri and Biologist James Ovenden in 2012 to discover how different species of mushroom respond to the addition of vortrap extracted sea minerals in different forms and in different concentrations and how it affects the nutrition content of the final product.

Why it’s important: Mushrooms such as Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi Datsu) are known bioconcentrators of valuable trace elements in bioavailable organic form, such as Selenium and Germanium, which are deficient in modern agricultural products and fertilisers, but present in vortrapped monoatomic sea minerals.

It is likely that vortrapped monoatomic sea minerals are a valuable addition to mushroom growing substrates for many species of mushrooms potentially boosting their organic and elemental nutritional content significantly.

THE WORK:

How it works: The minerals in the sea are used in many biological processes, but have been depleted on land due to intensive agriculture, these sea minerals can be used as a low cost mushroom substrate addition.

Brief Outline of Process: Run experiments growing different species of mushrooms on the same substrate but differing concentrations of sea minerals extracted through different methods.

Equipment/Materials Needed: Grains, autoclave, lab with flowhood, fruiting room, sea minerals

Time: 30 hours writing the manual/documenting the complete process, 50 hours lab/harvest/maintenance time.

Experiments:

no sea minerals (control)

sea mineral precipitate (concentration one)

sea mineral precipitate (concentration two)

sea mineral precipitate (concentration three)

sea mineral precipitate (milk of magnesia removed) (concentration one)

sea mineral precipitate (milk of magnesia removed) (concentration two)

sea mineral precipitate (milk of magnesia removed) (concentration three)

sea mineral concentrate (by evaporation) (concentration one)

sea mineral concentrate (by evaporation) (concentration two)

sea mineral concentrate (by evaporation) (concentration three)

These ten variables will be tried out on strains of the following species:

Pink oyster (Pleurotus djamor) PROTEIN RICH VEGAN FOOD

Tree oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) PROTEIN RICH VEGAN FOOD

Phoenix oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius) PROTEIN RICH VEGAN FOOD

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) “THE GREAT PROTECTOR”, “THE THREE TREASURES TONIC”

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) VEGAN VITAMIN D AND SUPER CHOLINE SOURCE

Lion´s Mane aka Monkey´s Head (Hericium erinaceus) NEUROREGENERATIVE NGF SOURCE

Hen of the Woods aka Maitake (Grifola frondosa) VEGAN VITAMIN D SOURCE

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) MEGA GLUCAN IMMUNOLOGICAL BOOST, CANCER THERAPY.