Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom

Some of the Health Benefits

Rich Source of Selenium

Selenium has anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory potential, with implications in reducing the risk of cancer & heart diseases

Lower Cholesterol

The fiber & enzymes help to lower cholesterol levels.High lean protein content helps burn the body’s cholesterol when they are digested

Prevent Diabetes

Contain water and fiber. Mushrooms contain natural insulin and enzymes which help the breaking down of sugar or starch in food.

Improve Bone Health

Mushrooms are a rich source of calcium, which is an essential nutrient in the formation and strengthening of bones

Nutrient Absorption

Mushrooms are D-containing food, they can help facilitate the absorption and metabolism of Calcium and Phosphorous.

Boost Immune System

The good combination of vitamin A, B-complex, and C that is found in them also strengthens the immune system.

Lower Blood Pressure

Potassium in Mushrooms acts as a vasodilator, relaxing tension in blood vessels and, therefore, assisting in reducing blood pressure

Increase Iron Absorption

Mushrooms contain copper, which has a number of beneficial effects on the body.copper regulates and stimulates the absorption of iron from food.

Cordyceps militaris is notorious for being a particularly tricky fungus to cultivate. This is understandable due to its extremely selective and strange food choices in the wild. That is, certain species of insects. More often than not, if you were to culture a specimen found in the woods, it would not yield much fruit, if any, with standard cultivation techniques. This is why it is key to source genetics from a tried and true supplier that has successfully fruited the strain before. Not all Cordyceps militaris strains will in-fact fruit even though the mycelium will colonize the substrate. Even if the strain is coming from a trusted supplier, make sure that they have indeed fruited the culture before as many cordyceps strains on the market will not fruit.

PREPARATION This step is necessary for anyone who wishes to have continuous growth of C. militaris. In this stage, cordyceps does not deviate much from the preferences of other commonly cultivated fungi and will grow on a variety of nutrient agars. Agars such as Malt extract agar (MEA) or potato dextrose agar (PDA) work great.However, C. militaris is susceptible to senescing (to deteriorate with age) fairly quickly. One way of prolonging your culture is to do less transfers. This means rather than growing out petri plates to culture again and subjecting the fungus to a multiple different cultures (think of having to move into a new house every week— it will be exhausting) it is better to make a lot of single transfer plates. If you are going to do transfers, make sure you are switching up it’s food source.

  • Composting Unit
  • Outdoor Phase-I composting platform/indoor bunkers or aerated chambers
  • Indoor Phase-II in peak heating/bulk past-chamber
  • Peak heating chamber
  • Bulk pasteurization chamber
  • Cooling of compost in summer months a special requirement
  • Casing pasteurization chamber
  • Spawn unit
  • Spawn laboratory
  • Cropping unit
  • Seasonal cropping rooms
  • Environment controlled cropping rooms
  • Environment control, air conditioning and forced air circulation
  • Ancillary units
  • Post harvest handling unit
  • Pre-cooling chamber
  • Canning hall with canning line
  • Packaging room

Mushroom climate control for better cultivation results. The better the growing room climate, the better the yields. The Lumina 765 mushroom computer will create the ideal mushroom climate conditions for good mushroom development. You are guaranteed beds full of uniform mushrooms.All mushroom varieties in growing rooms require controls to moitor climate and air conditioning systems. Control settings such as fresh air, circulation, cooling, heating, humidification and steam are contained in ten growing phases. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and O2 are automatically geared to match the progress of the growing process of the mushrooms

Substrate : Many non-insect substrates have been tested out in C. militaris including beans, lentils, quinoa, and rice. Based in many reports and empirical testing, rice has by far rendered the most abundant yields. White or brown rice are promising and economical choices.The added nutrients are also a critical part to successful fruiting. Make a nutrient broth that will be used to cook the rice, try adding nutrients such as nutritional yeast and potato starch. There are many forums and research papers about other nutrients you can add to your broth to feed your cordyceps!

Culturing This step is necessary for anyone who wishes to have continuous growth of C. militaris. In this stage, cordyceps does not deviate much from the preferences of other commonly cultivated fungi and will grow on a variety of nutrient agars. Agars such as Malt extract agar (MEA) or potato dextrose agar (PDA) work great.However, C. militaris is susceptible to senescing (to deteriorate with age) fairly quickly. One way of prolonging your culture is to do less transfers. This means rather than growing out petri plates to culture again and subjecting the fungus to a multiple different cultures (think of having to move into a new house every week— it will be exhausting) it is better to make a lot of single transfer plates. If you are going to do transfers, make sure you are switching up it’s food source. Another way to prevent senescing is to do spore isolation work to isolate single ascospores for breeding. This requires more skill and equipment but it is worth it in the long run. If you do not want to do this yourself, there are a couple people in the U.S. that are started to do this work, including Ryan Paul Gates and Michael Weese.

Inoculam There are two typical ways to create inoculum in mushroom cultivation: grain spawn and liquid culture. Liquid culture has proven to be the more effective and practical choice of inoculum for customary C. militaris cultivation. Sterilized honey water is an excellent choice. Try using distilled or filtered water, and using organic honey.

Harvesting : Once your cordyceps have fully fruited they are ready to be harvested! Timing is key. Too early and medicinal compounds will not be as potent, and too late can result in weaker mushrooms and the unintended growth of a fungus Calcarisporium cordycipiticola which is a common parasite to cordyceps (3). The best time to harvest is 1.5-2 weeks after you notice the formation of perithecium. Perithecia are the spore sacs of the mushroom. They look like the cheeto dust on these cheeto look-alike mushrooms.

Processing : After harvesting it’s important to promptly dehydrate your mushrooms. Dry times vary on the quantity and density of your mushrooms, as well as the dehydrator. Continue dehydrating until they are bone dry, and then seal them in a bag or mason jar with a silica packet if they need a longer shelf life.

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