January 9, 2018

Shimeji mushrooms Pleurotus spp. are very easy and fast to grow. When they are small or young they can have a blue cap colour which becomes a silvery beige as they mature. At Fungi Co headquarters we have made sculpture from shimeji `Mount Shimeji' and Peter has constr...

January 6, 2018

Mushrooms have a long story of being used for dyeing as different species produce different colours. We produce many mushrooms that can be used for dyeing typically Pleurotus  spp. gives grey, yellow and brown dyes. 

Last year after harvesting and drying nameko I used t...

January 5, 2018

Nina our culinary expert has developed many innovative recipes for nameko including custard tarts showcased at Floriade 2017. Here is her recipe:

Nameko Custard Tart

For the Mushrooms -

½ cup honey

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp whole cloves

½ tsp nutmeg

zest fro...

January 5, 2018

Pholiota nameko is a golden brown mushroom with a rough looking stem. As a smaller mushroom its cap is quite slippery and at this stage used in soups and stews. The larger mature mushroom develops a wavy cap and becomes drier with a dark brown coating of spores.

Nameko...

January 5, 2018

Last year at Fungi Co Headquarters we made Fungalina a pink oyster mushroom lady. She had been waiting in Peter's imagination for many years and so was born.

Her skirt was constructed and moulded from pink oyster mushroom inoculated substrates and simple materials and t...

December 20, 2017

Ever noticed weird looking patches appear in your garden, especially on mulch - almost like a a giant prehistoric bird dropping?!  Welcome to slime moulds. They are not really fungi, but have previously been lumped in this Kingdom. 

Here are a few pictures over thr...

December 4, 2017

Check out these beautiful batik mushroom motifs designed by our friends at Fun Fungi Ecology (plus other designs). Order before 20 Dec 2017 for delivery March 2018. Orders to Canberra can be coordinated through FungiCo for discount shipping. 

Each purchase supports...

November 27, 2017

We have a strong interest in the health benefits of mushrooms. Much of this information stems back to centuries-old texts from Asia in which several mushrooms are revered health tonics,  being good for your Qi (life-force). Recent scientific research examines and suppo...

November 7, 2017

At Fungi Co headquarters we have plenty of seasonal colourful fungi to create the latest Spring Carnival fashions. Here is a fascinator of pink and magnificent pearl oyster mushrooms. 

November 6, 2017

Fungi Co presented workshops and information sessions for Science Week 2017 @ACTion on mycoremediation to school students and the general public on the power of fungi to transform paper wastes into compost and mushrooms. This photo shows white oyster mushrooms growing...

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