Let's talk about the life cycle of mushrooms
Mushrooms (fungi) are a kingdom of organisms.
Formerly, they were classified as plants, but in fact, they are neither flora (plants) nor fauna (animals). Unlike plants, which reproduce through seeds, fungi reproduce through spores and do not engage in photosynthesis. Fungi play a prominent role in nature by disintegrating organic matter.
The recognizable part of the mushroom is the fruit body, which appears on top of the soil for a short period
The mycelium network grows on organic matter, which is actually the mushroom itself
The spore is incorporated into the soil and develops into a network of threads called mycelium.
When the mushroom reaches maturity and completes its life cycle, it spreads millions of airborne spores to reproduce.
Mushroom have several growth stages
Mushrooms begin their growth stage when the spore germinates. A germinating spore must mate with a compatible spore type to advance to the next stage of growth.
The second is the mycelial stage. Mycelium must survive and thrive in very competitive environments.
The final stage is the fruit body that produces and releases the spore for the next generation of mushrooms. Fruit bodies generally last for only a few days in most mushroom species.
Each stage has its own benefits, and that’s why Om uses the whole mushroom, including both the mycelium and the fruiting body.
Our cultivation process
Developing and preserving cultures
We develop and improve unique cultures to their maximal potential. Research and development constitute a significant part of our work, allowing us to continue developing new and improved cultures over time.
The timing for harvesting fruit bodies is crucial to maintain the best mushroom quality and the highest amounts of active components. The fruit bodies must be harvested at the exact time, which is a window of opportunity that lasts only a few days! The harvesting process is sterile and clean and is accompanied by supreme quality control.
The fruit body of the mushroom is dried using freeze-drying machines to retain as many active components as possible and minimize potential damage. This way, the quality of the mushrooms is maintained for long periods.
We at Mycospring are committed to the best possible quality. Therefore, every product undergoes a series of stringent lab tests to rule out the presence of any chemicals or molds which can damage the mushroom’s quality. The tests ensure you are getting a high-quality product that is safe to consume and has the highest efficiency in improving your quality of life.