Grow your own pestalotiopsis microspora mushrooms with liquid culture syringes!
Pestalotiopsis microspora is not an edible fungus. However, it has shown to be useful in degrading polyurethane. Polyurethane is a polymer composed of organic materials which is used in the manufacturing of a number of different products such as foam seating, foam seals and gaskets, adhesives, hard-plastic parts and many others. It was discovered in the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador.
The mycelium of pestalotiopsis microspora can survive without air or light and eat plastic products as its primary food source. This makes it an amazing mushroom for cleaning up environmental pollution! The fruit bodies grow with cream/white colored stem and cap.
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The liquid culture syringes are between 10 and 12cc and are ready to inject to your substrate of choice such as sterilized rye berries.
Benefits of Pestalotiopsis Microspora's Plastic Diet
It Eliminates Plastic Waste
The most obvious benefit of Pestalotiopsis Microspora's plastic diet is that it helps get rid of plastic waste by using it as a food source. Pestalotiopsis Microspora is a rare mushroom species in the Amazon rainforest that can survive just by eating plastic. The mushroom eats polyurethane, which is the primary ingredient in plastic products. After eating the polyurethane, Pestalotiopsis Microspora changes it into organic matter to close out the process.
It Could Improve How We Recycle
Pestalotiopsis Microspora's plastic diet could benefit us by improving recycling kits you can use at home. Pestalotiopsis Microspora and other fungi could be included in these types of recycling kits, allowing households to take plastic reduction into their own hands while municipal solutions are put in place.
Pestalotiopsis Microspora Could Turn Waste Into Biofuel
According to the State of the World's Fungi report from 2018, mushrooms can allow us to turn waste into various different kinds of biofuels. Pestalotiopsis Microspora's plastic diet could mean that we can use it and other mushrooms to change waste into a form of biofuel in the future.
Pestalotiopsis Microspora Can Help Us Eliminate Plastic Waste Faster
Scientists estimate that plastic will decompose extremely slowly, over a period of 400 years. This plastic-eating fungus’s diet means that we could get rid of plastic waste far more quickly. We could simply compost the mushroom if we need to get rid of the mushroom after the plastic waste is taken care of.