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What is MESH

Why do you need to use MESH for card payments?

There has been a lot of mycophobia surrounding spore microscopy products. As such, many credit card processors will not work with us and many other spore vendors, causing a loss of card processing. MESH allows us to accept cards and begin to create a history of card use for spores, which may be the change this industry needs to support growth. We would love to provide traditional card processing where you enter your card directly on the website and that is the end goal; however, until a company is able to support us in that way, we are pleased to allow customers the chance to use their card through MESH. Many other companies that cannot be supported through traditional card processing are beginning to use MESH- search the below text and you’ll find other companies that support MESH. Depending on how well customers support MESH use, we may offer a freebie when using it but this is currently undecided.

What is MESH?

MESH is a simple and secure method for online purchases.  MESH brings the Customer and the Merchant inside the same financial institution to handle real-time payments that might not otherwise be able to be processed using credit or debit cards.

The following steps are what you can expect using MESH. If you are already a MESH account holder you can expect your transaction to takes less than a minute from start to finish.

1) Login to your Mesh account.  (If you don’t currently have a MESH account, system will guide you setting up your MESH account during the checkout process.  This typically takes under a minute.)
2) Fund your MESH account with a MESH load pack. (MESH accepts VISA, Discover, and Mastercard)

3) Activate MESH load pack

4) Complete your purchase.  You’re not yet finished until you complete your purchase and return to the shopping cart with confirmation.
5) MESH confirms your funds transfer directly with the Merchant.

MESH Customers use an FDIC insured bank account to directly purchase and pay for online purchases from participating merchants.  Since MESH Customers have a real FDIC insured checking account they can load funds via Paypal or an external checking account.  If you can send funds to a checking account, then you can fund your MESH account.

MESH IS SECURE.  MESH never shares your personal information with any 3rd party other than the bank where your MESH checking account resides.  Opening a MESH account has no impact on credit scores, nor is the information shared with any credit reporting agency.  Also, MESH confirms each purchase with 2 factor authentication to your mobile phone, so your funds are safe from unauthorized use.

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  • Please note that there is a percentage based credit card fee and a transaction fee of $1.25 that will be added to the total order price.



Past Variety Descriptions

Ban Hua Thanon- Ban Hua Thanon originated on the Thailand island of Koh Samui. This variety was first domesticated in Europe before being sent to John Allen and spread around the world. Some great Thai genetics with some mutants.

Golden Cluster Fuck F3- Veritas Mycology developed GCF- it is derived from Golden Teacher and the selection criteria were clustered fruits. These spores are only F3, so the strain is new and unstable, but it is an interesting genetic snapshot for your spore library!

Tidal Wave F3– Tidal Wave is an F3 cross of PE and B+. The prints are dark and this variety doesn’t need to be swabbed. Note that this is not a stable variety as it is only F3. A very interesting batch of genetics for any spore library!

Wikidzon- Wikidzon is an interesting variety with a convoluted past. It is rumored to be a strain developed from PESA; however, it hasn’t been verified.

Wollongong– As the name suggests, Wollongong originated south of Sydney in Australia. This is one of the few Australian strains available, grab it for your spore library today!

Cordyceps militaris growing guide

Here are some pointers to get folks started cultivating Cordyceps militaris at home. I am selling nutrients and cultures so get your cordy on!

Containers– a great first container are quart mason jars with a modified lid to allow for gas exchange. Any PP5 container is also usable as long as there is 3-6 inches of head space above substrate and there is a gas exchage port in the lid. The cordyceps cultivation kit allows users to make 10-15 quart jars worth of substrate.

Substrate– Rice. Brown or white, grain length doesn’t matter too much. Nutrient broth- contains amino acids, minerals, and nutrients that promote cordyceps growth and fruit body formation

Nutrient notes: The nutrients are sent as either a 1 L or 0.5 L bag which is premixed. The nutrient mix is NOT blended, thus you must use the entire bag when making the notated volume. You must add the entire 1 L bag to 1 L of water, and let fully dissolve. I like to rinse the bag to get all nutrients.
After you have made a broth and the nutrients are fully mixed, it can be aliquoted and frozen for future use, or used within 12 hours.

Procedure after purchasing the Kit:

If you have experience with agar than I recommend putting the wedge to a new agar plate to grow out and expand.

Follow steps 1-3 if you do not have a Liquid Culture (LC) recipe to use. If you have your own go to step 4 as you can save the 0.5 L mix from the kit to make additional jars of the substrate with.

1) Use 0.5L bag of premix to make 0.5 L of LC. Add entire bag of contents to hot water, tap or distilled, and let all dissolve- a hot water bath and mixing can help this.

2) Pressure cook nutrient broth at 15 psi for 30-45 minutes. Follow instructions for your sterilizer.

3) Once cool to room temperature, inoculate with the provided agar wedge. Let grow 3-21 days with agitation until fully colonized with lots of mycelium within the mixture.

4) Prepare substrate- Use premix bag to make 1 L of nutrient broth (5 cups rice, 10 quart jar containers worth, scalable). Add hot water, tap or distilled, and let all dissolve- a hot water bath can help this.

5) Add ~1/2 cup dried rice to the bottom of each quart jar (X10). Add 100 mL of broth to rice. Swirl gently to mix.

6) Pressure cook the rice/liquid mixture for 60 minutes at 15 psi. I recommend adding foil to the top of the jars and only cooking as many as can sit upright in your PC.

7) Once cool, use ~1-5 mL of LC to inoculate each jar.

8) Let sit in complete darkness for ~1-3 weeks.

9) After full colonization, Move to well light room (6500k). You will see growth over the next 2-4 weeks of the fruitbodies. You may want to rotate jars depending on the location of your light source as they will lean towards it.

10) Show off your jars/fruits to me/others!

11) Once the fruit bodies are beginning to sporulate, they are ready to harvest. They can then be dried or used fresh. Consult your healthcare provider after educating yourself with the uses and doses. I cannot recommend daily doses at this time but you should start low and infrequently at first to ensure you have no negative allergic reactions.

Homogenization explanation

I want to explain what I mean when I say “well homogenized” when discussing spore syringes (and many other microscopic items) and why you shouldn’t worry when you see a “clear” syringe!

Spores are microscopic- a single spore is around 10 microns, the average human hair is around 70 microns thick so you can appreciate just how small they are! When spores are stirred in the distilled water solution via magnetic stir bar/plate (see my imgur videos and this one in particular) they get pulled into solution and will separate into smaller and smaller clumps, sometimes becoming so small they are nearly invisible.

Very well homogenized samples will have almost no visible clumps; however, the spore solution will be “dirty” looking and have a purple-ish tint and on close inspection over a white background will have some visible clumps.

Fear not! The purpose of these microscopy samples is to study them under the scope; once you get the spores onto a slide and check them out (I suggest 400X on a compound scope) you won’t have any trouble seeing the spores. Remember to shake well before use!

Note- Do NOT overcompensate volume because they appear “clear”- you run the risk of ruining your slide prep with too much water and wasting solution.

This information is for educational purposes only