characteristics of Mycobead which make it a superior form of inoculum
|Bead shape; 0.5 -
3.0 mm as desired.
- Volume efficient per unit propagule.
- Mechanical strength conferred compared to inoculum forms using fragmented
|Mycelia cultured within
- Propagules highly viable and in appropriate physiological state.
- Mycelia pre-position advantageously for out-growth from beads.
|No growth of mycelium external to the
- Production of discrete particles of inoculum rather than free mycelium
- Discrete particles allow proper dispensing of repeatable doses by
- Published scientific literature indicates that few if not none have been
able to replicate this achievement.
|Produced via axenic culture.
||Culture type assured and
|Mycelia in hydrogel matrix.
||Protection of propagules.
|Level of residual nutrients in the
inoculum is controllable.
||Other forms can contain high levels of
nutrients which cause problems in mycorrhization.
||Depending on type of fungus, can be cold
stored for 6 months. This allows flexibility in production in that smaller equipment can
be used and batches bulked.