Introduction to spore
I’ve started working on a cultivation manual to serve as a reference guide for the collectives and individuals taking part in the Hyphal Fusion Network. The basic idea is to assemble a collection of well-established techniques and substrate recipes for cultivating mycelium; one which is to-the-point, searchable and printable - without unnecessary information.
This will be very helpful for me personally, since I often find myself having to page through books in order to look up sterilisation times or substrate ingredient ratios. My hope is that it will also help by creating a shared knowledge base for developing and communicating the results of our various cultivation experiments.
I’m compiling the manual in the form of a Git Book using mdBook. The source for the work-in-progress book can be found here. I’m thinking it might be nice to host an online instance at
manual.hyphalfusion.network once the first draft is complete.
Some advantages of using a Git Book:
- Contents written in Markdown
- Can be hosted online
- Can be hosted locally
- Can be printed or saved to PDF
- Easy to edit and add to without technical knowledge beyond Git basics
- Themes can be created and customised
Here’s an example of what the agar section might look like (with the ‘ayu’ theme):
This is the basic content outline I’m starting with. I have a tendency to get carried away with details so I’m keeping things basic for now:
- Pressure Cooker
- Still Air Box
- Liquid Culture
That’s it for now. I’m happy to discuss this and would love to hear if you have any suggestions along the way