Microscopes and Supplies
We are adding products to this section so it's a little bare right now. We will develop this section more this summer.
This section will contain microscopes for mushroom spore identification and mycology work as well as other microscopy supplies. This section will also contain great mushroom related books. For books we highly recommend any of Paul Stamets books such as Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. For a good field guide All That the Rain Promises and More by David Arora is a great pocket guide for edible mushrooms.
We have put together a collection of microscopes that are great for mycology including mushroom spore identification. Mushroom spores can be viewed around 400X but are best viewed around 1000X magnification. We have chosen highly rated models from AmScope, a leading manufacturer in microscopes. These are models we have used ourselves or colleagues have highly recommended.
AmScopes offers a 7 day trial period and a 5 year warranty on their microscopes. They also have a wide range of accessories that can be used with their microscopes.
We do not sell the microscopes directly as the manufacturer would only give us a 5% discount. Instead we chose to put up the information and link to our affiliate account on amazon.com where you can purchase the items direct from Amazon. We do get a small 10% commission this way which helps support our time and work on mushrooms.com. If you decide to purchase a microscope from our recommendations, please click the links on our site in the product descriptions. Thank You.
For gourmet mushroom growing supplies check out our recommendation in our blog.
The mushroom books listed here are books we have read and we highly recommend. We do not sell the books directly but instead will give you links to purchase on amazon through our affiliate account.
Sterile syringes for mycology we do sell direct to our customers and you can order these here on Mushrooms.com.