At Large fall 2019-Mushroom Magic

At Large fall 2019-Mushroom Magic

closeup of oyster mushrooms

The most recent “At Large” winner was shot by Ed Kaiser, a research technologist at Penn State’s Mushroom Spawn Lab. Ready to be picked and sautéed in garlic butter, these oyster mushrooms are growing from a spawn bag filled with spent coffee grounds, used coffee filters, straw, wheat bran, and soybean meal. The Spawn Lab explores ways to improve mushroom cultivation and provides starter cultures for labs and growers worldwide. The photo appears in the current issue of “Research/Penn State” magazine, which is available around campus this week. 

IMAGE: Edward Kaiser