5 Ways On How To Make Money With A Clean Air Flow-hood

A flow-hood is a box in which the air is ultra clean – up to 100% without any bacteria, viruses, or mold spores. It is used in microbiology, pharmacy, medical systems, mycology, plant tissue expansion, electronics, aerospace industry, biotechnology, and any other industry that has to do with clean air. It is usually part of the equipment of laboratories.

The price for such an equipment ranges from $500 to several thousands of $. No sweat though because these may be build the low-tech way using random materials and this way the build up cost is under $100.┬áTo build one of these you’ll kneed knowledge on how to build an efficient, cheap and fiberglass-free clean air flow-hood

#1 Make mushroom spawn

  • Investment: low ($200 or more) to high: knowledge, equipment, materials
  • Equipment: flow-hood, pressure cooker/autoclave, fridge
  • Process: easy
  • Main challenge: avoid competitor organisms take over sterilized grain, hence the need for a flow-hood
  • Av. price of spawn/10 lb: $25

Once you make spawn you may sell it to anyone interested in growing mushrooms for fun or profit. The investment in this is low if you’ll use low-tech equipment. The market price for spawn is variable but an average would be $25/10 lbs . To avoid starter mistakes you’ll need knowledge on how to make grain and sawdust spawn, some equipment and materials, and a space (a room dedicated solely for this.

#2 Make inoculum

  • Investment: low ($200 or more): knowledge, materials
  • Equipment required: flow-hood, pressure cooker/autoclave, fridge
  • Process: easy
  • Main challenge: avoid competitor organisms take over sterilized media
  • Av. price of a strain: $250
Making inoculum is easy. The inoculum is the fungus tissue that needs to be transferred into different containers under a flow-hood. To do this you’ll need knowledge on how to prepare inoculum, some materials, and a space dedicated for this where to conduct this activity. The fungus inoculum is also called strain in mycology. You may build a strain library and sell those. The good thing about it is that you may clone them into infinite copies.

#3 Make mushroom kits

  • Investment: low : you'll need knowledge, equipment, materials
  • Equipment: flow-hood, pressure cooker/autoclave, fridge
  • Process: easy
  • Main challenge: avoid competitor organisms take over sterilized or pasteurized substrate
  • Av. price of a mushroom kit: $20
Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

#4 Make mushroom colonized sawdust for mushroom patches

  • Investment: low : you'll need knowledge, equipment, materials
  • Equipment: flow-hood, pressure cooker/autoclave, fridge
  • Process: easy
  • Main challenge: avoid competitor organisms take over sterilized or pasteurized substrate
  • Av. price of a mushroom inoculum: $20
Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

#5 Grow your own mushrooms

  • Investment: low : you'll need knowledge, equipment, materials
  • Equipment: (flow-hood, pressure cooker/autoclave), fridge
  • Process: easy
  • Main challenge: avoid competitor organisms take over sterilized or pasteurized substrate
  • Av. price: variable
Growing mushrooms is great and addicting, in addition you could spice up your life with a new passion. If you would like to turn this into a stable income then you’ll need proper guidance so you can avoid beginner mistakes. Best is to start with the easiest to grow and that’s the oyster mushroom. Here’s some startup advice on how to grow this type of mushroom. If you want to grow other kinds of mushrooms more likely that you will need a flow-hood to inoculate the sterilized supplemented substrates (valid for: shiitake, lion’s mane, maitake, etc). To grow mushrooms you’ll need space, if you want to turn this into a side job to earn some cash think of a serious place for a grow-room. The larger the grow-room the better, even though tiny places if well organized could bring you mean flushes of mushrooms. My vision about a successful specialty mushroom farm is going to help you out to understand how things evolve in general when you mess around with mushrooms all day long.