Traditional Chinese Medicine has prescribed Pom Pom Blanc for stomach problems, and modern researchers contribute antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to it. The most exciting new discovery though, is that it might possibly be able to stimulate and repair nerve cells in the brain. That means treating cognitive demons like dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
A substrate mixture of wood and nutrients has been inoculated with Bearded Tooth mushroom spores. The spores multiply and spread through the substrate, causing the block to turn white. This stage, called “spawn run”, lasts approximately 10-14 days.
At this stage, called “primordia formation”, the root structure of the mushrooms, the mycelium, has now spread throughout the substrate, causing the entire block to harden. This stage lasts between 3-5 days.
The final stage is ‘fruitbody development’. Once fruitbodies are seen, the plastic casing is tied off at the top, and cuts are made along the edge of the bag. This allows the mushrooms to grow out of the cut slits instead of up into the bag, which is their natural tendency. The mushrooms are now ready to be harvested. This stage lasts between 4-5 days.