Before we begin about the key points, first we need to understand exactly which fungus is edible.
What is an edible fungus?
Edible mushrooms are these fleshy and eatable fruits which consist of several species of macrofungi that have fruiting structures that are large enough to a point that they can be seen with a naked eye and these edible mushrooms include many fungal species that are either harvested while or cultivated.
There are more than 200 genera of macrofungi that contain species of use to people and feature edible properties.
Yeast is single-celled fungi, they are related to the other fungi that people are more familiar with such as edible mushrooms available at the supermarket.
There is also the common baker yeast which is used to leaven bread, molts that ripen the blue cheese and models that produce antibiotics for medical and veterinary use across the world.
Edible mushrooms are ones with gills that are brown or tan, while some mushroom white gills are edible, the most deadly and poisonous one, the Amanitas, almost always features white gills.
Mushrooms without a red cap on the stem should be selected.
Always try to pick mushrooms with white, tan, or brown caps and stems.
How do fungi feed?
Fungi are dependent on both dead and living material for their growth.
They obtain nutrients in three ways:
- SARPROBIC — growing on dead organic matter
- SYMBIOTIC — growing in association with other organisms
- PATHOGENIC or PARASITIC — by causing harm to another organism
How to Grow Your Own
Mushrooms grow from spores, or the mushroom spawns.
They need organic substances to grow and there are a number of different ones that are suitable such as mushroom compost, horse manure, and straw.
When it comes to the different mushroom varieties, there are mushroom spawn, pre-spawned plugs and dowels, and mushroom growing kits.
You can grow white button, chestnut, brown cap or Portobello, shitake, oyster, yellow oyster mushrooms.
How Do You Take Care of the Mushrooms
You can grow mushrooms indoors for the best effect.
They grow best at an even temperature of about 15 C, and they do not grow well below 10 C or above 20 C.
When it comes to harvesting, mushrooms are usually ready to harvest when the cap shape is perfectly formed.
You can harvest them with a cutting knife, or by grabbing the mushroom at the base and twisting it in a counterclockwise motion.
How Ubibot Devices Help
By implementing an Ubibot device into your growing platform, the most advanced solution that allows you to protect what you truly care about, you can constantly monitor the temperature at which your fungus grows.
As mushrooms grow best at a temperature of 15 C, you need to ensure that the temperature is consistently at that level, and if any changes in the temperature occur, you need to always be informed and react accordingly.
The UbiBot network of devices is connected through the IoT platform which allows them, when a well-established connection to the internet is secured through a WiFi network, to constantly and consistently stream and sync information to any of your devices.
This way, you are always informed of exactly what the temperature is like at any of your growing locations where you have placed a UbiBot device.
As such, you can constantly be aware if your fungi are growing at the right temperature even if you are not physically at your home or growing site as a whole at any given moment.
But let’s say you have a scenario where you have to leave the city, country, or simply go on vacation, but still want someone to be able to correctly manage and monitor the crops, do you need to give them your device or WiFi password?
The answer is no, through this application you can share just the information you want to any person you trust, without giving them access to your personal device or network.
This way they can constantly keep track of the temperature on your crops no matter where you are in the world.
The Available Ubibot Devices
The UbiBot WS1 has access to temperature monitors, humidity monitors, and much more.
The UbiBot WS1 Pro which features a large LCD screen and can use both mobile data and WiFi to connect to the internet.
The UbiBot GS1 which is an industrial-grade device designed for harsher environments and can withstand water and dust-filled environment.
All of this is connected through the Ubibot IoT platform through which all of the vices can talk to each other and stream all of the information to your application which can be accessed anywhere.
The platform can talk to a lot of services which communicate between one another such as:
- Google Home
You can receive alerts through email, SMS or Call, while Spreadsheets can generate and sync detailed reports, and Google Home and Alexa can be used to check the current temperature through voice commands.
This allows the service to have multiple ways of giving you control over it, and multiple ways for it to speak to you as well through notifications and alerts across multiple ways.
It features perfect sensors in a tiny device that connect to the Ubibot IoT platform and eventually sends all of the data to you with the service of your choosing.
All of them differ in the way the information is shown but ultimately serve the same function.
You also gain access to:
- Advanced Alert options
- Multiple Channels
- A Virtual Guardian
- Online Monitoring
As well as data sharing in the form of:
- Around the Clock Monitoring
- Real-time Observations
- Shared Alerts
- Managed Data in One place
With all of this in mind, the Ubibot family of devices, alongside its own ecosystem of software and different implementation for alerts and programming, you can always expect the best performance out of these devices.
It offers a really capable and consistent management system that constantly ensures that you are informed about everything happening at your crops at any given time of the day or night.
As such, it is a highly flexible and adaptable system that should fill the needs for just about anyone.