Growing mushrooms in 3d-printed mold

Experiment with creating (growing) new natural materials for design and construction use.

Over few weeks, mushroom’s mycelium will overgrow the 3d-printed mold.
When dried, grown material is expected to have strong dense properties and is organic and natural.

Materials:
• Edible Oyster mushroom on straw
• PLA Polylactic acid biodegradable 3d-printing material derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch

 

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• Here is image process of mycelium growth over 14 days:

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• Details:
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• Many Thanks to Mycomedica for technical support and Mycelium.


• References:
http://philross.org
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/houses-of-the-future-grown-out-of-mushrooms
http://www.ecovativedesign.com
http://www.ericklarenbeek.com