Other labs can do the testing, it’s just replacing standards. But production and extraction are where the forerunners are going to be.
As I’ve worked throughout the cannabis industry, I’ve always thought of my SOP’s being used for the production of Psilo. You’d get your METRC tags for each bin on each shelf, you’d take things down to dry and cure them (to avoid them seperating caps and becoming brittle), you’d have a genetics freezer that was basically your MOM’s, but instead replaced with test tubes of cultures.
Extraction of mushrooms may be done in ethanol equipment, even if it only uses water. Think steel vessels used for brewing and tri-clamp apparatuses. Maybe those Ultrasonics we have on the sides that are sometimes useless for biomass could be used to break down cell walls in mushrooms instead.
Also: Slerocia may count: non-mushroom bodes that instead come out in the medium (like peanuts, or macadamia nuts). Not everything needs to be GT’s, B+ and Burma. While there may be fewer varieties of mushrooms, there are many ‘phenotypes’ of highs and effects. P. Gillindoi may not have the most fantastic visuals at low doses, but it can make uses feel beaming joy and excitement from their core.
There’s so much to do here, but it’ll need to follow whatever previous framework is in place, and to me, the medical and rec markets for cannabis are going to be something of a guide to what follows with mushrooms.
It’s exciting, and I hope those here who want to become involved are successful.