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Frequenty asked questions (FAQs)

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ABOUT MOKU DIY MUSHROOM BOX

What kind of mushroom does the Moku-Moku Box grows?

There are few types of mushrooms you can grow with Moku-moku Box, such as:

1. Grey Oyster Mushroom
2. Pink Oyster Mushroom
3. Lingzhi (Ganoderma)

Where can I purchase your mushroom box?

Currently Moku-Moku box can be purchased only from Lazada. However we are working on getting them to be available on shelves in stores nationwide.

What do you have in the Moku-moku box?

It contains a soil bag, mushroom mycelium, and a free water sprayer located at the top of the Moku-Moku box.

What are the white spots covering in the soil bag?

Those are the roots of the mushroom, a.k.a Mycelium. It shows that your mushroom box is healthy and ready to grow!

What do the grey oyster mushrooms taste like?

It has juicy and meaty taste. Some say it taste like seafood!

What are the nutrition value of oyster mushrooms?

Oyster mushroom has high level of protein, low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Dietary Fiber, and lots of other minerals and nutrients in it. Oyster mushroom is also known to provide Vitamin D that helps to strengthen bones and teeth.

Are the mushrooms pesticides free?

Yes, the soil bag and fertilisers are made out of natural and organic materials. No pesticides, or insecticides are used. You can be sure that the mushrooms grown from Moku-Moku box are pesticides free.

How is your mushroom box more sustainable?

The soil bag is made out of wood sawdust, which is a by-product during the process in saw mill. We recycle and used it as the main nutrients for mushroom growing.

When you finished growing mushrooms, the nutrient depleted soil bag in Moku-Moku box can be used it as organic fertiliser for your home garden!

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ABOUT GROWING THE MUSHROOMS:

How to properly cut the “+” shape on the soil bag?

Cut a “+” shape with each cut length around 4-5 cm, our experience shows that it is best grow with cut length no longer than 5 cm.

Leave the cutting as it is. Do not attempt to bend or remove the plastic sheet/ plastic bag as it is meant to protect the soil bag from moisture lost.

Is it easy to grow mushroom?

Yes, it is easy to grow! The mushroom will grow as fast as in 4 days with sufficient moisture and a lot of love.

How long can I store the kit before I start growing it?

We recommend you to grow your mushroom within 2 weeks upon receiving Moku-Moku box. However cases shown that it can keep up to 2 months in dry and dark places.

Where is the best place to grow the Moku-moku?

You can grow Moku-moku box at any places indoor without direct sunlight.

What will happen if I forgot to water the mushroom for a few days?

The soil bag in Moku-moku box might completely dried out and couldn’t grow any mushroom out of it. (**by Increase the frequency of watering daily you might be able to revive it.) We recommend that you water it everyday to avoid early retirement of your Moku-moku box.

How do I know when to harvest the mushrooms?

You can start harvest it when the largest 2-3 mushrooms cap are around 3cm-6cm in diameters. Harvest it before it starts to get old and dry.

Why my mushrooms doesn’t look the as nice as yours on the website?

It is fun to grow Oyster mushroom as it always grow in different shapes and sizes, it can be TOTALLY different from what you are anticipating. Post your mushroom photos at our facebook fanpage and share with us your mushroom growing experience. Our facebook fanpage is www.fb.com/moku.my.

How do I harvest the mushrooms?

Hold the whole batch of mushroom deep from stem near the soil bag. Then, pull the whole batch out of the soil bag. Clean up any roots remainings out of the soil bag.

Where do I store the harvested mushrooms?

You should keep mushrooms in the refrigerator once harvested.

What can I do with my harvested mushrooms?

Cook and eat it! It tastes delicious!

How long can I keep the harvested mushrooms?

You can keep refrigerated for around 1 week.

My first crop of mushrooms grew beautifully but the second one hasn’t come yet, what’s wrong?

It usually takes up to 10-15 days for the second crop to grow. Be patient!

Where shall I discard my box after it's done growing mushrooms?

Once you are done growing mushroom, retrieve the soil bag in Moku-moku box and use it as compost fertilizer for your garden.

How many batches of mushrooms can your box grow?

We guarantee the first successful harvest for our products. It can grow up to 1-4 times out of the box. In some cases, it can grow more if you are lucky!

Will anything else grow from the mushroom box?

Healthy soil will only grow edibles mushroom from Moku-moku box, unless it is contaminated by other type of fungus. Send us some photos if you are not sure. You can join our forum page or facebook page to discuss among other moku users.

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How do we know whether the soil in Moku-moku box is not healthy?

Healthy soil should present in white and light-brown in colour. Typical contamination would show spots and patches of green, black, or other vivid colours. If such contamination occurred, oyster mushrooms would no longer grow from Moku-moku box. Our operation procedure is stringent and staffs follow them strictly to ensure each soil bag that we produce is healthy. Send us some photos of your box if you are not sure. You can join our forum page or facebook page to discuss among other moku users.

What is the optimum condition to grow mushroom?

The optimum conditions for growing Oyster Mushroom is Humidity at 80°, temperature at 26-30° at all time. Avoid direct exposure to sun.

What happens if my moku-moku box doesn’t grow?

We are happy to replace you with another Moku-moku box if it didn’t grow mushroom at all. Please refer to our One-to-One Replacement Policy.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:

What does Moku-moku stand for?

Moku has the phonetic sounds like mushroom in Chinese.

When did the company start?

The company kicked off in June 2013, driven by the passion of two amazing founders: Mervin Low and Sean Chai. They believed in a shared vision and worked tirelessly to bring it to life. It all started as a part of their social entrepreneurship journey, where they humbly set out to create something truly special.

Do you have any other products?

At our farm, we take great pride in cultivating two main varieties of mushrooms: the delicious grey oyster mushrooms and the delightful white oyster mushrooms. These are our main variants for Mokumoku DIY Mushroom Box. 

But that's not all! We also have something special in store for you. As part of our limited edition products, we introduce unique mushroom variants during different seasons. Keep an eye out for our pink oyster mushrooms, Lingzhi mushrooms, abalone mushrooms, and black jelly mushrooms — they're truly extraordinary!

Can I spread the word about your business & products?

Yes, please do. We would like you to promote and share the fun and exciting experience on growing your own mushroom with Moku-Moku. If you would like to part of our team, or becoming our affiliating partners. Please write to us at ask@mokumoku.my

Can I spread the word about your business & products?

Yes, please do. We would like you to promote and share the fun and exciting experience on growing your own mushroom with Moku-Moku. If you would like to part of our team, or becoming our affiliating partners. Please write to us at ask@mokumoku.my

Do you have a theme song?

Yes we do. We use it on our how to grow video. Check it out below.

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