Links by topic in one document



- Designs and designers:

Dutch designers convert algae into bioplastic for 3D printing:


- Coloring with bacteria
There’s generally two ways of using the color producing bacteria:

  1. You use the bacteria to produce colorant molecules, extract them and use the solution as a paint/pigment
  2. You let the bacteria grow straight onto your material and then kill them without harming the colorant.

“You can use biological growth patterns. It’s also an application of living materials, in that you create conditions for growth rather than intervene with the materials directly. It breaks with the industrial mindset that the first option kind of propagates.”

Waag has a few bacteria they work with for pigments during the BioHack Academy:


- Uses in natural dyes:

Miriam C. Rice use of Fungal Pigments:

Chart of mushroom species, mordants/modifiers, and results of Anne’s work in dyeing wool:

Dyeing protein fibers with mushrooms DIY:

solar dyeing.

Mushroom leather:

Muskin, Phellinus ellipsoideus:

- Cultivation

Mushroom Cultivation Links:
Growing Mushrooms in the Summer Months:

- Books and references:

The Fifth Kingdom a mycology textbook

This is an interactive website of general fungal biology that covers the whole range of mycology

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Uses for scoby:

Water proofing scoby, an interesting failed experiment:

Kombucha-Based Textiles:

Growing Clothes


Organisations sites and blogs
Open bio lab for community sciences:

Cornell university mushroom blog:


BioHack Academy: BioFactory:

open source project to connect DIYbio related activities worldwide:
Home science tools for children:

Coloring myceluim

urban agriculture and circular economy project, with the mission to help make our cities, starting with Lisbon, more resilient. We aim to collect coffee ground (still considered as “waste”) in any location discarding it and transform it into fresh oyster mushrooms and organic compost.

Plastic eating fungus:

shark pattern

micro-plastic filters ideas:

Public Lab

Anisotropic, lightweight, strong, and super thermally insulating nanowood with naturally aligned nanocellulose

How to know the components of a substrate?

Exploring and supporting citizen science

Biofabrication: a secret weapon to advance manufacturing, economies, and healthcare:

manuals and guides:

science has no boarders, UK
Google group on biofabrication:

Chris Ritson

Products made with myceluim

spirulina: ink pigment

How to grow spirulina at home:

New Medium for Pharmaceutical Grade Arthrospira:

Fish leather:

Tannic acid

Stone paper


Great overview! Thanks for the links :slight_smile: I’m particularly interested in doing coloring with mushrooms. Have you tried out the recipes?


Yes, @amiridina, excellent work. I am soooo tempted to start tinkering myself… :slight_smile:


With your permission @amiridina , I will also sticky this post so more people see it :slight_smile: