Today we welcome a mushroom legend, Ryan Paul Gates. Ryan is based in Detroit, where he spends his time working with mushroom genetics for strain development. He an OG for cordyceps militaris cultivation in US, and we owe a lot of that popularity to his work. Ryan is the owner of Terrestrial Fungi, a mycology company selling the best genetics you can get. Ryan's specialities are in cordyceps militaris and ganoderma species. Today we talk about how he self pioneered this work, some of his favorite stories and tips and tricks for growing fungi.