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What Does Mella Do?

Mella is engineered to provide an ideal fruiting environment for a variety of mushrooms. *This includes:

🍄 Temperature and humidity monitoring

🍄 Ability to set light, humidity, and air exchange schedules

🍄 Closed-loop humidity control

🍄 Removable, easy-fill water basin

🍄 Programmable LED light schedule

🍄 Dual fan humidification system

🍄 Automated fresh air exchange

🍄 Clear viewing door

🍄 Stainless steel construction

*Features and design subject to change

FreshCap Mushroom CEO, Tony Shields, Tests and Reviews Our Mella Prototype

Wonder what it would be like to have a mini chamber that provided the perfect conditions for mushrooms? Wonder no more! In this video, Tony tests out our first Mella prototype. It works super well, but as with any prototype, Tony suggests a few improvements that would make it even better.

CoCreate with the FirstBuild Team!

Want to help develop this product? You can engage with FirstBuild engineers, other product enthusiasts, and check out product concepts we are interested in on our CoCreation platform.

Danny is currently wondering why our last test batch of Pink Oysters turned out so...spindly. Know the answer? Head over to CoCreate and help him out.

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The Backstory

Danny, an avid mushroom eater and engineer at FirstBuild, was tired of overpaying for mushrooms at the grocery store. In typical FirstBuild fashion, Danny grabbed another FirstBuild engineer and began hacking away at a mushroom fruiting chamber prototype. The result? Mella: The Smart Mushroom Fruiting Chamber.

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