Club99's Honeywater Mycelium Tek The achievement of this tek is to shorten the time needed to colonize a jar as you'll see signs of growth in 24/36 hours, instead waiting 3/5 days for spore germination. What you need: A narrow mouth jar with lidOrganic honey - best is the pale yellow oneMineral waterSome H2O2 (at 3% or 12 vol.) Optional: Some heat resistant siliconeA filter disk How to do it: Drill a small hole in the lid, large enough to pass through with a needle.Mix a small quantity of honey (less than a teaspoon) in the water, the water must be very light yellow coloured.Sterilize for 30 minutes and let it cool (don't over sterilize or the sugars in the honey caramelize).Inject a small quantity of spore solution, 1-2 cc it's enough.Put in a dark warm place, better to stir a bit once a day, and wait until you see small white hairs floating in the solution,wait a day or 2 then add some H2O2 , few cc's, (i would put 2 cc in a 1/2 pint jar) then put the jar in the fridge. Some optional improvements:
Terrarium Tek - Let's Grow Mushrooms Oyster Mushrooms Fruiting in Shotgun Terrarium P cubensis fruiting in terrarium - Photo credit: Fahtster Preparing to rinse Perlite Click thumbnails to enlarge Note: Do NOT waste your money on a digital hygrometer for your terrarium or mushroom growing house. They may be accurate in a home at normal ambient household humidity, but in a terrarium at near saturation humidity, they will not read properly. This page explains the construction of a simple terrarium, also known as a fruiting chamber, for growing mushrooms. Over the years, I've seen many mushroom fruiting chamber designs come and go. Select Full Screen Mode from the 'Options' menu Download Full Release-Let's Grow Mushrooms in High Resolution for only $8.99! The download version of Let's Grow Mushrooms is available in two popular formats. Purchase the DVD Release of "Let's Grow Mushrooms" Four hours of hands-on video instruction in the art of mushroom cultivation, shown at full screen broadcast TV resolution. Large Bag of Perlite
Clarifying Bulk Substrates, Pasteurising and Spawning - Mycology - The Corroboree Hey mycophiles! There seems to be a little confusion about bulk substrates, what goes into them, pasteurising and spawning, so I want to take a moment to write a brief description of the terminology and give an example of how to go about this task. I firmly believe if you are capable of culturing a healthy jar of mushroom mycelium - then you have already done the hardest part. Spawning is easy, and bulk susbtrates can quadruple the amount of fruiting mycelium easily, while supplying valuable moisture/nutrients needed for healthy and prolific fruits. Remember, there are many ways to skin a cat - this isn't by any means gospel, ( ) - always experiment and innovate - that's what makes this hobby so much fun! Ok, firstly, here is an explanation of the various terms - Substrate - Refers to the media used for fruiting. Pasteurisation is used for bulk substrates like straw, dung, composts and wood chips - and casing materials. Bulk Substrate Additives Horse Poo Bulk_Sub_004.jpg 81.53KB 17 downloads
Everything Mushrooms Cybers Liquid Culture Tek Liquid cultures are one of the best ways to start a grow. It only takes a small amount of a spore syringe to get a good liquid culture and you can shorten your grow time while extending the use of your spore syringe. First you will need a few things You will need 6 of the Cybers Self Healing Injection point lids , 6 Pint Jars, Light Corn Syrup, and a PC to make the LC Jars. So, We start by getting out the Jars We will fill each jar up to the point where it starts to curve in. Once all the jars have water in them we add 2 teaspoons of light corn syrup to each jar. Once you have the corn syrup in the jars you will put the self healing injection point lids on them. And the rings. Now, I take each jar and shake them to mix up the syrup and the water. Now, Load the jars into your pressure cooker and get it set up. You will want to PC them for 15 min @ 15 PSI! Once this is done you can unload and set them to the side to cool. When I shot these picture I was not using aluminum foil on the jars.
Growing with bags, start to finish - Mushroom Cultivation Getting The Right GeneticsFirst you need to start with a single jar of grain spawn that has proven itself. To "prove" a strain to myself, I order 5 strains or so, and make a pint of each one (or two pints, for a backup). When (if) all 5 pints colonize (usually one or more contaminates, those strains are eliminated) you split each one into 4 quart jars. Test 1 quart from each strain by mixing it with a little coir/verm and making a bag of each strain with that. Fruit out the bags. Whichever strain(s) colonized quickest, and fruit the best, I stick with. Then you have the other 3 quart jars you made of that strain to be "first generation" for G2G transfer, so label them Texas1 or T1. This is a T3 jar ready to go: You can see its getting older, its from 3/9.Label for the new batch of jars, keeping the dates for the previous generations, just to keep track: Preparing and PCing WBS in quart jarsJar prep begins with a soak. You can see the birdseed has no corn and no dust. Fill with water: Stir:
Additives - Mushroom Cultivation With all the talk about super additives I thought I would make a post to help some with additives. I am not claiming to know every thing or saying I am a professional mycologist, home mycology is fairly new and we all are newbies to an extent. There are no super miracle additives, no one fits all and no one additive that can be used for every thing. PH levels in common materials used. Nitrogen (N) is the next most important. Here are a few additives for now. #1 The best additive to most mycologists is Calcium Sulfate (Gypsum/Drywall). #2 Vermiculite, yes Verm is my #2. #3 Coffee, it can be decaf caffeine has very little if any affect on fungi. Those top three can and should be added to every grow, they can be added without testing the PH or N levels with no worries. The rest of the additives should be used with caution and should only be used if you are testing your PH and N levels, or test small amounts at a time. #4 Lime and Calcium Carbonate(Cali sand, chalk, c. lime). #6 Compost
Home page Cybers Self Healing Injection point lids I like to make liquid cultures firstand use them to inoculate my substrate. I have tried lots of methodsand this is what I have settled on. You will need 12 CanningJar Lids 1 small philips head screw driver 1 hammer 1block of wood 1 tube of RTV silicone gasket maker (Autopartsstore) Lay one of the lids on the block of wood. Put the screwdriver on in the center of the lid andhammer it through the lid Now you should have a hole through the lid Now take the tube of RTV Silicone and Fill the hole in the middle of the lid. and do the bottom of the lid. You need to make sure it is spread out a little. You will need to do this to all 12 lids and let it setfor 24 hours so that the silicone can harden.
How to prepare a mono tub for P. Cubensis - Cannabis Culture Forums *******Note you must know how to prepare grain as spawn before you can do this********* If you would like to know how let me know and I can write that out too. Items needed:5-10 liter spawn jars of cubensis spawn. 3-6 actual liters of spawn if your using bags.Mushies dont need alot of light and the best light for shrooms is a 6500k light above and off to the side of your tub 50-75 liter rubbermaid tote. 650g of dry coir. Prepare the tubs.You need to cut 6 5 cm hole in your monotub. Your monotub is complete. How to prepare your substrate.Put 4 liters of water on the stove to boil.break up your dry coir(650g) into smaller piecesplace coir and 2 liters of verm and 1/2 cup of gypsum into the bucket(the gypsum is completely optional)Pour 4 liters of boiling water into the bucket and give it a good stir. The more spawn the faster your tub will colonize. Tape up all the holes you cut with packing tape. Leave your mono at room temp receiving ambient light. Within 3-7 days you should see pins.