Hi and Welcome. Ever wondered: “How to grow mushrooms”? After completing, you can grow most decomposting mushrooms such as Pleurotus, Hericium and Psylocybe species. Start by setting up your work environment cheap, go to the phases of cultivating step-by-step and find all the necessary materials in a shopping list. This is my Hometek.
The SAB (Still Air Box)A SAB is just a clear box with 2 holes for your hands in it. You wipe everything down and put it inside the box. Then you spray it out with soap water, so the box and the air inside are free from contamination. Work slow inside and never hold your hand above anything, you and your skin are bacterial breeding grounds. Experienced cultivators who use hepa filters also are in need to have a SAB nearby. Laminar flow hoods would spread contaminations through the air, so only useable on clean cultures. SAB is best.
How To Set Up Work Environment
How To Work in a SAB
Charts for growing:
Relative Humidity %
FAE per h
You will need this:
Step 1: Agar
Normally you receive a culture on agar, as spores or as liquid culture. Back them up on agar or clean them out. LMEA (light malt extract agar) can be use for a huge variety of species and it is available nearly anywhere.
You could just pasteurize the substrate and create clean grain spawn. You could also use your waste to grow them on. They are decomposers, but we wanna have the lowest effort. So let’s use proven substrates and throw everything together in grow bags.
Different species, favor different substrates. But most of them like rye berries. Use any grain to breed your fungi.
-in the US for 90-120 min @ 15 psi
-EU pressure cookers are working standard 0,8 bar (11,6 psi) that means 200-240 min
You will need this:
Step 3: Fruit
If you followed my guide, you successfully made a sterile fruitingblock, with only the mushroom culture inside of it.
Let it bee some time and do not mix the top layer of the grain untill its fully colonized.
In the meantime we can do the fruiting chamber.
In an unmodded tub you can grow the most dungloving species, also reishi, shiitake & others. Take a look at the CO2 level in the fruiting phase, it must be higher. Besides that i spray the walls of my tubs when they are dry, nothing more.
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