how to grow mushrooms the easy way

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by canndo, Feb 16, 2013.

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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    It's been 24 days since innoculating the jars and the first pins are starting to show on one jar!
     

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    jay5coat

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    I have alot of pins forming in one jar, another I looked at today has some forming under the casing layer, is this anything to worry about?
     

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    nicemarmot

    nicemarmot Active Member

    Your mushrooms are getting light below the layer of casing (not good). Wrap the jar with foil up higher and even with the top of the casing. This will solve the problem.

    The mushrooms may still yet grow up through the casing. Wait it out.

    Everything else looks good. Do you have condensation on the inside of the sandwich bag that covers the jar?
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    I just added some tape to secure the tinfoil better, it was at the top of the casing but maybe light was leaking in the sides. I have been spraying the bags every day and keeping them moist. I have 2 jars with mushrooms forming on top and 3 that are pinning on the sides in-between the casing layer and the corn. I took one that was pinning between the layers and very gently scraped the casing that wasn't colonized away so I'll see what happens with that one. I am at least going to get something so I'm happy with the first attempt.
     

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    DankTankerous

    DankTankerous Well-Known Member


    I'm happy with you dude, looks great!
     
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    HollyD

    HollyD Active Member

    Just one question from waaay back on the first page. Do the jar lids stay upside down (under the rings) for the whole process?
     
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    nicemarmot

    nicemarmot Active Member

    Yes
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    Make sure you don't tighten the lids on to much, I had 2 vacuum and suck the lid into the jar trying to get it off.
     
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    Jonstipated

    Jonstipated Member

    My jars are cooling from the PC and will inoculate before work in the morning. Excited to try this. Thanks for the thread.
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    First flush from jar one! 40 grams wet so 4 dry or so, not huge but very cool to be doing this myself.
     

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    Jonstipated

    Jonstipated Member

    canndo, how come you say nothing above 78? Is that because of contamination risk?
     
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    canndo

    canndo Well-Known Member

    Contamination risk only occurs if the temperature approaches thermal death and weakens the organisms ability to resist it. But they make their own heat and if you keep them in boxes you will see the interior of the jars get ten degrees or more hotter than ambient.
     
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    Jonstipated

    Jonstipated Member

    Oh I think I get it thanks. If ambient is 78, internal jar temp could be approaching 90.

    Update: Seeing growth in several jars here on day 3. No contamination so far. (I did make a quick SAB with a fish tank and saran wrap in addition to all the cleaning)
    I was a little concerned I overcooked my popcorn because it seems all of the kernels have split, but I guess it's fine. Will probably start another batch today.
     
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    jay5coat

    jay5coat Well-Known Member

    First flush from my other 3 jars. I just want to say thanks again to canndo for this tec, I am definitely going to move on and try some edible mushrooms.
     

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    DaSprout

    DaSprout Well-Known Member

    Looks good kid!
     

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