how to grow mushrooms the easy way

Impman

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How many days should it for the spores to germinate?
After taking them from the pressure cooker there was a little moisture in the jar. I tried a run covering them in foil and a little bit still got in. I flipped the lid upside-down as per instruction. …
 

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canndo

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How many days should it for the spores to germinate?
After taking them from the pressure cooker there was a little moisture in the jar. I tried a run covering them in foil and a little bit still got in. I flipped the lid upside-down as per instruction. …

Don't worry about a little moisture.


Figure a week, ten days at the longest for you to see something.
 

Impman

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This thread is old and I really appreciate your reply. To save me a little time scrolling the comments; has anyone new to growing tried your method and posted pictures ? I grew a bulk grow a couple years ago with mild success but other than that I am new to growing mushrooms .
So I am trying your easy tek for the first time. I’ll post pics if it works or doesn’t and let everyone know where I may have failed at. Hopefully this helps others .
I have about 8 strains of spores too. I’ll keep trying and trying till I get it .
 

Tikbalang

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Anyone have success propagating from dried specimens?
I’m too autistic or unresourceful to get spores in California.
Hopefully not a big problem much longer with recent legislation.
Appreciate any info.
 

Impman

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I've tried and never succeeded. spores are easy to get in cali, if you lurk around reddit enough people will throw prints at ya
I have done it a few times. You want to have about 20 agar treys . I bought the ones ready to go.
I made a glove box to keep contaminants low. Then I used a scalpel to cut a small piece of flesh from the dried mushroom . When I saw mycelium start running there was also contamination on the same dish. I cut out a small piece of theyceliim and transferee to a clean agar dish. I did this three times just to be sure. The fourth agar trey was completely clean, just pure mycelium. It even began growing a mushroom after a few weeks.
 

canndo

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This thread is old and I really appreciate your reply. To save me a little time scrolling the comments; has anyone new to growing tried your method and posted pictures ? I grew a bulk grow a couple years ago with mild success but other than that I am new to growing mushrooms .
So I am trying your easy tek for the first time. I’ll post pics if it works or doesn’t and let everyone know where I may have failed at. Hopefully this helps others .
I have about 8 strains of spores too. I’ll keep trying and trying till I get it .
There are a few pictures.

There is a lot of chaff in the comments as well, it isn't as long as it seems.
 

Tikbalang

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I have done it a few times. You want to have about 20 agar treys . I bought the ones ready to go.
I made a glove box to keep contaminants low. Then I used a scalpel to cut a small piece of flesh from the dried mushroom . When I saw mycelium start running there was also contamination on the same dish. I cut out a small piece of theyceliim and transferee to a clean agar dish. I did this three times just to be sure. The fourth agar trey was completely clean, just pure mycelium. It even began growing a mushroom after a few weeks.
Appreciate the info, it’s encouraging and in line not only with what I’d hoped to hear but also reinforces similar info from other sources. Corroborating second opinions are good, lol. Thanks again.
You used tissue, not spores when you went through the process? (I guess I will attempt both, no reason not to)
 

Impman

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Appreciate the info, it’s encouraging and in line not only with what I’d hoped to hear but also reinforces similar info from other sources. Corroborating second opinions are good, lol. Thanks again.
You used tissue, not spores when you went through the process? (I guess I will attempt both, no reason not to)
Yes. I used dry mushroom I bought off the street.
The crazy thing is in the end I had about 10 treys going . one had to be tossed. Actually the first trey that I put tissue in had what I thought was contamination but I let it go. It actually ended up growing a baby mushroom .

I would definitely try spores and tissue. All the agar treys are for cutting out the strongest mycelium growth . Make a glove box…
 

Impman

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One out of eight jars has definite contamination. See the really dark spots… i am throwing this jar out. It seems like a bad syringe. I set the syringe aside . And marked it
The other jars had white fuzzy and I shook them up. We will see in a day or two where those are at…
 

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newgrow16

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This thread is old and I really appreciate your reply. To save me a little time scrolling the comments; has anyone new to growing tried your method and posted pictures ? I grew a bulk grow a couple years ago with mild success but other than that I am new to growing mushrooms .
So I am trying your easy tek for the first time. I’ll post pics if it works or doesn’t and let everyone know where I may have failed at. Hopefully this helps others .
I have about 8 strains of spores too. I’ll keep trying and trying till I get it .
 

DikTree

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No, it's not the easiest.


It isn't all about the pressure cooker.
No it's not all he about the PC. The thing that makes pf tek THE easiest is the fact that it's much easier to get fruits without contamination. I use tubs because the yield on cakes is shite but there's no easier way.
 

Impman

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Day 6 after inoculation . I had to throw out one jar so far out of eight. I am positive it was a bad syringe now. Every jar has healthy spots of mycelium and they have all been shook.
I originally was going to run another 4 jars but it was taking too long to wait for the jars to cool down and I ran out of time . I had four jars ready ready to put in the PC and I left those uncooked jars out for three days. They all had whispy white mold after three days. I threw them out right away but I wish I would have taken a picture just to show the difference. When I inspected the uncooked jars I didn’t doubt or question if it was bad mold or not. It was like a spider sense inside me just knew it was gross and dangerous .
I am a moron but my theory is we have a built in detection system that evolved with us. The feeling when I see mold is different than when I see mycelium. I have minimal experience so take this information and forget it …

anyways , it was confirmation that the PC did sterilize the jars and that the fungi growing in the remaining 7 jars looks healthy ( so far).
I’m expecting all my jars to be contaminated. This Tek has been way too inexpensive, easy and actually fun. There is no way it’s this easy is my feeling atm.
 

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canndo

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No it's not all he about the PC. The thing that makes pf tek THE easiest is the fact that it's much easier to get fruits without contamination. I use tubs because the yield on cakes is shite but there's no easier way.

There is little contamination harvesting fruit this way, and you can easily get five healthy flushes.


No birthing, no dunking, no mixing, no exotic lid operations, no fruiting chamber, no lighting.
 

canndo

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Day 6 after inoculation . I had to throw out one jar so far out of eight. I am positive it was a bad syringe now. Every jar has healthy spots of mycelium and they have all been shook.
I originally was going to run another 4 jars but it was taking too long to wait for the jars to cool down and I ran out of time . I had four jars ready ready to put in the PC and I left those uncooked jars out for three days. They all had whispy white mold after three days. I threw them out right away but I wish I would have taken a picture just to show the difference. When I inspected the uncooked jars I didn’t doubt or question if it was bad mold or not. It was like a spider sense inside me just knew it was gross and dangerous .
I am a moron but my theory is we have a built in detection system that evolved with us. The feeling when I see mold is different than when I see mycelium. I have minimal experience so take this information and forget it …

anyways , it was confirmation that the PC did sterilize the jars and that the fungi growing in the remaining 7 jars looks healthy ( so far).
I’m expecting all my jars to be contaminated. This Tek has been way too inexpensive, easy and actually fun. There is no way it’s this easy is my feeling atm.

It's pretty easy and very redundant. As I said, if even only one jar works you will get plenty for your effort.

Your corn looks a little dry but that's fine if you see growth.

(No, don't tamper with it, no water, no opening the jar)
 
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