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My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!]
    #13709696 - 12/31/10 03:18 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

I'm not sure if it is allowed or not but I'm going to use this as sort of a diary of my first grow attempt. I spent a decent amount of time perusing through the boards here and settled on doing a WBS grow (mostly because none of the feed stores or health food stores around here have rye berries). The pictures I took started at inoculation because I was too caught up in cleaning and dealing with the seed to remember to take any.

I took a few days gathering the supplies I'd need to start off. Once I had them I took my WBS and stirred/rinsed like 5 times to clean it while dumping a ton of sunflower seeds and other misc floaters. After that it was time for an overnight trip in a bucket of hot water to germinate. After germinating I dumped all the water and rinsed a few more times, then onto the simmer.

Simmered for 20 minutes then spread it all out in 2 giant sterilite tubs to evaporate dry while I tossed it to help it steam vent.

Loaded up 12 1qt jars with seed and pressure cooked them for 60 minutes at 15 psi, let them cool while I was at work, and laid them out for inoculation.

This is where I remembered to start taking pictures.

I read that a clean work environment was important, so I kind of went a touch overboard. I work in the medical field and have access to some interesting equipment to keep things clean. Sanitized the entire room from top to bottom after vacuuming it and cleaning every surface I could find. After that I unloaded most of a can of oust into the air over the course of 2 hours every 20 minutes.






Not pictured behind me is a surgical head cap and foot coverings.

I lined my babies up to get ready to inject them



I inoculated 6 jars with Golden Teacher and 6 with Treasure Coast and set them to incubate at 80F in a tub in tub setup made from 2 sterilite containers and an aquarium heater.

4 days after the fact:



Last night:





A question I have currently is what % you'd say those jars are at? I know I have to or should shake them at 30%, but am not quite sure what 30% looks like.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13709816 - 12/31/10 03:43 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

your perfectly fine posting this here as it has to do with cultivation, but there is a "grow log" forum also, there is alot of good advice in that as well, i think it gets overlooked by many as a source for learning.

and from the sound of it, your off to a good start,

about the 30%, i normally wait till my jars look pretty good,. sometimes even half done before i shake,. if you shake to soon,. you ll lose the jar at times,. so just use your best judgment, you ll get the "feel" for it,

as im sure you know some people use a bike tire to break up the myc in the jars,. it only gets really hard when its fully colonized and has consolidated for awhile,. anyhow,.. what im getting at, is what i use,. thats a little easier to keep around and acquire then a bike tire,. is just use a rubber mallet,. works for me,.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: Disgruntled]
    #13709888 - 12/31/10 04:02 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

I'd give 'em a day or two more. It looks like they're comin' along nicely.

Really, this belongs in grow logs, but if I remember right you've gotta have 10 posts to see that forum anyway.


Good luck man :thumbup:


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: Disgruntled]
    #13709898 - 12/31/10 04:04 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Ah thank you.

Could you point me toward the grow log forum? I can't seem to find it off the master forum list unless it is named something else and I merely overlooked it.

On the subject of breaking things up, I was planning to use a roll of duct tape when it is ready to be done.

Edit: Ah, I made this reply before you posted, looks like I need a few more posts to see that forum.

When I have enough posts should I request a mod move it to there?


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13709961 - 12/31/10 04:21 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

This is going to be a good grow :thumbup:

He is very well prepared and organized. I like it.

Ill be watching this one with excitement.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13709969 - 12/31/10 04:24 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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When I have enough posts should I request a mod move it to there?


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: Masticore]
    #13710054 - 12/31/10 05:21 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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When I have enough posts should I request a mod move it to there?


:thumbup:




I also ordered the sporeworks christmas grab bag and have 40 lbs of bird seed and 12 more new jars waiting for it to come in. Going to stagger grows so something is always colonizing. I didn't think I'd find this so much fun, it's the hobby I've always wanted but never knew of. Not really sure what I'm going to do with that many mushrooms. Probably give them out as gifts.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13710066 - 12/31/10 05:34 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

sporeworks <3


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: k00laid]
    #13710425 - 12/31/10 09:49 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Sounds and looks like you are off to a great start. Welcome to the boards...

In the future you might want to move your PC cook time up to 90 min..IMO/IME it works better..


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD] * 1
    #13710453 - 12/31/10 10:04 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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I didn't think I'd find this so much fun, it's the hobby I've always wanted but never knew of.
Not really sure what I'm going to do with that many mushrooms. Probably give them out as gifts.




:rofl:

Yeah, it's quite a dilemma. You'll end up growing edibles and novelties.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13792183 - 01/15/11 06:54 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Been a while since I updated this.

Some things came together to screw with my grow such as my dog breaking my camera, so no more pics until I find a replacement, and a friend collapsing and finding out her cancer is back, and school starting which required way more of my time than I had to lend to mushrooms, so I was forced to stall my jars in the garage which ended up killing 4 of my 6 golden teacher jars (the temps were below freezing).

You live and you learn.

I have since taken the 6 golden teacher jars and spawned them to 6 quart sterilite shoeboxes which I am glad to say are colonizing happily. I have decided to go with dub tubs because of my reduced free time to tend to them.

The remaining 2 jars of golden teacher are recovering from the cold and slowly colonizing the jars again. I shook them after removing them from the cold which seemed to take a lot out of their will to live, might have just pressured their ability to heal too much.

Making these mistakes has taught me quite a bit so far and I consider some lost jars small payment for the knowledge.

If I can get ahold of a camera I will take some pictures of the dub tubs and post them when I get some time. Didn't want to let this thread just fade away without explanation.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13793137 - 01/15/11 10:15 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: Raw]
    #13793189 - 01/15/11 10:23 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

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give them out as gifts.




Can't wait to see how many gifts you get from these jars.

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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: TheNatureKid]
    #13793355 - 01/15/11 10:49 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

I wouldn't have been so quick to dump out those jars you said were dead because the cold, cold does not kill mycelium, myc can take freezing temperatures. How do you think mushrooms come back after winter?


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: mycobeginner]
    #13793962 - 01/16/11 12:45 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

They were in sub freezing temps for over a week. The jars had no growth or change of any sort after a week in room temp conditions. The mycelium that was previously growing on there changed in appearance to resemble white out on the bird seed. Not sure what to say happened to it other than it died.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13794296 - 01/16/11 01:53 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

From my experience growing on birdseed spawned to straw you grow looks good! It's been years since I've grown, yours looks as good as mine ever did. Good job, keep up the great work!


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: early_khyler]
    #13794384 - 01/16/11 02:09 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Idk, ask RR, he knows 100x more than I do on sub zero temps And myc.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: mycobeginner]
    #13795301 - 01/16/11 06:24 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

the reason their was no more growth is because freezing tempertures stunt growth and can slightly change the appearence. after a day or two at room temperature the myc would of been back to normal. you should of asked before throwing them out oh well now you know :shrug:
RR the guy he ^ is refering to leaves his shiitake blocks out doors in the snow until their ready to go into the grow house.


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: HTD]
    #13795512 - 01/16/11 09:00 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

nice looking jars and preperation ... they look ever so slightly moist but not anything i would worry about ...

one thing i think youre gonna discover also is filling them up so high makes it a bitch to break up and spawn ... but with some extra banging and cursing youll get em in the end ! well done for first grow :thumbup:


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Re: My first foray into the world of mushrooms. [Pics!] [Re: cyantific]
    #13795518 - 01/16/11 09:03 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

oh damn just read the freezing shit and everything else that sucks ! you had it going so well too !

whats in your tubs for a substrate ...


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