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I have been reading up many different teks on growing P. Subaeruginosa, and since i live in Perth and these are the most(and possibly the only) readily available shrooms, i have decided to grow them as soon as i can collect some spores.
I found a procedure here that in my opinion will have the most chance of success, but im not sure hence why im posting this. although this procedure is for outdoors, i will make a few adjustments to hopefully grow them indoors.
My questions are; firstly i have read that woodlovers such as P. subs need certain bacteria to fruit, and so a sterile environment is not desirable. So i thought i would skip the sterilization for the woodchips, but my concern is contams? will this be a problem? And will this be enough to ensure the needed bacteria is present?
Also i am unsure as what tek i should use when it comes to a casing layer. I have heard of a few people having success when using cardboard along with vermiculite, and others just using more woodchips. which would be better for a indoor grow?
Sorry for the essay of a question, but i want be absolutely sure of what i'm going to do before i start Any help will be much appreciated!
from what Ive read: get some rye, inoculate it, once its colonized break it up and mix it with a small amount of sterilized woodchips (triple or so the amount of rye is what i did), once colonized mix it through a big bag of soaked woodchips (drained of course)and then place in the garden bed, some people put cardboard on top others put a bit of soil with some grass seeds (apparently they help) hope this helped...
I have one question regarding your method. Once the rye is colonized, do you add the sterelized woodchips to the jar of rye, or make a up a new jar/container? And does it need to be sealed and placed in the dark?
if you have never grown mushrooms before i dont think you're going to make a successful outdoor woodlovers patch the first time you try.
Quote: mush313 said: I have one question regarding your method. Once the rye is colonized, do you add the sterelized woodchips to the jar of rye, or make a up a new jar/container? And does it need to be sealed and placed in the dark?
especially when asking questions like these.
he posted the same thing the link you posted said.
you start spawn (rye)
you spawn that spawn to wood (woodchips)
then you spawn all of your wood spawn to an outdoor bed with more woodchips.
if you dont have spawnbags i dont know where you are going to be spawning your rye to woodchips in.
no i meant spawn the mycelium onto the wood in a grocery bag, u just chuck the wood in with the water in the PC, strain it afterwards and combine the colonized rye and wood. There doesn't really need to be total sterility