Posted by Uno Chavez (07/26/16 09:20 PM)
So there's no way to fruit wavy caps indoors? I know other wood loving mushrooms you can grow inside. Like the shitake mushrooms.
Posted by Humboldthilldad (05/12/16 06:57 PM)
Ps. cyanescens do great with stem butt to cardboard, then spawned to alder smoker chips and alder pellets. Both cyans and ovoids seem to do fine with multi spore syringe to WBS, then spawned to outdoor bed with cardboard bottom, covered with chips and pellets.  Hopefully baeos and stuntzii do as well...
Posted by art_shaman (12/28/15 06:53 PM)
I started Azurescens/Cyanescens cultivation using Eric's Guide To Cultivating Psilocybe Azurescens/Cyanescens and was able to create successful mycelium in jars on sawdust & bran.

I then further succeeded in getting cardboard to colonize as Eric suggested. But at the point of placing the wood chips on the cardboard, I began to wonder if I should not soak / sterilize the wood chips first. Looking around I found the Let's Grow Mushrooms technique using spawn bags of sterilized wood chips, sawdust and gypsum and also read the Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms text both of which make me think that most wood-loving mushrooms are grown in spawn bags of enriched sawdust and wood chips.

My Question: What's the best way to proceed?:

A.  Just place wood chips on the cardboard as suggested by Eric's Guide To Cultivating Psilocybe Azurescens/Cyanescens?

    or

B.  Follow something more like Let's Grow Mushrooms technique using spawn bags of sterilized wood chips, sawdust and gypsum?


If B, should I place the sterilized mixture on the colonized cardboard, or placed the colonized cardboard into the spawn bags?

Regardless of which of the above choices I take, the final destination is an outdoor bed.