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If mushrooms require such a great deal of sterility, temp., and humidity control but often still get contaminated, how can they grow on cow dung in FL where temps. sometimes reach the 100s and with conditions that are far from "clean"???
Just ? that I've been thinkin' about for a while...
Mother nature handles all contamination and conditions just fine. In mother nature there are good and bad bacteria...the good generally get the better of the bad ones...In a steralized PF jar everything is killed, leaving it open for the bad bacteria to quickly take over....anyways, someone else will do a much more indepth response, im sure.
What PDU said, and also you have to remember that shrooms release millions of spores, so it has millions and millions chances to grow correctly
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Most people that grow indoors are growing on BRF or some other source of food that has lots of nutrients in it. In the wild, the mushrooms grow on dung, which has already had most of the nutrients removed by the digestive system of the animal that it passed through. Many of the common contamination seen indoors cannot find enough to eat outside on dung.
Outdoors you also only pick the mushrooms. How many piles of dung didn't fruit because of contamination that you don't know about?
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