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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Mycobags, Pressure Cooker

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The problem with plastic bags.
    #1906580 - 09/11/03 06:54 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)


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Re: The problem with plastic bags. [Re: CrabbyAss]
    #1906635 - 09/11/03 07:11 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)


It seems mycobags, ziplocks, and oven bags usually end up stalling, drying out, contaminating, and whatnot.

I am a huge fan of mycobags, and ever since I first tried them I have abondoned jars. Less hassle, more efficient use of pressure cooker space, faster colonisation: I love them.


drying out

Mycobags are also very easy to dunk: simply fill with water and place in the fridge.


first off, the substrate seems kind of loose. alot of air and gaps between grain kernels and such. Since there is no container to hold the substrate in place, it is subject to alot of movement. Everytime the bag is picked up, or even touched, the grain will move position which results in the mycelium network being torn apart. Upon constant josseling, the growth becomes stunted.

Whenever any substrate is cased, the mycelium network has to regrow after crumbling. I see no reason that this would "stunt" the network. The constant movement increases colonisation times. The air pockets aids mycelium growth, provided mycobags with air filters are used.


Perhaps plastic bags would work nicely if they were innoculated than fit snugely into a showbox and into the incubator. I would like to hear peoples plastic bag success stories and opinions..

I have had great success with Mycobags, and very low contamination rates. If by ziplocks, you are reffereing to Eatualive's (I think) Lazy Mofo tek, then I agree, it is illadvised and far inferior to mycobags. I am greatly please with my cased Mycobag substrate.


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