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OfflineKingkole
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Best for beginner?
    #2282179 - 01/29/04 12:26 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Whats the best kind of mushrooms for the begginer and where can i find some REAL easy teks for growing them?


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Kingkole]
    #2282262 - 01/29/04 12:52 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think oysters by far are the easiest to grow. Most any species of the genus Pleurotus will do for you. They are aggressive colonizers, compete well with contaminants, and fruit over a broad temperature range (temp. drop often not required). There are TEK's all around the interent for growing oysters, just do a google search. I'm sure a search of the Shroomery boards here would yield a lot of information as well.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Kingkole]
    #2282636 - 01/29/04 02:55 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Here you can even get an oyster strain for free.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2294892 - 02/02/04 07:20 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Just broke over into the gourmet mushrooms and I have found the oysters to be extremely easy to grow.I havent fruited them yet but they rock through grain, and will colonize straw faster than anything you have ever seen.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: thenetherworld]
    #2294929 - 02/02/04 07:39 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i just got a petri dish of oyster today... what do you guys think the best spawn is? how long will this mycellium last for?


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: fung_us_among_us]
    #2295214 - 02/02/04 09:34 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

frst off, les't bnot be threadjacking in here.

now, what type of spawn you use will depend on the method of cultivation you go with. figure out how you intend to cultivate them, thy you will get a good answer. grain spawn is usualy ideal, but if you intended to cultivate them, say, on sawdust blocks, this would not work so well.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: fung_us_among_us]
    #2295217 - 02/02/04 09:36 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Agar cultures have lasted over a year and counting for me, under refrigeration and darkness.  If a culture decides to pin/fruit on the agar, then an immediate subculture is probably warranted.

Check out this grow series of P. pulmonarius I began to harvest today.  Fast growers, no temp. drop used.  Just a big ole' trashbag of pasteurized straw inoculated with about a gallon of rye grain spawn.  I'm cookin' some up in just a few minutes.  Yum!






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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #2295235 - 02/02/04 09:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

where did you put the trashbag? i'm thinking about doing that with my pleurotus osteaus.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: fung_us_among_us]
    #2295261 - 02/02/04 09:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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where did you put the trashbag? i'm thinking about doing that with my pleurotus osteaus.




My grow chamber consists of shelving units encased in plastic, ultrasonic humidifier piped in, humidistat to keep things nice nice, small home HEPA filter on a timer for air exchange, lights on a timer, and wireless temp/hygro meters for monitoring.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #2295323 - 02/02/04 10:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

damn.. that sounds like it'd cost a lot of money. can you think of a nice minimal setup that would provide ok conditions for oysters?


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: fung_us_among_us]
    #2295343 - 02/02/04 10:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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damn.. that sounds like it'd cost a lot of money. can you think of a nice minimal setup that would provide ok conditions for oysters?




Please check out all the cultivation FAQ's here on the Shroomery. There is ample information on humidification techniques, terrariums, lighting, etc.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #2296276 - 02/03/04 04:23 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

really great pics - love them  :thumbup:


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #2296282 - 02/03/04 04:25 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have found out that my p.pulmonaris really need a lot of light.
What kind of light do you use ? How long do you put the light on ?


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2296335 - 02/03/04 05:08 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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I have found out that my p.pulmonaris really need a lot of light.
What kind of light do you use ? How long do you put the light on ?




Oystres need a lot of light, and they are VERY sensitive to excess carbon dioxide.

My chamber is illuminated by two DuroTest Spiralux Vita-Lite bulbs, each 26w/1580 lumens. They provide full solar spectrum with a minnimum of heat generation. They have worked out well for me. I use a standard 12 hours on/12 hours off cycle.


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #2296338 - 02/03/04 05:15 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Oystres need a lot of light, and they are VERY sensitive to excess carbon dioxide.




yeah, I have realized that. They always grow against the window in my grow/living room and the ones that get the most light develop the biggest caps.

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My chamber is illuminated by two DuroTest Spiralux Vita-Lite bulbs, each 26w/1580 lumens




woow, I have to remember that in case I will be able to get some space for building a grow room.
How big is your grow room and what is the rate of your air exchange, if I may you ask ?


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Re: Best for beginner? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2299422 - 02/04/04 03:17 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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How big is your grow room and what is the rate of your air exchange, if I may you ask ?




It's not a grow room, just a grow chamber. the pre-fab shelves from home depot are about 2 feet by 1.5 feet.

My fresh air is provided by a small GE home HEPA filter blowing in from the top. It's on a timer so it turns on every 2 hours for 5 minutes (on the medium fan setting). I have no idea how many fresh air exchanges per hour this translates to, but it must be adequate if I can grow oysters without too too much stem elongation (a sign of excess CO2).


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