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Offlinerickdog
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first time troubles
    #3061164 - 08/28/04 07:21 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I am new to mushroom cultivation and had a somewhat unsuccessful first attempt. I very carefully followed the basic cultivation techniques from this web-site, using a terrarium with temp control provided by a aquarium thermometer. I had no contamination, but on most jars I simply got no activity. I used 5 jars with 4 spore injections per jar. So out of 20 injections I got some growth of the mycelium on only 2. Not very good production. Any ideas what I did wrong. I am sure I got the proportions of water, vermiculite, and rice flour right, and the termperature right. Do the spores have a shelf life? I did not start cultivation for 6 to 8 weeks after receiving them. Any help will be appreciated.
... Rickdog


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InvisibleMykey
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Re: first time troubles [Re: rickdog]
    #3061180 - 08/28/04 07:48 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Hi and welcome!
After reading your post I can only come up with a couple of possible reasons for the lack of germination.

Did you let the jars cool down overnight after pc'ing. If you dont let them cool for at least a few hrs it is likely that the temp of the substrate was too high and killed the spores.

The spores may have been exposed to temps above 106deg/f ,which is the point at which they will die. This can happen in mail trucks and mail boxes sometimes in the summer months.

How long has it been since you injected the spores into the jars?


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Re: first time troubles [Re: Mykey]
    #3061270 - 08/28/04 09:15 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for the reply...

I did let the jars cool overnight, before injecting, so there should not have been a problem then. I suppose the hot mail truck may be one answer. I waited close to a month before fruiting, and did get a handful of caps. I will try again, but am not sure what to change in my process, other than ordering a new set of spores.


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Re: first time troubles [Re: rickdog]
    #3061317 - 08/28/04 09:51 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

make spore prints of the ones you already have so you know that they havent been left in a 106F environment :thumbup: :thumbup:


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