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URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms
    #3814357 - 02/22/05 12:39 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

after picking my yield, i let them dry with a fan for 12 hours which dried them somewhat. then stuck them in my drying chamber using damp rid before i went to sleep. when i came home from work the following day, my shrooms were turning black and starting to rot even though the damp rip started collecting water at the bottom! im sticking them under the fan until completely dry as my last resort. kind of sucks that im at my last stage and all my months worth of work is going to shit.

anybody have this happen to them or have any suggestions?


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: gema]
    #3814389 - 02/22/05 12:45 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

12 hours might not have been long enough under the fan. i usually give it longer. maybe 16-24 for larger shrooms. if the container is sealed airtight with the damprid imder a screen it usually works. also make sure none of the damp-rid is touching the shrooms. a pic would be helpful but if its a black fungus growing on them then they are no good, sorry. remember shrooms need to be totally fan dried, desiccant just gets them cracker dry. if they are not totally dried they collect moisture like a sponge.


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: ShroomDoom]
    #3814406 - 02/22/05 12:48 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hitup walmart and get a dehydrator if need be.

If it is mold, THROW them out. Black mold can result in death.


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: Citric]
    #3814440 - 02/22/05 12:54 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Not turning blue are they?


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3814450 - 02/22/05 12:56 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

you dont even need damprid. Just stick them directly in front of a fan and let the air dry for 48-72 hours and they should be nice and crisp.

I usually like to flip them once each day so they dry evenly.

I also just stick them in a big pile on a paper plate.


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3814452 - 02/22/05 12:56 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

this is why i always say to use a dehydrator. The heat will not affect the mushrooms


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: Mycelium5150]
    #3814511 - 02/22/05 01:06 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

thanks for your responses, another day, another lesson.


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Re: URGENT: Help Drying Mushrooms [Re: gema]
    #3814894 - 02/22/05 02:24 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

If your growing large specimens like the ones you get from poo and straw bulks you should split the stem before drying. You can leave the cap attatched but just split the stem. It makes a 50 gm bruiser dry in half the time no matter what the method. Of course if your growing those little shoestring fellas you can't do that nor do you need to.


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