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A few eustions
    #3964015 - 03/24/05 10:45 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Ok, I've been reading around on here, reading the guides for growing mushrooms, and I've decided to give it a go. But I still have a few questions.

Firstm while reading this guide http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7919/pag/2 I found an easy way to make a Terriaium, just use a rubbermaid container, and put damp Perlite in the bottem of it. But I'm not sure if I have to put the lid on it. And what if the mushrooms starting growing taller than my container? What would I do then? Should I go another way for my Terriaium, getting a deeper container, or what?

Also, I was ordering my spores today, and wanted to know how they had to be kept. Once I receive them, do I need to put them in the refrigerator, leave them out, or what.

This is getting a bit ahead of myself, but once (if) I have a cap growing and I try to get a print from it, can I still use the cap after I'm done. The method I'm using is from this guide http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3372/pag/8 It says just put a cap on some paper and wait for the spores to fall out. Is this a good way to get a print? Should I do it a different way?

One last question, light. Does my terriaium ahve to be under constant light? How much light do my shrooms need? Need it all the time? Some of the time? What?

Thank you for any help you can give me, and I'm sorry if these questions have already been answered, but I've not seen them anywhere.


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Re: A few eustions [Re: vegeoku]
    #3964043 - 03/24/05 10:56 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Since you did TRY to research this first, I'll give your questions a go:
1- yes, the terrarium needs a lid.
2- keep spores in a cool (not cold) dry place.
3- Yes, you can eat the cap after printing.
4- For incubating jars, no light is needed, and many feel counterproductive. For pinning/fruiting/harvesting, 12hours of light & 12 of dark is considered best. (Some just use indirect sunlight). Note that this means if you use your container rightside up, and the lid is opaque, you'll need to install plexiglas or something to let light in from the top. Alternatively, if your box is transparent or translucent, you can flip it over and use the lid for the bottom of your terrarium.


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Re: A few eustions [Re: vegeoku]
    #3964061 - 03/24/05 11:01 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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I found an easy way to make a Terriaium, just use a rubbermaid container, and put damp Perlite in the bottem of it. But I'm not sure if I have to put the lid on it.



Yes, you should use the lid, but open once in a while to let in fresh air.

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And what if the mushrooms starting growing taller than my container? What would I do then? Should I go another way for my Terriaium, getting a deeper container, or what?



I would just suggest getting one big enough for them to have room. They will still grow around the sides if there is no room on the top but having more space is ideal

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Also, I was ordering my spores today, and wanted to know how they had to be kept. Once I receive them, do I need to put them in the refrigerator, leave them out, or what.



You can store them in the fridge.

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This is getting a bit ahead of myself, but once (if) I have a cap growing and I try to get a print from it, can I still use the cap after I'm done.



I assume you mean eat the cap? If that is the case, yes.


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It says just put a cap on some paper and wait for the spores to fall out. Is this a good way to get a print? Should I do it a different way?



You have to make sure to create the print under sterile conditions if you plan on using it to create more cultures.

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One last question, light. Does my terriaium ahve to be under constant light? How much light do my shrooms need? Need it all the time? Some of the time? What?



The terrarium needs some indirect sunlight or flourescent light to be able to trigger pinning.


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Re: A few eustions [Re: eris]
    #3964110 - 03/24/05 11:15 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

My container is somewhere clear, but the lid is not. Will the rest of the container be ok to use and not have to find another lid? Can the mushrooms get enough light from the sides of the container not to need it from the top?


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Re: A few eustions [Re: vegeoku]
    #3964134 - 03/24/05 11:21 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The sides should be enough but the mushrooms tend to grow towards the light, so you might want to turn the container once in a while so that light can reach all sides.


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