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Greetings, I have once again had the opportunity to find a healthy patch of coplandia cyanescens. I have them in the fridge wrapped in an aurtight ziplock bag with all the air squeezed out, and wrapped in tin foil. I have read that these plastic bags are bad for them, and that I should use paper. Well I don't have any paper bags handy, will a small tupperware container be okay? I would like to keep these until the weekend.... they were picked today (wednesday) and i would like to eat them on either friday or saturday. I dont want to dry them, I enjoy the fresh experience way more.
Mushrooms need to breathe, and if they dont, the end result is a pile of goo and muck. If u dont have paper bags, i sometimes rap them in a few tissues or a napkin if its for a short period of time, or you could just place them on a tray and leave them open in the fridge. Whatever option you decide, make sure its nothing airtight.
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." - George Carlin
And how long will they keep in a paper bag? They wont shrivel or blue or anything? They have been in the ziplock for 48 hours now with about 3-4 air exchanges and no noticeable damage has occured. I'm just a bit worried they might go through the natural drying process if they're able to breathe in a paper bag, and may lose potency that way... when locked in the ziplock the moisture stays trapped so they stay fresh... maybe my science is wrong, help me mushroom guru's! explain to me the science as to why paper bags are better than ziplock bags!