pls take a look what wrong and what should i do with this spawn .. it is coffee ground and wheat grain mix. have being in the dark for maybe 2 months..
initially i make it just for the sake of my first batch is dying... or too old.. because the weather is very cold out there.. winter here in germany.
i made it, it was clean... no mold. because i made it carefully in glove box..
i was thinking if can keep by spawn alive till spring... then i can use it to make more grain spawn . from there grain spawn will goes into my straw bale . btw, it is oyster spawn
but after so long it started to turn ugly like this * look at my photo*. hence it is no good for further culturing with this bottle. hence instead of dump it, why not let is pins and grow mushroom.. just take it as substrate to grow.. just like how ppl dump them out into a moist container and let it pin and fruit..
well, my questions are:
1. can i just let it pin straight from the bottle...
just take it as the jar is nothing more but poly tubing that straw log is constainted. this jar also contained my grain and coffee ground... can it not pin and grow mushroom if i put it by the window to see light ?
if i can let it fruit just sitting in the jar and grow mushroom from the opening just like that, how to do it ? or how to initiate it to fruit? is there anything i should do to prevent it from failing ? like misting the opening daily ?
2. it got a stench .. a bad stench.. but maybe because the opening area , you see it is yellowish.. but most part of it are still white and clean.. what should i do from here ? any remedy ? i hate to dump it away.. any salvation for it ?
helps from the experienced are very much appreciated.