Hello, everyone! I’m growing obligatory PF cakes, they’re going along fine, no sign of contam yet. They are at 50% so far, except for two that are stalling a bit. I’m looking to start a bulk grow in bags. So I’m wondering about the best way of inoculating the spawn.
I could make injection ports with a little silicon and inject my spore syringe in. The one I used for cakes seems clean, but it’s nearly spent. I have another 10cc one made and a spore print in the fridge. As far as I understand, pros are it’s easy to do, can do in open air, con is longer colonisation time. I’m not in a big hurry, but I only have three months to do this hobby.
Other option, I have agar plates going. I could try to do agar 2 grain transfer. Pro – fast colonization. Con – my SAB is not too big and one bag will probably barely fit. I’ll have a hard time doing it fast since I’m pretty clumsy. So maybe more chance for contamination? Or is the syringe more likely to contam?
Feel free to correct me if I got something wrong. I plan to fruit at least 5 bags for the first grow, so maybe I’ll end up trying both to see how it’s going. Maybe some advice could help me to decide how many of each I should try, or just commit to one.