I wanted to say a better hello and add some pics of my setup and maybe get some advice. I have two strains, Penis Envy and Mazatapec. First thing I did was make your basic SGFC, easy enough. My biggest worry was sterilization of course, so I went ahead an made a glove box but I realized it would be too small for all the jars a I had (20 1/2 pint) so I decided to convert my closet to a clean room.
I got plastic wrapping and lined the whole thing
Sealed her up nice and sterilized!
Got some really nice cakes after a couple week! Popped em all out! And put em in the FC!
So here is the thing. I messed up not labeling, good news is I figured out which are which. At first only the mazatapec grew on 4 cakes, the were very nice flushes! Or at least okay flushes, had a fun little get together with friends with em! I don't know yet how much space on the cake gets covered. The rest did not grow. I thought maybe they just dried out, so I re-soaked the other 16 cakes and the rest the maz. have started to fruit, but my penis envy still lies dormant and has taken over the casing I put on it already.
Here is my question: could I be doing something wrong with the penis envy? Do I need to trigger fruiting a special way?
I'm very happy with my first time grow though, no contams! I felt like a scientist in that little room with my clean clothes and mask on lol. It was loads of fun! I'm going to try a monotub next which kind of leads me to another question; If I didn't fruit the PE, could I grate it up and use it with a bulk substrate assuming nothing is wrong with it? If not, it's cool, cause I'm making malt agar and cloning the maz anyway. I'm super excited about this new hobby and will probably lead to me growing gourmet and healthy mushrooms too! Thanks for all the help getting me started here too! Few more pics for yas, let me know what you think, give any advice!
I wanted to post pictures but it keeps saying I can't post that file type. Tried with .png and .jpg. So another question, how to show these photos lol.
Thanks again for everything!