Hello fam, been awhile. Trying to get back into the swing of things, i.e. mushrooms.. struggling at getting anything past spawn. Uhg! out of 14 quarts i managed 1 mushroom and a lot of mold. I know what I am doing wrong besides using my lazy sterile grow mold tek, I think a bit of karma might be telling me something, that is that I have let down my topiate fam. I know i kinda just bailed on the whole thing. I had responsibilities here and I could not live up to them, for that, I am here to make amends and try and right my wrong. besides lifes ups and downs, getting on disability and starting a woodworking hobby/biz, I have more time on my hands, and should have kept up on my admin duties and auctions which are needed.
Ok, nuf said.. on to the mush.. here's a few tips on what NOT to do, these are a couple bad habits I have gotten into and need to stop, if I want to be successful..
1. DO NOT! squirt water into a baggie with a print in it, mix it and suck it back into the syringe and expect to not have any contaminations... a couple scrapes of the spores into a sterile vessel is all you need!
2. DO NOT! make your spore water as black as night, this just adds more contaminates then it can handle. a couple scrapes of the spores into a sterile vessel is all you need!
3. DO! check your injection ports regularly (for rubber S.H.I.Ps). My blue SHIPs have hardened over the years and no longer "self heal" I noticed this while cleaning my lids, I noticed a pin light shining through the injection port. ( note: these are the blue ships, Red ships are a little softer and may not be affected)
The best advice I could give myself would be to go back to what gave you success, don't be lazy! a few minutes of time saving will give you months of grief, it's not worth it.
wharfs new years resolution: Spend more time with my fam
Love you all, have a grateful helix around the sun