So I just ordered a grow box that is supposed to get to me a week from fruiting. A Box O Mycellium so to speak of some supposedly primo gourmet mushrooms. When I get it I intend to introduce some of that mycellium to some substrate, not made up my mind yet but leaning towards composted Horse manure. God how I wish I could get big boxes of magic mycellium for that price lol. It's basically about 40 bucks for 7 lbs of mycelliated substrate + 8.50 shipping and you are supposed to get a nice series of flushes from each box. Hoping I can propagate another batch from the first one. (We'll see!) I will share pics as it fruits, supposedly from a week to ten days from delivery. Should be interesting and the pink oysters are supposed to be just wonderful edibles. Anyone else tried this cheaters method to grow gourmet mushrooms?
Posted 22 February 2021 - 04:43 AM
I just did the same thing with pink salmons Saturday. Pink oysters are a warm weather fruiting species. They should do well in a tote at room temperature. If you plan on expanding the grow kit then small amounts of the substrate can go to sterile grain. No need for h poo, save that for other species. Once the grain is colonized then sterile nutritious sawdust bags will work fine. Maybe a little wheat straw mixed in. Sound like a fun project, looking forward to seeing a successful grow.......
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Posted 22 February 2021 - 03:21 PM
Thanks for the advice! I live in a rainforest in basically an old wet cardboard box lol so growing mushrooms has proven difficult from scratch. I figured taking this shortcut maybe I can pull off something at any rate and sort of feel like I did good lol. I was actually leaning more towards popcorn to start it with anyhow as it is oh hand and generally works well. I said Horse Manure because the company I got this from sells boxes of pre prepped Horse manure as well so I kinda figured that is what they came in.