i was wondering about the food needed by cubes as well as other mushrooms during each stage of their lifetime. why can i get away with using only coir in a shoe box, but in a jar i have to use grain? is the grain just faster, but more prone to contamination? and can i just bury agar pucks straight in a shoe box if i am not in a rush?
there seems to be so many options for food, each with their pros and cons, but i can't find much information on the exact needs at each stage and why we use the foods we do at each stage.
any insight or links to info would be great.