Heidy Ho Myco Community!
So I'm a first time grower and chose a grow bag as my medium.
I started with a mini-bag from Out Grow and a Super Strain Koh Samui syringe from PS.
I inoculated the bag using the recommended 4-5cc's of spore juice.
- I may have not shaken the syringe hard enough, I noticed numerous specks in the cap unscrewing it.
After a couple weeks the bag was colonizing, per the instructions, I mixed the rye layer in at what looked to be 50% colonization.
- However, after I started mixing the layers, I noticed what looked like 50% colonization was much less as it seemed to all be up against the side. So I'm thinking I maybe mixed to soon, which probably just lengthens the process, but maybe I also should have used more spore juice and tried to spread it more evenly in the bag.
After a couple more weeks, the bag was colonizing nicely, I cut the top of, spritzed it a couple times with water, folded the top over and clipped it. Shortly after I started seeing white fuzz in spots on the top. Starting to worry it was mold, I frantically started searching, even joining here.
- Think I cut the bag too soon, but fairly certain it's not contaminated as from searching it appears to be the colonization.
The colonizing is continuing, and I check it every morning, and every couple days I've opened it to air and give it a spritz.
Sorry for the long post, but from here, should I just leave it be until I see pinning? Do I need to spritz pre-pinning? Will it pin prior to being fully colonized?
Overall I'm pleased so far with the bag, but as a first time being uncertain, not very confident things are going well.
Thanks for any help or insight offered!