Colonization of bulk substrate
Posted 24 November 2007 - 04:17 AM
I put one litre jar of colonized grain to a plastic bag with microfilter and shake it well with pasteurized straw and cow poo (i did two bags one with Golden teacher strain and second with mexican strain). It colonized beautiful but now i think it stopped, what to do to allow mycelium colonize the top layer??
I think it can be caused by dried top layer of straw, and the layer is to loose.
Is it a good idea to mist the layer and press it and after that wait for colonize?
Sory for bad english.
Thanks for answers.
Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:45 AM
The colonized area looks great.
Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:53 AM
how long has it been? did you expose it to light?
Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:44 AM
, the gt bag is from the new spawn from jar inoculated by spore syringe,
, the second - mexican bag was inoculated by the grain from the old casing that give 5 flushes of big shrooms
thank for advice
Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:31 AM
Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:59 AM
Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:09 AM
you want to get that first flush going b4 compeditors move in..
The uncolo'd portion will act as a casing layer ..I would open the top of the bag for plenty fresh air ..Wait for pins to begin forming on the sides and gradually loosen the plastic so they can grow out..
Ideally straw bags/logs should have pinholes scattered around for FAE while it colo's..
Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:37 PM
I wouldn't disturb them at this point but they should be getting light for pinning..And increase fresh air a bit too...
Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:45 PM
Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:42 PM
one question, i found something which looks like polyfill but dont know exactly is it really the polyfill or something else
here is the photo
there is a sticker with a "polipropylen wool" caption so i think i did a good purchase
Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:50 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:05 PM
Do you plan to dunk the substrate?
Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:26 PM
then dunk the substrate in the mineral water in the plastic box for about 15-20 hours in the fridge
in the mexican bag there are few shrooms, but one is going to be a real huge one!
Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:36 PM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:21 AM