Has anyone tried "mushroom bags"
Posted 31 January 2005 - 01:22 PM
they seem like a great concept, if so has anyone tried them invitro. what strains would grow well in their low gas exchange enviroment?
Posted 31 January 2005 - 07:38 PM
They cost like $15 to $25 for a bag, and for that much money you could make at least a dozen jars.
If its your first grow and you're wanting to take the easiest route, then go for it. It doesn't get any easier then just ordering the bags and innoculating them.
One word of advice on the bags, though. Don't put too much faith in that "self-healing" injection site. I had a few bags that got contaminated because air got in through the injection site. (and at $15-$25 each that is a bummer!) Tape the hole immediately after innoculation. The filter patch at the top of the bag is for gas exchange, so you're not hurting anything by taping the hole. Its supposed to seal on its own but it doesn't always work. Good luck and Welcome to the 'topia.
Posted 01 February 2005 - 11:31 AM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 11:53 AM
I'm not a fan of bags unless you're going to use them to make a lot of grain spawn.
Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:24 PM
He's asking about the pre-made ones,(already filled with substrate) which are $20 each in the link he put in his post.
Thats a lot of money to spend on one bag. Those things take FOREVER to colonize compared to 1/2 pint jars.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:11 PM
They were normally used for oysters and other edibles but in recent years some people have tried them for cubs. Havn't heard a lot of great success stories but the concept is tried and true. Prolly better off with jars, a method specifically designed for cubs.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:44 PM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:30 PM
but considering they are very small it would be much more efficient to go with the half pint jars.
Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:07 AM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 01:38 PM
Question on the bags...I assume they have an air filter, but do they have an injection port?
(Message edited by nicholas on February 03, 2005)
Posted 04 February 2005 - 08:50 PM
my foaf said he got it to work well with Ryche's mix, with rye, and with millet, then he wandered off muttering something about stealing starbucks coffee grounds.
just need to get a high quality impulse sealer and a glue gun. even with those injection port ones use a glue gun to close the hole.
if you wanna fruit invitro, a good first step is picking a strain known for working well invitro.
if you decide to spend the money and have great sterile technique, these and a flow hood can turn one bag noc'ed with a great clone culture into a hundred by grain to grain.
some prefer jars, but I say try both. gotta find what works for YOU.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:47 AM
on this coming monday.
That's excellent man, I hope you kick "you know who's" ass!
Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:36 AM
mine come already filled, sterilized and sealed.
filtered but no inj.port
Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:51 AM