So, I just finished reading the important parts of Stamets book GGMM, I looked at mycrobe77's agar work thread in the archive great stuff btw. I am as I said building my clean room and growing area next week. I am being told by the book and by other experienced people keep my clean room away from substrate area and fruiting area. So how far away do I need to keep it? I don't want random spores and particulates ruining my specimens once I start my agar work. I don't know how many people agree, but stamets says pretty much everything is a contaminant other than pure clean air and myc. He almost had me thinking the spores I may use in agar petri and slants is a contaminant lol. Also I have 200 sq. ft. 10 x 20 I am going to be working with. One person I spoke to on another forum told me with golden oysters specifically that your fruiting room shouldn't be over 65 sq. ft. or it could cause coloration issues. Does anyone know if this is fact or if there is a scientific reason behind it or is it just something he personally experienced with his own strain? Also I was wondering how to divide the 10 x 20 space since I have to formulate a new plan for my clean room (thanks mycrobe77 for saving me from myself). If the 65 sq. ft. rule is applicable I was thinking 5 or 6 fruiting chambers and 2 smaller substrate rooms with positive flow from a big powerful fan. Going to use hanging straw logs with some kind of supplement not sure what supplement yet. ceiling will be 7-8 ft. high as I don't have enough space to go higher as stamets suggests. So to make up for lack of clearance I am going to put holed septic pipe around the outside of the ceiling as stamets suggests in the book. This will help with air and humidity circulation. I will use an inline duct sonic mister with fan force to push humid in and where the duct meets the top of wall or ceiling I will put a hanging 5 gal. bucket of cool water to keep mist in the air. Also going to connect everything to a humidistat so to control humid and temp. Going to keep a portable radiator heater in there on a small riser for cold weather and trying to find a floor style ac unit for when it's too hot. I know this is a lot to digest, but if there is anybody who has experience with low to mid tech to help me please do or just a knowlegeable person. I am going to seal the room with panda material and tyvec tape as it is cheaper than frp and paint by the sq. ft. I think that covers everything. Just to recap sorry I have A.D.D. My 3 main questions are 1. Suggested size fruiting room for golden oysters? 2. Pretend this is your operation how would you divide the space? 3. How far away from sub and fruiting room does my clean room have to be for agar work?
Peace be with you all and thank you to anyone who can or is willing to help.
P.S. Does anyone looking at this have a migrane yet? lol
Edited by CallMeCrazy, 07 July 2016 - 08:10 PM.