I would suggest aFine Mist Spray Bottle, about the same price but much better performance.
I got one of these and it's working out OK. I debated getting one like yours for a while. Let us know how you like it.
That's cool environment data you're gathering!
I'm curious what device you're using for data gathering?
I just found this on Amazon and am getting ready to pull the trigger:
Cut a slab of agar out of a clean plate and cover that mycelium entirely with it. The mycelium can tunnel through and can easily emerge on top, sweet and clean. The bacteria or yeast will remain trapped beneath. Source: Paul Stamets
Everyone my sincere apologies for not updating y’all sooner, I just got off work. Didn’t expect to return to such interest! I’ll get to everyone’s comments now but I expect them all to be about the filter and fan.
The two main components are here:
“True HEPA”: Replacement Filter A Compatible with Winix 5300,5300-2,6300,6300-2,C535,P300 PlasmaWave Air Purifiers.Compare to Winix 115115.2 True HEPA Filters + 8 Acitivated Carbon Filters https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083GVB3K9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_79HMFbHZ9C95B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Centrifugal blower fan: VIVOSUN 8 Inch 740 CFM Inline Duct Ventilation Fan with Variable Speed Controller for Grow Tent https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CTM0LLO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dlC_pZHMFbE9QR81G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
myTouchSmart Indoor and Outdoor Digital Timer, Plug-In, Two Grounded Outlets, Weather Resistant, Presets/ Custom Countdown, Ideal for String Lights, Christmas Lights, 26898 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014SGCN88/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_2EAZ6S7DBV8D0AJSQCAN
You're going to want one of these. Can handle up to 1850w so safe for the sterilizer. You tell it how long and it will automatically shut off when the time is elapsed. I've been using these for years. They hold up
Mine haven't been that shiny in years. I'm jealous
Keep it simple man. Drill a 1/4” hole in all the lids. Use the filter disk stickers for filters in the link. Simply just cover the jar with tinfoil and stack them in the PC. My 23qt Preso can hold 36 plates, 4 rows of 8 plates. Just mix all your ingredients in a pot and bring them to a light boil so the agar melts, pour from that directly into each jar. I just line them all up in rows of 8 on the kitchen counter and pour from my stove top pot into a pyrex beaker (cus its got a little poring lip) and then pour that into each jar. Lids go on, filters already been placed over the FAE holes, jar rings, tinfoil cover. I suggest getting hvy duty tinfoil as u can get away with reusing the covers quite a few times as well before they start to wrip off. Mostly just be careful when ur taking em off if u care about waste reduction.
WYKOO 200 PCS Synthetic Filter Paper Stickers, 0.25Micron Filter Paper Stickers Used Under Mason Jar Lids for Mushroom Cultivation, 20mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PKG2V26/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VF2HGBAMB5J278KWJ7HZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
64qt tub from Fred Meyer ($12)
Bag of Pearlite ($5)
PC Fan USB Power Adapter ($9)
PC Fan ($10)
Timer x 2 ($30) - I am upgrading to some sort of sensor controlled set up, where I don't need to mess with scheduling for optimum condition.
1 hole on lid for in take fan, one hole in middle for humidifier, and 2 half inch holes behind lion's mane for exhaust (opposite end of intake fan toward bottom of the box) . I didn't use an exhaust fan, because positive pressure from intake fan is enough to push out CO2 floating on the bottom.
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I enjoy posting on this thread when nothing is here to get some information going! There is a documentary on Netflix currently which may prove to add additional information for your research, I learned a few facts about mushrooms that I didn't know!
It's on YouTube, as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nqbJ53-Eac
Found another one:
You want the best? There ya go
Chapin International 1002 48-Oz Multi-Purpose Sprayer, Red/White, Fine to Coarse Spray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002N8OB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_fabc_RBTPE4GCAYMCZSAV3GXG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I think I read that it's light in the 2400 wavelength? I remember i read it and bought the lights below, my mushies love it. 12/12 cycle.
I bought them, linked 4 of them together and ran them to a spare 12v battery with alligator clips. Wonders i tell you.
It's a reptile tank conditon controller. It can be programmed to increase or decrease humidity and temp as well as a timer for the lights.
Kispog Silicone Dehydrator Sheets for Food Dehydrator Machine, 10 Pcs/Sets Premium Non-Stick Silicone , Square 14x14 in https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NHL7KPF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TPB6N2NM4T0NBDKWRYQP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I used a fogger and built a small tub with a fan blowing into the top to blow the fog into the tent
AGPTEK Aluminum Mist Maker Fog Maker for Water Fountain Pond Rockery Fishtank Vase Birdbath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PAK245E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EBVCNCZJ99H43N2SBG5S
AC Infinity CLOUDLINE T6, Quiet 6” Inline Duct Fan with Temperature Humidity Controller - Ventilation Exhaust Fan for Heating Cooling Booster, Grow Tents, Hydroponics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XBXFPD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SJ2H94S5PRHY9GJ39KS7 here is the Amazon use CANUCK15 for a discount code
Yes, it matters. You want to give the mycelium as much surface area as you can for long-term storage. It also helps, at least for wood-loving mushies to put in a wood stick like a popsicle stick for extra nutrition. I have found that 50ml works great. I have been using the ones below and they autoclave and work well.
For liquid cultures, I just use the mason jar I made the culture in. Toss it in the fridge and it will last quite a while.
Honestly it's just a cheapie from Amazon that clips on my phone, was about $8. Not the greatest quality and it's hard to get the lighting to not wash out the view, but it does ok if you have patience
I just added these humidity/temp displays to my grow chamber. I've had success keeping the humidity pretty much the same during the whole fruiting period, ~80-90%. Also, not sure what kind of mister you're using, but this one is pretty fine and hasn't caused any issue with my flushes.
Thanks ! I think this is the one https://www.amazon.com/Greenhouse-Outdoor-Anchors-Include-Seedlings/dp/B082FXTYSN/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=portable+greenhouse&qid=1621646823&sr=8-3 but if you just search portable greenhouse or clear tent you’ll see a bunch. The controller is an Inkbird humidity controller , with no fresh air fan it holds humidity really well, I haven’t had to fill that little humidifier yet and it’s been a few days. But if I open it to air it out it kicks back on.
These timers work great. I use two on my martha. One for fans and one for UVC light to sterilize my humidity tank.
BTW, to anyone building a martha, you almost HAVE TO HAVE an exhaust system if you are growing more than one block. Otherwise, you get CO2 build up. You need CO2 below 800ppm to grow well. Also, you should vent the exhaust to the outside so that you are not dumping spores into your hours.
Wireless Digital Microscope Handheld USB HD Inspection Camera 50x-1000x Magnification with Stand is the one i picked up
I use grain bags meant for brewing. Works really well for me to contain the mess. Jillmo Brew Bag, Extra Large (31”X22”) Reusable Brew in a Bag, 2 Pack, New Version https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZD2NWWJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_T9o8Fb7QDFZKH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Sure. The humidifier is a Honeywell I got used. I’m not sure what model but it’s a top fill which is very handy. The tent and shelf are from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBGC61D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_tKVUFbC0YGJQN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The humidity controller is also from Amazon. Make sure you get the 110-220v one. You have to cut and solder an extension cord to it so it can be plugged in to the wall and so you can plug the humidifier into it. This is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FSQR7XJ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The duct hose I just picked up at Lowe’s along with metal duct tape.
And the tray on the bottom I just happen to have form a pet crate.
That is, in fact, a 1/2 pint jar. That is not, however, the shape of 1/2 jar intended for pf tek.
This is a link to an amazon posting showing the ideal shape of 1/2 pint jar id you wish to birth your cakes whole.
The mycelium can tend to stall in taller jars, but people definitely get away with it. Whatever size your jar is, the BRF/PF tek recipe is simply 2 parts vermiculite, 1 part water, and 1 part brown rice flour. When doing taller jars I would err on the side of less BRF.
Not sure if you can purchase from Amazon but here is a dozen 1/2 pint, wide mouth jars for £14.95
This UK Supplies thread might be able to point you in the right direction in the future. Good luck
This is what a lot of people use but I use a generic store brand. Idk what OP used. The main thing you are looking for a is precooked “ready rice” not “instant rice” that you have to add your own water. Read this full tutorial https://www.reddit.com/r/unclebens/comments/el1d8q/part_2_inoculating_uncle_bens_for_colonization/ for everything you need
I was just entering the thread to post this but if the write up is coming very soon I guess I can be patient.
This one I’m going to link works for me, but as already mentioned, it will take over an hour to get to 15 psi, but 100% will get there. I bought it so I can do my PC’ing outside and not smell up the house.
For my first time growing gourmet, I figured I'd start with some oysters (courtesy /u/mushies81 ). I'm going to use some mix of shredded aspen bedding, a bit of used coffee grounds, and corn cob bedding!
This will all be loaded into a simple double 5 gal bucket. My question is whether or not the corn cob needs to be PC'd before adding it to the substrate (as with most grainy or thick things). I was planning on pasteurizing with 170 degree water unless the corn is an issue.
I've grown in similar conditions, but a little warmer won't hurt. (70-75 is good)
If you do use a heater, you'll want a radiator style heater - this style is what I am talking about. This will warm your space, without altering the humidity.
Your lamp idea should work well to raise it a few degrees.
My boyfriend and I are starting a mushroom farm at his insistence because he loves to eat them. I've never enjoyed the taste of mushrooms, but I'm enthusiastic about the idea because the way I see it, I don't know if I like eating mushrooms overall until I try more kinds. I literally only have tried the kind in Chinese food and on pizza, which I'm pretty sure comes from a can in a lot of cases. (Even my boyfriend hates canned mushrooms!)
So maybe before you write off growing them as a waste, try as many kinds as you can get ahold of (if you haven't already). Try them fresh, rehydrated, in soup, in stir-fry, whatever. Gordon Ramsay has a trumpet mushroom recipe available here that looks good even to me!
My understanding is that a lot of the gourmet varieties have very different textures and flavors - golden oysters are supposed to taste vaguely like cashews, pink oysters are apparently bacon-y. And if you grow them and hate them, give them away as gifts, like you suggested. My boyfriend would absolutely love to be gifted mushrooms!
How big is your SAB? I'm a... larger gentleman... and built a nice comfy spacious one using a 132 quart box. I used a 5" inch Air Vent Duct Connector Flange for my holes secured gloves on them. Lots of room.
You may not feel as confined with a flow hood. But the workable space maybe much less than the SAB. One of the tradeoffs of them I'm afraid.
Flange part below:
Amazon has them at 1.44 per pound. This link allows you to "set up a subscription" for 25% off. 1.08 per pound on the first order:
Great River Organic Milling, Whole Grain, Rye Grain, Organic, 25-Pounds (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049YM8XU/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_Y7GVJC0KHKQ5BYEX57C2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use something like this.
This is the one I'm looking at right now. Figure when Im finally taking up too much room in our kitchen fridge itll be time to spring for something reliable and pay a little more to keep the bank secured.
Use this, and just attach a tube on the top, and stick the other end into your grow space.
Dental Alcohol Lamp Glass Alcohol Burner Lamp Dental Lab Equipment Heating Come with Metal Cap 150ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XWD9WWC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KJ4WG18QCYMKSXX667XW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You can use those to sterilize needles and scalpel blades if you start doing Agar plates. Also use the lamp to cause an updraft to push Bacteria up and away when inoculating jars or Agar plates. Totally not necessary right away but if you really get into growing, you’ll probably get one eventually.
that one goes to 15psi
i use an electric pressure cooker so i wouldn't turn down the heat because i simply go to sleep peacefully and quietly until the cooking is done
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You probably can find fewer in a package but this is what I meant.. when I’ve used them near a lake where there are yellow flies and deer flies they get absolutely covered in just a few hours!
they make mesh paint liners for 5 gallon buckets, makes things a lot easier. this is my first time messing with it, but it wasn't that bad, and $12 for a 35lb blew rye and wheat out of the water. I will probably play with those next, I'm making the rounds so to speak, figure out what I like and what works best for me. Brown rice is kinda soft and meh, popcorn is slow as fuck, birdseed is doing pretty great so far. rye is supposed to be pretty reliable and the wheat berries are supposed to stand up to some abuse. i'm trying some things with coffee to supplement besides gypsum, but also have my eye on wheat germ, bee pollen, hemp hearts, yeast and stuff like that to supplement.
so much to play with, having fun exploring.
If their like this then they won't work. I think most of the ones meant for human consumption have the hull removed. I'd seriously considered checking out a feed store near you. Its really the best price even if you buy just one bag. Oats are probably the easiest and most forgiving grain to prep IMO. Wbs is messy and rye berries are usually a dollar a pound at least in my area.
Just started learning agar work myself. I'd like to add these babies to your list.
Reusable petri dishes. I hate the throw away ones and glass was too expensive so I stumbled upon these. Great for beginners. Gives you many chances for mistakes. Fuck up? Just make a new batch. No going through sleeve after sleeve.
It's a process! We're on our third fruiting chamber, and it takes me a few weeks to calibrate each one! I just bought this thing and I'm really happy with it:
Looks like the green one I have is out of stock though. It's a little small honestly. I need to rig up a small raised plate for more room.
Sure thing here you go: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MFF319Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_8Y18664ZXXFDV0B8VEE2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You can dehydrate about 400g fresh in here at one time so it is on the smaller side but works well for me. I set it to 122°f and 8-10 hours to get them cracker dry.
Yup, i vacuum seal them by the ounce. I add one of these to each ounce to make sure they stay perfectly dry. If you dried them properly these arent really needed as the vacuum sealed is air tight, but I like to put a packet inside each pouch. If you keep them out of the light and in a reasonably temp controlled area, not too hot they should keep a long time. Its air that mostly ruins them but in a vacuum sealed pack they shouldnt have any air.
Behold: autoclavable condiment cups (cups and lids are separate links)
Karat FP-PL200-PP 1.50 oz. & 2... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQWBPZZ
Karat FP-P200-PP 2 oz. PP Portion... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GPZ3VHV
I actually have 6qt and 8qt - primarily for cooking.
I can fit 3 quart masons in the 8qt IP.
I prefer these slightly smaller 24oz widemouth jars… that’s just me - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B80TJLW, Also fit 3
Yeah for one standard brick, I think 600-650g. I use 3.25qt of water and mix the lime in after it boils, right before I pour it in the bucket.
I'm using this brand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084LZU1Q
As far as scales, I use one of these, it's cheap but you're not weighting gold or diamonds so don't worry about it, I have calibration weights, and it's never been off.: https://www.amazon.com/KUBEI-Upgraded-Charging-Electronic-Accuracy/dp/B083J7G7ZX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Digital+Gram+Scale+Toprime+500g+0.01g&qid=1622788557&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExOTJGTkU...
Based on this info. your tubs are drying out too fast. Since you are getting a better second flush after a dunk. The dunk rehydrates the tub like it was newly made with field capacity sub. Dial back the FAE a little and make sure you keep misting the inside of the tub. Don't spray the surface, just all the walls.
Do you have a fine mist sprayer? If you don't here is a link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LTW2ZHO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have this one and it rocks! Literally about the finest mist you can get from a spray bottle.
I'm new to this and actively working on tuning the settings for my system, so definitely not experienced. I'd be glad for any feedback.
My basic system has humidifier input at the top, and exhaust out the bottom.
My thinking is you want to take advantage of gravity and natural air flow - moist heavy air enters at the top pushing current contents out the bottom.
I have one 120mm computer fan on a cycle timer at base, blowing out, to encourage fresh air. I'm adding 2 more - they're on order.
Tuning the system isn't trivial. The settings you set on your Inkbird or whatever, are not what the tub sees. Especially if you add in not knowing the results of your exhaust timing.
I recommend something like this:
Getting the right combination of fresh air and correct humidity has been a challenge-hence the new fans.
Good luck, and I'd love to hear feedback.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VVNP7F3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KB34C0WVB681DECDZ667 This is a new humidifier I got, generally I just leave the humidifier on it's lowest setting and have a fan within the grow tent.
Well something seems off.
Amazon sells cheap 4 packs of digital humidity and temperature sensors.
Good luck. Don't give up yet, at least I wouldn't.
I have used several models of CO2 monitors and found most to be unreliable. This is theonly one I use now. It seems to be very accurate. It also reads very fast and can sit in the Martha.
Wouldn't buy. If you're new to this hobby look for:
- grain that is meant for growing mushrooms
- in a bag that has an injection port
- in a bag that has a filter patch
I tried searching for "filtre d'injection de champignon de grain" but I didn't see any, which seems odd.
This is what it looks like on the English Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/BetterFungi-Sterilized-Grain-Injection-Port/dp/B07QZXWBDP/ref=sr\_1\_7?dchild=1&keywords=grain+mushroom+injection+filter&qid=1621027926&sr=8-7
Also, thse seem to work well, I havent tried micropore tape though but I think the filter potential is not great compared... Synthetic Filter Paper Stickers 20 mm 0.3 μm Filter Disc Mushroom Applied Under Wide Mouth Jar Lid for Mushroom Cultivation (128): Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
Buy these After going through 200 of these I have not had one blow out so far.
You are making sure the bags are elevated off the bottom of the pressure cooker right?
I saw someone using this on a sub and it seemed to be affordable and effective.
Yeah this is my first try with fungus but we are running 20 shoeboxes, using substrate that’s heavy manure, and also running a spare 150w led 12/12 in the top of the tent (and clear lids). Hoping we got it right and soon I have the all the medicine needed for the summer at minimum 🙏
I went through a couple of co2 meters until I found this one. Some of them don't work very well but this one is great. A little on the expensive side. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FYWU2IS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This is a great timer and there is currently a lightning deal on it on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086DN9QT3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Medium Seed and Herb Domed Propagator with Vented Side Height Extension and Security Clip Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KC9N69T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_17S110BYG0KC92FX54MB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use this one on a low setting for 5 mins twice a day
Go to local home brew store and ask for a single pound of light dry malt extract.
Or buy this.
This is the one that I use.
You don't need it but you will work a lot harder to keep things right and it won't be as stable as if you automate it.
Looks like the straight Midwest Grow tek. I think I bought the same setup. I grew the brf cakes, and then, I converted to shoebox tek - thanks to all the amazing people here... (and BOD). It was a tough call. I had planned on sticking to the PF tek with lots of holes using the method in The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible (purchased on Amazon). Hope you post more pics of your grow as I am weighing pros and cons for future endeavors. MUSH LOVE AND GOOD LUCK!!!!
I bought 2 of these fans and ran them to my cooling spot on my thermostat. I used an extension cord to make room for 2 fan plugs. I then set my cooling differential to 0.3 and i get a cycle of cool air and then a cycle of hot air when my heater turns on.
I also bought one and set it up today.
aside from the quilting, these jars work well for no-pour teks, i've grown out a bunch of nice transfers with them. could also be great for covering a spore print.
Alright, idk how to send pics on reddit.. laugh at me 😋.. so yeah i guess ill text it.. i have a heater set across from my grow tent about 5 feet away (its an electric oil radiator or some sh*t idk (bc its colder in my basement) set on a time. The NON HEAT PRODUCING small bright light inside, fan in tent, and humidifier thing all on another timer (same device). The humidifier is outside pumping air and moisture in at once. Mine could use more fae but Im working on it. Trying to fan a little air into there once a day or every other day or so, to exchange air.
Edit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQWY9HM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share this is the timer device i use
This heater and a temperature regulator is what I use and it works great. If you don't want to spend money try putting them higher up, heat rises. You can use your hand to feel the difference in temp between the air on the floor compared to the air under the ceiling
I recommend this one!
Check this out at Amazon
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I've ordered two inline fans to test:
Much higher CFM:
They both say that they 'should' work for greenhouses. How long did it take for yours to die?
Agar Agar Powder. Organic Vegan (Vegetarian) Gelatin. Non GMO, Gluten Free and Nutrient Rich. 8 oz Bag, Unflavored. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087Z36HJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Tz70Fb6RW8Z0D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Just one 16qt tub, yes. I used one of these tubs.
Colonized in grain spawn jars (millet), and 50/50 coir/verm sub
I got these 10 pack 2.5Mil mushroom grow bags
The bags were just under 9 bucks. They do the job. I burned 3 bags in my PC but that was my fault for not paying attention.
I bought I big ass bag of wild bottom seed and followed instructions from Willy Myco on YouTube. (Just search "Willy Myco WBS" and you will find the instructions. The bags can be reused if you create your own self healing injection port with RTV silicone ( also on Amazon) .
One you are set with your grain bags and a good liquid culture started, you are going to save so much more money making your own grain bags than paying for shipping for grain bags that may or may not be contaminated.
This is the one I have my boyfriend accidentally double misted after I had already done it yesterday so I think that’s the cause
It certainly does! The filters themselves are 16.5 by 12.5, with the lip I rounded down the dimensions. The calculations call for roughly 250 CFM, but from my experimentation with a previously bought inline vent fan and a single one of those filters (no pre filter), I knew I had to drastically step up the CFM for whatever fan I buy if it’s going to push air through both AND handle a pre filter. Since I was buying on amazon, I didn’t expect to see a graph showing the CFM at various resistance levels and guessed at the right fan :)
The previous fan was rated at 428 CFM, and I considered buying two more of them to make an array, but these fan are not meant to deal with high static pressure so the motor will likely die on me sooner than later. Secondly, the inner fan diameter doesn’t take up the full 8 inches and that resulted in quite a bit of backdraft when I aimed it close to a wall (to simulate the high static pressure of the box)
AC Infinity RAXIAL S8, Inline Booster Duct Fan 8” with Speed Controller - Low Noise Inline HVAC Blower Can Fan for Basements, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Workshops https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZPF4NRX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aDIMFb2B0NC11?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 that was nowhere near
Hey man, wanted to let you know I imported my PC from the UK. I'm using the 22L Hawkins Big Boy, ordered it off Amazon a good year ago. It holds I believe 7 quart jars, goes up to 15PSI and works like a charm:
I don't really know how large or many bags it would do, as I haven't used those before, but it seems plenty large, just check the specifications and see if it fits your needs.
Best of luck, hope this helps you out!
That model offers cooling which you shouldn't need.
This is half the price and can be set to maintain a heat leave. I use both since I also raise orchids indoors.
These mats are inexpensive, durable, waterproof, and do a great job. They can be controlled by the inkbird thermostat in previous link.
I had posted a similar question earlier and there didn't seem to be much response to it. From what I've read online, oyster mushrooms have pretty strong sporulation, and you can develop allergies etc from breathing a ton of it. With 9x5lb blocks that will probably be a lot of spores, and taking a few precautions is never a bad idea.
I am setting up a shelf greenhouse similar to your setup, and my plan is to put HEPA filters on the 120mm (computer/muffin) fans to filter the exhaust from the greenhouse.
There is a great 3D printing part designed for this exact thing.
I've printed it and it seems good so far, but I haven't actually finished setting it up. By cutting correctly shaped holes in the greenhouse (probably securing the fan with zipties) and sealing around it, you should be able to fix both your FAE problem and prevent most of the spores from leaving the greenhouse.
HEPA filters are usually 0.2-0.5 micron, and the spores are on the order of 2 micron, so they should work pretty well. As a backup / to keep the room tidy in general, I've also picked up one of these floor fans with a HEPA filter off of Amazon. That will also help remove them from the air, as some will definitely get loose over time.
Once I have my system set up I'm planning on putting up a few photos, but it'll be another week or two.
Sorry for the wall of text, hope it helps!
Excuse me if I sound ignorant, I'm just starting out. This is my first time growing anything, really. These are from a kit I bought so that I can make sure I can grow the simplest thing without horrible things happening.
The kit I bought is this one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0189JPZL2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't even know how to go about sending you something like that, something like a spore print through the mail or what?
Amazon has a mushroom bible that I found very informative. There are probably better teks to use but this covers everything from supplies to techniques to contamination info, highly recommend it for the price! The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms https://www.amazon.com/dp/1937866289/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ckyMAbQEMA5EY
If you get a decent spore print and want to learn about cultivation this is a good beginner reference.
Yes and yes.
I think these are absolutely perfect for no pour.
Body and lid are PP5 stamped. I’m obsessed with these lol.
4oz deli condiment cups
I got this one https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Portable-Adjustable-Temperature-Stainless/dp/B07KTT9BMQ
But only used it for a month. I have a presto coil one that I've used for years and was cheaper, but only 1000 watt. It was like 10$ at target
Your humidity is fine. Stop misting and see how things go. Also this little guy has worked great for me. Some people don't like them but I've had no issues. If your temps are around 70-80f and you're seeing condensation on your box walls you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
Just posted this on another thread, but it applies here... I use a diy dehydrator with desiccant (the stuff the comes in a little packet at the bottom of your beef jerky). Desiccant absorbs moisture and you can actually use an oven to re-dry after so many batches. I recommend buying it in bulk so you don’t have to deal with packets. Just use a small tupperware: desiccant beads go in the bottom, put a layer of aluminum foil down, put your harvest on top of aluminum foil. Dries even the biggest boys in 5-7 days. As an added bonus, you can store your harvest in there to make sure they stay bone dry. Example product - https://www.amazon.com/Industry-Standard-Indicating-Desiccants-Dehumidifier/dp/B01G5NTE8E
Also, here is your shroom Bible. It's amazing with walking you through everything. Even explains how to break down the psilocybin into liquids, making chocolates, teas, etc etc.
I couldn't see the bottom of your greenhouse that well. If you don't have one already, I definitely recommend putting one of these under it.
This one. seems pretty simple and the humidity sensor is pretty sensitive. Haven't worked out how to play with the offsets yet, but otherwise a solid purchase at a 5th the price of the inkbird.
The bacterial colonies will just slowly get bigger, they can't spread like hell the way molds do. There is a workaround for this situation.
Cut a slab of agar out of a clean plate and cover some of your mycelium entirely with it. The mycelium can easily emerge clean on top. The bacteria will remain trapped beneath. Source: Paul Stamets