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First time questions
« on: April 28, 2008, 12:59:11 AM »

Hi I'm a new grower who is looking to get started in growing mushrooms I have several questions about the growing process.
Q1) How important is the temperature of your terrarium is it critical for the mushroom growth?

Q2) When and how often should you water your cakes?

Q3) What is the technique for watering your cakes, do you spray or just dump water onto them?

Q4) Can you buy the verm and brown rice flower at a regular store or does it have to be ordered on line with the spores?

Q5) How Important is the air exchange in your terrarium? I have seen several videos that kind of contradict eachother on this one said lots of fresh air with lots of holes in the terrarium and the other said the opposite with no holes at all.

Any other new tips/techniques for a first timer looking to get started would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot
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Re: First time questions
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 04:01:43 AM »

>Q1) How important is the temperature of your terrarium is it critical for the mushroom growth?
The temperature not terribly important, P. cubensis will grow and fruit in a fairly wider range of temperatures, for incubation a range between  70-80 is preferable, with around 80F being optimum, for fruiting go with around 5F less.


Q2) When and how often should you water your cakes?

Cakes usually don't need to be sprayed directly since they should be iin a very moist environment.


Q3) What is the technique for watering your cakes, do you spray or just dump water onto them?

Spray, but as I said, see above.

Q4) Can you buy the verm and brown rice flower at a regular store or does it have to be ordered on line with the spores?

See http://www.fungifun.org/English/Pftek

Q5) How Important is the air exchange in your terrarium? I have seen several videos that kind of contradict eachother on this one said lots of fresh air with lots of holes in the terrarium and the other said the opposite with no holes at all.
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