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Cultivation / Re: Log inoculation (with fotos) - Help please
« on: May 05, 2009, 06:42:21 PM »
Another update.

First, some photos of our under-the-bed-log-inoculation tests:

These went straight to the fireplace... (it seems these pictures are from the same log... lol! The other log was the same. Radioactive green...)

This one is still in test:

The black isn't a chainsaw burn. It's someting like a spider web, but black. We will see what it's going to grow from there...  :rolleyes:

As we are still waiting for the new pellets to arrive, we started(or tried to... or are trying to) a new tipe(for us) of mushroom growth. Plastic bags.

We have read a lot of books, seen a couple of videos, and attended to some classes, but we can't sort out what's the best way to do that. It seems everyone has his own thoughts how to grow mushrooms.

Some say to sterilize the straw, some don't, some don't use it, some just add everything and throw them inside the bags...

For our first try, we did it this way:(shitakke spawn)

1- cut the straw in small pieces.
2- added moisture by soaking the straw in almost boiling water. We let that soak and cool, for an entire afternoon.
3- removed the excess water and let it cool to room temperature.(it was a bit hot)
4- Filled the bags(one layer of straw, one spoon of spawn)
5- Closed the bags, pressing them down a bit.
6- Made some holes(3) in each bag
7- placed the bags in a dark and temperature stable room(wine cellar)

Everything was sterilized. (spoons, knive, hands, tupperware)

The straw:(1kilo)

The spawn:

The bags:

The ratio was: 1kilo of pre-soaked straw to 200grams of spawn.

We have another 1,3kilos of spawn to mess up with.

Any help, or sugestion, is most welcome!

Cultivation / Re: Log inoculation (with fotos) - Help please
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:55:14 AM »
Of course it does! Thanks PW.

When we finish making Round 2, of log inoculation, we'll post here the pictures.

There are also a couple of pictures from the first batch, and our indoor-under-the-bed-log-testing, that Kuka, probably forgot to post here.

Cultivation / Re: Log inoculation (with fotos) - Help please
« on: April 13, 2009, 09:24:20 AM »
The space has a back wall. Probably we can put some kind of a plastic wall. Not water/air proof, because the walls might become sails, and sail away with the wind if not properly secured...

A kind of net, could do also? Like this?

The wall is only to prevent direct rain from falling into the logs, right? This net has very small holes in it. The rain can't go through. Well, probably it can, but not lots of it. A mild "moist" won't screw up the logs. Or will it?

Cultivation / Re: Log inoculation (with fotos) - Help please
« on: April 09, 2009, 05:14:13 AM »
Yap. It started as something small, but it's surelly going to grow. I am the friend that kuka talked about in his 1st post.

I have another question for you shroom masters.

We have a large quantity of freshly cutted oak logs, and we wanted to inoculate them, the same way we did with the first batch.

The problem, is that indoor space isn't very abundant. At my girlfriend's farm, there's kind of a space with ceiling, but with no walls. I don't know the name in english... sorry... like this:

Is it possible to grow mushrooms in logs, under that?

How many pellets, should there be in each log? I've seen from a lot, to a few... I'm a bit confused here... can you help us?(again?) :rolleyes:

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