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Summer 2021 Growing Tips

by | Friday, May 28, 2021 |
Summer Growing Tips

Summer is approaching! With warm weather baking the Midwest recently, the heat always brings its own set of problems and benefits in the mushroom growing world. Humidity: Mushrooms love that extra humidity, even in most climate controlled homes the humidity levels will rise and you will notice that in your mushroom growing setup as well. Humidity will be easier to maintain at lower temperatures. Make sure you allow for extra air exchange in your growing setup to prevent excess Co2 buildup....

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Storing Mycelium for 12 months or longer using Agar Slants

by | Friday, May 21, 2021 |

Using AGAR Slants for long term mycelium storage You may have heard or read about using agar slants in many online communities or books. It has become a popular tool in preserving your mycelium for long term use. An agar slant allows you to store your favorite mushroom in a suspended state for up to 12 months! Here are the simple steps for using the agar slants. Things You’ll Need · Colonized Agar plate with the mycelium specimen you want to preserve · A sterile disposable scalpel or a hobby...

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How to use Agar Plates

by | Friday, April 30, 2021 |

How to work with AGAR- The BASICS You may have heard or read about using agar plates in many online communities or books. It has become a popular tool in mushroom growing. Growing mushrooms from scratch requires being able to store and properly propagate mushroom cultures on nutrient rich agar. The objectives are: · Start with a sterile piece of mushroom tissue and transfer it onto agar · Start from a spore syringe and grow out the best genetics · Create multiple copies of the culture · Avoid...

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