Your purchase includes:
- 3 sterilised, ready-to-use bags filled with 1 kg of brown rice flour and vermiculite. Each bag features a self-healing injection port for easy use.
- 3 alcohol wipes to help maintain a clean work environment.
These bags are thoughtfully designed to offer the ideal environment for mycelium colonisation. While they may not yield a heavy flush of mushrooms, they are optimised for rapid colonisation and fruiting.
Procedure for Use:
- Once your bag is fully colonised, remove it from the mushroom grow bag.
- Introduce it to a fruiting chamber. There are plenty of DIY tutorials on how to create your own fruiting chamber on YouTube.
One simple method involves setting up a fruiting chamber filled with Perlite (available at Bunnings). Just add some water and place the colonised bags on top of a piece of cardboard wrapped in aluminium foil to avoid contact with the Perlite. Ensure not to add too much water; the aim is to maintain humidity inside the fruiting chamber.
- In a clean environment, wipe the injection port with an alcohol wipe or spray it with isopropyl alcohol.
- Shake the LC syringe, sterilise the needle with a flame, then let it cool for a few seconds.
- Inject about 5-10ml of liquid culture or spore solution into the Brown Rice Flour + Vermiculite Bag.
- Once the mycelium block is fully colonised, cut open the bag and place the contents in the fruiting chamber. Depending on the variety, mushrooms should begin to appear within 7-8 days.
- After your first harvest, rehydrate your mycelium block by submerging it in sterile water in the fridge overnight (use boiled water that has cooled down). It will then be ready for a second flush.
It’s essential to maintain sterile techniques, especially during the second or third flush, as the risk of contamination increases.
We recommend using the bags as soon as possible to minimise the chance of contamination.
With our kit, you can enjoy growing your own mushrooms in less than a month. If you encounter any issues, we’re always here to assist you.
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