N0j0y go at Perl oysters

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  1. n0j0y

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    Dunno what I'm gonna do with them yet. Seems they like everything. Started a jar from live culture and transferred to a mycobag with about 4quarts of grain in my first run with bags. In 3 days it's going pretty hard. I have wood pellets on hand. From the sounds of it it sounds like straw may be better but it seems to like anything it comes in contact with from reading these logs.

    Either way, I guess this is going to be my attempt at oysters. I have no clue what type of growing environment they like. I have no grow house yet. It's coolish and humid where I am, may attempt outside in a tree covred area in a basket.

    Open to pointers and suggestions. Guessing grain will be ready in 5 days.
     
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    Coolish and humid sounds perfect! You do not need much more than that for oysters :)

    Use a 15-20% supplementation if you are using HWFP and no supplementation if you are using straw. 10% inoculation rate is more than enough; using more might promote contam. GO FOR IT!
     
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    Wait are you saying that more than 10% colonized grain to straw could promote contam? If so, why would that be. I would think the more spawn, the faster it would colonize and about contain.
     
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    Yes that's what I am saying. From my experience I have observed that the more spawn you use the more probability of contaminant. Bear in mind that grain spawn is composed of a base supplement itself so just like excessive supplementation, too much spawn promotes contamination.
     
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    Fair enough. Wasn't questioning just trying to understand. Still a total noob.
     
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    5 days after g2g. This stuff is going to eat anything I expect. IMG_20180202_102927.jpg
     
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    Looking good there! Time to go on HW or straw :)
     
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    Yeah I split it across 3 spawn bags of bran supped hw. It's starting to run through that fast. Weather is getting warmer than it should. Not sure if I'll be able to toss outside. Depends on how hearty it is. May just throw in shady spot and see how it goes and give it some misting when I can. Really kinda winging it.
     
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    Where are you at?
     
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    South east
     
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    Bags seem mostly colonized, lots of browns in there tho. Not sure if that's from the saw dust or something bad. Or just what oysters do, all new to me.

    Noticed one of them has large growths in the bag. Guessing it's trying to fruit. At this point I think I'm going to open them up, press the air out and tape the bags down then cut xs near the growths and throw into my sgfc and just do my best to fan the crap outta it and see what happens.
     
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    Seems like progress? Tossed two outside to see how they fend for themselves.

    No clue how to tell what they need as they go other than I'm fanning the crap outta the inside one
     

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    Looks like it's doing mushroom things IMG_20180219_171341.jpg
     
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    Growing fast. No clue how to tell if they are happy or when to harvest but it's a start IMG_20180220_115917.jpg
     
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    Outdoor grow. Same live culture. Much different looking. Guessing long stems mean it's suffocating inside?

    IMG_20180221_081643.jpg

    Did some reading and sounds that's exactly what it is.
     
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    Looking good! Oysters love fresh air.
     
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    Yeah, I had concern with temps of doing outside, but since I had 3 bags and like experiments I went with both. The outdoor definitely are happier looking.
     
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    Assuming they are a little dry but not bad for a first run. IMG_20180223_072158.jpg
     
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