DYI Oyster Growkit attempt, need advice on overlay/fruiting

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    In an attempt to make a cheap giifts, I inoculated 10 small poly tube bags containing un-supplemented sawdust (about 2lb per bag) with elm oyster spawn I had. I made a slit in the top and covered with milipore tape, as I had no small patch bags. Its day 10 and growth has been ok, no signs of contam, but I'm worried I'm getting what looks overlay (coating over patches which cracks on bending) (I read that thin poly was permeable?). I think I should poke growth slits now and move to FC, since I want to gift them soon anyway. But looking for advice. This was an experiment so I'm open to suggestions on how to do better next time, or for the benefit of others. Note the darker spots iin bags are seeds from the spawn.
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    Great job. They look real nice. I'd take one with a smile. Its gonna have to fruit through small slit holes. Did you make any ?
     
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    Thanks! Not yet, was concerned they would fruit too early....on the other hand, it looks like growth is concentrated near the top where the vent is, and mostly on the surface. Or I may be over thinking. Any reason not to cut slits now?
     
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    The ones that are almost colonized or colonized i'd cut.
     
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    Thanks!
    I'll report back how they do.
     
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    Bags that large you want some ventilation holes for colonization. If your environment is clean cut them all and move to more FAE higher humidity when ready to fruit
     
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    Trout Closet Mycologist, Literaly! Mushroom Doctor

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    Damn didn’t see how old this thread was. This place is slow these days.
     
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    Everyone ran off to other places and left me, Luckofthefryish and redcat to hold the fort, i had to advance my myco skills just so i could help, poor noobs relying on my patter :rofl: I try to tell them i learn from you lot and i'm still learning and no bugger listens
     
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