Request Advice about using Mushroom Grow Bags

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  1. wilspeak

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    Hello, I want to grow using the mushroom substrate in the jar method, however, I can't really do that growing method right at this time. Can anyone give me some good advice and Teks using Mushroom Grow Bags? Thank You all in advance
     
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    Very similar processes all around, just different growing vessels, maybe help to think of the bags as a flexible jar
     
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    Instead of a lid with a filter patch for air exchange and an injection port, you have a filter patch on side of bag and inoculate through the main opening, usually in front of a flow hood, that's why jars evolved as a tek with a still air box for sanitised inoculation
     
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    I colonize grain and then add to the substrate in the bag and mix the grain in well, roll the top over a couple of times and use paper clips on either side. Open the bag a couple of times a day to let the Co2 out and some Fresh Air in F A E. Indirect light only, no sun
     
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    Once you mix with substrate, you should not not open the bag, break it up, actually...rereading the post here....um yeah. Follow above advice. If your actually growing in the bag, once it's 100% colonized, then open it, but certainly don't break it up, just open to allow for fae every once in a while, or better yet, spend 4 bucks on a Tupperware container, and follow a tek to make a habitat. Your shrooms will suffer from a lack of fae the way you're considering doing it. Not that it can't or won't be successful, but I guarantee they will be long steamed and hollow, instead of thick and meaty.
     
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    Also, part of the joy of growing is the reaserch, all the teks are readilt available here on the forums, I would feel bad if I just handed you links. Do some reading, learn, links the teks here and ask questions to clarify if your not getting something. That would be much more productive and fulfilling
     
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    A little late but Thank you for your advice. I appreciate you for that!
     
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    Now I am doing mixing my grain in substrate in a plastic container. Covering the air holes with micropore tape. Once colonized I remove the tape to allow gas out and air in. I’m getting some pinning now Hoping for the best. Actually all I want is to be able to clone and make prints.
     
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    Hello Ozzy, this is the first time that I am using 1LB mushroom grow bags. The substrate is colonizing in the bag. There is a filter on the bag for FAE. I try to help the air exchange in the bag by moving the bag a little bit each day, because the bag is sealed. Should I shake the grow bag when its about 80-90% colonized? or should I let it colonize without shaking the colonized substrate , then transfer the colonized spawn to 50/50 coir-verm. Thank You in advance.