Discussion in 'ADVANCED MYCOLOGY' started by FallenOak, Oct 6, 2015.
Those are some impressive fruits man! Is that the 3015 strain?
Yessir it is!
I have been thinking about trying Amycels other P. ostreatus strain 3070 though, which the description reads: "cap color: grey with brown striations. Very productive with dense clusters and smaller cap size.
They also have a P. pulmonarious strain I want to try this summer, 3014.
Had some dinner plate sized fruits come out recently. That's what 20% supplementation does!
That's f'ing amazing!
40 lb harvest.
Nice harvest, I hope you have some good buyers lined up. I saw your comment about breaking spawn jars against your palm. You know that causes you to go blind and have hairy palms right? Well to avoid that and not need a big expensive tire in your lab you can use a short piece of the light weight drain pipe (not regular pvc) from Lowe's or wherever. I think it is 4" but might be 6". Just cut a short piece and screw down to a board or just hold it down on a counter. The jar will bounce off just like a tire. It's a little loud but better than hairy palms or worse yet glass shards and an emergency room trip.
Lol. Hairy palms would be better than the nerve damage I'm feeling, if I use my hand the wrong way it feels like a 3 inch rusty nail savagely scraping against bone and flesh.
Imma use a small wheelbarrow tire, got an extra one laying around, just have to mount it. Thanks for the tip though!
Things I've used besides my palm to break up jars:
-paper towel roll
-duct tape roll
-interns that talk back to me
Jk on the last one... lol.
Stopping in to say nice job on the planning and execution of this very happy looking mushroom farm.
That nerve damage doesn't sound fun. Make sure to take care of that.
Blood from interns should heal you right up.
We're just finishing out our second FR this week. Got the new lab finished and set up already. I will def post some updates in the near future.
And the bloodletting ritual is planned for today!
I have been thinking of going large scale who did u go through for your strains and not counting yor barn what do u think your investment has been ?sorry know this is a lot to answer but u are obviously doing it right.
NICE !!!! Those are some Beauties, Fallen !
Awesome Build Bro.. I just got done building mine, its about 1/3 of the size you got there.. But, no where as complicated as yours.. Mine is only for housing my mono tubs and to have a sterile work area for transfers..I Installed an AC unit the other day, now I just need the 4 foot CFL's .
Looks good man, I did the same thing for a year or so so I can shoot ya a couple tips I found out in my journey. The ultrasonic foggers burn out all the time, it will be cheaper in the long-run to get the misting fan for rooms I'll find a link to it soon and send it to you if you don't know what I'm talking about. The drywall will mold up pretty quick you will find best to put up PVC panels it might even be a requirement for growing food that will be ingested by humans in your area. I know once I upgraded to the panels my sales went up as customers liked the fact that I was growingin a more stable and sealed space. For humidity throwing a couple inches of riverrock on the floor and hosing it down twice a day works really well. Definitely set up a lab with positive pressure, the last thing you need is lost hours of work and not meeting sales quotas due to contamination, your chiefs will depend on Stable supply. You will loose them if they can't depend on you. I'll follow this post up shortly with more if you would like. PS...How are you storing for freshness, and packaging? I was lacking when I first started out and tht was my biggest hurdle
@Ozzy look through some more of @FallenOak's stuff. He's got several posts. He's doin' the damn thing!
Hey ozzy! I've been at it for over four years now. Two at my current location and have certainly learned a whole lot in that time. Yes ultrasonics burn out, but if you care for them and clean and replace the elements as needed they can last a good long while. The main problem is water hardness, which I will be fixing with RO filters in the near future (once I can afford it, lol). I've certainly drooled over the mister fans, and ideally in the future will use both misters and ultrasonic fog to get the job done. Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy. The best option by far though is electrolytic humitity generators which use high voltage to instantly turn water into vapor, that won't be feasible until I build a warehouse sized space with high end air handling system though.
Mold resistant drywall with a coating of pro industrial epoxy paint does the job quite well with no sign of degradation after two years. The floor is poured concrete over hardie backer a running up the floorboards and a vapor barrier, all coated in epoxy, trimmed with rubber and sealed with silicon with a drain in the middle to boot. I wash out my rooms tip to toe monthly with an iodine solution mixed in a hose end fertilizer mixer (never used for fert).
I have a working lab and incubation space and don't have any significant problems with contamination in the lab.
I know all about keeping chefs happy. The key is communication, they will understand shortages or crop loss as long as you are straight with them.
We have a refrigerated trailer that is kept at 34f with mushies in butcher paper lined produce bins wrapped in food film. The trailer can hold over 500 lbs of mushies.
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