Instructions for growing mushroom kit 100% mycelium
Contents of mushroom kit 100% mycelium:
Tupperware with 1200 ml of colonized soil of 100‰ mycelium.
Growing bag with air filter.
You will need:
- water to spray
– Mineral water or clear tap water.
– An illuminated place, or fluorescent light bulbs to place in the kit (no direct sunlight)
– A temperature between 18°C and 26,8°C (23°C is the ideal temperature).
– Humidity between 85% and 95%
- A bit of patience.
First steps (again, DO NOT submerge the kit in water or do anything with it – the 100% mycelium kits are ready for the growth):
1. Take out the growing kit 100% mycelium from the box.
2. Remove the lid and rinse it with running water and put it aside, you will need it later.
3. Now you have 2 options;
Option 1.- Add 2 fingers of water (±3cm) and a gush of hydrogen peroxide to the growing bag (Be careful, the bags are not watertight, you have to put the bag of culture in a large tupper that you have at home). Put the 100% mycelium kit inside the growing bag with the air filter. Cover the sides of the Tupperware with foil paper or tape, this way we can keep mushrooms from coming out from the sides, forcing them to grow upwards seeking light. Make sure the bag is straight with the opening upward. The bag will work as a microclimate container.
Option 2.-Put the 100% mycelium kit inside the growing bag with the air filter. Cover the sides of the Tupperware with foil paper or tape, this way we can keep mushrooms from coming out from the sides, forcing them to grow upwards seeking light. Make sure the bag is straight with the opening upward. The bag will work as a microclimate container. Having not added water to the bottom of the bag of culture, we have to spray water to the walls of the bag every day, as many times as necessary to maintain a humidity as close as 100% until they begin to poke the primordia, taking care not to breathe on the mycelium, wash our hands thoroughly before doing so and do not spray water on the mycelium.
4. Close the growing bag.
5. Put the complete kit in a lighted place – with natural light, but not under direct sunlight.
6. Choose a warm place for your kit with a minimum of 20°C and a maximum of 26°C. The ideal temperature is 23°C. The ideal lighting for growing mushrooms is indirect sunlight.
Mushrooms contain a great amount of water and to produce its fruits need lots of water, so it is a good idea to use a water spray to create some humidity. – Do not sprinkle the surface of the kit nor the mushrooms, only the interior of the growing bag, everyday. Do not inhale the interior of the bag, and wash your hands efficiently before handling the kit – mould is everywhere and you will not want to lose your harvest because of an evil and diabolic intruder – green mould will ruin your whole kit.
Process of fructifying:
This growing kits are exceptionally fast, and the first heads start coming out in only 5-16 days. If the temperature is too high or too low, the process will take longer and could last up to four weeks to flourish. Once the first umbrellas come out, it takes one week to finish developing.
Working with kits requires absolute cleanliness; wash your hands (and arms, you never know…) before the harvest – be thorough, use soap, disinfectant gel and sterilized gloves to prevent contamination. The best moment to collect the mushrooms is one second after breaking the veil – grab them by the lower part, twist and pull the fruit carefully to pull it up; don’t take it out, or you will damage the mycelium and delay the next harvest. Treat these celestial ambassadors with respect. After the harvest, the pedicle of the mushrooms will have a bluish colour – it is the first symptom of the psilocybin oxidation and evidence of the Meat of the Gods.
However, it is not all – these kits produce several harvests. After the first, the soil will not be exhausted; it only needs fresh water to produce the next crop. To do this, fill the growing box with very cold tap water – this is called “cold shock” and it stimulates mycelium, and put the lid. Keep it under water for 12 hours and open a corner of the lid to remove the excess water – let it drain for 10 more seconds. And you can start again… put the box inside the bag, sprinkle everyday, etc.. until the harvest and repeat the steps again and again until the soil runs out.
The 100% mycelium mushroom kits from Edabea are guaranteed but you have to meet some requirements to make it look like this:
You have to put the kit to fruition as soon as it is received and follow the instructions previously detailed to the letter.
If there is any problem, get in touch with us before getting into the kit.
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