hi yall, I'm new to growing mushrooms and thought it would be a fun project to try
I bought a spawn bag and successfully colonized it with blue oyster spawn, then transferred the mycelium into a bigger tub with substrate, im using pasteurized straw for my substrate.
The mycelium has spread through the substrate but I haven't seen any pins and it been about a month since transferring into my bigger container
so far I've been lightly fanning and misting the mycelium once a day. I was wondering if I'm missing something or simply need to wait longer
if anyone has any tips or advice to help that would be greatly appreciated! thanks for your time
I’ve never had luck growing Oysters in loose straw. They respond to being super tightly packed with only holes to allow fruits. This is a reason why bags work well.
Being loose like that, I’m not sure if holes would help or not.
posted 10 months ago
hmm alright, so should i get rid of them and start again or is there anything else you can think of that might help them in fruiting?
Since your temps and humidity sound good, I would look to see if they are getting enough air and if they are getting right amount of light.
I would suggest adding holes for air exchange. As for light, most mushrooms need around 12 hours and prefer indirect light (*check the needs of the type you are growing). From what I understand pinning/fruiting is increased by the presence of light in the blue range so if you have the means you could buy strip LED lightingonline (if you arent afraid of cutting and cliping strip lighting together you can buy reels for very cheap on amazon) within those ranges.
The last thing thing I can think of now that might be inhibiting fruiting could be how the substrate is being watered. Its important that when misting the water is sprayed on the walls of the container and not the actual mycelium. I've read if water is sprayed on the mycelium it can cause pins to abort.