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which oyster mushroom best for growing indoors?

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Hey all!

I am interested in growing oyster mushrooms indoors. I already have partial success but I am pretty confused..
I started growing Pleurotus ostreatus  http://www.shii-take.de/irw_cat.4b41543532.lang.454e47.product.50422d412d3031.html
Mycelium grew fast and I moved them to a growing chamber a few days a go:  theres a fan and humidity is 85%, sufficient light
But the temperature is around around 18-20 normally. one of the buckets started fruiting when temp dropped two days a go but I cant maintain this temp.
I am not sure if I should order Pleurotus pulmonarius (summer strand) or continue experimenting with this strand.

What are your experience with oyster mushrooms in buckets ?
I'd really want to get it right so I can grow them in larger amount..

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found this info:

If its cold frequently, try cold blue oyster, king oyster or any oyster that fits cold temperatures.
If too warm, the opposite,here is a Shroomery list of commonly grown oysters.

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How cold did they get? I thought it wasn't that critical  for oysters?

You didn't really say what your goals are. Quality or mainly maximum production?

I've been looking for the best tasting oysters. The most flavorful oysters I've had by far were from a Mushroom Mojo bag. They seem to have gone out of business, so I don't know what they were.

Maybe the substrate determines the flavor more than they variety?

I've been wanting to try buckets for a while.
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Pick a strain that fruits in the temps you maintain.  That is probably a summer or three season strain.

What kind of substrate are you using?
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I'd be careful growing these indoors.

Oyster spores are the worst of the worst.  They irritate the eyes almost immediately, but over a period of a few years, you'll develop an internal allergy to them and have to stop growing, unless you begin right NOW wearing a respirator whenever you're around them.

I first developed the allergy when growing H ulmarius, but later found I can no longer grow P ostreatus either.  The symptoms are flu-like, with high fever, migraine headache, and phlegm in the lungs.  Once you get the allergy, the slightest exposure gets you sick.  I now even get sick when the outdoor oyster mushrooms are fruiting down by the creek.

from here:

It's not just oysters. I used to grow mushrooms indoors but after a while contaminated cultures (mostly trichoderma I think) were making me sick. One night I was sure I was going to die, my heart was racing and I couldn't breathe.

Spores also kill delicate mechanisms, like analog hygrometers and computer mechanical hard drives.

Forgot to mention that the couple of times I grew pleurotus ostreatus it fruited in summer (20°C +). I guess that complete substrate colonization was a strong enough trigger.
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I use straw as substrate. I pasteurize it in lime water.
I would like to focus on quantity first and then more on the quality.
I already grow them now by now,  they flashed ones with a good yield second with a small yield. been waiting a while for the second and decided to submerge them in water for the night. looks like it worked.
I am still struggling with the humidity vs ppm. I have an ultrasonic fogger with an air pump to spread the fog. I used to use a computer fan too but I still haven't find a good configuration.
I want to try to add some hard wood pallets. Seen a method of using them without pasteurizing since it already went through high heat but I am not sure, perhaps I'll use lime water with them too.
I think with the pallets there should be more yield? I guess I would slowly move to wood pallets substrate completely because it can be used with other varieties too.
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