posted on Nov, 27 2021 @ 05:57 PM
I've grown edible fungi before. Was fun. Pretty much got some spores and followed the renown PFTek.
Sterility is key. Basically needed some 1/2 pint mason jars. Sterilized the jars and substrate in Instapot. As sterilely as possible, innoculated
the substrate with the spores. Then waited. And waited. And waited. You will learn patience or you will likely fail.
Took weeks for the mycelium to completely invade the substrate. I didn't have any infected jars. Once fully filled with mycelium, I birthed pucks,
bathed them gently and set them in the incubator to get multiple mistings daily. Eventually they fruited.
Let me tell you they fruited and fruited and fruited. Each puck had a solid 2.5 flushes before playing out. So much fruit. The spent pucks, you can
shallow bury them somewhere and very likely they will fruit spontaneously with no further human input.
Very enjoyable experience going from spore syringe to edible fungi.
Most importantly is sterility in the beginning. Once the mycelium become the dominant living material, they will pretty much outcompete anything
else in the incubator (a simple plastic tote with holes drilled in it and some perlite lining the bottom to keep humidity high).
Depending on what you are growing, the PFTek is so the way to go.