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The Mushroom Grow
Bag(TM) is a completely self contained environment for the
incubation and fruiting of grain loving mushrooms.
New model Mushroom
Grow Bags begin shipping on 7-01-02. This new bag design proves
to be more reliable as it allows for culture inoculation directly
into the substrate material. The bag is shipped with all air
removed for easy packing and bags should arrive in better
Each Bag includes
a pre-sterilized mixture of substrate material specially designed
for grain loving mushrooms. A filter patch is attached to the
bag to allow for gas exchange during colonization and fruiting.
Now shipping with self-healing injection sites located at substrate
level. The bags measure 4" wide, 3" deep, and 18"
Grow Bags(TM) are not sold with mushroom spores or cultures.
Applicable culture material must be purchased separately.
Please Note: The Mushroom Grow Bag does not come with Spore
Syringes. Spores are sold seperately and can be purchased
Directions for use:
Upon arrival, inspect your
bag for punctures or tears, if any are noticeable, contact
us to arrange for a replacement to be shipped. Unfold the
bag, allowing the extra bag material to stand straight up
as pictured in Figure 1.
Locate the small foam disk
sealed and attached in a plastic housing near the base of
the bag. This disc is the self-healing injector site. Note:
The disc will be covered by a small plastic shield. Do not
attempt to remove the plastic covering the disc, you will
inject through it. Sterilize a small section of the outside
of the bag (on the plastic shield) directly over the foam
disc with an alcohol soaked wipe. With the same alcohol soaked
wipe, sterilize the needle on your culture syringe.
Inoculate the substrate with culture syringe solution by inserting
the needle through the plastic shield and foam disc at the
previously sterilized spot. Fully insert the needle at an
angle as pictured in Figure 2. Squirt 1cc of spore or culture
solution directly into the substrate material . Remove the
needle and reinsert through the injector site at the opposite
Again inject 1cc
of culture solution directly into the substrate material. Inoculating
twice, at opposing angles, towards the sides of the bag is recommended
for faster colonization and even inoculant distribution.
DO NOT insert the needle
through the white filter patch found near the top of the bag.
Place the Mushroom
Grow Bag in a dark location and incubate at species specific parameters.
It is recommend to store the Mushroom Grow Bag fully extended as
pictured in Figure 1 as developing Mycelia will give off gases that
will slowly expand the interior of the bag. This ballooning effect
is crucial for proper air exchange and culture development.
Note: During drier
summer months it is advisable to store Mushroom Grow Bags(TM) in
a humid location. Excessively dry environments may draw moisture
from the bags.
and colonization will begin in the interior of the substrate material
it may between 14-20 days for you to notice the spreading of colonizing
mycelium towards the outside of the bag. Speed of germination and
colonization is directly affected by incubation temperatures, please
check to make sure you are incubating the bag at the correct temperature
for the species you are attempting to cultivate. Typical colonization
time is 21-30 days for most species and strains.
When colonization is 90% or 100% complete, move bag to a location
with indirect light (indoor light or filtered sunlight is best).
Allow the bags to receive 12 hours of indirect light per day (direct
fluorescent lighting works as well).
The bag is never opened until harvest!
To harvest, open at top and reach down the length of the bag to
crop. After cropping is complete, spray a light mist of distilled
water down the insides of the bag. Fold the top of the bag down
over itself and hold closed with a cloths pin, 'chip saver,' or
similar clip. Closing and misting in this manner can help increase
the possibility of up to 3-4 flushes.
Some specimens, such
as the Golden Oyster, perform better if the colonized bag is punctured
several times on the side at substrate level. Only puncture the
bag after 100% colonization is achieved (ie the entire bag is white
with healthy mycelium). This allows the Oyster mushrooms pins to
form in a more suitable environment (see Figure 4). Placing a makeshift
humidity tent over the bag while the Oysters are fruiting is highly
Tested and proven, this all you need to begin your journey in the
art and science of mushroom cultivation.
The pictures at right
display the typical development of grain loving mushrooms in the
Mushroom Grow Bag (TM).
Figure 1 is the bag
pictured before spore or culture inoculation. Figure 2 illustrates
spore or culture syringe inoculation of the bag through the enclosed
self-healing injection port. Figure 4 is a side view of a colonized
and fruiting bag.
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Please Note: The Mushroom Grow Bag does not come with Spore Syringes.
Spores are sold seperately and can be purchased here.
The purpose of this web site is to provide information. The authors
provide the information "as is" and cannot be held responsible
for errors in the content of this site. It is not the intention
of the authors to encourage people to break the law or to promote
the use of illicit drugs. Purchasing our products indicates that
the buyer is legally able to do so and is over 18 years of age.
Psilocybe and Panaeolus spores and spore products are intended for
microscopy use only. Psilocybe and Panaeolus spores may be illegal
to possess in California or Georgia without the proper permissions.