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July 03

I hope everyone has a good weekend coming up. I was able to make it through rt 16 to dover after work today without getting killed by the Massachusetts holiday migration. I've already won. Those birds are Reckless but an amazing sight to see. 

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June 23

Hey,

I’ve been relooking at the blotch episodes and was looking for a little clarification. It’s mentioned that someone uses approx 1.5qts (48fl oz) to 10 gallons (1028fl oz) which would be a 4.6% (48/1028=.0466). It’s also mentioned multiple times that .1% (.001) is the optimal amount which would be closer to 1fl oz for the 10 gallon example (1028x.001=1.028). Maybe I’m mixing up my math here, but it’s a pretty wide swing in the numbers. 

If I had to guess 1fl oz isn’t enough to clean 10 gallons, but maybe if it was added multiple times per day?

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December 31, 2023

New Here 👋 🏁

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June 23

Looking for a good Pleurotus pulmonarius strain...does MCS have a good commercial one? I have customers that really love them but the strain I have isn't real high yielding and is so fast to turn that cap...

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January 19, 2023
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Hey Ya'll

Erik and Tyler here!

We are so excited to see you in our brand-new Myco-Wizards community! Feel free to share your stories by hitting “New Post” button. Want to share your advancements in the world of Myco-Wizardry? Look no further! Got updates on how you have adapted your Fenrir systems to multiple ingredients, share it with others working on a similar concept! Have ideas or concepts that you would like us to cover in a future video? Let us know in a post! Want to share a grow log like back in the good old days of the Shroomery? Do it! Want a specific culture to appear in your culture of the month subscriptions? Let it be know! Just want to see us shower Edna The Pibble in dollar bills? Can do! We are stoked to see this community grow!

Cheers!

The MycoWizards Team!

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June 01
• Edited (Jun 01, 2024)

So say one were to set up a fruit room that isn't wicked big like 12'x10' by height of about just over your head. Does anyone think a humidifier like the one I'm about to picture is better than like the house of hydro type of disk fogger? They also have some kind of anti bacterial cube for 6months. Definitely pretty expensive. About $480 something. Also how small of a space is a hart piece good for?

Growing mostly Chestnut Mushrooms 

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June 22
• Edited (Jun 22, 2024)

What's up Mainers 🤘. Just wondering if you guys have found conclusions about how many 10lb Chestnut blocks is a maximum amount assuming there is a perfect FAE/humidity situation. I'm about to be building a Chestnut only grow room which is about 500 Cubic Feet of space. Possibly an answer is doomed to a shit load of variables. Had a tent packed and removed a few blocks because I assume they were breathing all the air up and the CO2 was hard to keep below 900. My aim is to achieve at least 40blocks fruiting. Any advice is sweet I just don't want to mess up the first big round of them as I'll just go pick them up from you guys. So far I've been able to use trade over money for funding. 10oz Cordys got me a Flow Hood and various side masonry jobs got me $1,200 of which I have what I need now, steel studs in all. We have a shit load of kids so spending my income/losing money is not an option for me 

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June 06
• Edited (Jun 06, 2024)

Hey tyler

How do you store long term the pink oyster strain? Does is support cryogenic freezing?

thanks

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May 24
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No grain, no pain! The future is liquid!

I woke up to the Agar Slurry video after a late night of churning out a large percentage of our culture library into slurries. And I wish I would have watched the video first, because pint jars are a much better idea than the quarts I've been using..

We've pretty much moved to liquid spawn (liquid innoculant, pshh) for all our smaller bags (2 and 5#). I plan for an extra couple weeks of colonization on the shelf with the liquid and only use sterilized, not pasteurized sub. There seems to be a slight yield decrease with most varieties (not lions) vs. grain, but tossing in some grain or feed pellets with the combo pellets seems to make up for this. An enriched combo pellet may be ideal for a liquid future...

I started trials last night of liquid culture vs agar slurry inoculation to combo pellets, as I've pretty much only used the agar slurry to noc up liquid culture, then noc the bulk with the LC. This gets the LC going super quick.

Anyways, some notes from my experience:

Species:

-Lion's and chestnuts work great, as does Ganoderma, but the reishis will creep up on you. It seems to do nothing for ~3 weeks, then quickly colonizes the bag. I've hydrated combo pellets with pure liquid culture (lions and chestnuts), no pasteurization, open air pour and had success with 0 visible contams. That's a lotta liquid though!

-Pio's work well, just a little slow, and seem to take off way faster on straw.

-I don't have as much experience with shiitakes, but they have been inoculating bulk sub in China with shiitake liquid spawn for decades.

-Oysters don't take off as well from liquid, with the exception of eryngii. It seems to take 1.5 months on the shelf with no shaking for most oysters, and they get a little pissy. Some improvement seen with some straw and feed pellets in with the MM combo pellets.

Rates that seem to work well:

-1 90mm plate to 120ml H2O

-60ml agar slurry to 4L LC to 200L LC

-30ml LC to 2# master's mix, 60ml to 5# and 120-300ml to 10#.

Lions don't seem to mind the added moisture, but everything else seems to do better on a bit dryer sub. Even factoring in the added liquid to the final moisture.

Tips: 

-glue/silicone that gasket onto the blender base

- definitely use aerated culture if going direct to bulk

- horizon bags, or anything with a bit more air exchange helps

- pour thin plates for agar slurries, otherwise you'll make an LC syringe with all that extra agar and it will get real thick if not used right away

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May 09

Does anyone have experience sending strains abroad (not through a company)? I feel like they are gonna get very suspicious at customs, since it is biological material, and they won't let it through. 
I want to send cultures to Portugal. My plan is to try both by mail and, if that fails, in my suitcase. The method I'm gonna try is 5 ml cryovials with agar plugs in distilled water, but if there is a better method to fly under the radar, I would like to know.
Anyone have specific tips or experience with this?
I appreciate it as always.

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