Growing mushrooms

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    MitchM

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    I'll look into those, Gordy.

    Once mushrooms start to grow, they really grow.
    I better harvest them this weekend, they're coming close to touching the sides of the aquarium.
    Also, there is white powder over the horizontal surfaces, I'm thinking that it is spore from the mushrooms.

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    I'm growing mushrooms again.
    I am trying a shitakke variety this time.
    My little 10 gallon aquarium has about 1-1/2 inches of perlite in the bottom and I keep enough reverse osmosis water in the bottom so the humidity level keeps above about 75%.
    I also have the little computer fan blowing fresh air into the aquarium for 1 minute every 3 hours in order to prevent a buildup of CO2 which would retard the mushroom growth but not dry out the environment too much.

    The white block you see is a base of coffee grounds and the white mushroom mycelium growth which is what you can purchase in a bag from our local garden centre.



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    I see I posted in this thread back in april 2014 however I don't remember it at all (probably a side effect of all the shrooms I consumed when I was younger), anyhow, I liked your solution Mitch, I'll be watching to see how this batch turns out. (y)
    If you can get reliable results again I might give something like this a try. I'd be interested in trying to culture my own mycelium base from mushroom spores. They are using coffee grounds you say?
     
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    The company the bag came from is http://homegrownmushroom.ca/index.php/

    ( I like how on their website they offer the website in 2 languages Quebecois or Canadian. ....What the #$%&^%$ country do they think they live in, anyway!? :rage::rage:)
    Whatever.
     
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    About 1 week after setup, the fruiting stage has begun.
    Even though mushrooms are not photosynthetic, the light level signals the mushrooms to begin fruiting.
    There's a bit of algae forming on the perlite layer, so I've added some cardboard to cut down on the light a bit.
    The mushroom has doubled in size in the last 8 hours. (1/2 inch to 1 inch)
    I'm expecting the entire brick to be covered in mushrooms over the next week or so.

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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    My brother grew shrooms in college till DEA came knocking.
     
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