I’m learning how to grow mycelium materials.
First, a big shout out to Phil Ross for teaching workshops about this process, and for being a pioneer willing to share.
Here are some janky documentation images of my process (with support and help from Jon Salmon of Mycosense and Sara Huston of TLAAG). I’ll get a more orderly post together soon.
Jon Salmon of Mycosense Mushrooms and Sara Huston of TLAAG.
Oat straw, a coffee maker to pasteurize, some 70% alcohol, Pleurotus ostreotis spawn on grain
Cuisinart to make the oat straw finer didn’t work so well. The plastic containers are molds for brick samples, and in the black pot there’s oat straw in nut milk bags that I pasteurized in a 100 cup coffee pot.
Transferred jar contents to bricks and cylinders.
Got the first cylinder out after 6 days of Pleurotus ostreatus, and it is pretty solid.
The second cylinder of Pleurotus ostreatus eating oat straw, left in the mold for 8 days
And new substrate /species combos
Coffee chaff with Wood ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus)
We doubt that the wood ear will have enough mycelium presence to adhere the material together, but it does grow fast.
new bricks: 7/30
new species: ganoderma/reishi: