The inoculater strikes back

A sketch of my latest idea.
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My wife has inspired me to give mycology a go. She has grown some impressive oyster mushrooms as well as nameko and shiitake.

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Looks like a scene from another world.

Today I knocked together some Nameko mycelium and pasteurised straw. I’ll leave it for a while to enter the spawn run. At this stage the mycelium spreads through the substrate like a fine white fluff.

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I wrapped them in freezer bags held relatively tight with elastic bands. In the end i didn’t go with the bottle top neck, I thought it a bit overkill.

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Time will tell on the Nameko but I have high hopes for success 🙂

I’ll post an update in 4 weeks time, stay tuned.

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