Video of some time lapses that I've done
Step 1: Supplies to begin
Check thrift stores such as savers and goodwill, also browse your local craigslist.org listings for a cheap pressure cooker, my 8 quart set me back $50, the single most expensive peice of equipment to begin growing.
-Organic brown rice flour
I found the rice flour at Sprout's grocery, any health food or organic food store should sell this.
Found at nurseries, skip the big home improvement stores
I found perlite at Home Depot, but this can also be picked up with the vermiculite at a nursery
-Canning jars (Ive seen 1/2 pint used alot, as well as 8oz and 250mL jars)
Safeway, but any department store, even craft stores. Be sure to use wide mouthed tapered jars! To find out why check step 11
Can be found online, or local shops, depending on species that you wish to grow
-Aquarium/Terrarium/Large tupperware (for humidity chamber)
I found a nice medium sized aquarium for $9 at a thrift store
-Hammer and Nail
- Alcohol lamp or lighter
Step 2: Preparing your jars for spore syringes
To prepare your jars, you will need a hammer and nail.
Remove the jar lid and lay the flat lid rubber side up on a table. Take a nail and make 2 - 4 holes evenly spaced around the edge.
NOTE: In the pictures I put holes through the jar lids facing the wrong way ... with the rubber side down. The sharp edge around the hole can tear the foil in the next few steps.