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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Hello Rocketsurgery,Thanks for the quick response and clarifying my doubts. I appreciate all your help and support. :).It was 14th day of Spawn run today and I dispersed the bags in the hall. Oyster started coming out of few bags and one bag showed tremendous oyster growth. I have attached pics for your reference. :)=>I noticed very thick mycelium spread in few bags, its like dense froth. Please see the picture as I dont think mycelium spread is correct in these bags. Request you to check the pics and suggest.=>2 bags had 'white plaster' like patch with a bad smell. Spawn run is not progressing in these bags at all, please suggest.=> I noticed small black insects on the bags and flies in the hall while introducing fresh air and light (from main door). Would you please suggest s...see more »Hello Rocketsurgery,Thanks for the quick response and clarifying my doubts. I appreciate all your help and support. :).It was 14th day of Spawn run today and I dispersed the bags in the hall. Oyster started coming out of few bags and one bag showed tremendous oyster growth. I have attached pics for your reference. :)=>I noticed very thick mycelium spread in few bags, its like dense froth. Please see the picture as I dont think mycelium spread is correct in these bags. Request you to check the pics and suggest.=>2 bags had 'white plaster' like patch with a bad smell. Spawn run is not progressing in these bags at all, please suggest.=> I noticed small black insects on the bags and flies in the hall while introducing fresh air and light (from main door). Would you please suggest something to save the crop from these insects and flies?Thanks again for the extended support.RegardsSurinder Verma

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  • How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms (Low Tech)

    Hello Rocketsurgery,Sorry, I forgot to mention the Humidity in the hall. It's between 82%-92%. Need your expert advise on the required humidity during spawn run.ThanksSurinder

    Hello Rocketsurgery,I just came across this great page while searching articles on oysters. I have also jumped into this field and on the way of growing oyster (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Please have a look at the steps I followed:1. To start with, I treated the empty hall/room with 2-3% formaldehyde and closed the room/hall for 24-40 hrs.2. I used hot water treatment for fresh wheat straw for one hour at a temp of 60-70°C.3. Let the substrate cool down for around 1-2 hrs by spreading it on a clean tarpauline.3. Did spawning @ 10-12% of dry substrate weight basis and filled 3-5 Kgs PP bags. 4. Made 10-14 holes on each bag including 1-2 holes at the bottom to leach access water, if any.5. Kept the bags for spawn run.I hope I am going good :), need your expert advise please. Now, its been...see more »Hello Rocketsurgery,I just came across this great page while searching articles on oysters. I have also jumped into this field and on the way of growing oyster (Pleurotus sajor-caju). Please have a look at the steps I followed:1. To start with, I treated the empty hall/room with 2-3% formaldehyde and closed the room/hall for 24-40 hrs.2. I used hot water treatment for fresh wheat straw for one hour at a temp of 60-70°C.3. Let the substrate cool down for around 1-2 hrs by spreading it on a clean tarpauline.3. Did spawning @ 10-12% of dry substrate weight basis and filled 3-5 Kgs PP bags. 4. Made 10-14 holes on each bag including 1-2 holes at the bottom to leach access water, if any.5. Kept the bags for spawn run.I hope I am going good :), need your expert advise please. Now, its been 7 days and myselium had started spreading after 2nd day in the hall. I hope myselium spread should be completed in next few days.It seems good till date. Few questions please:1. The temp in the hall is around 24°C and that of the bag (inside bag) is around 25-26°C. As per your article, should we allow some fresh air in the room during spawn run? Is it necessary?2. Is it fine to spray formaldehyde in the room during spawn run to avoid insects? However, I personally don't want to use any chemical spray after initial room cleaning and chemical treatment.3. After hot water treatment of the wheat straw, the remaining water was acidic, would you suggest something to improve water pH level? I understand the water should be clean but what is the importance of water pH level and what it should be for substrate preparation and during sprays in the growing room for maintaining humidity/moisture?Thanks again for the great article and support you are landing to new growers.RegardsSurinder Vermavermas.25@gmail.comINDIA.

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