WoodLoving™ is made from sawdust from Monchique that is completely sterilized and ready to use to cultivate saprophytic mushrooms (which grow in wood) - you just have to choose the species you want to cultivate and wait for the mycelium to work fantastically. Once inoculated, it can be left to colonize and bear fruit in the comfort of your home.
You can inoculate your WoodLoving™ with our SpawnLoving™. Here we provide instructions on how to directly inoculate Gribb sterilized sawdust blocks.
- Ethyl alcohol or other disinfectant
- Disposable gloves and face mask
- Scissors or x-zato
- Impulse sealer (hot)
- Spawn - get your SpawnLoving™ here
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Don't forget that we are dealing with living fungi and the worst competitor or enemy of a fungus...is another fungus.
Carrying out the following steps in a clean, sterile environment will influence the success of any and all inoculations.
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We recommend that you carry out all your inoculations in a clean room free of contaminating agents and preferably in front of a HEPPA filter (flow hood) to minimize the risk of contaminants entering your culture.
Inoculate WoodLoving™ sterilized sawdust with SpawnLoving™
Step 1 - Disinfect
Start by disinfecting the work surface, tools you will use.
Put on the mask and gloves and disinfect your hands with ethyl alcohol.
Continue and also disinfect the outside of the spawn bag and sterilized sawdust.
We recommend that you carry out all your inoculations in a clean room free of contaminants and preferably in front of a HEPPA filter (flow hood) to minimize the risk of contaminants entering your culture.
Step 2 - Inoculation
Shake your spawn bag to break the block into smaller pieces.
Disinfect the spawn bag with ethyl alcohol. Open the spawn bag and quickly add the desired amount of spawn to the sterilized sawdust block.
The more added, the faster the colonization will be.
We recommend a ratio of 10-20% spawn per bag of substrate. This means you can inoculate multiple WoodLoving™ with our spawn.
Step 3 - Seal
Quickly reseal both bags when you're done, use the impulse sealers to heat seal each one.
Take your freshly inoculated WoodLoving and shake well so that the mycelium-coated cereals make as much contact as possible with the sawdust.
Step 4 - Incubation
Leave the bag at room temperature for 10-21 days, depending on the type of species and the amount of spawn used to inoculate.
Do not shake the bag after inoculation - just let it run its course and colonize naturally.
A fully colonized fruiting sac is completely white (covered in mycelium). The intensity and texture of the mycelium varies according to the species.
Step 5 - Observe the block
Keep an eye on the block and make sure it doesn't receive direct sunlight.
Any contamination will show up within the first few days after inoculation and will appear as green, blue or red mold in some cases.