How do you use the Monotub in Shroomery?
- get a nice tub, preferrably see-through. mine is from ikea.
- drill holes in the box, 4 at top of CASING LAYER LEVEL. 2.5 add two or more holes at top of the tub so circulation. between the bottom and top holes moves the air around.
- do casing blah ..
- stuff holes with polyfill, apply lid, wait, harvest.
How long does Monotub Tek take?
Tubs will take 2-3 weeks to fully colonize for most dung loving species. Wood loving species colonization rates will vary.
How do you make a Monotub Tek?
Place your monotub in an area illuminated by ambient light. Never place the tub in direct sunlight. Try to maintain a temperature of 21°C and keep a fan running close by to boost fresh air exchange. You should see fruits beginning to form in 5–14 days!
How wet should my mushroom substrate be?
Usage of a substrate that is too wet or too dry is a common mistake. It should be damp but not wet, with a gentle squeeze enough to release a few drops of excess water.
How long does a Monotub take to fruit?
7-10 days later your monotub should be well colonized with a layer of white mycelium and barely any soil visible. It is ready to fruit.
How do you stop Trichoderma?
Unfortunately, Trichoderma is tough to get rid of once it starts growing. It’s resistant to most chemicals and pesticides. However, picking the affected mushrooms and immersing them in water heated to 140 °F (60 °C) seems to work. Keep the mushrooms in the water for 30 minutes to kill any mold spores.
How long does it take for a Monotub to fruit?
When should I start fruiting conditions?
Temperature. Fruiting temperatures should be between 70-79°F (22-27°C), which is slightly lower than the 75-85°F (24-30°C) required during incubation. The mycelium of the mushroom also gives off less heat while fruiting than it did during colonization.
What is a monotub made of?
Typically, a monotub is made of a clear/transparent tote/storage tub. It has 6 holes total; that’s two holes on each long side just above top of substrate and a hole at each end as close to the top as possible. While colonizing, all holes are covered with tape. This locks in moisture and allows CO2 to build up. The tape should not be breathable.
Is there a Tek based on monotub Tek?
This part of the tek is based on Monotub Tek (Ironed polyfil filters for bottom holes) and My Magnetic SAB Arm-hole Covers. The credit for using ironed polyfil goes to Dialated. His post is the only one that I know of. The idea here is to replace the tape and polyfil normally used for monotub holes.
How many holes does a monotub have?
Typically, a monotub is made of a clear/transparent tote/storage tub. It has 6 holes total; that’s two holes on each long side just above top of substrate and a hole at each end as close to the top as possible. While colonizing, all holes are covered with tape.
Can I stuff my monotub holes with polyfil instead?
If you are already familiar with the concept of stuffing your monotub holes with polyfil, it is perfectly fine to do it that way. I am just offering an alternative by making removable covers instead. Feel free to stuff your hole with polyfil instead.