So my girlfriend decided to buy me a mushroom grow kit (mushbox myco101 if anyone cares) for my birthday as a surprise, and hopefully if I can follow along with what I've seen online, this will be a successful grow log. (:[Oct 18 - Day -3]
My completely legal spore syringe arrives in the mail.
Thanks to the hawks eye . com
He's completely legit and if you post a good review in any "drug" forum you get sent more spores (;
I bought B+ and Costa Rica strains[Oct 21 - Day 1]
While waiting for the kit my gf bought, I just threw the syringes in the fridge q:
Finally it came Friday, the post office left a note about it in our mailbox
(Support the troops LolOlolOloL)
Here's the box it came in:
Here's everything that came in it:
Aquarium Heater, Perilite, Pre-Sterelized Jars, thermometer, and a incubation chamber and fruiting chamber.
After seeing how easy the set up is, I'm pretty sure the kit is kinda overpriced and easily duplicated. (Oh well it was a nice gift
Here's everything else that we bought to in addition to the kit:
Vermiculite, more jars, alcohol, peroxide, masks, gloves, sterno, buckets, hygrometer, socket timer, cotton balls
So I placed the aquarium heater in one of the containers to get it to warm up to the temp required for incubation (86ish), it takes awhile so I leave it in there and move on
When I did this step I figured the alcohol would weigh the second container it down so the thermo would read the right temp eventually.
Here is where it got srs mode, sanitized the whole room, took a shower, washed the glass table down with alcohol, wore gloves, etc. Being sanitized is really important in this from what I've read so I'm being careful q:
Here's the first 6 jars, and the syringes, these will be the Costa Rica strain
I wiped down the syringe with alchy and burned that shit in the sterno flame till it was red hot, I did this step for almost every hole. (at least wiping it with alchohol)
I'm wiping the syringe down
Here's all the costa rica's after they are done:
I got a little more organized and better at when I was doing the B+ strain
I forgot to wipe the lids with alcohol in the first ones X.X so I did it first with the B+'s
Look at those spores (;
Dunno if you can see the liquid coming out of the syringe in this one
Got tired of wiping the syringe down so I just threw all the balls in a little cup and poured in alch. q:
Now all the jars are ready for incubation
When I put them in I noticed the water wasn't warm at all, just room temp, not even the warmth it was when I put the heater in at first
I opened it up and the heater was off. I assumed it turned on and off but then I looked up the reviews for it online and they were shit. I tried it in other plugs, after it cooled down and nothing.
Well fuck; I put a heating pad over the jars and drove to petsmart.
Here's the one I bought, it was $30
I put the both heaters so it wouldn't get cold just for the night (while the aquarium heater warmed up)
After all that we decided to celebrate, so we got mushroom and pepperoni pizza
Hopefully this all works and this log goes from start to finish. (: