Hello! I’m new to the group and I was hoping I could get some help with some doubts! I would very much appreciate it!
I’m making some mycelium lamps, and the struggle with contamination is real!
My first question is an autoclave worth it to sterilize? I have been using a pressure cooker with loose substrate in water, cooking for about two hours.
My second questions is after mixing the substrate with the mycelium spawn, do you grow it in a bag first and then into the mold once it has grown? or directly into the mold from the start, I have been trying to research the best methods but I get a bit confused and there is not much info out there. I have been putting the inoculated substrate directly in the mold, but my mold is a double mold and I wonder if this is making it harder to not get contamination.
And my third question is should I make a tiny hole at the bottom of the mold? just wondering if it needs
more air in the bottom or will this dry it out?