Inoculation: Tips for Injecting Spores into Your Grow Bags

Are you looking to grow mushrooms using a grow bag? Injecting spores into your grow bag is an essential step in the process, but do you know how to do it correctly?

In this article, we'll share a cool technique that we've seen in a recent Facebook Live video by Oliver and Josh.

  1. Inject 0.5 cc Near the Surface of the Bag: When injecting spores into your grow bag, Oliver and Josh suggest injecting .5 cc near the surface of the bag. This is important because it allows the mycelium growth to be visible on the outside of the bag. If the spores are injected too deep into the bag, the mycelium growth may be hidden away in the dark, making it difficult to monitor and check for contamination.
  2. Inject 0.5 cc to the Center of the Bag: After injecting .5 cc near the surface of the bag, inject another .5 cc to the center of the bag. This ensures that the spores are distributed evenly throughout the bag, promoting healthy mycelium growth.
  3. Use the Same Type of Syringe for Your Grow Bag: It's essential to use the same type of syringe for your grow bag. For example, use syringe A for bags A and B, and syringe B for bag C. This is because mixing different strains is not recommended, as the spores can compete for nutrients, and one may take over or stop colonizing altogether.

Remember, the technique mentioned above is just one of many ways to inject spores into your grow bag. However, following these steps can increase your chances of success and help you avoid contamination.

If you want to learn more about growing mushrooms, check out our YouTube channel, where we share more tips and techniques to help you grow healthy and delicious mushrooms at home.

For more information, check out our video tutorials on inoculation:

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