Mid-Incubation: How to Troubleshoot Mid-Incubation Grow Bag Issues

If you're not seeing any signs of mycelium growth in your grow bag after a week or two, don't worry!

There's a technique you can try to kickstart the process.

This guide will show you how to cold-shock your grow bag to promote growth and get your mycelium flourishing.

  1. Check the other side of the bag: Before attempting to cold-shock your grow bag, remove the Curative Mushrooms label and check if there's mycelium growth on the other side. Sometimes, spores may have been injected too deeply, and growth could be happening on the flip side of the bag.
  2. Cold-shock the bag: Place your inoculated bags in the fridge (not the freezer) for 6-12 hours. This process helps to mimic the temperature drop that often occurs in nature and can encourage mycelium growth.
  3. Thaw and reinoculate: After cold-shocking the bag, thaw it for 10-15 minutes, and then reinoculate it with 2-3cc towards the center of the bag. This process gives the spores another chance to colonize the substrate.

Remember to shake your spore syringes before inoculation and follow the instructions in the grow guide. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

For more information, check out our video tutorials on mid-incubation: https://youtu.be/_UTunI3qf8A

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