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    If you treat them like a medicinal mushroom you will have great success but you will need a mini lab. You can DIY a lab , I did, which is an amazing learning experience and will give you the tools to cultivate any fungi on the planet. Or you can buy some spawn for 30$ or a culture slant for 50$ off eBay? I may be able to part with some of mine but my none sterile cultures have spring tails in them. If you can have it ready to spawn when you get it.. it's very likely you will end up with a nice culture like mine.

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    Is it possible to buy established mushroom colonies? Is that more expensive?

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    Responded to your post before last just now.

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    Established mushroom collonies are not sterile and need slight maintenance.

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    Do you grow them in a terrarium or do you just have a log with mushrooms growing on them in your living room? Do they need high humidity? Are they hard to care for? Where did you get the log? Thanks for answering my questions.

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    Yet again I am one post behind, what does the maintenance involve?

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    Ahaha hopefully your caught up now I'm sorry
    Happy to provide any information you would like.

    My none sterile culture which is about a year old is mold resistant and grows in with my carnivorous plants.

    Those are the type different ones I have growing. Ones that are on a log and ones that are on sawdust. After awhile certain strains can be triggered to develop a tolerance or even build an immunity to green mold! ( The most aggressive contamination of fungi growers ) . I did and documented a study on p. Stipticus fighting Off a trich ( green mold ) infection, then it proceeded to not only kill, but eat and use the other fungi as a source of nutrients and the spots of contamination ended up fruiting the heaviest with Stipticus. Absolutely amazing experience. This is the very same DNA chain , Maybe slight variation due to spores germinating and them adding to the colony.

    Maintaining them includes keeping 1 yellow sticky stick ( fungus gnat trap ) some carnivorous plants, and misting. High humidity at all times and keeping the spring tails and fungus gnats down are your goals. I've been doing it for 2 years now, rheh survive in nature where its not sterile and they have alot more obstacles to over come. On the other hand I made sure to habe sterile back up cultures.



    In case anything did go wrong. They are just simple culture slants

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    No problem, the same thing happened with my very first thread. Which do you think is easier, log or sawdust growing? Also, what's a culture slant? Thanks.

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    A culture slant is a test tube filled with agar on a slant. Literally on an angle to make it easier to get out. You take a sample out of it in a sterile environment and transfer it to another sterile agar plate or slant.

    Its easiest to start with sawdust spawn let it grow through the sawdust then drill holes into a log and pack it into the log, let it grow and it will fruit off the log.

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    Thanks, what do you think of the kits? I found one on eBay and it had good reviews.

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