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Handling the compost during spawn run


The beginning of spawn run
Spawn run lasts for about two weeks. An optimal temperature has to be maintained during this time for spawn run (24-25°C). A higher temperature, especially if it’s maintained for long period of time, can lead to the development of some mushroom diseases (for example, false truffle).

The room where compost is kept has to be treated with formalin once a week. If compost is located on shelves, it is covered with paper in order to escape any infections that might get inside it. As soon as the paper dries, it is humidified with water. If compost is located in bags, the formation of condensate in the bags is watched. When its amount is too high, the bags have to be opened to let the compost dry out a little.

The access of people to the room where spawn run takes place has to be forbidden in order to escape the bringing of infection.
One of the methods of compost quality evaluation is the speed of mycelium growth in it. A normal mycelium growth is considered to be 6-8 millimeters in 24 hours. Sometimes, a speed of 10-12 millimeters in 24 hours is observed.


Spawn run


Mycelium, growing on the surface of compost covered with a paper

Comments

Without chicken manure compost? Yes, it's possible...

Rajeev gupta:

Please Let me know the alternative used for Compost in place of chicken manure

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Arkansas, U.S.:

What size bags are used in the pictures and where is a good place to source them?

How long can mushrooms be kept fresh?

U.Harsha vardhan, Nellore,Andhra pradesh:

How to prevent inked caps in mushrooms

Proteins in compost at the end of phase II

Shaurya india:

I also agree with sir basic thi g is ti perform the phase 2 as per protocol rest observe it and done

Dmitry, Winnipeg, MB:

Alan,
I am dealing with compost production for a few good years in different countries and I am not...

Without chicken manure compost? Yes, it's possible...

Shankar India:

Sir please send formula for compost
Preparation without chicken manure.
Email: shankarsoftwr@gmail...

Without chicken manure compost? Yes, it's possible...

Zainab noor, Karachi Pakistan:

Hello. I am eager to know what alternate you have used instead of poultry manure for nitrogen. Please...

Царев Александр Владимирович:

Mr. Shaurya good day, Sorry I was on business travel. Because of it, I couldn't answer at your request...

Mushrooms in the basement (third part)

ferasof syria:

its m3

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