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Mushroom cultivation

Czechoslovak stores


Growth Parameters for Pleurotus ostreatus (common Oyster mushroom)

Phase Spawn Run Primordia Formation Fruitbody Development
Temperature 24°C 10-15.6°C 10-21°C
Relative Humidity 85-95% 95-100% 85-90%
Duration 12-21 days 3-5 days 4-7 days
CO2 5000-20,000 ppm <1000pm <1000pm
Fresh Air Exchanges 1 per hour 4-8 per hour 4-8 per hour
Light Requirements n/a 1000-1500 (2000)lux 1000-1500 (2000) lux

Croping Cycle: 3-4 crops, 7-14 days apart, over 45-55 days

“Coffee” agar recipe
per 10 petri dishes:

  • 6g Agar agar
  • 6g malt extract
  • 0.6g nutritional yeast
  • 300ml water
  • 0.45g coffee
  • 2.4g H2O2

Cloning tip
Sterilize mushroom body with immersion in H2O2 for 20 minutes source



Random notes


Bonus: salad