Controlled temperature is the secret to successful mushroom farming. Added, you have complete and nutritious bags of substrate, but the most crucial part is maintaining the water content of both humidity and water content of the mushroom.
Last time I talked to one of my friends @dennnmarc, a hive blogger, they will start their thesis soon enough, and they are obliged to present their focus to solve. I am excited about his work because he focused on the agricultural sector, preferably mushroom farming. We discussed a lot of unique and science-based inclusion for his preparations, trying to share some problems I have seen and the solution he might communicate. We discussed many things, and I saw how keen and intelligent he was to get the points the first time. If he succeeds in his simulation thesis, undoubtedly, the work will be helpful, but first, I will show you what maintenance you need to know in mushroom production.
Remember that this was an ongoing mini-series of mushroom tutorials, starting with part one and until the end to learn the basics of farming mushrooms with me; well, honestly, some technicians and mushroom consultants won't tell you those things within no expected return profit for us. Also, it's given for life, and self-learning costs a lot.
Loss to practice.
Though there are techniques to prevent losses, I was more, thus, a stubborn man. I am willing to lose to learn, over to prevent the loss, but I am not sure what will happen exactly. You might get surprised when I spill that we somehow ignore the unfair practice of our former students. My teaching technique is don't mind if they will lessen to me. First, they need to see the result with their own eyes. From that, they will have this instinct to follow my lead.
Famers will call me to troubleshoot their farms, and one of the problems I have seen is terrible maintenance practices. Here are some simple techniques you must know in mushroom farming.
Temperature and Humidity.
Temperature highly affects the growth of the mushroom, the high temperature could dry your mushroom, and sometimes it leads to undeveloped pinheads or unhealthy primordial mushroom formations. Low temperatures also have an adverse effect on frosting, and even if not good looking, the spore and mycelia of your mushroom fruiting body will show up some icy features, which affects the marketable appearance and value of your mushroom fruiting bodies. Also with the humidity, high humidity affects the mushroom moisture content, especially when watering is done at the wrong time.
There are two ways to water your mushroom: a humidifier will result in a more controlled environment in the production room. This will cost a lot of money. The cheap method is individual mistier or watering your mushroom using snap-shot sprayers.
In summer, when the Philippines sometimes reach 30-40 degrees celsius, watering should be done three times a day in sprayers. When reaching at least 25-29 degrees celsius, it is advisable that watering should be done just twice a day, once in the morning after priming and the other once in the afternoon. "Priming is used to collect your mushroom. Harvesting and priming were different terms in agriculture. Harvesting as you will get all the fruits and never think or re-collecting. Priming meant you would collect all thought out the weeks or months.)
We have this hygrometer as a tool for controlling the humidity and temperature of the growing rooms, allowing the room to have at least 25-30 degree Celsius and 80-98 humidity of the controlled room.
Troubleshooting Your Unmaintained Mushrooms.
The good side, if you weren't given the proper temperature and humidity of our mushroom, is not that loss at a high peak. When mushroom feels the high temperature, they do is hibernates. So some farmers worried that their mushrooms didn't grow bodies for the past week and a two, well if not contaminated, there are remedies to force the fruiting bodies to bloom.
They were shocked by the sudden high heat index, so they slept. That's the nature of the mushroom in the wild. That's why you think they were none in the woods, but after the cold and favour their climate choice, they come back to life, which will happen in cold shock. Place the mushroom bag in a container with some ice cubes on it for at least 8 hrs, do not submerge only half of the pack.
You need your technician's guidance on what lactobacillus of fruit juices you could use. I did some research about fruit juice supplementation in mushrooms. I tried different seasonal fruits such as mangos and bananas, and the result is that the mushroom taste enhanced more, as the taste of fruit juice will retain in the mushroom body. It is just a private experiment but soon, who knows, will come more advanced studies.
Fruit juice for mushroom are also present are fertilizers, but the technician's advice is needed, as you must not bring any foreign liquids to prevent cross contaminations.
Or removing the upper mycelia of your fruiting bags. Due to the high heat index, mushroom mycelia tend to protect their body by hardening the upper part, scrapping for shocking it by removing the dead cells, or dry mycelia could force your mushroom to fruit.
It's better to prevent things from happening if we use different methods. Philippines mushroom farming is a challenge because of the high temperature. But knowing really helps us to understand them, at least.
One of the things you need to invest in is controlling the temperature and humidity.
INTRODUCTION: Insight On How To Make A Mushroom: Beginner Guide By eunoia101
PART ONE: The Simple Lab: How Do I Make My Mushroom Spawn At Home?
PART TWO: The Simple Farm: How I Made Mushroom From A Saw Dust?
PART THREE: The Simple Farm: How I Made Mushroom From Rice Straw.
PART FOUR: The Simple Farm: How To Properly Store Your Mushroom Bag For Incubation?
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