What is the Because Nature Mycelium powered Carbon Dioxide Generator?
Your Mycelium powered CO2 generator comes complete and is already producing CO2 . There is no need to activate it.
All you need to do is place your Mycelium bag in your indoor grow room / tent (for best results hang your bag just above plant height) and the Mycelium will do the work for you.
One large bag will cover a 1.8 x 1.8 meter space for up to four months.
One small bag will cover a 1.2 x 1.2 meter space for up to four months.
How do I use my Mycelium powered C02 Generator?
Inside your bag is a living Mycelium culture growing on a sawdust block. Just like us humans Mycelium inhales Oxygen and exhales CO2 .
This is great news as C02 is a vital gas your plant requires to be able to Photosynthesize.
The Mycelium in your bag will consume the CO2 waste from your plant and in exchange produce Oxygen for your plants for up to four months allowing them to photosynthesize at their best. A problem with growing indoors under artifical light is the ability to create a CO2 rich environment for your plants affordably
Fruiting Guide for Shiitake Mushrooms
When to fruitOnce your shiitake block is colonised with mycelium, it will initially be white and then begin turning brown over the next 5-8 weeks. You would want to put it in a fruiting environment when it’s at least 75% brown – about 8-12 weeks after it has been inoculated. As the block turns brown, it will also start to form small humps on the surface, sometimes called “pop-corning”
Ideal fruiting conditionsMany strains of shiitake can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. It’s possible to successfully fruit them when it’s cold in winter and also in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. I’ve heard success stories of fruiting shiitake in containers in hot summers where temperatures reach over 40° C outside. We find shiitake do well in low temperatures, however, they grow a little slower and often produce less but larger mushrooms. In really hot temperatures the mushrooms grow quickly, but be aware for contaminants. A high humidity environment is key! This can be achieved using many different ways. Unlike other popular gourmet mushrooms (e.g. oysters), shiitake are fairly tolerant of high CO2 environments, so you don’t need a lot of air-flow in conjunction with the high humidity.
Fruiting in a plastic tubWhat you’ll need:
- a large clear plastic storage container
- a hand-mister.