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Attempting To Grow Morel Mushrooms Indoors

 

morel mushroom mycelium

I'm attempting to grow morel mushrooms indoors from the morels I harvested this year. I used the mycelium from the stem butts of 2 mushrooms.  I'm using coffee and straw to get the spawn going.  It's been about 8 days and the mycelium is thin and wispy but is visible when I open the top of the jar as you can see above.  It is visible from the sides of the jar but is difficult to see.

morel mushroom mycelium

What I plan to do is go get some of the soil where they were growing and mix it with coffee and straw to see if I can get it to spread.  If it does end up working I'll put it in the fridge for a week and then put it in my growing chamber with high humidity.  I'm hoping the change in the temperature triggers it to fruit.  I know the commercial growers use light 24/7 so I'll do the same.  It's a long shot but worth trying.

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SleestaksRule's picture

I took this photo June 13th, 2014.  The morel mycelium is spreading but seems to have hit it's peak.  I think it's time to add it to a substrate.

morel mycelium

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