Are you struggling to find a clean space to do your inoculations? Having failed or slow colonisation because of a cold environment? Mushroom flush sizes not meeting your expectations?… CyLab is your solution.
A complete and compact system to see you through each stage of your grows, all year round.
- Fruiting Chamber
Due to the work involved in producing the CyLab and their popularity, please allow for an extra few days for dispatch 🙂
The grips we would normally provide for holding the SAB lid on have been discontinued by the manufacturer.
An easy solution is to secure the SAB lid with tape when in use.
Scroll down to see photo instructions
A Mushroom Cultivation Powerhouse …with an A+++ energy rating!
This SAB / incubator / temp-controlled fruiting chamber combo has everything you need to smash it in this hobby. If you want to go from beginner to amateur in a single product, this is the one. We thought out every componant to bring you a clever, practical, compact yet spacious, all-in-one system which we are using ourselves. Every part is quality.
Do I need this? We’ll ask you these questions to help you figure that out..
- Do you see mushroom growing as a hobby you want to get better at?
- Do you know how much it costs to keep a room in the mid 20’s for months at a time? Hundreds.
- Do you want your mushrooms to grow better and bigger, any time of the year?
- Would you like to hit the perfect humidity and fresh air exchange levels for high quality mushroom growth?
- Would you prefer to grow mushrooms out of sight using a proper grow light instead of relying on indirect sunlight?
- Would you like all of your mycology equipment to be able to fit into each other for easy storage and transportation?
What you will receive
- 1x Fruiting chamber with lid (pre-cut for optimum air exchange)
- 1x SAB with lid (box is completely unmodified with no cuts. Lid is cut with armholes)
- 1x Water Tank (pre-cut for air-exchange tunnel to inner heated fruiting chamber)
- 1x Incubator and lid (pre-cut for air exchange) – fits inside Water Tank
- Water heater with in-built thermostat
- Approx 2.75m of premium aluminium bubble insulation, pre-cut to size
- 6500K LED fruiting light – the ideal light temperature
- 12L Perlite
Plus a bonus gift of 8 x AgarPots with hygiene kit and scalpels!
The temperature controlled incubator will keep your grow kits and colonising spawn products at the consistent precise temperatures you need. Forget expensive house bills – this heating unit uses between 25 and 75W… up to 40 times less than a standard 2KW room heater. The fruiting chamber has been our go to design over the years. We get the very best flushes out of this setup every time we use it. With this kit, we include our new SAB – more compact than ever, yet still retaining plenty of the working space. The arm holes are cut into the lid itself! CyLab pays for itself in electricity savings and you’ll be set up for project after project for years to come. This fruiting chamber is big and tall – it will support the most enormous mushrooms.
Same guarantee for all clean products
Experience a problem with any product? Don’t panic!
Clean products are what we specialise in, it’s our bread and butter – and we’re good at it. We have to be.
Sterile technique is like driving – you can’t learn it by reading, you need to be practising it always.
While most contamination reports are statistically more likely to be down to beginner error, it’s not always the case.
Sometimes it may actually be us. Does that mean we don’t know what we are doing or that we’re rookies at this?
No. And here’s why.
We regularly purchase live gourmet mother spawn from one of, if not the largest, most accredited mycology business in the world.
This company is BIG and they even run week-long training courses in mycology and have the most incredible set up worth a fortune.
Even they make mistakes. We’ve had to get in touch with them a couple of times after receiving contaminated spawn.
The point we’re trying to make here is that even the masters of mycology mess up. Nature is unpredictable and we all make mistakes.
Although we don’t offer refunds on our products, we will send a voucher for it’s replacement.
Irregardless who is at fault.
A second chance on us 🙂
*If we believe this is being abused by anyone, we reserve the right to remove it at any time.
First impression counts
Nosey delivery drivers, flatmates, neighbours or work colleagues?
Your parcel will be sent in high quality, nondescript packaging; our website won’t be mentioned and there’s no tell-tale return address to worry about either.
Even for international orders made from outside of the UK, our customs declarations are barebones with descriptions such as ‘Microscopy Kit’ or ‘Gardening Supplies’, etc… We follow the rules whilst maintaining your privacy.
Ask questions about this product here!
What are the cubic dimensions of the whole product when assembled together?
Q What are the cubic dimensions of the whole product when assembled together? answer nowAsked on 17th October 2021 12:47 pmA
Not sure sorry. If you figure that out before us, feel free to post it here :)
Is it best to leave a small gap between the fruiting chamber and it's lid to allow FAE via an electric fan or is there an alternative method that you would recommend? Thanks.
Q Is it best to leave a small gap between the fruiting chamber and it's lid to allow FAE via an ele...... Read more answer nowAsked on 8th October 2021 2:17 pmA
It’s unneccessary to do that, just push the lid down. There are air exchage holes already pre-cut for exchange. Running a fan in the room is a great idea.
Setting the water heater to 24°C (as in the graphic instructions) can result in the incubation chamber being up to a couple of degrees below the water temperature (around 22°C) What is the actual optimal temperature inside the incubation chamber itself meant to be? Isn’t 24°C the optimal target temperature for the fruiting chamber itself, and not incubation the incubation chamber? Many thanks in advance.
Q Setting the water heater to 24°C (as in the graphic instructions) can result in the incubation ch...... Read more answer nowAsked on 1st October 2021 7:32 pmA
Anywhere between 20C and 26C is fine for incubation temperature, however 26C will have noticeably faster growth. If you are getting 24C - i’d say you are hitting a great incubation temp. If you’d like to up that by a degree or two, simply put your water heater to 27C and see what it hits then. If you want more precise temps, get a Habistat Thermostat and plug it into the water heater - then you aren’t using the water heater to monitor the temp at all, the Habistat will be doing that with it’s external probe into the incubator and automatically turning on and off the water heater (meaning you can happily put the water heater up to the max temp it goes - so that it’s completely bypassed by Habistat.)
When using the fruiting chamber do you remove the insulation hat and jacket?
Q When using the fruiting chamber do you remove the insulation hat and jacket? answer nowAsked on 1st October 2021 3:11 pmA
Great question. It really depends on the temps in your home, if it’s set up in really cold area then you will want to keep it on but without the foil lid so that it still gets light. Or even with the lid but a little window cut from the foil to let light in. Mushroom fruiting can be achieved at cooler temps than incubation, this is why the foil insulation might not be necessary in your home.
- Hi .. is the cylab big enough for the xxl mono box kit? With two different strains of spores ? Should I have ordered two of the same strain spores??
Q Hi .. is the cylab big enough for the xxl mono box kit? With two different strains of spores ? Sh...... Read more answer nowAsked on 25th September 2021 3:12 pmA
Sorry, not 100% sure of the question but i’ll take a stab at part of it. Yes the XXL MonoBox easily fits in the CyLab. It’s big enough for three of those kits (so three different species or strains of gourmet mushrooms). More XL MonoBox grow kits can fit inside, maybe 6 of them.
Q Can cylab be used in an unheated room like a garage or loft? answer nowAsked on 21st September 2021 3:02 pmA
Absolutely :) The added double foil insulation makes that possible.
Hi. Looks like there was talk of an imminent video a few months ago. That has been done yet? Waiting to buy but want to know there's an instructional video first. Thanks.
Q Hi. Looks like there was talk of an imminent video a few months ago. That has been done yet? Wait...... Read more answer nowAsked on 9th September 2021 9:51 amA Hi there, sorry we did say that but because we are so busy we couldn’t make a video. We still plan to. There is now a picture gallery added to the bottom of the product description which shows how to use it (we did that because it was way quicker than producing a video). That and the stickers on the boxes make it very starightforward as no-one has emailed us yet to say they are struggling and we have sold a fair few of these units now, bonkers numbers really.
Hi i have just purchased the monobox xl grow kit, can it be used with the Cylab or is the Cylab to big?
- How come the bottom of the tub isn't lined/blacked out? I have read so many guides where it states that this is a must.
Q How come the bottom of the tub isn't lined/blacked out? I have read so many guides where it state...... Read more answer nowAsked on 21st August 2021 9:10 pmA Well that’s a common method (however, quite unneccessary) with monotub grows. This fruiting chamber system is a hybrid - we are using perlite and fruiting grow kits on top of that. However, if you want to turn it into a monotub grow you can - that’s where people commonly use liners etc. What I can tell you about liners is they are useless - you’ll still get side pinning 95% of the time - it’s just that you wont see them cause you’ve hid them :) Our MonoBox grow kit is all about side pinning - we want want mushrooms growing from every side.
Do you have the LED on constantly while fruiting?
Q Do you have the LED on constantly while fruiting? answer nowAsked on 21st August 2021 1:30 pmA No, a 12/12 cycle tends to be common.
Where should the 6500K LED fruiting light be placed?
Q Where should the 6500K LED fruiting light be placed? answer nowAsked on 20th August 2021 4:55 pmA A couple of feet above the fruiting chamber should is good. Just make sure the fruiting chamber doesnt get too hot because of it.
Q Hello, I was under the impression that fungi were photosensitive and didn't benefit from light. H...... Read more answer nowAsked on 11th August 2021 10:24 pmA Hi there, I’ll take a quote directly from one of the most well known cultivators in the scene: “Mushrooms grow bigger and heavier, with larger pinsets and more finished product when exposed to a proper light regime.” RR Indirect sunlight can also help :)
Hi , does the video instructions come with the unit?
Q Hi , does the video instructions come with the unit? answer nowAsked on 15th July 2021 7:58 amA Not yet it doesn’t - we are working on it though. It takes a lot to record a video and we don’t want to do the CyLab an injustice. Check back next week :)
I have concerns about the spores, is this any different from a bag, or shotgun fruiting chamber in regards to how many spores will be released into area the chamber is within?
- Am I right in thinking that grow bags aren’t required for this system , just use boxes without bags i this unit?
Q Am I right in thinking that grow bags aren’t required for this system , just use boxes without ba...... Read more answer nowAsked on 9th July 2021 7:21 amA
Hi there, yes you can do away with bags. Actually, you can do away with the tubs too - take the cakes out and sit them on a piece on foil on top of perlite.
Protip - If you take a fully colonised MonoBox brick and lay it on its side so the brick is vertical - the amount of surface area is utterly insane. CyLab supports 3x MonoBricks. I haven’t done the math on how much surface area that is, but it’s safe to say it annihilates any Monotub set up we’ve ever seen on Shroomery, YouTube or elsewhere.
i take it this kit comes with instructions about how to set up?
Q i take it this kit comes with instructions about how to set up? answer nowAsked on 8th July 2021 12:37 pmA
We’ll do one better - we’ll make a video or steep by step pictures in the next few days hopefully :) It’s easy.
Hello.. I don’t understand where I use the “sab” box in conjunction with the “cylab “ ? It isn’t mentioned in the cylab photo instructions??
Can cylab be used in an unheated room like a garage or loft?
Hello, I was under the impression that fungi were photosensitive and didn't benefit from light. How much of a difference does adding light make; does it have to be a lamp or is sunlight sufficient?