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1.2L Sterile Rye Grain (approx. 1kg)
Never pull off, touch or inject through the white stripes or patches – they are HEPA filters for clean air exchange.
We’ve lost count how many times we’ve seen folk do this and wonder why they have a bag of green mold.
- 1.2 Litre of Organic Rye Grain with added Gypsum and Coffee
- Chlorhexidine Alcohol Wipe
How much to inject?
3ml of gourmet spore or liquid culture solution will do the trick.
Make sure to extend the folded neck of the bag fully so that the little white filter can exchange air ok.
If you forget to extend the bag all the way, you’ll end up stalling the mycelium growth as it becomes starved of oxygen.
We also recommend placing it somewhere clean like a cardboard box.
Leave at between 20-26C (26C for rapid mycelium growth)
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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.
Although this grow kit can be used without a SAB, it’s good practise and recommended to use one.
We have SAB’s available, but you can always build yourself something – it doesn’t need to be fancy!
…some people even build SAB’s with a cardboard box (inferior but better than open air).
Preparing the syringe
Before using any syringe it’s best to thoroughly distribute the spores or culture within the syringe as best as you can.
A good way to dislodge spores stuck to the plastic syringe wall is to rattle off the corner of something solid whilst spinning the syringe around. Half a dozen times off a table will do the trick. Don’t slam it or you’ll break it.
An even better method is to use a sterile vial; inject into it then fill it back up again and voila – evenly distributed spores.
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.
Little bits of useful information
- Grain SpawnBags and MycoBags can be squeezed at 50% colonisation to help speed up growth an have full colonisation 1-2 weeks earlier if you’re lucky. But, just do it the once or you may end up stalling the growth.
Planning to pay with Bank Transfer?
We will email you immediately after checkout, so be sure to read what it says.
Bank payments are what 90% of our customers use, we receive a lot of payments via bank and sometimes people do not appreciate that it’s impossible to know who has paid if you do not follow our instructions. Especially when many customers use names on their orders which don’t even match the names that bank transfers are coming from!
So, we created a better process for us to handle large volumes of bank transfers extremely efficiently.
Follow both simple steps for a happy, stress-free ordering experience at Cylocybe.
- Use your Order Number as the reference within your banking app.
Because it allows us to search for the payment in our bank. We literally type your order number in. Searching with names or amounts are completely useless. Order numbers are what we need.
- Then click on the ‘I Have Paid’ button within your account dashboard
It notifies us so we know to look for the payment you’ve sent. Think of it this way; if we get 500 orders in a day, but only 250 people actually follow through and send payment – that means that we’ve saved ourselves having to search our bank 250 times for payments that were never sent in the first place. The time savings for us are monumental which is handy when we are always rushed for time.
When we get a minute, we’ll verify the payment in our bank and start processing your order.
Example of Step 1
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Ask questions about this product here!
The agar cult kit says it is directly compatible with this bag. How would you insert an Agar wedge into this Mycobag, and safely reseal it to colonise?
Q The agar cult kit says it is directly compatible with this bag. How would you insert an Agar wedg...... Read more answer nowAsked on 7th March 2021 6:02 pmA
If you are looking to put an agar wedge into a bag which is already sterile, you will really need to be careful. Thoroughly clean the bag first before cutting it open within a SAB.
When re-sealing, if you have an impulse sealer then perfect but if you don’t then you’ll want to fold the end of the bag over before using anything from metal wire, rubber bands or zip ties - this makes a thorough seal.
We may soon offer an option to have the bags unsealed for easy access. I envisage a bag within a bag system.
What is the capacity in litres of the 1kg bag?
Q What is the capacity in litres of the 1kg bag? answer nowAsked on 22nd February 2021 2:38 pmA
It’s approximately 1200ml / 1.2L
Where would be the best place to store the bag post inoculation? Cupboard, Shelve etc ? Scared to put it inside a sealed plastic box incase the temperature rises too high...I only have rooms with other things in them and im worried about contams once its been lifted out the SAB after inoculation and sat wherever it needs to sit for 4 weeks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Q Where would be the best place to store the bag post inoculation? Cupboard, Shelve etc ? Scared to...... Read more answer nowAsked on 8th February 2021 8:57 pmA The filter should keep out contams, just make sure to never touch the filter and keep it dry. Temperature fluctuations aren’t a major concern if it’s only be a couple of degrees. If the room is going from cold to hot to cold then I can see issues - the more stable the temp is the better really. I would suggest a small room with an oil filled heater, this is what we use.. it’s more efficient and keeps the heating bills down.
How much ml of solution is recommended for a 1kg bag
Q How much ml of solution is recommended for a 1kg bag answer nowAsked on 30th January 2021 3:12 pmA Around 3-4ml of gourmet spore or culture solution :)
How long does it take to colonise once it had been injected?
Q How long does it take to colonise once it had been injected? answer nowAsked on 26th January 2021 10:37 pmA
Depending on the size (1kg / 500g), genetics traits of your gourmet solution and factors such as temperature and the relative humidity in your home - it could take between 3-6 weeks. Breaking up the grain at 60-70% colonisation can help to speed up the process!