This is our new signature spawn, launched right here on Cylocybe on 27th September, 2021.
Faster than rye grain but more nutritious than millet alone.
Millet has the benefit of being very small, meaning excellent rates of colonisation and loads of inoculation points but rye grain and wholewheat hold lots more nutrition… so we’ve combined them all to make the best spawn you’ll ever have used!
This product has an injection port, so it may be injected outside of a Still-Air Box if you’re really careful. But still, get yourself a SAB and do it the safer way…
- Sterile Multigrain (50% Wholewheat, 25% Organic Rye Grain, 25% Millet, coffee soaked with added gypsum)
- 1000ml SpawnTub at 65% fill-level to accomodate G2G and shaking
- Air exchange via HEPA-Filtered lid
- Inject-thru lid (grey rubber port)
- Chlorhexidine 70% IPA wipe for cleaning injection port
How to use
Yes, a lot of our customers skip the SAB whenever they buy kits with injection ported lids – but it’s bad practice and some will suffer contamination as a result.
- Wipe the rubber port and inject 1.5 – 3ml of your gourmet spore or culture solution around the SpawnTub™ (against the plastic wall) and finish with a little squirt in the middle
- 26C is the ideal temperature. Mycelium will usually make an appearance after just a few days to a week.
- If you are struggling to maintain a consistant temperature above 20C, your mycelium will grow very slowly or possibly even stall to a complete halt. Consider purchasing our CyLab or building an incubator which can maintain a stable temperature of 26C.
Using Agar Wedge or G2G Transfers
You will absolutely need a SAB to have any success at agar or G2G transfers. But a SAB won’t do anything for you if it’s dirty inside or your technique is rubbish or you’re in a dusty, drafty room. Practice, experience and thinking about how contaminants are transferred around is how to get good at working within a SAB.
We’ve had customers coming and saying to us; “I worked in a SAB but it still contaminated, your product is faulty”. A person could work in the best Cleanroom in the world and still manage to contaminate everything in their path if they aren’t calculating every move they make and thing that they touch. Experiencing contams is what makes people get better at technique.
Our AgarPots come in packs of three because we want to triple the odds of success for customers.
If you want to practice using agar and transferring to spawn, check out our AgarPots3 Kit
- Remove the lid from your SpawnTub and drop in a piece of colonised agar or pour in some colonised grain you have from another SpawnTub
- Leave in a warm place to colonise at around 20C. Mycelium will usually start growing outwards in a day – it’s fast!
Never try to peel off or inject through the pink filter.
Product is made fresh to order.
Only for use in cultivating species which are legal to grow – research the law.
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.
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.
Ask questions about this product here!
Do I need to sterilise the tub before I inoculate
Q Do I need to sterilise the tub before I inoculate answer nowAsked on 15th October 2021 3:13 amA
"Completely sterile and ready for inoculation"
It's already sterile :P