Using grow bags is one of the most popular methods of Psilocybin mushroom cultivation. Bags are filled with a substrate that contains organic materials that provide nutrients for mushroom mycelium to grow. The mycelium colonizes the substrate and eventually forms mushrooms that can be harvested.
Mushroom bags are designed to be autoclavable, meaning they can withstand high temperatures for prolonged periods of time. They also have a 0.5 micron filter that allows for air exchange and are made of heavy-duty 3 mil polypropylene.
The bags are gusseted, which means they have sides that fold down in toward the inside of the bag. This design is useful because it makes the bag easy to hold while filling it with sawdust or grain for spawn blocks and it makes it possible to easily mix the spawn after inoculation. The gussets also make it easy to slip a filter in between the gussets before sterilization. The filter prevents contaminants like mold spores and bacteria from entering the bag during the sterilization process.
After the bag is fully colonized you can use it as a self-contained growing chamber or place it in a larger container such as a BoomRoom II or Monotub for fuller control of environmental conditions. Once the bag is plugged into a larger container it can be sealed up with a impulse sealer or tied shut with a small piece of wire.
Before utilizing a bag for cultivation you must sanitize your workspace, scissors, utility knife and the ShroomTek bag. Sanitize the tool you’re using to cut into the bag with a few seconds of isopropyl. It is also important to sanitize your hands and any other equipment you will be touching before handling the bag. Psilocybin grow bags