Fiddleford Mushrooms

The formation of mushrooms

When the mycelium appears evenly across the growing beds, a huge climate change is made to occur. Firstly, the compost temperature is lowered from 27°C to 20°C over a two to three day period. During this phase plenty of fresh air is introduced in the room and the relative humidity of the air drops greatly. This can be compared to the climatic conditions that occur naturally in the autumn. These climate changes cause the mycelium to bunch together in the upper part of the casing soil and form fruit bodies. The mushrooms will later develop from these fruit bodies.

mushroom pins appearing

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