Introducing our 4lb inject and forget “lightbags”. Named due to their ability to colonize in the light. They’re super easy to mix, super fast to colonize and take around 35-45 days from inoculation to harvest. They’re also capable of multiple flushes per bag!
The lightbag must be kept in dim lighting for 24 hours a day throughout the cultivation process.
Our inject and forget bags simplify the process of cultivating your mushrooms. We strongly recommend these bags for beginners as they’re the perfect introduction to the world of mycology. The bags require minimal tampering, giving a more streamlined process from inoculation to your first harvest.
These bags have revolutionized the world of mycology. Never before has the hobby been so accessible with our all in one design creating a truly automatic process.
Contamination is kept at bay by the sealed bag and the included air filter. You do not have to open this bag at any point prior to harvest which will prevent any contamination from ruining your project.
What You Will Receive
One of our 4lb inject and forget light bags with an alcohol wipe to sterilize the injection port ONLY.
What You Will Need
Prior to starting this process, please be aware that you will need a heat mat with a thermostat set to 26-27c to ensure your bag colonizes and fruits. You will also need 20ml of spore solution. We would also recommend our Ultimate All in One Incubation and Fruiting Chambers, or something resembling it, to ensure you lock the heat and humidity within your project.
Please make sure you have access to proper lighting for your project. A dim light source around 4500k-6500k would be recommended, however standard room lighting and indirect sunlight works perfectly. You must have a large easy glide bag sealer prior to harvesting your first yield. Our bags are capable of multiple flushes, and by leaving your bag open you’re inviting contaminants in to kill off your 1-4 remaining yields.
What You Shouldn’t Do
Do NOT sterilize the needle via heat or alcohol. Your needle is NHS grade, meaning any attempt at further sterilization will most likely contaminate your needle and your project.
Blocked needle? Do NOT remove it from the injection port. Simply pull your needle back a tiny bit and press harder on the plunger.
Do NOT peel off the plastic surrounding the injection port. It is an additional layer of protection to prevent contamination entering your bag.
Do NOT open the bag until you want to harvest. The bag is a fully sealed unit capable of keeping contamination out and moisture in.
How to Use
These instructions are based on temperatures being 26-27c 24hrs a day and all around the bag. If your bags has only a little growth at day 10 then please mix the bag for a good 3mins and make sure to mix and spread all the white mycelium life to all parts of the substrate in the bag.
Do not worry about damaging the mycelium during the mixings of the substrate. The mycelium will have grown into the grains and coco coir fibers. Just break up and mix about any and all clumps of substrate.
- Draw air into the bag via the included white filter patch by pulling on the corners of the bag like a crisp packet (don’t open it!) and loosely break up the substrate. This will give you room to move.
- Wash your hands before continuing the process. Connect the needle to the syringe but leave the protective cap in place for the moment. Use the included alcohol swab to wipe the black square injection port on the bag. Inject the bag with Spores or Gourmet Liquid Culture. After injection. Remove the needle and replace the needle cap. Do not mix the bag until you can see a 50 pence piece of mycelium life. The spores may take 7-10 days to germinate.
- Place the bag into a dim lit space and provide a temperature of 26-27c using a heat mat or one of our Ultimate All in One Incubation and Fruiting Chamber’s.
- Inspect the bag for contamination on day 7. Don’t worry if you do not see life just yet. We are on the mushrooms schedule as they are organic life forms who need time, like the rest of us.. Replace the bag into the dim lit and warm place.
- On day 10. Please inspect the bag again for any signs of contamination. If the bag is showing nice, white growth you can proceed to mix the substrate. Please mix for at least 120 seconds. Break up all the white mycelium and mix well with the rest of the substrate inside the bag. Doing this method will make sure your substrate is ready to pin with full force. Place back into the dim lit and warm spot and leave alone.
- If your bag is not fully colonized by day 17 but has life then please mix the bag well one more time. If you bag is 90% or more colonized, please move on to step 6.
- You now have a minimum of 15 days to wait for your project to fruit. As long as the dim lit warm conditions are maintained you can go on holiday. Nothing will need to be done to the bag until at least day 25 of this process.
- Harvest the canopy. Cut open the bag at one end and reach into the bag much like a train moving into a tunnel. Please harvest the mushrooms only when they are mature. You must do your own research as to when your chosen species of mushroom is ready to be harvested, as species differ.
- If you wish to receive repeat flushes from your bag an easy bag glide slider stick is needed. Turn on the cold tap (preferably in the kitchen- not the bathroom) and add enough water to the bag so the mushroom substrate loaf sits in 1 inch of water. The chlorine in the water actually helps cleanse the loaf whilst it takes it’s little bath. Seal the bag up and leave it for 12 hours, then drain for 30 minutes at an angle. Close the bag with your sealer stick and place back into it’s fruiting conditions. It should take a similar amount of time for the subsequent flushes to show.
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Please note that it is illegal to grow magic mushrooms within the UK. We ask that you do not use these spores to grow mushrooms, but instead use them to study under a microscope. We cannot be held liable for any illegal use of these spores. Please check your local regulations as we cannot be responsible for the laws you should follow in your own country.