Alice Hills

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  • Alice Hills created an article,

    Is my spawn mouldy?

    If your mushroom spawn looks white and furry, this is not mould but Mycelium. We always recommend using spawn as soon as it arrives to ensure it's quality and productivity is maintained.   Above: ...

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    Wet Substrate

    If your substrate is sodden or waterlogged, then the black substrate bag may not have drained enough after pasteurisation or you have over-sprayed your kit. Refrain from spraying the kit for severa...

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    Oyster mushroom deformities - Coral shaped caps

    Coral shaped caps indicate that the mushrooms are not receiving enough light. Remove and discard the deformed caps, move the kit to a location with more natural light and with your next flush you s...

  • Alice Hills created an article,

    Oyster mushroom deformities - Leggy/Trumpet shaped caps

    Leggy / Trumpet shaped caps indicate that the mushrooms are not receiving enough oxygen/air exchange. Remove and discard the deformed caps, move the kit to a location with better ventilation and wi...

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    A different looking mushroom has fruited from my Oyster kit

    Spores of competitive mushroom species can lie dormant in the substrate, they are resistant to heat, so in some cases manage to survive pasteurisation and overtake your Oyster mushroom Mycelium. If...

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    Are my mushrooms safe to eat?

    Only consume mushrooms that are free from visible signs of contamination. If you are not 100% sure that your kit has fruited Oyster mushrooms, we recommend contacting the team with images for clari...

  • Alice Hills created an article,

    Why is my kit attracting little black flies?

    This is normal, little black flies feed on the metabolites (the waste product) of the Mycelium, although they can be annoying, they do not pose a risk to your mushrooms and can be managed with frui...

  • Alice Hills created an article,

    Why hasn’t my Mycelium developed?

    A lack of Mycelium growth can be due to:Too high temperatures - Incubating your kit near a direct heat source such as a radiator, propagation mat, hot pipes or a boiler can often cause this. Make s...

  • Alice Hills created an article,

    Why isn't my voucher code working?

    Before getting in touch with the team, please make sure you are inputting your code correctly. If you have an older edition kit (separate voucher card) Your code will look like abcd-1234-wxyz (let...

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    I've lost my voucher! What do I do?

    Proof of purchase such as a store receipt or an order reference number will help us resolve your issue swiftly. If you have an older edition kit Please get in touch with us with a picture of your k...