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Our GIY kits consist of hemp and mycelium. The hemp consists of hemp waste particles of 5 to 15mm inoculated with mycelium.
Mycelium grows in ambient temperatures. Before using the substrate, you want to slow down the growing process. Place the substrate in the refrigerator (1° - 7°C) and best use it within five days. Don’t place your substrate in the freezer.
Yes! The water is a result of the drop in temperature. We keep the substrate in a very cold environment, which is not conserved during the shipping. Therefore, some water is released.
No, you don’t have to! We encourage you to do a little experiment and still use your substrate. If it’s very difficult to break up the substrate in small particles, it might be that the mycelium already started doing its job by gluing the particles together. Don’t worry, just add a little bit of water [...]
During shipping, the mycelium is exposed to warmer temperatures and therefore starts its growth. The white is the mycelium that is doing its job. Sometimes the shipping takes longer, leading to more white parts in the bag of substrate. Make sure to properly break down the substrate in small chunks to avoid air cavities when [...]
This sculpting mix helps you shape the substrate. It changes the substrate in a more clayish texture which helps to create new shapes.
1. Loosen your GIY substrate in a sterile environment 2. Add 30 g for every kg substrate used (measure precisely) 3. Add the sculpting mix 4. Mix thoroughly 5. Put the substrate in the shape you want The sculpting mix has to be added when working the substrate, not after drying. For more detailed instructions, [...]
You can keep the substrate refrigerated for a maximum of five days. During its storage, it loses moisture and can therefore dry out. Make sure you use it when it is still nice and ‘fresh’.
Instead of ethanol, also iso-propylalcohol (IPA) can be used. Also detergent, normally used for dishes, utensils, cups, etc, can be used for cleaning moulds, hands, mixing bowl, etc. Rinse thoroughly so no soap is left behind.