So far everything has been going well with my mycelium aka I haven’t killed it and I haven’t contaminated it. The following image is a depiction of my planned fabrication process.
Mycelium Fabrication Process
Unlike the picture above, I already started growing mycelium from store-bought oyster mushrooms. This meant that I could skip step 1 (buying mushrooms) and step 4 (chopping up mushrooms) was changed to scooping out and breaking up the already growing mycelium with my hands.
Already growing mycelium
Used coffee grounds from Pekoe
Molds for the mycelium (used Tupperware and some scrap 3d printed shapes from the BTU)
The mixture of mycelium and coffee grounds (top beaker), leftover mycelium (bottom container)
Mycelium mixture placed in the molds and watered
Covered with aluminum foil
Placed inside a box and placed in a dark cabinet
It is very important to keep the mycelium in a dark, humid environment. The box and cabinet provide the darkness, but I need to go and manually water the plants with a spray bottle every couple of days. Because I am using a healthy mycelium culture versus store-bought mushrooms, the molds should completely grow in less than 10 days (in theory). Thankfully I started the process very early on in this project and I have a few different sizes of molds to choose from.