The best process for heat treatment will depend on the specific type of mycelium material being grown, as well as the equipment and resources available to you. Here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind:
- Determine the appropriate temperature and duration of treatment based on the type of mycelium and material. For example, some materials may require higher temperatures or longer treatment times to achieve full sterilization.
- Use a reliable heating method to ensure consistent temperature throughout the material. This can be achieved through an oven, pressure cooker, or other heating equipment.
- Monitor the temperature throughout the process to ensure that the material is being heated to the appropriate temperature and that the temperature remains consistent throughout the treatment.
- Allow the material to cool down slowly after treatment to prevent cracking or other damage.
- Be sure to follow all safety guidelines when working with heat and equipment, and wear appropriate protective gear.
Bake Your mycelium model at 100 degrees Celsius
Preheat your oven to approximately 100 degrees Celsius and bake your model for 45 minutes. This will effectively kill the mycelium and prevent any further growth. It will also dry out your model to create a sturdy final product.
Ideal mushroom temperatures for growing mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms prefer a temperature between 55-75°F (13-24°C).
White Button Mushrooms prefer a temperature between 55-70°F (12-21°C).
Shiitake Mushrooms prefer a temperature between 55-75°F (13-24°C).
Cremini Mushrooms prefer a temperature between 55-70°F (12-21°C).
Portobello Mushrooms prefer a temperature between 55-70°F (12-21°C).
Maitake (Hen of the Woods) prefers a temperature between 50-70°F (10-21°C).
Lion’s Mane prefers a temperature between 60-75°F (16-24°C).
These are optimal temperature ranges for growth after inoculation and may vary slightly depending on the specific strain of each species.