The internet does not get tired of producing unexpected experiments and that tracem the investigation “Could it be that this is the same possible”?
The video that provoked the curiosity of two Internet users this week teaches how to grow a species of fungus Pleurotus ostreatus (shimeji-black) on a toilet paper.
Hello everyone! I’ve been waiting and am so excited to finally share this method of growing oyster mushrooms on TP🧻! While this did not have a high yield, watching the process was fun and educational for our family! Hope you enjoy this short video and let me know if you give it a try sometime! The information is below. Thanks to @fieldandforestproducts for the inspiration! 🍄❤️ Gray Dove Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) 🍄🍄 1. Boil water in a large pot and remove from heat. 2. Place a roll of TP in the hot water until fully saturated. Remove TP and place on a cooling rack to drain. Allow it to be cool. 3. Put the roll in a filter patch bag. 4. Pour some grain spawn into the center of the TP roll. 5. Close the bag with a rubber band above the filter patch. 6. Place the bag in an area with a temperature between 65-75 F. We placed them in the hallway closet. This is the incubation period which took about 4 ½ weeks. 7. To stimulate fruiting, place the bag in the refrigerator for 2 days. 8. Take the bag out of the refrigerator and remove the rubber band to allow air circulation. 9. We misted the bag 2-3 times daily. We harvested the mushrooms after 7 days from removing the bag from the refrigerator. The process took approximately 6 weeks from preparation to harvest. p#pleurotusotreatusooystermushroomsmmushroomsffungig#growingyourownfood ffungusmycellium
Posted on TikTok, the experiment did not take long to go viral and, mainly, launch various doubts about itself, it is also possible to plant mushrooms in places not used. In case of local being a toilet paper, the answer is yeah.
The taxonomist Mateus Ribeiro explained in a video posted on Twitter how the experiment works. The cultivation in toilet paper is possible because it is basically composed of cellulose, or “the only element that the species needs to grow”.
Mateus still affirms that it is also possible to reproduce the same crop in “paper and other items made with cellulose”.
For those wondering if it is safe to eat or eat it, Mateus clarifies: “Yes, it is safe to eat or eat it grown in this medium”.
About take them and toilet paper: pic.twitter.com/a66uGLBFCw
— Mateus dos Fungos🍄 (@mateusdosfungos) January 30, 2023
How to do or experiment at home
In her own video posted on TikTok, gardening specialist Misilla Dela Llana explains step by step how you can grow food inside a toilet paper. Confirm:
- Boil the water in a large panela and remove from the heat;
- Place a roll of toilet paper in the hot water to make it completely molded. Remove and place to drain. Let cool;
- Put the toilet paper in a plastic bag;
- Clear a little bit of seed in the center of the roll;
- Date the bag with a very firm elastic band;
- Place in an area with a temperature around 18ºC. The incubation period of the video experiment lasted about 4 weeks and a half;
- To stimulate fruiting after a period of four and a half weeks, place the saquinho in the geladeira for 2 days;
- Remove the elastic geladeira sack to allow air circulation;
- After fruiting the cogumelo, remove the geladeira and pour water about 3 times a day.
Source: CNN Espanol