Dub Tub Tek: A step-by-step guide to the 6 liter Dub tub (2023)

Dub Tub Tek appears to be a new dance style, but it is actually a mushroom growing technique that uses two tubs; double tub technique = dub tub technique.

Oak tub is very similarmonotubo tekexcept, as the name suggests, a monotube uses only one tube.

Oba,mushroom seedspreviously grown on some type of cereal, it is used to inoculate full volume containersundergroundto increase yields. The bin contains not only the substrate, but also the air above the substrate, which makes it possible to control the level of carbon dioxide and humidity to encourage fruiting. A tub is a miniature growing chamber. Made of monotube teak andSGFwhen it has a lid. In a dub tub, the second tub is placed upside down on top of the first instead of the cover. And that's it, that's the only difference, except that with a dub tub you don't have to open the tub as often.

There are many possible variations (tube size, media type, etc.), but we can provide a step-by-step guide for method variations.[eu].

Why use Dub Tub Tek?

Dub kad, like any other cultivation technique, has its advantages and disadvantages. The first question is whether or not to mass breed directly into seed trays or seed cakes. Another consideration, once you've decided on volume generation, is whether you're going to use monotube or dub tube technology.

Bolos vs. Time

beginner togrowing magic mushroomsthey usually go for some version of the cookie,I'm looking for technologyone of the most popular and reliable. Cakes have several advantages:

  • PF and its relatives cover simplified versions of many of the basicsmushroom cultivationskill, making it a good learning exercise, even if you plan to switch to other methods.
  • Mushroom cultivation requires very little equipment and specialized materials, making it a good choice for those who still don't know if they like growing mushrooms.
  • Yields are generally low - which is actually an advantage for people who grow illegal crops (not that we can tolerate such activities!) who don't intend to use a lot of mushrooms. The legal consequences tend to be much more severe for those caught with a big deal.
  • Cakes take up less space, which makes them more discreet.
  • Each cake is an independent culture. This means that a farmer who has planted six grain pots and lost half due to bad luck, rookie mistakes or whatever, can still plant fruit in the remaining three and get a crop. With the batch method, all six vials would end up in the same container, so if something goes wrong, the entire crop will be lost.

Volume also has several advantages[ii]:

  • Yields are higher - this is the best solution for growers who want to feed friends or sell and use up products quickly. It is also a good choice for people who grow culinary mushrooms and therefore use mushrooms by the cup rather than by the gram.
  • ROI is better; although bulk crops are slightly more expensive than biscuits, the yields are high enough that the cost per gram of product is much lower.
  • The breeding process is generally simpler and easier.

Single vs. bathtub version for bathtub

The advantages of a dub tub are height and stability[iii].

A single barrel of the same width and length will be half the size (and some of that space will be taken up by the substrate) of a dub barrel configuration, and with smaller barrels and larger varieties, the mushrooms can hit the cap. Then they will turn, grow sideways and curl (complicating harvesting) or push the lid, destroying moisture control. Oak tubs do not have this problem.

Deep tubs also have a much more stable climate in the room. With more air space inside, they don't have to be opened as often for ventilation, meaning more moisture stays inside where it should.

The only real downsides are that you have to buy twice as many tubs - which can be expensive - and if you have multiple tubs at once, the dub tubs don't match perfectly.

How to make a Dub Tub Tek

Before mass spawning, the mycelium must first be grown in seed pots. We will not put instructions about it here, because we have already talked about itWild teak bird seedsand other articles. Note that the following recipe and instructions are for four six-gallon tub configurations. There's no reason not to use tubs larger or smaller than six gallons, and there's no reason not to use just one at a time—or more than four at a time. If you want to make these essentially arbitrary decisions in a different way, you'll just have to modify the mathematical recipe, and that's what we've done.

Necessary materials

step by step instructions

First prepare the tubs.

  1. Reserve a half tub for much later.
  2. Find out how deep the substrate and seed will fill the remaining pots and mark that depth. Then paint the outside of the tub below this mark black. The idea is to prevent light from hitting the sides and bottom of the substrate - the mycelium will try to produce mushrooms wherever it can see light, and you don't want mushrooms to form pressed against the wall of the tub. The ink is on the outside, so you don't have to worry about the ink damaging the mycelium.
  3. Drill or cut a few small holes in the lid and tape them with microporous tape. In this way, the mycelium can breathe, but will not be in danger of contamination until colonization of the bulk medium is complete.
  4. Clean the tubs thoroughly and disinfect them with alcohol (you may need to wait to disinfect until you are ready to fill the tubs if you do not have sterile storage).

Then prepare the base.

  1. Mix coconut fibers and coffee powder in a bucket.
  2. Add a gallon of boiling water - you can boil the water in several smaller pots instead of one big one, it will take less time. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix well, making sure that all lumps are broken. Cover again and wait until cool enough to handle.
  4. Sterilization in the pressure cooker is optional; some growers find that boiling water provides adequate sterilization, while others prefer to be careful when using a pressure cooker. If you decide to use a pressure cooker, first put the substrate in oven bags so that the substrate does not loosen and clog the valve of the pressure cooker. Cut two vent holes in the bag, remove all air from the bag and tape the holes with microporous tape to prevent the bag from bulging and bursting. Then let the base cool.

Now it's time to fill the tub.

  1. Sterilize your containers and lids if you haven't already, and THOROUGHLY clean yourself, your clothes and shoes (if any) and anything that might come close to the floor. Manufacturers often go so far as to brush their teeth before starting work.
  2. Add three liters of substrate and one liter of seed to each container.
  3. Mix the substrate well and inoculate, don't forget to break all the lumps.
  4. Make sure that the mixed material lies flat in the containers, but do not compact it. Flatness facilitates fruiting, but the substrate must remain loose and loose, otherwise the mycelium will have difficulty growing through it.
  5. Put on the lids (which have holes, remember) and set the containers aside for six to ten days. During this time, DO NOT open them for any reason. Light is not required. Temperature control is important. The ideal temperature can vary slightly depending on the species and strain you want to grow, but 77-80°F is generally accepted.

This is followed by packaging and fruiting – and the use of other containers! Enveloping means covering the colonized medium with a layer of some non-nutritive material that helps retain moisture (check withhigrômetro) and additionally protects against contamination.

  1. Mix dry peat moss, vermiculite, lemon and oyster shells. Homogenize.
  2. Add two cups of water and mix well.
  3. Place the mixture in pots or bags in the oven and sterilize in a pressure cooker. Cool.
  4. While the pressure cooker is cooking, this is a good time to find the other four pots. Thoroughly clean and disinfect them with alcohol. Disinfect yourself as often as possible. Now that the substrate is fully colonized, the risk of contamination is very low, but it's best to be safe.
  5. Open the filled containers and cover the substrate with a quarter inch of liner material. Make the layer as even as possible.
  6. Spray the surface of the lining, the inner walls of the lower container and the inner surface of the second container. Place the upper tub over each lower tub like a tall lid. You want to be able to get in easily, so don't tape them up, but do something to keep the top tub from sliding when pushed.
  7. Let there be at least a little light in the bath - indirect is fine and it doesn't have to be too bright, but it can't stand in the dark anymore. Keep them at a lower temperature than before; 68-72°F is the usual range. Open the bathtub several times a day, spray and air it.

Hardening should begin within 14 days, but don't stop misting and airing until the mushrooms are ready to harvest. When the harvest is complete, "dip" the substrate to perform another rinse. The procedure is to weigh the medium (if it is fully colonized, it will behave like a giant cake and will be able to float), then pour in enough water to cover it. Leave for 24 hours, then pour out the water and go back to spraying and shaking. You should make several casts before starting over with a new base.

If you think Dub Tub is too complicated, you can check it out.breeding kitsLubbags are growing.


[eu](2016). to act.Mushroomtopia

[ii]Mr. Mushroom (2011). PF TEK vs. Monotube discussion.mushrooms

[iii]Ryan (Senior). Monotube vs. Dub Tub: Which one to choose?daily joke


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