GIY Living Material Instructions
Step 1: Grow
Break up material
Before opening the bag, use your hands to hit exterior of the bag on all sides. This helps save time breaking up the material before opening hte bag and adding to a bowl.
Add Flour and Mix
Add material to a large bowl and continue to break up any chunks until the material is no longer white.
Add ¾ cup flour and mix well for 1 minute.
**If adding a Mix-in, add during this process.
Pack and Grow
Add material to the growth form and pack down as you continue to add more layers.
Cover the form with plastic wrap or a lid. Grow for 5-6 days at 72 degrees F until material turns white again.
Step 2: Pop & Pod
Flip the growth form upside down and tap until the grown part “pops” out of the form.
Seal part in a roomy plastic bag with a cup of water to grow for 1 day to create a white, fuzzy overgrowth on the mycelium part.
The following step is optional...
Step 3: Dry
Prepare to dry
Remove from the overgrown part from the pod and place on a baking sheet.
Dehydrate the part at 180° F for 4-8 hours or until fully dry. The part will shrink in size!