- Max Yield Bins Mushroom Monotub
Max Yield Bins Mushroom Monotub
|Dimensions||22.5”(L) 15.5”(W) 12"(H)|
Monotubs are the easiest and most cost-effective way to scale up your indoor mushroom grow! They can be used as enclosed beds to house substrate and spawn for top-fruiting mushrooms. Or, they can be used as grow chambers for fruiting blocks and kits.
Made by Max Yield Bins, this unit is designed with airflow and humidity control, so there’s no need for any high-tech additions. And its compact size makes it ideal for use in almost any location. (Bonus: the top and bottom can be stacked together for easy transport and storage when not in use.)
- Equipped to control airflow circulation and humidity retention
- Durable, with tight-fitting latches to keep the lid sealed to the base
- Light-blocking base to prevent mushrooms from growing on the sides
- Compact with an assembled size of 22.5"(L) 15.5”(W) 12”(H)
- Made in Canada
New to monotubs?
Scroll down for monotub FAQs and cleaning instructions.
Why is the difference between the large and small holes on the monotub?
Both the large and small holes are for gas exchange. However, given the proximity of the small holes to the substrate, many growers will remove the micropore tape during fruiting to increase oxygen -- especially if the mushroom caps are too small and/or the stems are too thin and stringy. That said, if the mushrooms are growing just fine, many will just leave the micropore tape on (as it protects against contamination.)
Do I need to use micropore tape on the small holes, or can I just leave them open?
During colonization, you don't want the small holes open. Covering them with the black micropore tape keeps out contaminants and maintains a higher CO2 level.
How much coco coir should I use?
Only a thin layer of coco coir (approx. 1/2 inch) is necessary. Coco coir should only be added once monotub is fully colonized and pins begin to form.
We recommend cleaning your monotub between each use to keep all surfaces as sterile as possible.
- Wipe down all surfaces to remove dirt and spores with a soft cloth soaked in warm water.
- Sanitize by spraying with a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution inside and out.
- DO NOT use bleach or abrasives.
North Spore's products shall be used only for lawful purposes. North Spore does not condone Psilocybin (Psilocybe cubensis) or hallucinogenic (magic) mushroom growing in jurisdictions where it is currently illegal.
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Super easy and very affordable
I've built my own monotubs in the past but this option is better than anything I could have made and super easy to set up and clean. Thank you for making this product widely available!
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Great Product for Beginners
I went back and forth on trying to make my own box or buy this one, and I'm so glad I got this one. It's a great investment and made it super easy to get started and learn how to grow in monotubs. I would definitely check out their how-to video for advice on upgrading it.
Mushroom Growing Made Easy!
Great experience. The monotub makes growing mushrooms easy!! It creates the perfect environment to create mycelium growth and the the air holes are perfect for the air needed to encourage mushroom growth. I'd recommend the monotub to anyone and everyone!!
First timers, don't be intimidated!
I ordered this kit and a spore needle, watched NOTHING but tutorial videos on this page, and trusted my gut. My very first experience with mycology at ALL. I don't follow any forums or know people who grow. I watched Fantastic Fungi on Netflix, and thought, this all makes sense. I went into the process thinking that I would be successful whether I ended up with a single mushroom or not... I would learn from the experience. Rather, my first tub was a wild success with tons and tons of fruit. My second one, I skimped on sanitization, and lost the whole tub to mold. Lesson-learned!! I'm now on my third tub which has been colonizing since 8 March, and have a Martha Tent on order to scale up my production. If you are OVERWHELMED by the amount of conflicting information out there, why not go with the advice of passionate professionals?? I am very excited to continue learning how to cultivate spores from my own grows now. I'm obsessed :))
It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This!
I suppose you COULD buy a plastic bin, drill/cut holes in it, paint the bottom black, stuff cotton in the holes... and accomplish something similar? But this tub is "just right" straight of of the box. It comes with everything you need - all ready-to-go... no fuss. I think you'd have a hard time purchasing the materials to build your own DIY mono-tub for much less. It looks and works great!