Laetiporus (Chicken of the Woods) Species

Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by Larynx, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Well it's ready for the first transfer.....

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    Ignore the splotches, it's not bacteria just a slightly cold pour. :p
     
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    awesome Jeff!!
     
  3. Toni

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    Good job!! have you used antibiotic agar?
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Never have. Spendy stuff. Easier to lose a few plates or isolate away from contam imo.
     
  5. Toni

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    So how you avoided the growth of bacteria?
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I am sure it is there. This is the best out of 20 plates. One of the five that I will use to do transfers with this afternoon. The other 15 either did not grow or the contam level is too high to mess with.
     
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  7. Javadog

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    Nice work!
     
  8. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Got the new plates done. Hopefully they all stay fairly clean. Looking forward to distributing this one.
     
  9. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Good Stuff Jeff! Can't wait to give it a try. Anyone got any literature on cultivating L. Cincinnatus? Indoor or Outdoor.
     
  10. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Thanks prof! I have more stuff up my sleeve. Always :1^:
     
  11. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    It seems to be a very healthy culture. It took to agar well. I am going to throw some on grain and make up slants today.
     
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  13. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Can't wait Jeff!
     
  14. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Threw together 21 slants, 11 grain jars and two lc's.
    Kind of running an experiment with the lc's. Blended two plates in an Eberbach. Split the slurry between two jars. One went on the mag stirrer and the other is just sitting there. I really want to see the difference in the outcome.

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    The grain should be ready in about 2 weeks or less. I would like some suggestions on what to grow it out in if anyone has any insite. Otherwise I'll just experiment.
     
  15. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    I do know they like heartwood. I've been doing cordyceps research. Time get on this one. I'll post here when I find something.
     
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    rogue ♥ Hooked on Mycelium ♥ Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I've just found what I believe two different trees supporting Laetiporus Cincinnatus but I was too late and they were all moldy.
    They must have fruited long ago. I should have been out hunting more this summer. I'll check them again next year.
     
  18. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    I just found a fresh fruit about 2 weeks ago, before the cold snap. The one in this thread will probably fruit again in February or so. Just a reference for when to check yours maybe. :shrug:
     
  19. rogue

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    I'll post a pic soon of what I've found, not even sure what it was. It was way past prime. I'll keep checking it now that I know about them.
     
  20. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Yeah man, the culture we cloned has been fruiting from the same log/root system for over a year now that I know of. Who know's how long it was there beofore I found it?