T. versicolor in 5g buckets

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  1. Forrester

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    Don't remember seeing anyone do them this way so I figured I'd post. Kinda cool looking too.

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    Just used an oyster bucket and did them the same way, plastic liner inside with x's cut where the holes are. Kinda thought there might be too many holes but they're growing perfectly out of every one. Slowest mushroom I've ever seen though, even slower than reishi. I think the yield might actually be pretty decent since they grow so thick, unlike the paper thin ones you find in nature. I'll definitely try them this way again when winter is over.

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    Wow?! Those are thick!

    Good looking grow :thumbup1:
     
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    Nice work! I love how they are coming out every hole, and entirely engulfing them.
     
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    Sweet! Getting ready for some myself soon. Exciting to see...they look like reishi!!!
     
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    I love the bucket grows.
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    They will be super easy to harvest too. Nice job Forrester.
     
  7. Forrester

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    Honestly I didn't even think about the harvesting, you're right it will be nice :)

    I'd like to try a bucket with a whole bunch of really tiny holes, see if they still come out all thick like that. Although you can see on the bottom where it crawled out the tiny drain hole, it's still pretty thick!
     
  8. Jeff

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    That was the whole reason that I said top/open side grows suck. Not that they aren't neat, just that they are a pain in the ass to harvest.
     
  9. Forrester

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    For sure, I got a block outside where I opened up the side, it's definitely gonna be messy.

    A nice easy twist should do it for the bucket.

    Jeff, you grow these indoors don't you? Do they spore a lot and can you tell when they're going to?
     
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    I haven't noticed much sporing coming from them.
     
  11. CAPN_TURTLE

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    Was this cloned from the wild?
     
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    Great grow, Forrester! Nice thick fruits.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Forrester

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    Awesome Jeff good to know, I'd like to grow more of these indoors.

    CAPN - nah, I don't think I'd have the skills to get a clean culture from a fruit that thin! This is from TSD.

    I can't figure out for the life of me what makes cultivated fruits grow so much thicker than wild. Even in the same conditions, right outdoors. Leave the substrate exposed just like a log in the wild and they still grow thick. :confused:
     
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    It is definitely an interesting observation. When I first seen it I second guessed what i was considering turkey tail at first lol even though I was thorough in my id with it. I wonder when it comes to it's medicinal value if it's still the same per weight or if you need more of the cultivated to have teh same benefits.
     
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    I would imagine not, assuming the culture was the same. Although it certainly could vary depending on what kind of wood it was grown on! (ie; chaga et. al. on birch vs. other types of wood)
     
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    So just for reference, I got like 74g from the bucket. Not great, I think they would have grown further but it got either too cold or too dry. Starting to get real cold here recently. I went to check on it and some of the fruits were already half dried and pulling away from the bucket, so I harvested. And yes, it was as easy as expected. One twist and done!

    Got enough, when added to my bag harvest, to make a half gallon of tincture though. Damn Jeff you weren't kidding - cotton! I could only use 150g for a whole half gallon and have it completely submerged... much less than other tinctures. How much have you used for turkey tails?
     
  17. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Honestly I have never weighed them. Just grind and cover with what ever it takes. They soak up more than I thought they would.
    Grinding/blending is a bit of a mess. Dang fluff goes everywhere, including up your nose. It is a very odd fruit for sure.
     
  18. Forrester

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    I use a coffee grinder which is a PITA because you can only do a small handful at a time, but it keeps everything inside, not too messy. What do you use to grind? Must be thorough if you're getting fluff in the air!
    I just started 1/2 gallon tinctures of chaga, reishi, and turkey tail this weekend and turkey tail definitely fit the least in there, at 150g. Reishi I fit 200g and Chaga 360g. This is using as much as I can while still having everything submerged and shakeable.
     
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    I bet that was one of my last culture tricks... I had a Block of Turkey sitting in my basement for two months dry as hell,,, then came the rainy season so I set it outside and that block took off like crazy.
     
  20. Forrester

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    ^^ My block did amazingly well just abandoned outside in the cold, with little moisture. 2nd flush was at least as good as the first, and I never dunked it or anything!