Greengills' mushroom thread.

Discussion in 'EDIBLE & MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS' started by GreenGills, May 18, 2014.

  1. GreenGills

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    Some pics of reishi on lime. I haven't grown a lot of reishi and mine are dropping spores. I'm wondering if I need to harvest now or not.

    Thanks Forrester for this one, it definitely pins!
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    By lime, you mean your standard lime pasteurization method?

    I just made a few sawdust blocks of that myself (Phoenix). Though I had to leave out the wheat bran due to not having found a cheap supply around here yet.
     
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    Yeah, fuel pellets, lime pasteurized and supplemented with 2 cups of bran.

    Let me know how your Phoenix blocks turn out. I'm sure they will do well supplemented.
     
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    Nice! Glad to see the culture doing so well :thumbup:
    Is that a first flush? If so, they really didn't have any problem going straight to conks! My TSD culture always seems to want to make antlers for a while first, no matter how much air you give them...

    If you've got 'em indoors and are worried about spores, I'd say harvest. But those do look like they have some growth in 'em still, so if you can toss 'em outside or something they may get bigger! How much, I dunno :shrug:

    Looking awesome though!!
     
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    Yeah, it's the first flush. I'm not really worried about spores. It's weird some on the top seem to have spores on them.

    I will let them keep growing and see how big they get. I figured they would keep going, but wasn't sure. Thanks!
     
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    Yeah it boggles my mind how they get spores on top of themselves like that! Something about the shape of the mushroom and air currents, I'm not smart enough to explain it but they're designed to do that...

    You can see in that last pic, a couple of the mushrooms the white edge has gotten very small, that's how you know they're done growing. The rest are still at it :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the info man. It should be find to leave those until the rest are finished, you think?
     
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    Yeah I would say so, just keep an eye on 'em, I recently had some fruits get attacked by bacteria and mold. But I left 'em for like a week after mature...
     
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    Some oyster pin porn. This is Aloha's K12. Looks like it is going to be a good one!

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    And some HK. Thanks again Trout!

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    Nice! Those blue oysters strains make SO many pins per cluster it's amazing... I'm growing some Aloha PL right now, have you worked with that one? I had never heard of the K12 till you just posted it. Looks like a good strain :thumbup:
     
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    No haven't tried it. I know Aleon grew it a lot. It looked like an awesome culture. This is a warm weather oyster, which is good because it has been warming up here.
     
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    Is there some way to collect those spores for later use?
     
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    Yes, (by taking a spore print) but working with a proven culture is a faster route and you know the characteristics of that particular strain.

    Strain isolation from multi-spore takes quite a bit of time. It can fun though if your into that sort of thing.
     
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    What about this aging of the culture I've been reading about. Don't you have to start over and if you do is it better to clone or go with spore?
     
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    wow cool pics put them on shroomery and were nonanate them for pics of the month them look cooler than any cube i have ever grown i need to broden my horizion to edibales
     
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    That's why we keep our cultures on slant, stored at 34 degrees. A culture will start to lose viability after many expansions on grain. Every time you take it from slant, it's like starting over. Every so often you should transfer to a new slant also.
     
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    When you transfer to a new slant is this aging the culture as well or just letting it grow out. I'm a little confused as to what is detrimental
     
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    What we're concerned with is the number of cell divisions of the mycelium. The amount to grow out on a slant compared to multiple grain to grain transfers are minimal.

    I have heard of people using the same culture slant for years, but I try to move mine every six months or so (if I remember). I have never ran a culture to the point of senescence, but if you keep transferring from grain to grain for a long time it will begin to lose its vitality.

    Starting another jar from an agar plate will be like starting it from the beginning. Yes, it has grown out on the plate, but nothing compared.

    I am no biologist by any means. This is just what I have gathered.
     
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    Some manes on lime.


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    Here are some Swordbelt. I'm really surprised they are fruiting at 75 + degrees. Definitely not complaining though!

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