Greengills' mushroom thread.

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

  1. Trout

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    Those are nice swordbelts. Beautiful flushes with no casing. I hate casing bc I like to eat the stems and cleaning them is a pita. What culture is that?
     
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    Thanks. I didn't want to bother with a casing. I have seen others get good flushes with this strain one without it.

    It is Aloha's Swordbelt strain.
     
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    That swordbelt culture is amazing. I tried for many months to fruit a black poplar culture from a great, reputable vendor with little to no luck. The best I got was like 5 pins off one block, none of the others did anything. Tried out the swordbelt and got results more like yours. Needless to say I was pretty impressed!
    Did you supplement and lime pasteurize those lion's?
     
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    I'm loving this culture!

    The Lions Mane were lime pasteurized and supplemented with two cups of bran. So far it is working out great.
     
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    Damn, that's one of the few species I thought it really wouldn't work with. I love all your work in this area, you're really pushing the boundaries of what is "ok" to do. This is the kind of thing that might be normal practice once enough commercial growers start trying it and seeing how well it works, hours and hours of sterilization time could be a thing of the past!
     
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    Trout Oyster. They really look like Pleurotus Cornucopiae to me. Maybe it is just my environment.

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    Awesome thread Greengills. Got some HK and KO Tristan on grain ready to spawn. Gonna get some hwfp and lime tomorrow I think. Thanks again for all your hard work and help. Peace, Rooster
     
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    Thanks man. I'm looking forward to your grows. It's too warm for Tristan here. HK is going well though.
     
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    Its pretty warm here too. My basement stays under 70 so i hope it will work out.
     
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    You should be okay.
     
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    I've not heard them called Swordbelt before. Learn something new everyday and it's still early :)

    Nice looking fruits :super:
     
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    I can't believe you are supplementing and only pasteurising and getting no green at all. That's amazing and awesome.

    You pasteurise the supplement too I presume? How do you drain it? In what kind of vessel?
     
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    I add everything in a filter patch bag with the correct amount of water. There is no need to drain. I did get a few bags that got a little green in the beginning, but I haven't had any since. I have done hundreds of bags since then.
     
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    Do you have your method/tek written in another thread somewhere so I can study it? If not, could you please document it. If it's the start of this thread boy will I have egg on my face.
     
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    Some Pinks and Yellows ready for the market tomorrow (if it doesn't rain!).

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    Awesome looking oysters. Are you doing those on sawdust or straw?

    Also. You seem to have Lions Mane down. I have 4 bags of Lions Mane. One of the bags they are fruiting at the top in the plenum air and the bag looks to be maybe 20% colonized (I know they do that) but do you go ahead and fold your bag and cut slits as soon as you see fruiting or do you wait for more colonization in the areas that you are going to end up cutting X's in?
     
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    They are on lime pasteurized fuel pellets.

    Do you have a picture of your lions mane blocks? Lions mane will sometimes appear to not be fully colonized. It is so thin and wispy. If it is not colonizing, you may need to adjust your moisture content.
     
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    Here are some big Lion's Mane. I fruited them from just 1 x on the side.
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    You are hereby nominated for the coveted "Most Prolific Amongst Us" award.