Portobello Trials

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  1. Nichrome

    Nichrome Well-Known Member

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    Hello all Mushroom Fanatics!

    I wa splanning of doing some trials with Portobello however, on D-day, I realised I had run out of straw so I only managed to produce one small kit (approx. 2kg). Colonised like a wonder, cased it with 50/50 plus and all seems well.

    Recently, I noted that the surface of the casing is covered with what looks like an infinity of pins...but very small (maybe 1mm in diameter). Would you know what is going on?

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    Looks awesome Nichrome ! They look like pins to me. They all wont mature at the same time. Keep up your misting.
     
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    Nothing happened. The casing remained just the same, no changes whatsoever :(
     
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    That sucks man. It looked so promising. Did the temps stay the same ?
     
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    give it a soak and see what happens, but like redcat said check the temps
    i think agaricus likes manure and compost for food
     
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    Temperatures dropped from 22 to 18 Celsius but the drop should induce it to fruit not vice versa...no?
     
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    The temp drop should help induce fruiting. 18 c seems a bit warm for portobello fruiting. Its been awhile for me since a portobello grow . What are the temperature parameters that youre using ? I fruited them at 55 f if i remember correct.