How long does fully colonized mycelium last

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  1. Jamalama

    Jamalama New Member

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    curious to see how Long fully colonized mycelium will last if inoculated in 2lb rye berry bags? My bags are fully colonized but I need a few more days before I have everything ready for transferring to monotubs. Looking to see what temp I should keep them at once fully colonized and storing for a week tops? Currently keeping them at 75°.. any help or feedback will be awesome! Thanks all
     
  2. n0j0y

    n0j0y Well-Known Member

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    I'd say optimally you'd like to use them right when colonized to avoid them starting using energy to try to fruit prematurely etc. I will say I am doing some grows from jars that were fully colonized for over a month. Super big pain to get them out of the jars. They are growing but definably not optimal.

    I know I store petri dish in fridge to stall growth if I'm not ready to use them. Could very likely do grain the same way to slow it.

    In the end the best you can do is what you can. If it works it works if not then next time. I find a lot more things work than don't once you really start experimenting
     
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  3. Jamalama

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    Excellent advise thank you for sharing the knowledge!
     
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    n0j0y Well-Known Member

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    In the end fungi is super Hardy and will make due. There's a big range between totally failing and an optimal grow.

    I had atl7 on just grain for 1.5 years and had it fruit some. Wasn't ideal. But it still was alive. And that was just sitting on a shelf.
     
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    If I have tub that I resoaked and it still has only sprouted not many on the sides do I still have a decent flush coming?
     
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    I recently used a qt jar that sat for almost 6 months and I didn't spawn and fruit until it started pinning. Not on purpose but that's how it went.
     
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    Yes, if fungus gnats or trich are not eating the mycilium
     
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    I hate gnats with a passion @Rockstarr the only thing I have found that works is a cider vinegar trap once the are in your grow room
     
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    Yeah, gnats cost me my last summer, days already getting shorter, get ready for winter, bubba... Half the people you know will be dead by next 4th of July as we head into Rev 13&14... The shitstorms coming... Bigtime
     
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    Gnats destroyed everything i had, no vinegar was going to stop it, i tried everything and the only thing that worked was when i threw every bin and shoebox over the railing into the parkinglot 3 stories down. Everything.
    Today i have a quarter size splotch of mycelium in a brf cake. I lost and now theres nothing till August. Im a loser baby, cost me my last summer on guitar on the cusp of Armegeddon.
     
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    Let's stay on topic :hatsoff:
     
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    Im with mainframe here I have stored grain jars for quit awhile in the fridge .let them warm up give a shake to see if they bounce back if not tamed they should be ok not the best but but def doable.
     
  13. Nihidao

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    I would think as long as they don’t dry out are they depleted the stored energy in the grain they would be good for a long time ?