With all the talk about using wood tea it put me into research mode. So this afternoon I simmered red oak sawdust, red milo or sourgum, and the one to watch is black walnut. I had a opportunity to plane and work with black walnut this past fall I kept a few bags of shavings. I found out that it is and has been a proven anti fungal. The nuts have been used to treat fungal infections including ringworm. I also prepared some malt yeast agar too. I have two clean plates of PDYA so that will give us five different agars to work with. Here are the liquids we will be using. No food coloring has been used for this experiment.
Having used yeast in the PDYA I am using it for this test. My plates come 25 to a sleeve so to fill all of them each beaker has
300ml of tea or water
5 grams agar agar
5 grams barley malt
.25 gram nutritional yeast
My beakers have threaded caps, all I did was drilled a hole and added a synthetic filter to the cap.
the beakers have been mixing on the magnetic stirrer for about an hour and now ready to PC
I plan on using three or four different strains of wood loving mycelium to each type of agar to see what plate will grow out the best.
Edited by Needles, 27 January 2017 - 04:21 PM.