I'm excited to be working with Albino Penis Envy! They're gorgeous and I can't wait to see them in person.
I was gifted a single cc of APE spore solution. I started by making a simple liquid culture of filtered water and karo syrup (4% karo syrup by volume). I put three quartz marbles into the LC too, to help with swirling and breaking up the mycelium. It was pressure cooked for 25 minutes (I think) at 5 p.s.i. After it cooled, half a cc was used to inoculate. The LC was shaken vigorously once at the time I inoculated it to reintroduce oxygen into the solution, and then swirled gently every day as it colonized.
Once there was enough mycelium in the LC, I inoculated a test jar to make sure it was clean and viable. Happily, it is doing great:
More jars were inoculated today.
Edited by Sidestreet, 04 February 2017 - 06:08 PM.