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#1 Cigarsam

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

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Some Mesquite hardwood pellets and some wheat bran I plan on adding to my saw dust.
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Hope I can get this one off and running soon.

Edited by Cigarsam, 07 February 2017 - 02:06 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

What's your plan stan?  :tongue:



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:23 PM

Sterilizing the wood pellets and wheat bran and adding it into a sterilized sawdust bag then innoculating each bag.
I have 4 lbs. of already sterilized sawdust I was going to split this into two grow bags and adding the wood pellets and wheat bran.
Sound good?
Also, I plan on adding some of the solution to agar in a few days.

Edited by Cigarsam, 07 February 2017 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

Sterilizing the wood pellets and wheat bran and adding it into a sterilized sawdust bag then innoculating each bag.
I have 4 lbs. of already sterilized sawdust I was going to split this into two grow bags and adding the wood pellets and wheat bran.
Sound good? How much of the syringe should I put into each bag?
Also plan on adding some of the solution to agar in a few days.
Thanks

 

 

I don't know, I'm just keeping up with these reishi grows. HA!


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#5 Cigarsam

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:29 AM

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Reishi spawn already at work.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:46 PM

This is a look at my spawn today.
I'm going to wait a few more days to see if had no contams.20170223_173654.jpg
I want to put this spawn to work. A.S.A.P.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

It seems this bag might have some contams.
It has not had any signs of mycelium growth in two days.
Going to put some agar wedges to another bag of rye.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

Today this bag looks like has been fighting of some kind of contamination. Healthy looking mycelium and a lot of metabolites have collected inside the bottom of the bag.
Fingers crossed.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

Reishi mycelium fighting off contams with excess metabolites.
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

2 Reshi bags I just added spawn to...

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:22 PM

Reishi and Hen of the Woods................The Godz be willing............I'm doing these this year for sure........

 

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

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Reishi mycelium seems to like this bulk.
Just added the spawn yesterday.
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#13 Cigarsam

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:34 AM

Hello,
Everyone, just wanted you all to know that this medicinal mushroom growing if a fun project and that if you haven't tried growing Reishi I would highly recommend it.
I want to look into other medicinal type of mushrooms for future projects but for now I'm sticking to this one.
Reishi, from what I have noticed take to bulk at a very fast pace but one they start to fruit they tend to slow down drastically.
I have read that collecting the spores is more beneficial than the actual fruit but this is coming from the someone's point of view and not an actual qualified microbiologist to know for sure.
Anyway, I can't wait for these to start producing fruits so I can start using this as a daily supplement.
Peace

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

Like I said it's on the list for sure........Right now I collect the ganoderma tsugae from hemlocks here in the wild. There are lots of them here or at least I find a lot....... and IME spore production from them is insane...it looks like mud sometimes..........

 

Nice grow man..........

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:36 PM

You could argue that the spores would work better since living fungus secretes more metabolites and what not, than a fruitbody.
However, spores are meant to survive the most harsh conditions. The stomach inhibits germination by lowering the pH, the intestines do have a chance but the fungus would be killed by bacteria pretty soon (that's what happens with contams in our bags; fungi lose from - usually - human borne bacteria). If you don't break them open to release the goods, they will pass through the digestive tract with relative ease, and faster than it would take for them to germinate. Most spores take around 8 days to show signs of life, and the average food-passing-through takes around 3-24 hours..

I've taken the fruit bodies, and they do have an effect. I have tried a gram of spores, and nothing happened.
I'm not a mycologist nor an expert on reishi, but I have worked in microbiology departments and I do have a gut feeling that spores need to be busted open for them to work.
I'm sticking with fruit bodies though, since those have a noticeable effect and I love the way they look.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:50 PM

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Just noticed two spots of black mold.
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Just noticed two spots of black mold.

Edited by Cigarsam, 06 March 2017 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:58 AM

Hope it's not a total loss.
I did sprayed some peroxide and cut the two pieces off the block.
I don't expect much from this bag so I placed it in another room.
Glad I made two bags through.
The other one is well on its way to becoming a solid block of mycelium.
I love watching the transform.
It's amazing.
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#18 Cigarsam

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

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Here are my two blocks I made and one of them seems to be colonizing well.

The one on the right I placed on some gloves and a mask and opened the bag and carefully cut out the two spots of black mold.

First time working with these fruits so I don't know if its still good. 

It seems to have stopped colonizing  but the black mold has not spread anywhere else.  

Just have to wait and see if it finishes colonizing.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

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2 lb.  Bag of rye inoculated with another m.s. syringe this one is called Red Chi Reishi.

Lets see how well this colonizes in this bag of bursted rye berries...

Long story.

Everyone let's get into shrooming.

 


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#20 Cigarsam

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

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This is another bag of wood sub + wheat bran and some gypsum.
There is probably a pound of Reishi spawn I placed in the bag yesterday.
Had to get rid of one of the colonizing bags yesterday. It just never recovered from the black mold spots.
The other Reishi bag is almost completely colonized.

Edited by Cigarsam, 21 March 2017 - 05:05 PM.





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