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#1 Cigarsam

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

Just a picture I took today. Doesn't look at all like any mycelium I have researched on the internet.
Most of this agar I had to toss due to non-sterail techniques.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

The photo is not super clear.

 

I would let it go for a few more days. If it doesn't turn color and begin to sporulate, you may have fungal mycelium.

Only one way to find out. Just keep experimenting. 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

I can't help myself, whenever I have that question I add a piece of sterilized wood on top of the (mycelium???) and see what it does.................. it looks healthy..........but what it is............is a good question. 

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

FWIW, it looks like "plates" that I've grown. That doesn't mean it's the right mycelium though. :biggrin:


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

FWIW, it looks like "plates" that I've grown. That doesn't mean it's the right mycelium though. :biggrin:

Exactly................exactly right Cat............ I second that............ After the passing of years...still I wonder......."what the hell is growing here now?"

 

It's all part of the works and the pro's themselves still do it too..............(ego's removed and truths be told.........)

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

I recently got a Reishi syringe. I put a few drops on agar and this is the picture above is what Reishi mycelium I hope.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

That looks like Reishi mycelium i have in my plate.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 12:43 AM

Thanks Microbe, this is definitely some good news.
Appreciate you taking the time to look at this thread and giving me the news.
Peace
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

Thanks Microbe, this is definitely some good news.
Appreciate you taking the time to look at this thread and giving me the news.
Peace

 

He has an uncanny way of showing up on agar threads with great insights!


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

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This is a recent picture I took of my Reshi spores on agar.
Sure do hope they are a go.
If someone with experience could let me know if this is what Reishi mycelium looks like let me know.
Thanks
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:43 PM

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This is a recent picture I took of my Reshi spores on agar.
Sure do hope they are a go.
If someone with experience could let me know if this is what Reishi mycelium looks like let me know.
Thanks

Rieshi mycelium is linear not very aired on agar. It is also a very tough mycelium, it makes a very sturdy mycelium mat on agar and on its substrates.
So the photos you have posted look correct for Rieshi.
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#12 Cigarsam

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:56 PM

Thanks for the Feed back Needles and Microbe.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:04 AM

I transferred a few pieces of this agar into 2 bags of rye and they seem to be happy so far.
Couldn't be happier with the mycelium growth so far.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

This Reishi agar has not been producing.
I have made some transfers to both rye bags and wbs and all have containated.
Had to get another m.s. syringe the other day to keep this going.
Is their any way I can scape some of this block I have working now and place on agar?
Just wondering because I had to get a different species of Reshi with this latest purchase.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

This Reishi agar has not been producing.
I have made some transfers to both rye bags and wbs and all have containated.
Had to get another m.s. syringe the other day to keep this going.
Is their any way I can scape some of this block I have working now and place on agar?
Just wondering because I had to get a different species of Reshi with this latest purchase.

Dude......grabbing mycelium from patches, or bags, logs, fruits etc........and going to agar.......works like a charm IME

 

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#16 Cigarsam

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:19 PM

Thank you Arathu for your help.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:54 AM

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This is Red Chi Reshi on agar.
Looks completely different than my other attempt.
Hope to transfer the transfer to grains soon.
Cut a piece out earlier and placed it on another agar plate.




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