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#1 scott_1971_h

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:53 AM

It was April Fools' Day, so I decided that was as good a time as any to start my first batch. I pretty well followed PFs tek, so hopefully I will have some lovely gold top mushrooms in a month or so. It was actually easier than I thought it would be.


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#2 Arathu

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

Well...no fooling...........good vibes to the new grow...........

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

Good luck.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:50 PM

Strain? From syringe? etc..


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

ditto on the good grow vibes  :meditate:


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

Strain? From syringe? etc..

Burma (I think) from a print :-)


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:12 AM

Just out of interest, how long is it before I will be able to visually see mycellium growing? I'm impatient...



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:25 PM

Just out of interest, how long is it before I will be able to visually see mycellium growing? I'm impatient...

 

 

~7 days, sometimes sooner but about a week to 12 days is par IME.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:23 AM

OK, it will be 4.5 days (118 hours) and I am certain that there is something happening. What was a beautifully made BRF cake (even if i do say so myself), perfectly even throughout... Now there is what looks like a white, cancerous lump developing. Just in one corner, or at least thats all i can see.

So what happens now? Just continue to 'observe' for a week, while it does it's thing?

I'm all at sea and they've only just germinated lol. :tongue:



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:50 AM

Patience....keep your conditions the same and...........................sigh............wait................. :meditate:

 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

Yes thats what i thought lol. I'm thinking of a week, or 2, before it's ready to fruit?



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

Yes thats what i thought lol. I'm thinking of a week, or 2, before it's ready to fruit?

 

 

four weeks from spore to 100% colonized and another week from there on half pint BRF grows to fruit IME


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

It could take a really long time if your house temp is 50F ...

 

70 - 75 F is a very happy medium.


Edited by hyphaenation, 04 April 2017 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:44 PM

OK. thanks it's going to take longer than i expected. Lovely autumn here 15 nights and 28 days (60/80f) do they need light? Should I put them on a window sill (no direct light)?



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

Anywhere in that range is no problem.  Light required to fruit but not necessary during colonization beyond the odd incidental as you check things.

Germinate spores 
Colonize jars
Birth cakes

Fruit

Store them in a clean area like a box put onto a shelf in an area that has a stable warm temperature. Plastic tote tubs work really good also.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

All of my cultures receive ambient light after the agar/germination stage.

 

here's some thoughts:

 

https://mycotopia.ne...lium-and-light/



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:29 PM

Did i say light not necessary for colonization... let me retract that and restate as optional.


Edited by hyphaenation, 04 April 2017 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:14 AM

Continuing to colonise, will be at least another week for completion.

Which begs me to ask the following question:

What happens then? Decant them to another container with coir and stuff?



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

I have a question:
I know that cubes can (indeed love) to dine out on pulped cardboard but as I was cleaning up my desk, I started throwing out lots of newspaper. So the question I have is:
Do cubes also get stuck into newspaper? I know the paper is deficient in lignin compared to cardboard, has anyone tried growing on paper... I know that breaking down lignin is a 'Fungal Forte', so if anyone has grown on paper, was there any obvious deficiencies in the way they grow, like they refused to fruit, or anything like that...


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:23 AM

Are you sure about cubes? Maybe you're thinking about wood lovers?




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