Ferather's Corner | Experiments, tests and data [Magic edition]
Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:43 PM
Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:01 PM
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:44 PM
I was reading in Keeper Trouts interview (https://trichoseriou...rview-with.html) regarding cactus and alkaloids the following statement that "A useful rule of thumb for nitrogen sources is that nitrates favor vegetative growth, while ammonium favors alkaloid production." I was wondering if this would hold true for mushrooms? any thoughts? Thanks. Regards mjroom.
Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:02 PM
As far as I know, mycelium normally convert proteins and some vitamins into a soluble nitrogen format, which I think is Ammoniacal nitrogen (NH3-N)
If the case, mycelium will also convert other sources of nitrogen in the same way, so either way ammonical nitrogen, or ureic.
Nitrates: The main nitrate fertilizers are ammonium, sodium, potassium, and calcium salts.
This is different to a proteins or vitamins, as they are carbon based (linked).
Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:03 PM
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:24 PM
The entire recipe costs me 20p (UK), or £1.60 per kilo, dry. It does not require sterilization (no sugar or starch) and lowers the failure rate.
Please feel free to replace the brands and-or products I have used for alternatives with similar or the same ratios-results.
There are thousands of sources of macro-micro nutrients you need to add to wood, for example plant leaves.
Leaves can be very nitrogen rich, and mixing them with wood, is ideal for a complete substrate.
A good example is tea leaves, see here, which contain 3.1% nitrogen (rich).
They also contain ample macro-micro nutrients, and little sugars.
Leaves are acidic, so check and balance pH with CaCO3.
Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:58 AM
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:29 PM
Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:42 AM
Here I am testing another method of germinating dry spores from scratch, I'm using P. Cubensis var. Burma.
Recipe: 85g Water, 25g Paper Pellets, 2g MG, 0.25g YN. 1 x Cooked Wooden Peg, Total : £0.25.
The pellets contain soluble nutrients and complex cellulose, the peg contains the sugar.
Making the peg:
I sterilized the peg in 50g water + 4g sucrose, to make a sugar peg (use tweezers).
Remove the peg, flame it to remove excess water, or use tissue and alcohol.
Using a dry spore print, scratch and collect some spores on the tip.
Making the sub:
Tip: Use boiling hot water, as it breaks up the paper pellets almost instantly.
Add the MG and YN to a jug, add the water, mix, add to the pellets.
Mix and mash for 5 minutes, microwave for 48 seconds.
Mix, and assemble, microwave for 48 seconds.
Add the lid, and allow cooling for 2 hours.
Edited by Ferather, 03 November 2017 - 12:24 PM.
Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:53 AM
Take a few of those to one of them wild stone circles you got there in the "old country" and hang with the spirits for a while...............hahahahaha................
As usual nice work man....... they do appear rather blue don't they?
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:20 PM
Nothing unusual, you wouldn't fruit either Oyster or Cyans (both lignicolous) on 100% grain, they taste bad, and don't put out.
Cubensis pretty much fails to detect and-or digest laccase requiring materials, but, it does detect-digest cellulose.
Gourmet oysters, are richer and more robust when grown from cellulose in optimal conditions.
Not all materials can be made soluble, using solubles almost guarantees usage.
For example, button mushrooms only detect certain proteins (nitrogen).
Posted 04 November 2017 - 02:23 PM
Organically sourced soluble nutrients additives (free from starch and sugar, example fertilizer) do exist, I am not bias.
Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:50 PM
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