Azure wood sample to T-Gel (yesterday's images):
Visible multi-genetics, no doubt the spawn was made without any isolates (probably from spores). Some of the mycelium has fused, some have not.
In some areas you can see what would have been rhizomorphs, except they are not aggregated (not clumped, instead it's spread).
In addition, the total carbon content in phenols-other is much higher than ME per gram (3.2g leaf = 1.2g soluble).
Not yet a uniform colony, with possible multi-genetic competing.
T-Gel, in a nutshell:
Phenols-other require oxidation to decay, oxidizing agents also decay organisms (cell-other damage), organisms which produce antioxidants can survive.
T-Gel contains no sugar, starch or cellulose, only organisms capable of decaying and converting phenols-other can grow.
Cons: 25-33% slower then standard agar recipes, generally cannot be used to germinate spores.
Notes: Requires more oxygen than some current agar setups.
WL-Tek, in a nutshell:
Does not add starch or sugar to the main media, reducing contamination chances largely in comparison to bran-other (contains starch, sugar).
The soluble phenols-other are removed during the paper making process, the only source would be any added materials (wood).
Cons: Starch based spawn must be used, as the complex cellulose is relatively non-reactive and slow to decay.
Notes: Various mycelium may prefer a different pH, and level of nutrients (example, less).
Feel free to ask me questions in relation to my T-Gel or WL-Tek.
Edited by Ferather, 22 May 2019 - 09:16 AM.