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Blue Oyster Mycelium. Pics and Request Clarification


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#61 WillDerback

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

ha!  Hell no, let it grow!  Love it.  It's growing.  About the size of a golf ball now.  From the side it looks like fans of pink oysters, but from the top it is just solid.  Insane how dense this freak of nature is.  

 

I am all about the recycled material.  I have tons of cardboard that I could use, and even though it's not going to save me much money by using cardboard as opposed to straw or hardwood pellets, it would be great to repurpose the material.  I'm holding off on introducing any other substrates for the time being since I am experimenting with different environments and methods to regulate my FAE and Humidity.  Not to mention my Calcium Hydroxide pasteurization experimentation with my Wheat straw in my blue oyster bags.  My spreadsheets are singing sweet songs of successes and failures, which is a song I love to learn.

 

After arathu mentioned that he found some growth in his compost pile from the "failed" straw log, I decided to check where I dumped my "failed" pink mushroom bags.  Pink Oyster mushies popping up everywhere between pieces of straw.  Looks like I'm growing inside and outside now.  

 

Here's a pic of the pink turd in my tray.  Looking pretty funky, but I'm proud that it's my turd.  

 

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#62 WillDerback

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:02 PM

1st gen storm trooper to show scale of this surreal dense monster

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:20 AM

Morning update with a dose of shroom porn.  Vader and Solo.  Pinks are getting bigger.  

 

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#64 Arathu

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:20 AM

Nice......not a blob or a mutant....just a variant in the mushroom itself..............happy eats man!

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

my garage has cooled down enough, so I moved my grow tests there.  No tents.  80 degrees.  80% humidity.  The pinks are going crazy, with "the blob" growing to the size of a tennis ball.  It is still super dense.  I'm expecting that it has another day or two before it's as big as it's going to get.  Here are a couple of pics:

 

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My compost pile is now a mushroom farm.  The pics below show what's growing.  The big heads are about the size of a half dollar.  There's a variety of colors going on too.  The sprinkler hits it every morning for 30 minutes and then it just chills out under a tree all day.  Humidity is around 80%, but the temperature is in the mid 80s, which concerned me at first.  Regardless, the shrooms are growing very well out there.  I'm going to build a couple of elevated planter holders where I can place 4-6 shallow tubs in there and rotate out with new tubs as needed.  Excited to see how my blues and kings do out there.  

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

Nice!



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:41 PM

Excellent work man.........mushies teaching humans what they want.............enjoy..........

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

Here are a couple of porn pics of my blue oysters.  One is my quarter pounder oyster clump.  The other is my 2nd bag I put outside 48 hours ago.  The bags get hit by the irrigation sprinkler every morning.  I also have some terra cotta flower pots I put some pink oyster grain in with some verm on top.  They're producing big clumps of pinks, but the color is pretty muted due to the amount of light they are getting.  Still delicious. 

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:39 AM

I see trumpet caps, which collect water when it rains, amazing cap genetics, fully formed trumpets.

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

Hey Ferather.  Is that just a different way that the mushrooms grow based on the environment that they are in?  I've heard of "trumpet mushrooms" which are different than the blue oysters...just trying to clarify what I have growing here.  

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

Very nice Will! I got pins coming now too....................and a ton more blocks I just moved to fruiting...........I'm the misting device here........hahahahaha

 

Great job man!

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

Environment, and direction of growth, yours are growing from a horizontal surface. Those look like Tarragon oyster, but if they where you would smell them.

Pleurotus ostreatus strains can also produce trumpet caps when the cap is fully surrounded by air, it gets a 360 growth and cap arrangement.


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