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Cyanescens Half Barrel
Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:16 PM
I didn't bother to sterilize the wood chips I mixed with the spawn in the barrel. I figured sterilizing it would just make it easier to be contaminated by trichoderma. Broke apart the spawn with my hands to line the bottom of the barrel, and dropped about 6" of chips over it; then poured some water on it. I'll give it a couple weeks, and then check if it's doing well. Then ill fill in the rest.
Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:51 PM
Edited by Bobotrank, 07 March 2019 - 05:53 PM.
Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:01 AM
So I created this tub of azure spawn, and it has shown to be really aggressive. It destroyed some trichoderma colonies and colonized the entire tub in only a couple weeks. The colony started from a partly colonized jar of wheat berries, then transferred into some PC'd cut up cardboard I got from a box of wine. I then mixed some eucalyptus wood chips in with the box cardboard they seem to be doing fine.
Great thread. Funny you mention the extremely aggressive Trichoderma destroying power of the Azurescens mycelium...I inoculated some whole oats/alder/beech wood chips jars with colonised Azurescens wood chips that must have had had a little mould on them, as in half the jars I could see little green patches of mould early on after inoculation, I was worried my efforts were in vain. However once the mycelium got going it completely overrun and destroyed the moulds...in all my time growing mushrooms I've never seen anything like it, or witnessed mycelium so aggressive. I have found a local tree surgeon so have secured cheap, bulk quantities of wood chips...I started soaking some in a grain bin last weekend, and am planning on establishing and inoculating an outdoor bed in a shady area this weekend (I'm UK based, and have a friend who established his own Azurescens bed here, so I know it can be done). I've also started some Cyanescens on agar, and plan on replicating what I've done with the Azurescens with it. I also have some Azurescens LC I'm keen to experiment with, I have a feeling this could work well for inoculations (I did hear rumours of the LC being used in a super soaker water pistol to inoculate outdoor wood chip beds which sounds like quite an inspired idea). Nice one on the half barrel idea, and all the best with your grow, keen to see how things unfold.
Edited by Samwise, 08 March 2019 - 05:03 AM.
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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:26 AM
I totally agree, with the Hawaiian part anyway. I had mad flushes with that strain. I like what I see here, pulling up a chair as my friend @ramenshaman says. Peace.
Very nice! Next to Azures and cyans, Pez Hawaiians have always been one of my favorites.
Edited by MycoAnt81, 08 March 2019 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:32 PM
I’m surprised given the wetness we have had that it hasn’t fruited yet.
I only started it a few months ago, I figured it was going to be a year before anything happened. 8 months to go!
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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:11 PM
Sad news everybody.
The entire barrel is dead. I am not sure what happened. All I did was leave them outside since the last time I checked them. There has been a lot of rain in the last couple months. I am thinking maybe they drowned, I had large holes drilled in the bottom for water flow, perhaps I didn't have enough? Maybe I should have covered it during the storms.
Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:11 PM
That sucks dude. You going to go for it again?
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:48 PM