Yup, my first grain grow, I had half a bag of popcorn from years ago sitting in my cupboard, figured why not since rye is not available even at the feed store near me(I could prolly find it somewhere if I looked harder), so I'd have to order it, the feed store also said they would order it for me, but this is working, it's been 11 days for 95-100% colonization, & from what I've read about p-corn, that's not bad.
I nocced up 4 pints of popcorn on 11/30, two with wedges of B+ myc on agar, one nocced with a B+ "myc slurry" syringe I made from BRF/Water that was colonized in a 1/2 pint jar(used like agar, 1/4" deep), sterile water was aspirated over it and sucked back into a syringe, i made 3 syringes that way, which had no visible chunks of myc, just opaque, beige, thick liquid, I nocced the 3/4 full pint jar up with 2cc from the syringe.
The other p-corn pint was nocced with the whole "puck" from the same BRF/water, I just dumped what was left in the 1/2 pt jar after I aspirated it and made the slurry syringes,
All the pint jars were showing growth in like a day and a half but the one had a GIANT glob of BRF/Myc that damn near filled the jar so I was not able to get the glob to the bottom of the jar. until I shook it a few days after noccing(took a while to get the hang of shaking the glob to the bottom), that jar was colonized in 7 days(again the glob of myc was HUGE), I broke it up & shook it because it looked like it would be hard to break up if i waited any longer.
The slowest was the one from the "slurry" syringe thing, I just wanted to test my experiment, the syringes are un-contammed,not sure how long they are viable, it's BRF colonized with B+ myc in water, I made 3 syringes of it(I was playing around).
Yesterday(12/10) I checked em and the two from wedges and one from the BRF glob were 95-100%, I shook those, I left the slower "syringe" one alone, it's at 80% or so, hasnot been shook at all.
The first pic is the "myc syringe" jar, next is the one with the whole glob of BRF/myc before shaking(12/10), and last is from a small agar wedge after shaking, before shaking it was all white-
I still have to get a couple small tubs to fruit these in, I'm thinking two mid-sized monos, or maybe one biggun, IDK yet, I got a couple days at least to decide, if anyone has any cool alternative fruiting chamber designs they like, i'd like to hear about em, please post links here.