Sorry I have been very absent. My girlfriend had a fairly major injury and she can't really walk right now. She will fully recover but that has been taking much of my time. Also, I thought I was all cool and earth loving by letting wild grasses grow in my few acres, turns out they are the devil's grass. They have been embedding themselves in my dogs paws and fur...so I have been trying to clean up parts of my yard and build a small fenced area, while picking those things out of my dog so she doesn't get major abscesses and infections. Then I also had a couple house related repairs which came up at the same time. It's all okay, I'm happy and blessed to have all these things in my life, I have just been a little stressed and super tired recently.
Anyway, update on my bags. I think the cold weather was really stunting the growth, as it has been warming up I have finally been seeing some good growth. As a quick recall I have two rounds of bags...the first round was three bags which I never shook the grains, and the second round was the shaken grains. The non-shaken grains grew faster and I moved them to substrate earlier that the shaken grains, but at this point everything is moved to substrate, again just growing very slowly until the recent warm up.
Unshaken grains: One of the three bags trich'ed out, but the other two fully colonized. I think it was Monday, 05-27-19, I poked a hole in each bag. This last Monday 06-10-19 I started to see the fruits really were growing and I took some pictures. They have been growing steadily and today, 06-13-19, I took a couple other pictures. I used a Carmex lip balm container for size comparison for the fruit bodies. I will take some more and better pictures when they grow more, and I will be moving them to a better container.
Shaken grains: Up until recently the shaken grains substrate only showed white growth directly around where the grains were mixed in, but I didn’t see much growth. Just this morning, 06-13-19, it really looks like the mycelium is starting to cover the substrate. I will have some pictures of those coming this weekend, but if you look at the bags in the background of the ones with fruits, those are the "unshaken" bags, looking pretty white!! I need to move them to a larger container now that is looks like they are growing and healthy.
Edited by Harlow, 13 June 2019 - 11:59 AM.