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#1 Advocate4TheMT

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:45 AM

This is where I’m just gonna drop the shit I’m workin in hoping you guys will jump in with recommendations, random discussion, etc etc. I have little to share and lots to learn. I approach life with that motto towards all knowledge. And I’d like to get to know you guys better. I hope everyone is well. So I’m gonna get this cracking!!

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:53 AM

Lately I’ve been playing around with agar, LC’s, now I’m having a blast with grains! Still have a bin of B+ goin from BRF tek. It’s all new to me. Mycology is one interesting field!! And thanks to this forum I’ve been able to gain the knowledge thus far to really have some fun with it!! Here’s some picks of what I got goin on. Put together some great tubs that make things quick and easy. When I first spawn to bulk I use the first lid to get things poppin. And once I’m happy with what I’m seeing I throw on the second and induce fruiting. 053bf23864a49fdb1ea1885fb2703347.jpg1f05a3d50c318a3f214b1828511d7109.jpg934c8da76acd8c136dc02f5cd0f87831.jpg5d9a5651d9a9b896d1d031ac2cc81f8f.jpg

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:57 AM

As I was told since I had BRF tek down I needed to move to grain. And I’m so glad I did. b8351ca6274699b82b9d946ca71d7404.jpg08a111763f74a0ba6ac07f5f9389a528.jpg6717142921bf3c6020e108e50365ad49.jpg
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:59 AM

From there things got bumped up right quick 022c8688a08f5716d6c1cd3adefb4426.jpg6cb0bec211abd815dd1e10dc2d763f0f.jpg
These toys help keep my success rate wonderful. And me moving right along.
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Also a couple LC’s one from AGAR the other actually from a pinch of mycelium strait out of the sub.e040f36e35a017fb1fc3fb8115aab6a3.jpg28d54713f0f961ff1460607f92fdfcd9.jpg

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

THE LAB!!!!! Setup is top notch. I’m watching closely. Peace.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:41 AM

THE LAB!!!!! Setup is top notch. I’m watching closely. Peace.

Thank you my friend.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:53 AM

So the B+ I mentioned earlier done with BRF tech. Then I ground the cakes with a cheese grater and layered with coco and verm for my substrate into my tub. Long story short I took down about half that were ready last night. There is already another pin set pushing aggressively so I’m just gonna let them go. Here’s some pics.0204c4dc28afacee5e91b9cbfc1c6b20.jpg0b930b94bbb2396dc93db3114d2afb7b.jpg81d95f8acd1da11355f66e72d8c8e949.jpg87d88b7c568f99db16fcd9b5beddde4b.jpg47b5b918d073ca0a26d6bdc194a86cdc.jpg8158fdb9dbbfcc6bf5dedf754bd9bf0e.jpg

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

YEEEESSSS!! I’m still fruiting this strain. LOVE THEM!!! Very healthy crop you’ve got. They deliver a nice ride too.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

Thanks for the link bro, good stuff going! Good LCs, the only thing I'm missing still in my setup is a magnetic stirrer like yours, like that one exactly I had my eye on, through Amazon it's pretty cheap. You like it?

Fortunately I don't need to make LCs for a while.. I have 4 smaller jars and two pint jars worth of LCs already, and my fridge is getting full.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

YEEEESSSS!! I’m still fruiting this strain. LOVE THEM!!! Very healthy crop.

This was a nice strain to grow!! I already took clones from the body of the most aggressive fruits and slapped them in some agar dishes.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:00 AM

Nice fruits too! Fat!
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for the link bro, good stuff going! Good LCs, the only thing I'm missing still in my setup is a magnetic stirrer like yours, like that one exactly I had my eye on, through Amazon it's pretty cheap. You like it?

Fortunately I don't need to make LCs for a while.. I have 4 smaller jars and two pint jars worth of LCs already, and my fridge is getting full.


I’m glad you popped by brother!! I’ll be fallowing your thread. The magnetic stirrer is well worth it. It just makes your LC’s go nuts with a few good spins a day. Well worth the 29 bucks on amazon you won’t regret it !!! I’m actually gonna grab another cause sometimes when I’m around the house all day I let the LC’s spin for hours. And I’ve yet to have one fail on me. Download the app GEEK for your phone or check out the site on your computer. Shipping isn’t prime speed but look under lab equipment on there and you’ll see some of the most amazing deals out there for all the things we need equipment-wise.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:43 PM

Good work. That crop does have verticillum, but it's only cosmetic, as far as affecting the grow. Don't think I'd clone that though.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

Most US based ordering services are not worth it for someone living in the EU, so I'm afraid the tip you are giving me isn't something of interest - though I do like the look around for new gear and things. Amazon doesn't work in my country except for ordering books (it probably wouldn't work with all the local competition), but I can order it from the German Amazon if I want. I probably will.

Most random stuff I can order from China too, with free but slow shipping - and they like keeping track of what you buy, those Chinese.. I like to find and order from multiple Dutch or maybe Belgian web shops. I find some good stuff on home brewing stores, they have a lot of lab stuff and of course all agar related necessities. I have found myself browsing kitchen and home appliance stores as well to find stuff I need.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:43 PM

What interesting form these have !

Beautiful work Advocate !

 

Didn't any one else see potential POTM material here?     

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:43 PM

What interesting form these have !
Beautiful work Advocate !

Didn't any one else see potential POTM material here?
https://mycotopia.ne...t/#entry1404333

Thank you my friend. Truly. I’m very humbled having my picture chosen.

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:16 AM

Thank you my friend. Truly. I’m very humbled having my picture chosen.

It's very deserving IMO. Both for aesthetic beauty, and the accomplishment to get to that point. 

The voting poll will go up at the end of the month. It's the members that actually choose one by majority vote.....

 

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:22 AM

Thank you my friend. Truly. I’m very humbled having my picture chosen.

It's very deserving IMO. Both for aesthetic beauty, and the accomplishment to get to that point.
The voting poll will go up at the end of the month. It's the members that actually choose one by majority vote.....

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Thank you again:-) Regardless of winning or loosing. We all win, because I learned everything I know from the brilliant minds on this forum!
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Ok so In the jars above I started working with grain. Here’s another pic.03ccfa8fc8b286aca012faf9f29702a1.jpg
This is a ? Strain I had grown out in agar. (I love agar)
So I took the most aggressive dishes, 01181c5b00f2377421bb049430ccd49c.jpgalthough you can go strait from agar to grain I wanted to mix up some liquid cultures then knock up my grain with that. Never did it before so why the fuck not!! Here’s some pics of the LC’s showing the lid tek I’m playing around with that has me steadily growing healthy mycelium with no fuss. 53009b009aa14601a0a95dde55fcb374.jpgf8ff4f8523bf1799aa094ace9e9e9c3a.jpgc1e86d81a0c43a04263a58c1068880ac.jpg56d90f2a74559bfb913770b7915cc04c.jpg
I actually whipped up a batch of LC today to add to the collection.
I picked up the new ball plastic lids and drilled a hole large enough to squeeze a pipette through and silicone it in then cut the top off along with a small amount of the tip.
Then I pack part of the top half of the pipette with polyfill making it so there’s no chance of it getting wet when on the stirrer.
So far my favorite LC recipe is simple and effective.

I use.
For 400ml filtered water.
I add 0.6g LME.

Keeps my LC nice and clear with no caramelized LME floating around. And the myc loves it!

After using my LC knock up the grains and allowing to to colonize I moved to bulk mixing the grains with a coco and verm mixture. Covered them and let them sit in the tent for a couple days.bace5baa128c6cfcf6c3fed6baf19a24.jpg0283181dcee880fc92e14fd0169b1a2b.jpg
While letting the LC’s and other grain spawns sit in the incubator. c32fb3a193871f7c82ef114e1fb49f87.jpga1055b9387f31403c650ad18fd074a55.jpg
After a few days I opened my bins and switched to fruiting putting them back in the tent using a 12/12 light cycle with 6500k bulbs using the new lids I constructed out of the same type of lids and tubs used for mixing with the substrate.6a1be96f8037573734ed85c130be370b.jpgd902b163b107dd09bbba2ce06a62218f.jpg4a73a337a685907d11523773cd15b5d1.jpg038a7d81c9aaac9ccd40df829e5f3e22.jpg
The tent helps a lot keeping a controlled environment temperature wise. Having them still in the FC’s allows me even more control when it comes to humidity and exposure to any unwanted contamination (which at this point I don’t really worry about being as sterile as the first steps of the process) I keep constant fresh air circulating throughout the tent with a small intake and exhaust fan while continuing to mist(as needed) and fan as often as I think about it.

So far so good I will keep everyone posted.

I hope all is well with my myc fam and look forward to hearing from you. Take care everyone.
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:07 AM

Pity I missed this pic in april. Beautiful LC.

 

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