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#1 Ferather

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

This recipe and method can also be used for the cultivation of non-gourmet species, examples: Azures, cyans, cubensis.
 
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Adjust this recipe to suit your needs and brands used, use organic materials if required or preferred.
The items I am using are being used for the nutrients, and because they are clean.
 
Mycelium can utilize various fixated nitrogen sources, such as proteins.
 
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Recipes:
 
Lignicolous: 480g > Water | 100g > Paper Pellets | 50g > Wood Pellets | 6g > MG Nutrients | 0.72g > YN Nutrients.
General: 400g > Water | 125g > Paper Pellets | 5g > MG Nutrients | 0.6g > YN Nutrients.
 
Optional: 2-8g > Ultra Fine Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3, 95-98%).
 
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Basic assembly guide:
 
Using a jug, measure your additives, using boiling hot water, add the water needed.
Mix together using a clean fork, the solubles will dissolve automatically.
 
Measure your pellets into a bowl 5-6x bigger than the pellets.
Add the nutrient water to the pellets then mix-n-mash.
 
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Here I am using the general recipe, with tea leaves as an additive.
 
 
Microwave guide:
 
Tip: If you do not have a microwave pressure cooker, use a container that has a microwaveable lid, leave a gap.
 
Transfer the mush to the microwave pressure cooker, fairly loose, push down lightly when full.
Cook for 60+ seconds, mix for about 2 minutes, then cook again for 60+ seconds.
 
Make sure the top vents are closed (rice cooking guidelines).
 
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WL Tek, grow-up style, 2-4% small bird seed spawn at the bottom.
 
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Acid-free paper - Cellulose from any plant, contains no lignin and limited phenols. Requires enrichment.
 
When Mushrooms Attack - predatory genetics-other, to obtain protein > nitrogen.
 
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Notes:
 
You may need to alter the pH of the end media, and amount of enrichment for some species-strains.
WL-Tek does not add starch-sugar to the main media, grain spawn should be used.
 
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Rough carbon to nitrogen guide:
 
 
 
Paper, dry, average, 100g  |  Carbon: 42g (42%)  |  Nitrogen: 0.24g (0.24%)  |  42 / 0.24 = 175:1.
Wood, dry, average, 100g  |  Carbon: 50g (50%)  |  Nitrogen: 0.10g (0.10%)  |  50 / 0.10 = 500:1.
Coir, dry, average, 100g  |  Carbon: 45g (45%)  |  Nitrogen: 0.40g (0.40%)  |  45 / 0.40 = 113:1.
 
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What bran composition (per 100g)  |  Carbon: 28g (28%)  |  Nitrogen: 2.56g (2.56%).
 
 
Paper + bran:
 
100g coir + 100g bran = 200g  |  42 + 28 = 70, / 2.00 = [35% carbon]  |  0.24 + 2.56 = 2.80, / 2.00 = [1.40% nitrogen]  |  35 / 1.40 = [25:1].
100g coir + 75g bran = 175g  |  42 + 21 = 63, / 1.75 =  [36% carbon]  |  0.24 + 1.92 = 2.16, / 1.75 = [1.23% nitrogen]  |  36 / 1.23 = [29:1].
100g coir + 50g bran = 150g  |  42 + 14 = 56, / 1.50 = [37% carbon]  |  0.24 + 1.28 = 1.52, / 1.50 = [1.01% nitrogen]  |  37 / 1.01 = [37:1].
100g coir + 25g bran = 125g  |  42 + 7 = 49, / 1.25 = [39% carbon]  |  0.24 + 0.64 = 0.88, / 1.25 = [0.70% nitrogen]  |  39 / 0.70 = [56:1].
 
Wood + bran:
 
100g wood + 100g bran = 200g  |  50 + 28 = 78, / 2.00 = [39% carbon]  |  0.1 + 2.56 = 2.66, / 2.00 = [1.33% nitrogen]  |  39 / 1.33 = [29:1].
100g wood + 75g bran = 175g  |  50 + 21 = 71, / 1.75 =  [41% carbon]  |  0.1 + 1.92 = 2.02, / 1.75 = [1.15% nitrogen]  |  41 / 1.15 = [36:1].
100g wood + 50g bran = 150g  |  50 + 14 = 64, / 1.50 = [43% carbon]  |  0.1 + 1.28 = 1.38, / 1.50 = [0.92% nitrogen]  |  43 / 0.92 = [47:1].
100g wood + 25g bran = 125g  |  50 + 7 = 57, / 1.25 = [46% carbon]  |  0.1 + 0.64 = 0.74, / 1.25 = [0.59% nitrogen]  |  46 / 0.59 = [78:1].
 
Coir + bran:
 
100g coir + 100g bran = 200g  |  45 + 28 = 73, / 2.00 = [37% carbon]  |  0.4 + 2.56 = 2.96, / 2.00 = [1.48% nitrogen]  |  37 / 1.48 = [25:1].
100g coir + 75g bran = 175g  |  45 + 21 = 66, / 1.75 =  [38% carbon]  |  0.4 + 1.92 = 2.32, / 1.75 = [1.33% nitrogen]  |  38 / 1.33 = [29:1].
100g coir + 50g bran = 150g  |  45 + 14 = 59, / 1.50 = [39% carbon]  |  0.4 + 1.28 = 1.68, / 1.50 = [1.12% nitrogen]  |  39 / 1.12 = [35:1].
100g coir + 25g bran = 125g  |  45 + 7 = 52, / 1.25 = [42% carbon]  |  0.4 + 0.64 = 1.04, / 1.25 = [0.83% nitrogen]  |  42 / 0.83 = [51:1].
 
 
Note: For cellulose and starch it's total amount - 56%, Example: 64g - 56%.
 
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All Natural Fruiting Tek
 
Naturally grown, big and beautiful fruits.
 
 
Items needed:
 
> Two tubs of the same shape, one smaller to fit inside the other.
> Wood rich compost, can have added nutrients.
> A watering can, or container.
 
Colonize your fungus using your selected method and substrate into the smaller container.
Once fully colonized, the colony will need to be removed as a cake or block.
 
Hydrate and pasteurize the compost, place compost at the bottom of the larger container.
The larger container must have drainage holes, a plant pot is sufficient.
 
Place the cake on top of the base layer, surround and case the cake.
Water using a can, or any other method, excess will drain.
 
Stop watering when excess begins to leak.
Keep at 60-80% Rh for larger fruits.
 
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Here is a smaller version, which is a fully colonized cake of Tarragon oyster.
You need a plant pot, a water dish, a bag and mold resistant casing.
 
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When pining occurs open the bag, for higher O2.
You may need to add holes, or roll it down.
 
Water will drain and provide humidity.
 
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Heavy rain effect:
 
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:59 PM

Subscribed (only because of the environmentally sound cat litter :tongue:)


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:44 AM

You can also use dry 'cat' food to enrich paper or paper-wood mixes, someone on another forum did 50-50 paper-wood pellets + powdered dog food.

The images are on another forum, but the Gym's produced a very rich colour, and fruited with full coverage (not much space left).

 

I believe they colonized they tray indoors, and later placed the tray outdoors for best fruiting (temperature, so on).

Anything with at least 10% protein can be used to add nitrogen-other to a low nitrogen media.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:37 AM

Additional links:
 
 
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Azures colonizing WL-Tek, courtesy of l0wbob:
 
 
Not rhizomorphic, spread and linear.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:47 AM

Intresting use of media and has given me some ides. I use the feline pine stuff. Outdoor bed additive perhaps....
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:30 AM

I'm using both cat litter paper pellets, and cat litter wood pellets (both are recycled, and bio-degradable). You can mix them 50-50, for example 100g + 100g. How you enrich is up to you.

I prefer to not add flour or bran, as it adds starch-sugar (which can germinate, and grow out various organisms), and the media requires sterilization.

 

If you are testing enrichment methods, test small amounts, enough for a 400ml container (cheaper, less spawn).

 

I would also suggest adding CaCO3, about 4-8g per 100g of dry media.

 

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Educational video: BBC The Magic of Mushrooms | 39:40 - 43:38 | 42:29

 

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Edited by Ferather, 17 May 2019 - 09:12 AM.





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