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#21 Misfit

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:29 PM

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Had some odd spots show up on one of the trays. There was no transfer onto a cotton swab.
Is this normal?
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Posted 08 July 2019 - 07:58 AM

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Got this beautiful sight this morning. Pulled 2 fatties to spore print. Too bad I have to be at work for the next 12 hrs. Most of these feel like they are gonna break early this morning.
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Posted 08 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

Beautiful! The amount of fruits is really quite amazing. When you get back from work it will be a sight to behold!


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 05:34 PM

Luckily my fiancé is working a split shift. She said she filled a whole dehydrator tray before she left.
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Posted 08 July 2019 - 05:46 PM

She's the best!


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:24 AM

YUMMMMMMMMMMM



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:09 PM

Getting a bit better I’d say.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:19 PM

Nice. Those a great size.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:26 PM

Nice. Those a great size.

These genetics are Superman compared to the other 3 families I have going

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM

14 days after being introduced to fruiting conditions my GT have a total of maybe 5 minuscule pins showing. I don’t know if I fucked something up along the way, but my other family has already made through 1 full flush. I had given up hope on them
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

My first delve into this process was/is with GT,most of my issues arose from ignorance and general noobie-ness...with that said, the speed (or lack there of) shown during colonization & fruiting has been/is tortoise-like. From my minimal experience and what I’ve read points towards this being a “slow mover” I suppose; although what the threshold of “slow” is a mystery to me. Great post and yields so far *jealousy*


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

They colonized pretty fast. These trays went 3 weeks after birthing. I proceeded to dunk them cause I was worried they had dried out. They were then placed back in and waited 2 more weeks. I originally was gonna just start these. Luckily I went with the Cambodians also. I would have lost my mind having to wait this long. Hell I ran another set of cakes after the first batch and they have fruited already.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:27 PM

Haven’t felt the need to post lately. Got a lot of experiments going though. I did want to post this bullshit so hopefully someone can get a laugh. 4+ weeks after birth this is my GT genetics killing it.
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

Strange! 4 weeks is a long time to wait for pins IMO but it sure seems like a possibility! Glad it isn't you sole tray. The picture you posted on July 10th was that Equador strain? And was the picture from July 7th Hawaii? Haveing done multiple strains do you notice any variation in phenotypes between the strain or is there more diversity inside each strain than between two strains? 


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:50 PM

Cambodian then Acadian coast. I am calling this GT bad genetics. I did everything the same as the other families that all produced fruit. I considered just dumping the trays. Same thing with the Hawaiians. 3/6 contamed and no movement on them. This is all a learning experience at this point. I will most likely try these guys again in the future. With different genetics from a trusted source/member.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:54 PM

They both look very large!  Nice work so far and good luck in the future! I've been working with the Hawaiians and so far so good. Out of two jars, one got contaminated after birth and made outdoor fruits while the other has been consistently producing flushes of large fruits. Once established Hawaii are very hardy and from my experience will continue to live for many weeks. I am on my 7th or 8th week  with the Hawaii.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

Haven't felt the need to update as frequent, but figured id do a synopsis of the past few weeks.

 

Cambodians- got one good flush out of them. I did a dunk and re-cased them. Not sure what I did wrong, but I did something. The mycelium all died in my trays. I was expecting to get a second flush so I did not take prints. The tissue I had put to agar didn't really seem to take off either. This was my first tissue to agar experience, and i see the mistakes that I made. After seeing the recent post about cloning from dried tissue, I figured I would give it a go. We will see what happens. I am probably going to be looking for good genetics from a member in the near future.

 

Hawaiians- Nothing has happened with these except 50% contam rate. 3 trays left. Probably about to give up the ghost on these. There had been absolutely no movement. I dug back some of the vermiculite to see if anything was going on underneath. The mycelial block seems healthy. Just not doing anything at all. They have been under fruiting conditions for almost 4 weeks. I contemplated experimenting with these. I was gonna try to take a wisp of mycelium and place it on agar. you know just for shits and giggles. The fact that they have not fruited dissuaded me from that, at least for the time being. 

 

Golden Teachers- Fairly same situation as the Hawaiians without the contam issues. These actually attempted to fruit though . But then stalled. There is a picture above. Yes that was fully grown. This was the family that drew me in when I first became interested in embarking on this process. I was struggling with not overdoing it like my addict mind always does. I am glad that I didn't just do this family alone as my first grow. I would have pulled all my hair out. Fortunately I have been chatting with another member and we were able to arrange a trade. I will be making another attempt at this family ASAP. Thank you again if you are reading this post. I'm sure you can understand why I am excited to get another set of genetics from this family. 

 

Acadian Coast- I've said it before, I have no idea why this family got my attention, but I'm glad that it did. These guys were superheroes.Great pinset, great sized fruits and man were they an interesting trip. I have got 2 decent flushes out of these guys, and they are preparing for the third (fingers crossed) I was able to get just over 2.5 oz cracker dry so far out of them. I was much smarter this time and made sure to get a few good spore prints. I have also done tissue to agar.

 

Recently my focus has been on experimenting with agar, and moving to grain/bulk. Big thanks to all the agar heads that have done write ups, answered questions, etc...It is always a learning process, but i feel much more comfortable now and am definitely learning more by the day. In the last 2 weeks I have gone through several transfers and been experimenting with some spore swab and some tissue samples. I dont recall who posted it, but I saw a member that had been around for a bit saying they wished they had got into agar sooner. That alone was enough for me. I didn't want to make the same mistake. over the past few days I have been preparing the materials for dubtubs, and have done 2 dozen varied grain jars. Some MS, some agar wedges, and some clone tissue. I have also gathered all the stuff I need to start bulk substrate and casing.

I'm sure not everyone reads every post, but thank you for the time if you're reading this one. I am always open to feedback. 


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 11:15 PM

I was already excited about learning more about agar. I am pleased with some of the results so far. These are a few pics from Acadian coast that I cloned on agar. Grain went to bulk on the 26th.
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I feel like some of these ropes are gonna go back to agar.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:35 AM

Nice there misfit!

 

Now taking the ropey myc and putting it back on agar might be good. But to me you're still running with the same genetics you started with. Why not wait for the flush and choose the best shroom? This way, you're getting the cream of the crop in your agar to run.

 

You're doing amazing my freind

 

Peace


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:15 AM

Nice there misfit!

Now taking the ropey myc and putting it back on agar might be good. But to me you're still running with the same genetics you started with. Why not wait for the flush and choose the best shroom? This way, you're getting the cream of the crop in your agar to run.

You're doing amazing my freind

Peace

Simply for science. Curious to see what it’ll do. I will still flush it and start again. Also, I am close to needing to do another run of agar dishes. Gonna change up from PDA to MEA.
Thank you for the kind words friend. It’s been a very interesting few months. We’re making some decent progress now.
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