thanks for making my log a hot topic. or it might just be me clicking on myself... lol
put this bottle out of the ref. ref was at 4C. will propagate tomorrow. it was a grain to grain bottle (G2). it has wood chips in it. the wood chips might be contaminated with oyster spawn. i feel iffy on this bottle. its not cleanly eaten. it might have oyster mushroom in it. i will spawn another bottle along side it.
this set looks good on the outside. no contamination so far. there are almond nuts used as grain. along with wheat grain i believe. took a small peek inside each bottle. it looks like the lions mane is having trouble eating the almonds. will keep observing for now.
i might just remove the almonds using a blade on the weekend.... not confident at all. i will use almonds as a substrate next time mixed with wood chips.
first generation bottle looks good. raised it from agar to grain to spawn.
looks like oyster mushroom contamination.
the controversial chocolate agar. looks like some growth in it. but as i said before it takes 30 days for anything substantial to form on my end
i feel more comfortable with this bottle. it has more uniform growth. same color all around.... same grain to grain (G2) same date
Edited by piggy, 17 September 2019 - 12:54 PM.