Pic 1: Seeing some nice looking growth in one of my master jars! I'm very excited to see how this colonizes, and eventually fruits.
Pics 2 & 3: These two pictures were taken 24 hours apart. It blows my mind how quickly mycelium can grow when it wants to. Going to work on these plates some more and hopefully isolate something that resembles a monoculture. I should be getting a microscope soon, and can't wait to advance another step.
Pics 4 & 5: I've finally dialed in my wardrobe incubator to stay between 76 and 77 reliably, regardless of ambient temperature. Lowest shelf is the hottest, highest is about 1 degree cooler. For now I am using a small space heater aimed at the wardrobe that kicks on at a set temperature, turns off 2 degrees above the set temp and turns on 1 degree below. It took a little time to find out what temperature was best and work out the kinks, but It's now set so it only comes on a few times a day. (probably more at night - temps are around freezing)
Edited by macgyver, 07 December 2019 - 05:55 PM.