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#1 Funghi

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:14 AM

Hi all,

 

This might not be the right place for this, but I need some mushroom experts.

 

I've been growing this cilantro for my kitchen, but I noticed that a mycelium had been developing in the pot. I let it be out of curiosity, and not wanting to disturb the growing cilantro.

 

Well, now it's grown these beautiful mushrooms, but I have no idea what they are. Does anyone have any ideas? I know these are crappy pictures, but I don't want to cut them yet. Educated guesses welcome.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 03:01 AM

They look like a cross between a pitcher plant, and a bolete. The gills that are spongelike are interesting, but the overall shape isn't what you might expect to see in anything from that group. If it stains blue, I would be willing to test it out for ya, lol!

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:28 PM

@happy4nic8r

 

I cut one and they did not stain or discolor, so they're not psychoactive.

 

The question is, are they edible? I could run a cilantro/edible mushrooms pot. They have also moved over to my basil plant and have started growing there. Will report any interesting progress!



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:45 PM

The pics of the cilantro look like they could possibly be Oyster Mushrooms. Did you toss any pieces from the last mushroom dish you had or something



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Posted 22 November 2019 - 09:03 PM

They almost look like king oysters, but some sort of oyster would be my guess.

 

Take a spore print, report back.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:19 AM

The pics of the cilantro look like they could possibly be Oyster Mushrooms. Did you toss any pieces from the last mushroom dish you had or something

 

No, this a new flat, I have not grown any mushrooms in here. Plus I'm in the Sonoran desert, so I don't think there are oyster-spores, but who knows.

 

My best guess is it came with the potting soil?

 

If it is oyster mushrooms, that would be awesome though!



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:21 AM

They almost look like king oysters, but some sort of oyster would be my guess.

 

Take a spore print, report back.

Will have to wait for it to mature more to take a spore print, but will do.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:47 AM

Yeah it's safe to say it came with the soil, unless you cooked a meal with oysters a while back and something landed in that pot.

 

Looks like oyster to me too. Very little other options with fruit bodies like that, oyster varieties are pretty unique in that way.

 

Cool stuff!



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 07:11 AM

First three are definitely oysters, and I agree it's king oysters. The fourth is a bollett, I don't really believe there are many other strains with the sponge like gills.

 

Very cool and I'll be following to see where this goes

 

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:05 PM

That's really cool. If the are oyster mushrooms, do you think they might be harming the cilantro? The plants are very young and I have read that oysters can be parasites on the roots of some plants.

 

 

We've had an unusual amount of rain recently, so we had a high humidity, and because these are young plants I was watering them heavily. I suppose that created just the right conditions for these beauties to come out without any special treatment. What an amazing coincidence. Can't believe I accidentally grew oysters!


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:23 PM

I honestly believe at most, they may take water from the sprouts. But being as they are on the side of the pot, my idea would be to water close to there when you do water. There is a good possibility they could actually help the seedlings by making more nutrients available. Just a thought there.

 

And I really don't know about them being a parasite to root systems. I've never read that or really looked into it. 

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:24 PM

And I just noticed you knife in the bolete picture. I have the same one!!!

 

A very nice and light, but very functional knife for sure

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:30 PM

And I just noticed you knife in the bolete picture. I have the same one!!!

 

A very nice and light, but very functional knife for sure

 

 

Peace

 

Yeah, Opinels are great knives. That's a No. 9, carbon steel, I stripped the paint and sanded it down to slightly different shape and then soaked the handle in linseed oil, gives it a nicer feel I think.


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Posted 23 November 2019 - 03:23 PM

Ok, I will take a spore print, maybe tomorrow. If it turns out white, I will try and propagate these mushrooms from the spores on coffee grounds. Establishing a king-oyster colony on the basis of an accidentally grown mycelium would be amazing!



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 04:19 PM

Yes it would be very amazing!!!!

 

Good vibes to you

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:24 AM

Update: I've been letting them grow for a couple of days and now I'm not so sure about the King Oyster story anymore. Taking guesses.... Some kind of oyster mushroom still seems a viable option.

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:44 AM

Without question, it is an oyster. The first pictures it was quite fat and much more looking like a King. I'm going with standard white Oyster. Still a great edible for sure!! Especially in the younger stage

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 01:55 PM

I'm curious to see if they glow in the dark. Reminds me of omphalotus nidiformis. 



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

Print it if you can. Cloning it would be nice too. Some people pay big dollah for a good oyster clone and there you have one available for free.

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:57 PM

Update: I've been letting them grow for a couple of days and now I'm not so sure about the King Oyster story anymore. Taking guesses.... Some kind of oyster mushroom still seems a viable option.

 

Really cool to get a hitchhiker in your soil.   What fun.






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