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#41 Arathu

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:51 AM

Add some "food" to the bed(s) and experiment, just a small spot, keep it wet for a few weeks and see how the fungus reacts to it...if it jumps onto it you know it will likely expand using that particular substrate.......

 

If not then test others until you find the stuff a particular species and strain likes.....expand from there....make notes....

 

I LOVE the thorns added to the bed!

 

 

 

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Moss rocks!

 

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 09:48 AM

I have a suggestion which really helped my outdoor grow. The temps here have been steady in the 90s and my patch was in full sun.

I fixed it by hanging a planter over the patch so it blocks the sun during the hottest parts if the days. It prevented everything from drying out. The first flush that pinned without the shade ended up aborting completely and turning black in a single day. After I added shade, every pin (thousands) grew to maturity next flush. That bit of shade made a world of difference
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#43 UnHeisenbug

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 05:23 AM

I have a suggestion which really helped my outdoor grow. The temps here have been steady in the 90s and my patch was in full sun.

I fixed it by hanging a planter over the patch so it blocks the sun during the hottest parts if the days. It prevented everything from drying out. The first flush that pinned without the shade ended up aborting completely and turning black in a single day. After I added shade, every pin (thousands) grew to maturity next flush. That bit of shade made a world of difference

 

That's a great idea. Getting a thousand pin flush is definitely one of my life goals :biggrin: What size of bed do you have? Some of my fall varieties have started to fruit for their first flush. However, the pins are very small and there are only a few. So I'm not sure what is going on. Only that this it's first season and the mycelium might not be that robust.

 

Add some "food" to the bed(s) and experiment, just a small spot, keep it wet for a few weeks and see how the fungus reacts to it...if it jumps onto it you know it will likely expand using that particular substrate.......

 

If not then test others until you find the stuff a particular species and strain likes.....expand from there....make notes....

 

I LOVE the thorns added to the bed!

 

 

Moss rocks!

 

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I watched this show called "British Wild Gardens" which talks about gardening to attract wildlife. Anyways, I've realized that the birds like to hang out near the beds to eat the slugs which can devastate a fresh flush. So I think the thorns might not be the best in this situation. I was just really paranoid about animals digging up the mycelium.

 

Now that the heat is gone the moss is going full force!
 


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#44 Arathu

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:34 AM

BUT another thing I've noticed is that the birds will also dig the bed for the insects that feed on the mycelium....a bird netting some distance above the moss can be quite useful. Robins and Blue Jays are some of the worst. Squirrels and Chipmunks from the furry kingdoms.....the whole world wants into your woodies bed for one reason or another..... :cool:

 

Moss seems to be quite useful for woodlovers...

 

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:09 AM

I have a suggestion which really helped my outdoor grow. The temps here have been steady in the 90s and my patch was in full sun.

I fixed it by hanging a planter over the patch so it blocks the sun during the hottest parts if the days. It prevented everything from drying out. The first flush that pinned without the shade ended up aborting completely and turning black in a single day. After I added shade, every pin (thousands) grew to maturity next flush. That bit of shade made a world of difference

Yeah definitely make them OUT of the sun. The sun and mushrooms DO NOT MIX unless you are using a traditional method of drying them (another topic entirely IMHO) The north side of a large stone or wall, tree, hillside and etc (for those in the northern hemisphere, reverse for those in the southern) Permanent shade and moisture without continuous wind.....

 

Direct sun and also excessive wind will dry the beds and definitely the fruits. Look at where MOSS grows and copy that is the idea I've been following......

 

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 04:30 PM

My goal for 2021 is to have at least 1 liter of spawn for King Stropharia. 2 liters is my stretch goal.

 

Currently I have two plates. I germinated spores from last years grow and transferred it to another plate. However, both plates have had a mostly nice consistent mat of mycelium. I not 100 % that they are absolutely clean, but I only have about two months before I want to reach my goal so I am going to work with what I got.

 

I'm also not sure they are diploid. This makes me a bit nervous.

 

All this being said I have a few projects I'm getting started soon:

 

  •     Wood Lover liquid cultures (Wood Tea and Honey), start these early and then knock up some wood chips. I'm thinking 30ml cultures, but I'm not quite sure yet.
  •     Agar transfer to wood chips, I have some locally collected wood chips and I want to test them early on. I have a quart jar for this.
  •     Multispore popcorn, this will help insure I get a diploid mycelium. Then to woodchips. I only have 300ml jars for this ATM. I wonder if doing 2 smaller jars is just as good as 1 larger jar?

Also, I am new to many of these techniques and tried to diversify so that I can minimize the risk of failure to my overall goals. 

 

I suspect I'll do a lot of learning and growing  :biggrin:  this season! 

 

Much love everyone!

 


Edited by UnHeisenbug, 21 May 2021 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 09:59 PM

hey  good thread ..  good luck this season

 

you might find some good info in this thread ...seee link

 

https://mycotopia.ne...rs#entry1402799


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