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 this season!
Much love everyone!
Edited by UnHeisenbug, 21 May 2021 - 04:30 PM.