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#21 coAsTal

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 05:26 PM

Well, my Auck plates aren't looking that great thus far-- growth looks funky--maybe bacterial-- I'm going to let it keep going for awhile to see if I can find something to transfer and clean it up. If I don't like the look by the weekend I'll start some new plates from a different part of the print.

 

My Zap plates are both still empty-- I can't detect any growth at all. Stay tuned--



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Posted 18 January 2021 - 07:31 PM

coAsTaL, the prints were wild collected and produced a slimey blob as well as mycelium. I had the best luck with barely taking any spores at all and collecting them from the mid point between the outer ring of the print and the stipe hole.

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 08:23 PM

Oh don't you worry-- I will get good mycelium out of that print my friend :chucks: 


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Posted 19 January 2021 - 08:23 PM

Gonna make some transfers tomorrow--

 

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 07:30 PM

Alas, was tied up and wasn't able to get to the agar work today. I will have to reschedule it for the weekend...

In person the plate on the left looks like there's more and cleaner mycelium than onthe right one, though there are a couple sectors on there I want to try and transfer if I can.

Since this is such a rare species I'm going to dedicate a bunch of time to this-- I want to get some good clean cultures and I think taking a shotgun approach with picking like 10 spots off these plates and giving them their own chance to open up on another surface might be the way to go.

I may go ahead and start another germ plate off of the print while I'm at it to keep lines/genetics growing so I can choose the best of what I get from the lottery.

 

My Zap germ plates are still DOA-- I may mix up a batch of high-nute agar based on JOC's stubborn pan recipe... I know the genetics are good-- a well-known member here provided them this past spring--  but the print is a couple years old and I don't know how well Zap spores age...

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#26 AlisonWonderland

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 02:37 PM

That is so sad to hear about your farm and store Alison!

 

AlisonWonderland, sorry to hear about the situation! Your grows and photos are super inspiring, hope you're able to pick it up again soon.

 

 

just have to keep moving forward...

 

to those affected by covid, I'm with ya, staying hopeful everyday too... 


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#27 coAsTal

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Posted Yesterday, 12:47 PM

I made 8 transfers from the Auck plates to new agar today-- will keep you posted!!


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#28 coAsTal

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Posted Yesterday, 05:05 PM

Also wanted to show you the glorious orange clay soil/mud I'll be playing with on this project moving forward --

Tell me this isn't packed to the gills with minerals :)

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