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#1 scott_1971_h

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 07:48 AM

It has come time that I have to start fruiting my Lions mane on masters mix. It started me thinking, how does everyone here fruit their Lions mane? Do you rollthe topdown on the bags, and rotate the bags so that the top is now on the side, or do you fruit on top, or do you actually cut into the side of the bags? If you cut the side of the bags, do you cut an X or just single lines?
Pic is one of my 6 pound bags that will come due for fruiting soon.

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#2 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 10:35 AM

I have very little experience fruiting LM but when I did, I just cut a couple X in the bag w/my pocket knife, maybe a 1" X. Seemed to fruit nicely and in my dry environment, kept the bag from dehydrating. With a proper FC, there might be better options?

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 02:34 PM

I have fruited 6 bags of Lion's Mane, I have rolled down the top of the bag and top fruited 3 times, and cut X's into the sides of the bag 3 times, then flipped it and top fruited (my FC is small and crowded, no room to side fruit from my bags).  

 

When I rolled down the top of the bag, I got HUGE flushes of Lion's Mane that did not develop the picturesque spines (only once did they get spines), they also took longer to grow, but the amount I got to harvest was a decent trade off IMO.  The method with cutting the X's produced smaller fruitbodies that seemed more willing to mature with nice spines.  

 

Which approach is better? I would say it depends on what you're going for. Sheer mass of harvest, or Pretty Mushrooms.  Just my thoughts and observations (still a newbie here, so take my opinions with a grain of salt.)


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Posted 15 March 2021 - 02:14 AM

OK thanks everyone. Has anyone tried LM on straw? I heard someone tried, but did not hear (they did not tell) if they got any fruits. Might be a case of no mews being *bad* news...


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 11:24 PM

When in douby, do both. I rolled the top down, and then turned them over onto their side. So it's fruiting from the top, and from the side, all at once.

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:17 PM

When would you harvest? (These are 5lb bags)

 

ed: Do I cut it off, or twist it off?

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:51 AM

I usually cut through the stalk that will be on the whole bottom of the fruit. Pretty tough compared to the actual part you want to eat. 



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Posted 29 March 2021 - 03:51 AM

After picking fruits, do I dunk in water? I'm thinking I will have just taken a pound of water out of the substrate and it'll be pretty dry...



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Posted 29 March 2021 - 05:35 AM

I've never done anything between flushes, and the 2nd flush has always been small. It might be worth a try.



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Posted 02 April 2021 - 08:51 AM

Ready. (Bottom one has a few days to go)

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#11 Auhron

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:48 PM

There is some beautiful LM right there, look at those teeth! Very nice!! How many days have those been fruiting for?


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 09:38 AM

10-14 days. They were little salmon pink thingies on 22/3, They are the same ones further up ^^^. Below is them on 25/3:

The fruiting tent seems to provide good conditions (gentle air movement, plus humidity with a fogger going 15 minutes out of 60)

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 10:32 AM

Glad to see you get that nasty pink fruits at first. I’m letting my current batch mature much longer in the bag as it’s already top fruiting
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 08:36 PM

70% BE on first flush. They love Masters Mix.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 09:03 PM

nom nom nom...   10-14 sounds about right, the books I have both say 7 days, but I've not seen teeth on mine until about the 10 day mark, maybe next time I let them go a little longer, see if I can get nice spines like those! Nicely done!!!



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 08:16 AM

Any pictures or posts of your fruiting chamber, Scott?



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 08:39 AM

Any pictures or posts of your fruiting chamber, Scott?

Yes, in the cordyceps militaris thread I started. But now it has an inline fan, ducted, blowing over a fogger.






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