Happy Birthday to the Redboy multispore cakes. They dunked overnight, and today they'll go into fruiting conditions.
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 08:58 AM
I think my old eye's see rhizomes........this should be cool.....
Someone actually grows cakes......I hope those explode!
Although a herd of colonized spawn pucks like that could create quite the bed.......
Posted 09 May 2021 - 09:25 AM
Posted 09 May 2021 - 03:24 PM
Thanks for the interest. I'm going to grow them as cakes, but I'm going to try shoebox-style containers in 2.5 gallon ziplocks. I'm not breaking the cakes up or anything.
Here they are on a bed of field-capacity vermiculite:
And then I put more verm on and around them. About a 1/4" to 1/2" on the tops. I gave the surface a good spray with water as well as the undersides of the lids and closed them up so they'll get comfy and grow through some of the verm.
Easy peasy, I hope. This will be my first time growing in ziplocks, and I hope they're a simpler alternative to tubs with holes and fans on timers, etc. I'm just trying to keep things small and simple.
Posted 09 May 2021 - 03:29 PM
Posted 10 May 2021 - 08:08 AM
Posted 10 May 2021 - 04:50 PM
A dozen grain jars? Are they quarts? That will go a long way!
It's easy to slip into wanting to go bigger, especially because it's really not hard to do. For me, I'm finally learning to go smaller, although I definitely didn't mean to end up with 17 Redboy cakes at the multispore stage. It just kind of happened.
Edited by Sidestreet, 10 May 2021 - 04:51 PM.
Posted 10 May 2021 - 08:36 PM
Posted 11 May 2021 - 09:07 AM
Atleast with those tamps you can forget about the jars for a few months and have some stones!
Posted 17 May 2021 - 04:46 PM
Welp, I lost some of the Redboy cakes, I think because I'm still learning how to use the shoeboxes with the big ziplock bags as fruiting chambers. About 8 of them are still going strong though, and all are showing primordia.
I got myself a digital microscope, so here are some pictures of some of the primordia and mycelium up close and personal:
Posted 17 May 2021 - 08:55 PM
Posted 17 May 2021 - 09:11 PM
Posted 18 May 2021 - 03:44 AM
That microscope looks like it's pretty cool. Nice that they make them digital now. Does it save to SD cards and then transfer to computer?
It has a card but I can just plug in a USB too. It's really just a decent-quality toy but it will give me a cool perspective on things I didn't have before. Can't wait to use it on some fruits!
Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:07 AM
Edited by Oldpunk, 18 May 2021 - 08:08 AM.
Posted 18 May 2021 - 08:17 AM
Sidestreet- Do you have any pics of the fruits? I am currently fruiting some PE myself and the mutant blobs I have are pretty serious, I have some really nice looking fruits as well. Im going to attempt to clone the one giant fruit I have growing. Ill post some pics later of what I have growing.
Posted 18 May 2021 - 06:40 PM
The first pins on the Redboy cakes just appeared today! I'll get some pictures in the next day or two.
The first batch of PE cakes is dunking overnight tonight. The cakes from the LC I marked "A" definitely colonized faster than those from "B" so my clone/s will most likely come from that batch.
Posted 19 May 2021 - 08:29 AM
Posted 23 May 2021 - 08:46 AM
Hard to believe that last post was only two days ago, because the Redboy multispore exploded and today is harvest day:
The two cakes I saved from the bag that got cobweb finished up very nicely too:
The whole group:
I took clones from two fruits. This Redboy does really well even multispore. Like I said before, the person I got it from says they worked with it for a number of years. Hopefully the clones do well. The one I took was from a cluster that pinned before anything else and grew bigger than anything else. The other one looked stubby, chubby, and unique. The only thing is that the stems were fairly hollow.
Now for the extreme closeups:
Unfortunately, I think trich developed in the bag. I'm not sure because it doesn't quite look like other trich I've seen. Still thinking it's contamination. Here's what I saw:
A piece of gill I cut out and laid flat:
Partial veil where it connects to a stem:
A little pin:
The top of a cap, right near the middle:
Edited by Sidestreet, 23 May 2021 - 08:52 AM.
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