Posted 26 April 2021 - 11:12 AM
Thank you Sidestreet, that'd be an honor!
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Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:06 PM
Beautiful! Great work!
I have been cultivating Papuanas for a while and I absolutely love them! I was going to post a picture of my favorite grows but mycotopia isn't giving me the "upload" button in my gallery *shrug*
Here is a link to a post of mine in Shroomery of me giving an update on my papuana genetics. (if it is allowed)
The three major phenotypes of papuana I work with don't look like yours. The sterile one is similar to yours in the orange coloring but that's about it.
It looks like you have your FAE dialed in much better than I do; those gnarly clusters along with the healthy growth is very impressive. If mine colonized that much of the casing they would just dry out and be sad. What's your tub setup?
Wanna swap some prints? :D
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Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:29 PM
Thank you for taking the time to post and please continue if you'd like!
BTW, if you press the "More Reply Options" it will bring up an option to upload photos.
I forgot, my set up is a 150gal aquarium pump bubbling through a stone into a 1/2 gallon mason jar with H2O2 added to the water. From there, a hose goes into an empty quart and from there 2 tubes run to the tub where they split again for 4 entry points. From there, I can attach them to whatever sized tub is needed. For the first flush, a 12qt tub, I moved the bag to a 24qt for the second flush. For larger tubs, I can add two set ups if I want.
Edited by YoshiTrainer, 27 April 2021 - 03:46 PM.
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Posted 29 April 2021 - 04:10 PM
Thanks! of all my exotics I seem to have stumbled face first into good conditions for these. That and they seem to love dry-ish choir casing(below average field capacity).
If you do end up getting some sporulation I have found that placing the cap on foil then putting in in a small mono with misted walls to be the best. They seem to need very high RH to actually make prints, but that could just be my phenos
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Posted 30 April 2021 - 01:35 PM
Would love to do some experiments on substrate chemistry and biological efficiency.
Has anyone tried using a fermented wood mix? Woodlovers usually benefit from a biologically active substrate.
Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:26 PM
A quick update, 1 out of 3 clones look good. Normally I'd rip the stipe in 1/2 and pluck some clean fibers from inside. With these tiny mush, that was almost humorous to try. I ended up wiping the stipe with iso and snipping a tiny piece onto agar. I made a 2nd harvest last night, not as many mush but noticeably bigger stipes and pileus. I took multiple clones and am attempting prints again. I used a smaller tupperware container with a damp piece of paper towel under the foil and misted walls. I'll vent it tonight and let them sit another 24hrs. Fingers crossed! I gave the sub a 12+ hour soak, maybe I'll get a 3rd flush? I did notice some potential funk so, maybe not?
Last photo is my FC set up, right now a 24qt gasket tub. I do add a little salt to the 2nd jar to keep mold from growing. I couldn't find CFM for the pump directly but found an answered question about CFM. 2.5L/min was the answer.
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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:00 PM
Great updates YoshiTrainer. I'd be cloning those genetics. The species can be tricky to grow. You have some great genetics there if you're seeing fruits in just a couple weeks. My experiments typically take a couple months to fruit and I know others having had the same experience.
Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:22 PM
Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:07 PM
Pic 1, grain from a pint jar stalled at about 3/4 colonization and showed signs of bacteria. I eventually took the jar outside, dumped it in a food container, scraped off rhe uncolonized grains and put a vented lid on it. After recovering for a week I placed a thin layer of unpasteurized pine chips and sawdust that had been soaked in light fertilizer and drained.
Pic 2, brown rice/pearled barley that I was testing for active mycelium. This also went South because of bacteria. I took it outside, cut the top of the bag and added a handful of unpasteurized straw/small bark/Wpoo that had been soaked.
Hopefully I can use these to start some big pots.
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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:24 AM
How much peroxide do you put in the first jar? And how often does that need to be changed?
And then the 2nd jar has a little salt water? Or just dry salt?
Ive got a pump and tubing already and been scheming on how to hook them up. So this is wicked helpful.
Edited by Oldpunk, 04 May 2021 - 09:32 AM.
Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:16 AM
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