Hey... been a minute since the last update...Star Date... 060720220743 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Alright... where to start here... went outside and checked on the Ps Cyan bed, it's flat out killing it and spreading much further than expected. I was speaking with another member, and I do have to keep an eye on the mycelium attacking my baseboards, something I wasn't thinking about initially and could be a reason to eventually relocate the patch, but Time will tell. Super healthy dense mycelium colony going on if you go down a bit, you can see in one of the pics how dense it is. Long Term Goals. In a perfect world, I will have a Maitake Block, 4 CotW logs, and the Cyan booming all at once. LIKE I could get that lucky, but hey.... like I always say... Long shots (gambling) are exactly that, it's a shot... otherwise it would be NO Shot. I'm just getting started adding logs and blocks to my yard, can't wait to start up some Morels.
The Last two pics are from excess Chips that are just laying on the ground. Creepin' Cyans No Doubt!
Round 2 of Tamp Stones, I harvested the jar back in early May, threw the seeds back in the jar and it's going crazy. The gift that keeps on giving these Tamps.
A few pictures of 6 Month Old Tamp Stones
Mexicana Stones starting to really kick in, didn't look like much for the first 45-50 days other than spots everywhere and small stone indentations, but they are a Rockin' Now! They will be pulled around the 5th or 6th month.
And Finally, work that has needed to be attended to for awhile, and also a jumpstart on the upcoming season later this year. All transfers are Clean and just filling out before storage for a few months or so. I had 3 spore plates to transfer and I had 3 plates left, always nice when a plan works out perfectly. Ya'll Take Care... and Stay Safe.
Shout Out to Rocky... I forgot to post the Cold Cube in the Cult Pic of the Day the other Day! My Bad Sir, but clean spore plate this round.
The MelMac plate is my first sterile swab(1 of a 2 pack from previous Huge fruits), so I did a test and plenty of spores so I definitely waited long enough. Oh I almost forgot, All test plates with Q-tip swabs went well, the TaT Smurf was contaminated so I didn't keep it or transfer (don't need it) but spores were present no doubt. Same with APE, I already have it on Agar and LC and it wasn't kept, SUPER Low spore count, but growth regardless. I kept the Avery A, easy transfer and fairly fast growth and there was a small blemish on the plate, had no affect on anything. The Pearly Gates that I tested months ago had No spores, so it's official, I didn't wait long enough for sporulation, ALL me. Q Tip tests are over with now, I can trust my swabs to have spores with confidence, and at the end of the day, even a dirty open air Q tip can be rescued and worked, just NOT the efficient way, but again, ALL test swabs that I never intended on keeping. Spores present is ALL that Matters.
The other plates are cleaned up syringes from a bad source (ARC and Yeti). What a ride with faulty mismarked contaminated syringes, but I'm at the finish line with Clean Cultures, Optimism over Pessimism ANY day.
Edited by MushLuvR, 19 June 2022 - 04:04 PM.