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#1 scott_1971_h

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Posted 14 August 2021 - 06:31 AM

I have a few bags of lion's mane ready to pop, but does anyone know how to harvest the mycellium? I have some on rice, and some on wheat.



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Posted 14 August 2021 - 03:52 PM

I crumble my mycelium blocks in the bag then cut the top and pour on some small grid inserts for my dehydrator. When dry, I usually measure out 2-4oz into a bag and vacuum seal with desiccant until needed.
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Posted 15 August 2021 - 06:33 AM

Also wondering if (how) I could harvest liquid culture, cordyceps-esque.


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Posted 15 August 2021 - 10:44 AM

I've not done it but a guess would be using a coffee filter to drain away the liquid and catch the mycelium. Then toss the coffee filter in the dehydrator?
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Posted 15 August 2021 - 05:47 PM

Ive got a buchner flask somewhere around here (God knows where). I'd use that instead.

Also I'm not sure if the NGF thingies are soluble? Im going to have to do some research...


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Posted 15 August 2021 - 09:30 PM

My dehydrator has solid inserts for making fruit leather, etc. Maybe dump the whole LC and make "leather" from it?

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:55 PM

I crumble my mycelium blocks in the bag then cut the top and pour on some small grid inserts for my dehydrator. When dry, I usually measure out 2-4oz into a bag and vacuum seal with desiccant until needed.

I guess fly screen cut to sit on top of the trays would work. And could then be used for dehydrating everything else as well :-)


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Posted 23 August 2021 - 09:42 PM

Does anyone have any info on the % of erinacines in species other than H.Erinaceus? Ive heard Coralloides has it, but cannot find the % (or the article) for the life of me lol.



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Posted 30 August 2021 - 08:07 AM

How do you heat treat your mycellium? I'm thinking of just using an oven to dry them (120C) which should both dry, and heat treat in one process. I'm assuming some of the evaporated water would actually help the process for much of the time (*much* higher specific heat compared to air)



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Posted 30 August 2021 - 03:36 PM

Why do you need to heat treat the mycelium? (Asking an honest question)

So far, I've just used my dehydrator set at 110F/43C.

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 05:44 PM

Why do you need to heat treat the mycelium? (Asking an honest question)

So far, I've just used my dehydrator set at 110F/43C.

AKAIK the erinacines and hericines are complexed/bound to chitin. Humans cannot break down chitin, but heat treatment breaks the bonds between them.

Thats what they say. But I heard it from the internet so it might be true... (25% chance lol) I'm always open to being corrected by data...


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Posted 19 September 2021 - 11:10 PM

Has anyone tried anything like this?
I don’t have the space to grow the required amounts of mushrooms, but I could organize the space to grow mycelium in larger quantities.
The idea is - to grow the mycelium of edible and medicinal mushrooms on brown rice.
In new jars, mix colonized rice of various types, add water, cover with a lid without a hole for FAE and sterilize.
And include that in diet. Risottos...

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 06:44 AM

I use bags for growing 'harvestable grain' in the required amounts, which I put on a 5-shelf rack (formerly shed storage type). Very space efficient and easy.


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 02:30 AM

I use bags for growing 'harvestable grain' in the required amounts, which I put on a 5-shelf rack (formerly shed storage type). Very space efficient and easy.


Do you have any recommendation which gourmet mushrooms I should try? As for the taste, smell ...

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 04:19 AM

 

I use bags for growing 'harvestable grain' in the required amounts, which I put on a 5-shelf rack (formerly shed storage type). Very space efficient and easy.


Do you have any recommendation which gourmet mushrooms I should try? As for the taste, smell ...

 

King Oysters are always worth a shot :-).






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