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#41 Auhron



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Posted 06 July 2022 - 06:50 PM

I dislike aborts! They make me sad. Though they can be taken as a learning opportunity. What environmental factors caused the mushrooms to die?! It's summertime. I'm talking about enoki here! I got the enoki to pin - hooray! it was after the 6th night spent in the refrigerator they formed. they made it about 1.5 cm tall before they died. I think it's just a touch too warm for them perhaps?  I will revisit the Enoki in a couple months. 


Piopino block has been in the tent for a week. Just saw pins on it today - Still nothing from the tarragon Oyster, Golden Oyster or Chestnut Blocks.  Getting a 2nd flush from the white oyster blocks - one fruited in the side of the bag for a couple days before I liberated them. they are deformed as a result. another fruited downward through the grate of the shelving, weird looking stems but the caps formed nicely - they found their fresh air I guess. More blocks going into the tent today.  


My Shimeji block had some kind of contamination - it was incredibly squishy and smelt funky, it went straight to the compost bin.


Of the 20 plates I poured after getting my new filter, only 3 showed signs of contam after 3 days. I'm taking the win there. Clean agar plates opening up many more projects.  :cool:


Here's 4.5lbs of lions mane: 

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Dehydrating some of it. I probably could have let some of that go for a couple more days.


Key takeaways from this lions mane run - @ 96% humidity and 10x air exchanges - I grew a large mass of brain like tissue, while in the same conditions my white oysters fruited start to finish. I dropped the humidity to 89% and upped the FaE to about 12x. Two blocks went into the tent when I made this change. They fruited beautifully. The one original block changed it's growth pattern and developed spines in the time the other two blocks fruited normally. It is the block pictured here:

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This fungi is so beautiful!

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#42 Arathu



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Posted 09 July 2022 - 04:53 PM

You got the LM dialed in! Beautiful fruits.....



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Posted 11 July 2022 - 09:32 AM

Agreed, nice work, I always get excited seeing those long tentacles.  A wonderful sign of happiness!   :meditate:




Like a BABY Cutting Teeth.   :tongue:



Edited by MushLuvR, 11 July 2022 - 09:32 AM.

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#44 Auhron



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Posted 12 July 2022 - 02:12 PM

Thanks Arathu and MushLuvR, I can't wait until I have a 2nd little FC that I can dedicate to the Hericium Erinaceus, to get beautiful fruits all the time.


I am shit with taking pictures. anyways - I put one of the white oyster bags outside - and OMG Momma knows what she's doing. Big beautiful white caps with almost NO stem. So pretty. use your imagination? sorry no picture.


Here are some pictures though...


Black Poplar

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My shit photography - I managed to fail at picturing the largest of them on the right edge there...



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I lost count of how many times this block went into the fridge for the night over the past 3 weeks. Don't try to fruit the winter mushroom around the summer solstice... At least I got a few right? 10 enokis therewith maybe another 10 a bit behind if they don't abort... Torn between excitement and disappointment. In the fall I shall revisit this culture and now that I have a large enough pressure cooker try some bottle culture grows.


Not pictured there were some blue Oysters that got crazy huge - slightly oxygen deprived because the cluster was so big. Additionally there is a large number of tiny Tarragon Oysters.

Edited by Auhron, 12 July 2022 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2022 - 07:50 PM

Beautiful growing!
I need to scroll back up and look at the setup on your tent. I need to change up the fresh air in mine.
Looks like you've got I dialed in nicely.

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