Ok the 10 pf cakes I nocked up more than 2.5 weeks ago are doing nothing the seem dead. Not sure what is going on. So I decided to make an LC so I could make sure the spores and syringe were able to produce mycelium
I followed the instructions from a beginner friendly LC post on shroomery... mostly. I don't have a PC but I do have a steamer setup that works pretty well. There is about 4 inches of water in the bottom and an upside down metal strainer holds up a round wire rack that's wrapped in foil to prevent splashing water. The tape below and above the water line allow me to check the temp using infrared thermometer. This setup keeps the temp in the steaming area of the pot at 99c. Not as good as a PC but seems to work pretty well.
Here is what the distilled water and honey LC nocked up with 5cc of the JMF spore syringe that was 3 weeks old looks like after 4 days.
I'm not sure I put enough honey in but there is definitely mycelium growing.
I hope this helps jump start the next batch of PF cakes.
Edited by ShroomIfy59, 12 September 2022 - 09:41 AM.