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Agar plate pinning... Signifying anything?

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#1 Severian



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Posted 08 February 2023 - 06:32 PM

I've had to pause most of my mycology work due to other work impinging on time... Sigh...

Anyhow, checked on my plates today and one of my golden teacher plates from 1/22 is actually pinning.


Pin is in the middle of frame, top of plate.

I've not seen this happen before with any of my cubensis grows, though I have observed this with a previous lion's mane culture.

I'm curious if this is an indication of any particular genetic traits?

Clearly , this is a fruiting strain, (coming from a clone of a previous grow) but it still appears that I am working with mixed genetics (no isolate yet) as other plates grown out from the same initial clone display variations/sectoring.

I'm still a newb when it comes to the science behind the genetics/strain isolation etc- and so if any experts out there could point me in the direction of any learning resources, (textbooks etc) I'm much obliged.

Edited by Severian, 08 February 2023 - 06:47 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2023 - 07:33 PM

Any culture that I have that fruits on the agar.....I tend to expand and grow out in some block or bed form.....


It's not the only ones of course but a damned fine indicator of good things to come...I see many knots on that plate actually....


I would definitely try to keep that culture alive and well.....



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Posted 08 February 2023 - 08:13 PM

Ya there are a few more knots/baby pins as well, though that's the only one that is showing a brown head yet .

I have this culture on grain already and hope to spawn to bulk within the next week- just finishing off getting my grow room/green house set up.

Should have fruits in a few weeks fingers crossed.
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