3rd time's a charm?....Bonne Maman jam jars
Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:54 PM
2 cups BRF
2/3 cup wet with coffee coffee grounds, ( Kona).
1/2 tsp light amber Barley malt extract. ( has worked real well in the past for colonizing jars)
3 tbsp crushed oyser shells. ( to buffer the malt )
1/2 tsp Gypsum ( to buffer the coffee)
480 ml water
pressure cooked 40min., cooled in sealed bags in the incubator. Innoculated with EQ spore syringe from a reliable source.
Once Colonized I plan to case with verm/peat 50/50. I have made 2 previous casing attempts. The most recent involved 5 perfectly good cakes of EQ, ( see the NeuroMintz thread), and 5 cakes of Z. 2 different casing attempts with peat/verm. I believe my error with these was adding 1/2 tsp of malt extract to the casings. In any event to date I have nothing to show for it.
Cakes from the same batches have fruited nicely on their own,( see neuromintz thread). There is no contam. visible on either casing attempt.
The coffee grounds are a new addition to my jar colonizing routine. I want to try the peat/verm casing without malt. More to come.
BTW. I am trying 2 Bonne Maman jam jars. they have ten sides/edges.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:56 PM
please keep us updated
Posted 22 March 2005 - 12:59 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:08 PM
This is being done at about 5300 feet above sea level. RH is generally about 15%+/-5. T varies from -20 to +105 F thru the year. Yea, that's right, I live in Amsterdam of course.
Immediately before inocculation of the jars I rubberbanded the syringe to my ultrasonic toothbrush,( cybersonic), and ran it for about 1.5 min. to disperse the spores. The syringe had been sitting in a box in the fridge for about 2 months.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:35 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:52 AM
and pics of the edged jars evolution will be great and appreciated
Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:38 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:19 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:40 AM
but my friend likes to have the temp down around 80-82
any way you can shed a few degrees?
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:54 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:09 AM
sounds good then
go with what works optimally for you
i agree your exp with your grows in your area will help you along
it will be cool to see if the myc grow rides up the ridges of the jars also.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:26 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:22 PM
I am taking your comments to heart. Big update for me. My Z case - cased 2/24 - is showing some pins finally. not big enough to show in a pic here yet but tomorrow probably. Myceliem is at ~78-80 F. EQ still shows no signs of life. It has however, been a slower strain than the Z at every stage so far. Grown in identical conditions. We'll see, It was cased 1 day before the Z. I screwed up the cases early on by including a little malt in the peat/verm casing.
I have switched the air pump in my cake fruiter (FRICU#1), from the heater tank to it's 10" aquarium stone. that should drop the humidity a bit. I'm trying to keep the temp in there around 76-78 F.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:56 PM
What temp is good for fruiting mycelium? It's in a case - peat/verm ~ 1.75" under ~.75-1" cake slices, covered with about .75" peat/verm. I mean what temp. should the mycelium be at optimally if I stick a meat thermometer into it.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:00 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:01 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:43 PM