Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:48 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:41 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:14 AM
Hey Laz , is there a reason you chose the non iodized salt...?
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:18 AM
Maybe i'll get some of that. Is yours Golly?
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:03 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:16 AM
Well a quick update. The Blewit's looking good on the cased compost, but the eryngii is hating life and is now back into incubation to liven it up a bit. My damn greenhouse is being a PITA with water droplets and is setting my projects back. The eryngii looks like I microwaved it or something. Hehehehe. It should revive and be ready for a fruiting attempt tommorrow night. Poor thing. In the mean while, i'm getting my greenhouse straightened out to prevent this. Ack!!!!!
Bare with me, i'm new to these cold weather species. The greenhouse temperature is a blustery 54.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:18 AM
I am wondering about useing the 1% salt solution in a caseing, would it still hold the same anti contam properties as useing it in agar??
Man, who knows! This is going to be an ongoing project to say the least. Please anyone that feels like trying something on a small scale, go for it.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:22 AM
Doh! My salt's not iodized. Sorry once again.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:59 AM
I bought an Agaricus bisporus cap last night that was sitting out in the open of the market for quite some time. (I've been eyeing them up for a few days) I'm going to use treated gill fragments to attempt to get a culture. I'll post pics in a bit.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:59 PM
Ok, the plate's poured. Let's see if the damn MEA hardens now. lol
Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:04 PM
The salt has prevented mold from growing on dry stem sections but also no mycelium either, of course i haven't seen growth from dry tissue on any media yet..
Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:07 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:28 PM
Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:01 PM
I could be wrong, but its my understanding that those blewitts are pretty unpredictable fruiters. Thats one reason we don't see them a lot in cultivation today. They like complex environments prolly rich in poo/wood/mulch. So anything you get will be a real success! Congrats so far! Your temps are good for them too.
I too have read that. The only thing I can do is, get some mycelia exposed to light and fresh air in the casing layer and hope that will trigger some activity for mushroom growth. I'm pretty damn sure there was a pin at birth. It was extremely small and may have simply been an area of aerial hyphae, but it certainly appeared to have a cap.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:17 PM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:24 PM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:30 PM
I found another sleeve of plates last night. I want to try this on a highly contaminated culture like the cauliflower mushroom. The only thing that worries me about that culture is, it may not even be mushroom mycelium to begin with. Or herbstii if it is mushroom mycelium. I guess we'll see what happens.