Carboard clone ideas
Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:44 AM
Cardboard can be made from different trees and glue formulas ,both soft and hardwood ,,So you never know exactly how a clone will take to what you have...especially for compost lovers like Cubes..
After having a few weakly growing attempts,,i decided to dip the card into an extremely diluted solution of 3 drops fish fertilizer in 1qt h2o + a pinch of lime..
This resulted in much better growth with no sighns of mold yet after 7 days.
The nutes are just barely enough to support the Myc and not quite enough to germinate mold spores [at least not yet]...
The pic shows a 7 day clone in a non sterile environment..Simply a cut stem section dropped onto the card ,which was just dunked in the hot solution..
It's very important that the cardboard is just damp and not glistening wet,
or not much growth will occur..
It also helps to put a folded damp paper towel under the card to provide
a moisture reserve...
Posted 23 January 2007 - 12:06 PM
Cut little one 1*1inch squares, wetted them down and shook off the extra water, then placed each on in little jewelry ziplocks and microwaved each one for a few seconds.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:01 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:13 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:25 PM
I suspect that any manure juice or even Karo may have the same effect when used in tiny amounts...
I'm gonna transfer a small piece from the growing edge of the mycelium to a spawn jar ,just to see...None of this is sterile though..If it was sterile then
this could be an easy way to expand the clone...
But the main experiment with this , is to gradually add ground rice/coir to the colo'd cardboard and gradually build it up so it can fruit... It serves no real purpose but then, i'm easily amused..heh...
Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:35 PM
Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:41 PM
My cardboard would dry out after few days.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:38 PM
It serves no real purpose but then, i'm easily amused..heh...
You ain't alone, brother!
Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:01 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:20 AM
would using a vulva be a clone, or more resemblant of multispore?
I heard the idea from that 1999 stamets video
Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:55 AM
you mean fish emulsion, yes ?
if so i can see the need for lime
as fish emulsion is very acidic.
can't argue with success of course
but one wonders if a bit of karo might do as well once diluted
and soaked into cardboard ?
Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:58 AM
Nice work, golly. Looks really robust and healthy.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:42 PM
I chose the fish emulsion for it's complex carbs n' sugars ,which i have read -provide healthier growth..The fish is acidic though by itself ,I have never seen it get moldy which is also a plus..
Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:48 PM
Yeah, that fish emulsion doesn't seem to bad. I use it in the garden. Of course... how much more rank can a substance get? :)
Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:04 PM
On one side of the expanding myc - i put a drop of 3% Karo ,,on the other side the Fish [4 drips to a pint+lime]
We'll see which side grows best ...
The fish emusion dropped the PH to 5.2 in distilled water so i raised it to about 8...
It's a race to the edge of the carboard folks...place your bets....heh..
I do have some dried flakes on cardbord soaked in plain water ..It's about 4 weeks old and just showing some very slow growth in isolated spots..Maybe i'll give it a Karo boost too...
Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:53 AM
The left side was given some extra fish nutes and the right side ,extra Karo..
This has not really stimulated growth in either direction much..In fact if i were to stretch out the corregations - it has proly grown more sideways..
Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:59 AM
The left side clone has a lovely cobweb bloom...heh..
This is how Golly gets his jolly's...
Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:07 AM
So in this new test , the card has been soaked in a 1% karo solution and the dry pieces placed in the grooves [2nd pic]
There is also a 2% Karo test too...They are only 12hrs old in the pic...