experiment -BlueFoot cakes (really Ps.Ovoideocystidata)
Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:06 PM
4 1/2 pt. widemouth jars are being started to be followed by a larger amount of PP5 containers.
the new "shell" mix contains these ingredients:
• 1/3 sifted peat moss
• 1/3 coir
• 1/3 sifted premium potting soil
• 2 tablespoons of RGS
• fresh sifted oak sawdust
• a mix of fresh oak woodbits and dried hickory chips
• hydrated with kelp water.
any thing that you would change about this mix?
Tips are welcome
Another experiment in the works
is a whole new idea-
PP5 containers with the shell held in place
by a 1/2 pint widemouth jar and pressure cooked.
Then the colonized popcorn spawn
will be filled into the sterilized shell in a glove box
then sealed and left to recover at room temps.
kind of like adding the spawn to the casing
and letting it colonize the casing shell invitro.
hopefully fresh air is not a factor when colonizing the shell.
well see what happens.
pics of the process will be uploaded soon ;)
Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:11 PM
i think they are doing well. i can't tell if they are colonizing until the shell shows the myc growing through.
the spore solution is injected into the center of the jar
in all 4 innoc points
i might open one shell-core style PP5 just too see if there is growth.
the popcorn quarts have been cased in boiled coffee stirrer bits
and there is some signs of growth :)
Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:22 PM
i think the 1/2 pt. widemouths have a better chance
for some reason
these rusty-brown spores seem to love popcorn
so far have seen the best ..rather the only results using p-corn
might try adding fully colonized popcorn
to pastureised empty shells in 1/2 pt widemouths
in a glovebox for the transfer and
left to recover at room temps.
no light sheild needed due to the dark shell
and ready to birth without having to case
at least that was the idea
Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:00 PM
planted outside in flower pots on wood chips
and the shell is misted to field capacity daily.
meanwhile the results are in from workman-:bow:
looks like i will start a new thread with a
new species name if any fruits appear :eusa_pray
until then i will still stick with
the parameters that Golly was very successful with :bow:
very strange that the spore color varies so much
at least part of the mystery is solved :thumbup:
Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:43 PM
So the best match is the Ps. Ovoids [Abrevaited name] With a spore color variation..
Thanyou WM for your assistance..Now my babes have a real name..
What really counts - is this species is very potent and fruits well in temperate regions,
where Cyans and Azures may not do so well...
Gluk with your flower pots Myco...!
Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:43 PM
the pots got overtaken by a green contam :thumbdown:
leaving what appeared to be only dead dried myc.
but the pots were watered daily
and otherwise neglected
and now they are making a nice recovery. :amazed:
i would be so jumping for joy :greenboun to see even one mushroom.
enough for an bio-eassay would be even better ;)
if not it will be back to the drawing boards.
still have some golly spores, some llamabox spores
or/and i could get a backup from sporeworks if needed.
i'm praying to the mushroom gods :eusa_pray
Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:28 PM
I would only water when the surface dries a bit -like every few days or so...
Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:30 PM
Fully enjoying it already.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:49 AM
Now will the real bluefoot please stand up..lol
Is anyone growing the real ones?
Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:12 PM
Nothing so far though..Durin the summer ,when ever there was a cool spell ,a few small ones would pop up..I had two really nice flushes back in the spring..
The patches remain really healthy looking ..One patch is made entirely from clones ..
Could get interesting around April ....
Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:23 PM
gives me hope for the future..
good to hear golly that the patch is still in good order.
interesting about the summer fruits ...hmmmm
over here the cakes are still healthy
and still shows signs of new growth :amazed:
-but no fruits and it is getting cold quick.
might try building a sturdy in ground bed
to retain warmth over the winter
and adding new spawn in the early spring.
also was thinking about trying to fruit the
cake in a shed somehow :eusa_thin
Posted 11 January 2008 - 07:26 PM
Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:44 AM
how is it going by the way?
Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:35 PM
I love how you guys work to gather, sending good vibes your guys way.
how is it going by the way?
not too bad nepenthes_ak
the weather has dropped to 10 degrees at night.
one pot was spotted with some myc crawling across a woodchip on top
so it was brought in to collect all the good myc-covered woodchips
and use them as spawn.
the other pot will be buried under leaves to see how it fares against the extreme cold
some nice little spawn-chips were layered into wet cardboard
and kept in a cigar box at room temps.
hopefully it will create more spawn to work with in spring.
a new RGS/millet quart jar was started 10 days ago
with 1 cc of spore solution from the golly print.
it is showing the usual ps. oviodeocystidata growth patterns.
actually almost dumped this jar becuase the sub looked too clumpy.
seems alright though :eusa_thin
tonight 2 karo LC's will be knoc'd, and the rest of solution
will be saved for agar.
next up -remaining spores from the llamabox print
will be used to make more solution
then used to knoc some RGS quarts
but most importantly (keeping true to the thread name)
-some more 'cakes' with an included casing shell
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:47 AM
8 days later
one LC is progressing nicely so far at 70 degrees F
i wish there were a better picture