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#1 warriorsoul

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:54 PM

I have 3 karo lc jars started of an unknown woodlover strain.
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2 have cotton ball type growth..
the 3rd had little solid-white strands
Is the last one the better to grow from?

also is it possible to use pine chips
or am i better off going with a native hardwood? birch, maple or alder
any tips?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:32 PM

strands are good for a wood lover. hardwoods or fir. no pine. ;)

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:17 PM

Has anyone used fir bark for substrate?
How about pine thats been kiln dried?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:26 PM

no pine, like the man said...

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:02 PM

hmm. never used the bark. just alder or fir chips for me. ;)

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:34 PM

Thanks..i'm gonna try aspen
knocked up a jar of bfr/verm to compare
Also did a couple jars of the brf/verm with koh samui
in case i cant get the bluefoot? to fruit

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 05:41 PM

Hardware or fishing store...

Maple, Alder, Hickory chips for smoking fish.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:48 PM

This is my first time experimenting with wood lovers. Cyan’s and Azures. I’ve inoculated 12 jars (6 of each). Now I did this at least 2 months ago and saw no mycelium growth. Frustrated, I used the remaining two syringes (I ordered more than I needed, since they’re hard to get in Georgia) to further inoculate the two month old jars. Over the last week I’ve finally seen some growth. But also, the box is kept in a closet on the outside of the house, and the temps dropped. But I wondered if is was the drop in temp or addition of more spores that ignited the growth, as I did not think temps had much to do with spawning jars.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:48 PM

.I wondered if is was the drop in temp or addition of more spores that ignited the growth, as I did not think temps had much to do with spawning jars.


The jars should be kept indoors in a warm location. (mid-high 70's)
If they're 2 months old, they should be fully colonized.
You may have a bacteria contamination.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:52 AM

the spots that have emerged are not a whispy white, but real, real light gray...almost white. It does not look like any bad shit that I've seen before. I'm hoping that the spores that were just added are growing. jim, is that a norml color for wood lover mycelium?

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:00 PM

Was hanging out with some people at a FOAF house and noticed he had several big bags of woodchips for his smoker. No alder, but 2 bags of hickory and 1 bag of mesquite. He said I could take them, but I wasn't sure if those type of wood chips would be OK for growing Cyans. Anyone know? Thanks!

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:04 PM

yes.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:08 PM

yeah hickory will work

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:05 PM

I don't know about mesquite, but hickory will work fine. I use golden birch, and it works excellently. BTW, in case you didn't know, you can use the water you soak your woodchips in to make a woodlover LC. ;) ~Skunk

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

I've got some agar cultures started of Ps. Cyanescens, (hope I didn't screw it up)and I want to make lc for inoculating woodchips. I was thinking about scraping up the mycleium and putting it into a sanitized blender with sterile water and hitting frappe for a few seconds. I wanted to know if Cyan mycelium can tolerate this. Thanks!




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