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#1 altered_states

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:26 PM

Thanks again, Hippie, for your suggestion of a bleach dunk.
This log was close to getting buried.
The smell of bacteria is completely gone.
New growth all over the place.
One fruitbody is slowly growing; Should I get rid of it?
It looks like it wants to pin all around, especially on the ends.
If picking that fruitbody is the only way to let more pins develop;
Consider it done.
I'm not touching anything until you guys look at it.
Sorry the picture sucks.
The focusing system in this camera isn't working properly...
But you can get the idea.

Temp. 75F @ 90%RH
It can get as low as 68F at night, but never for very long and not often.
Humidification and air exchange for 15 minutes every 2 hours. (coolmist)
The lid is open an inch or two on the end of the tub opposite the end of the humidifier's output.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:42 PM

I am curious what the elders will have to say on this. I am guessing a little patience and see if the turns sour again.

Peace...

#3 altered_states

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:02 PM

I'm curious to see who posts first, labeling himself, "Elder".
Well...
We're waiting...
Old farts :-P

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:29 PM

why did you birth it before pins?

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:23 PM

why did you birth it before pins?

It was not birthed before pins.
There was only one pin that was larger than than 2-3mm.
The rest of the pins were ~1mm
It was birthed because all of the pins stopped growing.
As I suspected, it had bacterial contamination.
Now, after two bleach dunks, the smell of bacteria is completely gone.
And there is much new mycelial growth; Strands are beginning to twist together.
But there is only one fruitbody.
And that sucks...
But like I said, it almost got buried.
Now it's growing :)

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:25 PM

i wonder whats going on in the guts of that thing. wonder if the bleach permiated it enough to be effective for the long run. doesnt matter toooo much. whatever you get is EXTRA. :)

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:30 AM

Foaf had a log just like this, he bleach dunked it and it started getting new growth. The growth continued for 2 weeks but never fruited again, then almost 3 weeks after the dunk, trich appeared and it was pitched.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:06 PM

I'm quite curious about what's going on inside too.
There's tons of new fuzzy mycelial growth all over the thing.

Looks like it's very close to forming new pins.

I'm hoping that it's just recovering from the two bleach dunks, taking it easy for a bit.

Sho, how long of a dunk did foaf do?

The single fruitbody is growing very slowly and has a brown-ish stem.
Doesn't look right.

Peace

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:30 PM

"I'm curious to see who posts first, labeling himself, "Elder"."

A clue it starts with a "H"

Peace...

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:02 PM

where's Highflyer when i need him ?
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:05 PM

ok, i'll take the bait.
i'd say it's still in recovery but looks decent,
if possible i'd move it outside for some fresh air
even some sunlight to finish off any possible trich.
otherwise exercise patience...

#12 altered_states

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:38 PM

I have a feeling that, weather permitting, the log will see the great outdoors tomorrow.

Shall I exercise patience in picking the lone, funky-looking fruitbody?

I just don't like the looks of it there...
But I'll leave it alone if I must.

Thanks old man,
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:27 PM

I'm quite curious about what's going on inside too.
There's tons of new fuzzy mycelial growth all over the thing.

Looks like it's very close to forming new pins.

I'm hoping that it's just recovering from the two bleach dunks, taking it easy for a bit.

Sho, how long of a dunk did foaf do?

The single fruitbody is growing very slowly and has a brown-ish stem.
Doesn't look right.

Peace


Foaf dunked for about 3 hours or so. He weighted it down with a brick so it absorbed water, he then let it drain for a bit before putting it back in the rubbermaid it was growing in.
He buried it last fall, check this spring and think he saw myc still alive, so he is waiting to see if anything pops up.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:52 PM

Here's some more pics.
The lone fruitbody is growing, and is no longer lone.
See that little guy on the opposite side???
Went from nothing to that size overnight. (pic on right, located near bottom of the log)

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:06 PM

ok, i'll take the bait.
i'd say it's still in recovery but looks decent,
if possible i'd move it outside for some fresh air
even some sunlight to finish off any possible trich.
otherwise exercise patience...


I'm with you on the sunlight.
Started using it to my advantage when I lived in Trich House.

Just to clarify...
Is taking the log outside is purely a matter of fresh air?

I assume the answer is yes because that's what you already told me.

I just want to make sure that you are referring to sunlight as a separate topic entirely.

In my 'hood, it would probably be best for me to take the log outside when it's dark.

It would also probably be in my best interest to give it sunlight via window.

I'm an idiot....
I'm going to put my log in front of my open, sunny window right now.

Just thought I would share my brain fart with everyone.

AS

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 02:55 PM

:DUpdate with New Pics:D

The Little Straw Log that Could


It's been about 2 weeks since the bleach dunks.

I picked the big one from the other side because it stopped growing; I began to worry about it rotting.

  • This log was toast...
  • Smelled like bacteria soon after birthing.
  • Bleach dunks saved it's life... Thank you Hippie!


Thank you, everyone, for getting me through this.
It had become a personal mission.

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#17 Hippie3

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:51 AM

far out
copied to vaults / beating contams

#18 altered_states

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:00 PM

Still working on uploading harvest day pics.
Just wondering if text only would post.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:09 PM

ahh come on! dont tease

#20 altered_states

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:32 AM

Seriously...
Every time I try to upload I get an alert telling me that, "The document contains no data" after I stare at that friggin hour-glass for a few minutes.
Here we go again...




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