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Forced fruiting experiment for P. Ovoids...


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#1 golly

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:29 PM

After seeing Shobi's Azures fruiting out of season , i thought i would try manipulating my outdoor Ovoid patch to fruit again this year..

I collected about half of one patch and filled a kitty litter box with well colo'd chips..
Added some shredded mulch to fill gaps and to cover..

I started digging before i realized that a third flush was beginning:eusa_booh

The plan is to leave the tray outside for another month to allow the myc to
re-knit , while feeding a very mild nutrient solution...
Then move the tray to the fridge, then freezer for a few weeks..

The tray will then be encouraged to fruit in a cool room..

This patch which was created from stembutts, did give about 70g dry but feel it could have done better - this maybe an oportunity to maximize it's potential , with any luck...

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#2 chimp

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

Good Luck Golly!

#3 the_chosen_one

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:38 PM

i was thinking about something similar for the same reason haha!

i have three tubs of azures destined for outdoor beds.. but maybe i'll do this with one also.

good luck!

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:29 PM

Can't wait to see.

#5 golly

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:52 PM

Thanx...
Ideally the best time for a second fruiting would be when outdoor temps have fallen back into the 50-60F range [for Ovoids] which means Oct/Nov here...

Don't want to wait that long, so i'll use an air conditioned room and hope it's cool enough...If nothing kicks, then it's back to the fridge untill Fall..

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:17 AM

Good vibes!:loveeyes:

#7 Hippie3

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:44 AM

g'luck.

#8 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:47 PM

yeah, good luck. i set aside one smaller container to try that with. it isnt colonized yet though. they are coming along. one of the trays smelled like bacteria but i think i might have saved it buy putting a fan on it(i hope). it smells like mushys again.

#9 mycobri

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:57 PM

Great idea :amazed:
Hoping to see some more Ovoid fruits this Fall :thumbup:

#10 Lazlo

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

Since your's was beginning another break, there may be some hope for mine yet. Rhizos everywhere dying to fruit. Hopefully the night temperatures will be good enough to trigger fruiting.

Good luck with that.

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#12 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:24 AM

somebody wont be here for long! :horse:

#13 golly

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:06 PM

I'm ready to move the tray to the fridge now as it's all knitted together ..
Thinking 1 week there, then move to the deep freeze..
Been debating whether to cover completely or leave some breather vents..Think i will put some in...
Twoguys , did your tray recover..?

#14 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

i just picked up some compost and ready to case it today. mine wasnt from an existing bed, wbs to woodchips. one little bin to try in the freezer and 2 larger ones are ready to go outdoors. i will probably do it today.

#15 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:21 PM

i hope you dont mind golly. i placed the shoebox sized tray in the freezer with 1" compost on top. i am not sure for how long, when i remember it in a week or two probably i will take it out and water it then put it in the fridge. here is a pic of the beginning of my outdoor bed. after the pic i added some compost, small twigs and branches of applewood and a layer of hardwood leaf (1/2 composted). i need to go get another bag of the mulch to top it off and some more leaves i think. the bed is 3' x 8'.

#16 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:22 PM

sorry forgot pic,lol.
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it is being watered from an artesian well type spring.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:57 PM

Very cool golly, I an very interested in seeing how this goes.

#18 golly

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:59 PM

Thnx Psy...
That's quite a bed there TG..i reckon they'll b happy with that...

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:01 PM

nice. :thumbup:

#20 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:28 AM

those two bins made alot more than i thought they would. hopefully in the spring, i have mushrooms coming out my ears, lol. we will see.




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