Panaeolus (Copelandia) cyanescens
Posted 08 October 2005 - 11:00 AM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:19 PM
gema, thanks for signing on this site and letting me see your Goliath LC! That's exactly the info I was looking for! Did you start that current LC with a print or more LC?
I am glad the stirrer is working out for you too. I don't know if the print that I got is Goliath or not, but I wrote my source last night to ask. I hope it is Goliath because the pictures that waylitjim is showing here look absolutely gorgeous and I'd be super happy if it works out like that for me. :greenboun
Bluehelix, I started the lc from a syringe I got from Sporeworks. Im really pumped to start working with Goliath. I do intend to document my progress and starting a grow log when the time comes. I agree that waylitjim's work with the Goliath strain has been very inspirational!
Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:38 PM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 08 October 2005 - 03:46 PM
Is it homemade or purchased, also how do you incubate the LC?
Thanks for any info on you LC technique.
Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:05 PM
I am also using reflective bubble wrap on the bottom and wrapping the jar with it too. I control temperature via a controller that is connected to a heat bulb. It turns on and off keeping the temp around 84F. This part is totally not necessary and I did it just because I had the stuff around.
The liquid culture I am using is a 4% (by weight) sugar solution, 2% light malt plus 2% dextrose. About 500ml was loaded into the quart container you see there. On top I put a metal lid with a "breather" hole about the size of a penny in the center and a tiny 1/4" injection hole about 1/2" from the edge. Those holes were covered with cloth medical tape. That is placed on the jar covered with a filter disc (like those sold at Fungi Perfecti). And a metal band over all of it. I pressure cook the solution for 25 minutes and allow to cool.
Inoculation was carried out in non-sterile conditions. I just take off the band, slide back the filter disc just enough to reveal the tiny injection hole, inject a couple ml of spore solution or liquid culture through the cloth tape, and replace everything.
The solution is developing now. That should be done in 7 days I figure from the current rate. When it is done, I'll use 140 mls per large spawn bag (the amount my syringe can hold), and inject through a piece of support tape I have on the bag. Immediately after the inject, I'll hot-glue over the hole and mix the bag up.
I don't actually spawn with what's in the bag; rather, the bag contains the fruiting substrate, which for Pan Cyans will be a mix of rye grass seed and some sort of fancy manure/compost stuff (in this case some patented formula that Agar of the Shroomery is working on going commercial).
This is my first time with pan cyans, so I am very excited about it!
Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:08 PM
Posted 09 October 2005 - 01:22 AM
im feeling kinda ok so all be posting some pics very soon .
Posted 09 October 2005 - 06:54 PM
Incubation & Spawn run - 79-84°F (room temp just takes longer)
Cropping - 75-80° F with relative humidity @ 85-92%
Posted 10 October 2005 - 06:12 PM
I'm so happy there is a drool smiley :) :eusa_droo
I love these goliath strain. Very nice.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:50 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:56 PM
"After casing, the tray was covered for 5 days and a nice protective layer formed on top which locked in moisture but still allowed the mushrooms to pop on thru."
What kind of covering was that? I can't think of what could cover the tray and lock in moisture yet allow the mushrooms to pop through except a casing, but it looks like what you used was some sort of plastic.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:04 PM
i'll bet it's gonna work wonders..:)
Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:06 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:29 PM
What kind of covering was that?
After the casing layer was applied, the tray was covered in aluminum foil with a few holes were poked for air exchange. After 5 days, the foil was removed and fruting began 1 week later. 5 days is a bit overkill, (I was out of town) but I always cover post casing for 2 -3 days. This keeps the moisture locked in, and gives the mycelium a chance to recover. Once the foil is removed, fruits form in 5-7 days, and the pinset is stronger.
Ps...Your LC looks great ;)