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Panellus Stipticus - bioluminescent fungi

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#21 Myc


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:58 AM

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Thanks CT.
I just did a simple copy and paste to bring the image here from imageshack.

We are asked to please not link to offsite images.
The links get broken and go dead.
I'm no computer genius and managed to get it here so I know it can be done.

#22 Myc


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:13 PM

Bag culture of Panellus stipticus is turning out to be rather entertaining!
The bags, while colonizing, continue to appear brighter each day.
Still working on low-light photography.

I am anxious to see how one turns out when the bag is stripped away and allowed FAE. I'll be finding out soon and will post progress pics here.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:26 PM

This is a Mycotopia exclusive.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:30 PM

damn myc how i miss this thread:eusa_clap

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:46 PM

Looking great Myc. I checked out my plates of the culture of you send me in the dark for the first time last night. They've been fruiting for a while, so that had a beautiful glow to them. So exciting!

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:01 PM

So the mycelium is glowing while it is still colonizing the bag?

You have the touch, man. Damned cool thread.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:14 PM

:headbang: Yes! Persistence Pays Didivends! :headbang:

Finally got those photos I've been struggling for. Thanks for the photography advice everyone. Couldn't have done it without you!

These are the photos strait from the developer - no alterations using:
35 mm traditional film camera
"bulb" setting for shutter operation
jerry-rigged cable release - exposures set for 10-15 min.
f4.0 - widest aperture possible for this model camera
ISO 400 film

Got one of these fruiting in the greenhouse. Bag was removed yesterday so I should see fruitbodies within the next 2 or 3 weeks. Will keep updating.

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#28 Toads tool

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:02 AM

That is just too cool.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:01 AM


I've always wanted to see these in person,


#30 shroom_seeker


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:26 AM

Very cool, Myc! :bow:

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:40 PM

These fungi are very tough and equally resistant to contamination.
Still fruiting and glowing like mad.

I had several bags which I gave out as gifts. Recently, I got one back to check progress. Lots of interesting growth if the culture is deprived of ample fresh air.

Looks like a good cluster found a pin-hole in the bag to jump through.

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#32 spacecake



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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

Archive material !

Good stuff Myc. !

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:40 AM

Facinating mushrooms!

I would love to grow these!!

I found one source that says that Panellus stipticus has anti-tumor effects, so not only is it a novelty mushroom, but also possibly a medicinal one!

Thanks for the thread!


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:03 AM

Wow, nice job. I hope your friends appreciate the gift of a big bag of glowing fungus as much as I would!

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:49 AM

The main objective of my test was to determine if a non-scientific mind could care for these fungal cultures.
I plan to cultivate and sell them as Halloween novelty items and my experiments have been successful.

These cultures are tough enough to be delivered into the care of a child so long as they remain inside the culture bag.
I wanted to avoid the whole.... "child runs with broken toy to mommy/daddy - in tears"......warrantee issues, etc.......
The cutures continue to survive and grow despite less than desirable living conditions. Most of all, they continue to GLOW.


Thanks for looking everyone!
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:27 PM

It occurred to me that I haven't posted a picture of the block which I removed from the bag.
Lots of small fruitbodies with a few of the largest measuring around 2 cm.

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#37 Dr.Hallucination


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:30 PM

Very cool grow Myc.The glowing mycilium in the bags is very cool indeed.

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