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#1 sevenveils

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:13 PM

This is something that a FOAF has done and thought he would share. It is a hybrid laundry basket/straw log technique. He is by no means an expert, but this is what he does. I will update this as he sends me pics.
A FOAF says these are spawned with Hawaiian WBS jars.
  • A layer of pasteurized straw is put in the bottom of the basket, then a handful of gypsum and a handful of spawn.
  • Process is repeated until the basket is filled.
  • The basket is wrapped in saran wrap and holes punched in it.
  • The casing consists of coir, vermiculite, gypsum, and a little lime. All pasteurized.
  • Press 'n seal is placed on top while it colonizes. A little bit of open space is left to for air exchange on the casing.
  • Basket is birthed at about 14-17 days and clear trash bags are placed over the baskets for fruiting.
  • They are set next to a window with the blinds closed, letting in ambient sunlight.
This is what it initially looks like:
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These were started on 08/19 and the FOAF noticed pins today...
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#2 MycoChondria

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

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#3 Phlux-

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:13 AM

that is one of the kraziest things i have ever seen - i cant wait to see it fruit.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:36 AM

:teeth:
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Cant wait to see more pictures!

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:39 AM

something tells me this is gonna be good :)

#6 dschill

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:48 AM

AMAZING BASKETS! i love how the myceliem is actually connected inbetween the holes along the side this looks really great.Did you mist these guys at all during colonization or did the saran wrap help a lot with holding in moisture? And how many holes and what size did you put in the basket while it was colonizing and have you ever had a problem with contams this way? Also do you ever take the bags or plastic wrap completely off for some fresh air? And the finale question here is right now with them colonizing in the garbage bags are the bottoms taped to the basket or do they just hang there?

#7 sevenveils

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:34 AM

AMAZING BASKETS! i love how the myceliem is actually connected inbetween the holes along the side this looks really great.Did you mist these guys at all during colonization or did the saran wrap help a lot with holding in moisture? And how many holes and what size did you put in the basket while it was colonizing and have you ever had a problem with contams this way? Also do you ever take the bags or plastic wrap completely off for some fresh air? And the finale question here is right now with them colonizing in the garbage bags are the bottoms taped to the basket or do they just hang there?

  • No misting during colonization. The saran wrap keeps the moisture level at about field capacity and the mycelium runs through in about a week. You could mist the casing layer if it drys out.
  • Holes are punched every 2-3 square inches. The myc runs through so fast it doesn't really have time to contam. FOAF never could get the moisture level right with open air colonization and misting and had contam problems.
  • The trash bags are just draped over with the bottoms left open. This is very important for FAE during pinning. He "shakes" the bag up and down every chance he gets to get additional air flowing.
The FOAF is pretty excited, but hopes he doesn't jinx himself by patting himself on the back to early. Either way, you can see the potential. BTW, this is just his variation of what others have already done. He is a big fan of the site and has read and lurked off and on for years.

#8 Sloth139

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:59 PM

NICE! How much spawn was used? I got a feeling that thing will put out some bigguns:eusa_clap

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:41 PM

cant wait to see the results!

#10 sevenveils

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:16 PM

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1220576475
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#11 Cornfield

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

that seems like itd be real easy to dunk

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:39 PM

NICE!!!
cant wait to see your major flush right there
some bigguns for sure!

#13 wendal

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:00 AM

Cool idea.

Looks as though a nice flush is going on! :D

Can't wait to see this in a week.

#14 sevenveils

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:37 AM

These will be dunked after the first flush. FOAF thinks this substrate still has a lot to give. The first one is busting out a lot more on the sides. FOAF thinks this is b/c it was "birthed" from the saran wrap about 4 days earlier than the second.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:40 AM

Looks amazing !

One observation ... wooden sticks and dowels contam in a humid environment. The contam that grows on them is green even.

I got this a few times when using chopstick like wood in my FC.

Just a thought.

#16 sevenveils

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:48 PM

Looks amazing !
One observation ... wooden sticks and dowels contam in a humid environment. The contam that grows on them is green even.

Thanks, those will be replaced with fresh ones often until a suitable alternative is found.
This pinset has been nice on these(multispore), but the fruits are not getting very big. I think this is due to the substrate being on the dry side. I think these will be dunked after they have flushed and any future ones will get a good soak, at least, prior to fruiting conditions.

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:56 PM

Get some metal coat hangers or, better yet, thick wire and make it arc from one side to the other.

Works great :)

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:26 PM

Get some metal coat hangers or, better yet, thick wire and make it arc from one side to the other.

Works great :)


Yes, makes for a nice tent :thumbup:


The clusters are nice! Great baskets! Always one of my favorite things to see. :eusa_clap

#19 sevenveils

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:17 PM

My FOAF was surprised these rallied for a pretty nice flush.
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

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