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#1 FredTheSilly

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:11 PM

As promised, here is my first oyster grow....

Got a Pleurotus Ostreatus culture syringe from a fellow member,
Used it to noc up 4 WBS quarts (prep'ed using Lazlo's tek :bow:)

After they colonized, spawned to two bags (provided by another great member) of pasteurized straw.

Two quarts per bag.

The oysters tore that straw up!!!!

Introduced light, and within a few days.... w00t, we got pins!!!!!!

One bag is ahead of the other for some reason, only grabbed pics of the fruiting one... but the other is well on it's way.

The one that is fruting has the one big cluster on the one side, hard to see with my crappy pics, but the other side has about 5 more clusters ready to pop through.

Man, I can't wait to munch down on some fresh oysters!!!!!!!!

Wanna thank..
[user]jason_[/user] for the culture,
[user]crazy1[/user] for the bags,
and everyone here, for the inspiration, and knowledge. :eusa_clap:bow::eusa_clap

Fred

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#2 limeade

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

freekin nice man!
did you not cut slits all through the bag around it? i've only ever done this on oysters, slit the bag, they tend to BOOM out of the slits, I'd put a 4 x 4 inch slit every six inches between slits. THis image looks as if they're just going invitrro that shows the patch of oysters, those are blues?
i'd cut slits like this, and all teh way around it, but that's just me, any other oyster growers agree? I would guess that you'd do fine invitro, but i think most cut the slits, you can see the slits i'm talking about being represented by the rudimentary lame red lines, you can cut them in an X shape, or a cross shape, whatever u choose, but make them slits.

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i think that'll help maximize your yield on that big bad ass bag of oyster you have going there!

great work!

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#3 FredTheSilly

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:01 PM

I did cut slits all over the place, they are just bein choosy as to where they are comin out.. the other side of that bag has about 5 clusters just starting to pop out.

Thery are pearl oysters, at least thats what the culture said....


Fred

#4 limeade

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:05 PM

ah well u couldn't see via the pic, SO GOOD WORK!!!

pearls then they are!

great work, all of my oyster cultures got froze in the back of the fridge, then thawed, the resulting mess, was unusable, i've been too lazy to order more, I am realllly trying to find lions mane.


What other edibles have you grown?

#5 FredTheSilly

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:07 PM

Yeah, my camera is shit...

the slits weren't as big as 4 x 4, however... maybe, I'll add a few.

Thanks for the coments !!

Fred

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

I'm working on some of my own....

Any observations or plans for the next go-round?

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 09:19 PM

looking very nice..i plan on noccing wbs from some plugs soon..once i get a drill...know any good recipes? ive never eaten oyster but got them with a deal i bought online for cultures

#8 FredTheSilly

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 01:59 AM

Thanks for all the comments, gang...

Lime, these are the first things I have grown besides cubes.

Sideshow, these worked out just fine, with the process I used, perhaps some more slits, and bigger next time. Gonna use some of these fruits for my first cloning attempt, so very excited about that.

Wavelength, tons of good recipes online that I have found, but what I am looking forward to is fried with some onions over a nice rare steak :headbang:

And definitely a stir fry of some sort...damn I can't wait..


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:07 AM

Thought I would post some pics better showing the oyster actually growing OUT of the bag.
You can also see the clusters on the other side of the bag better, as well. These things grow pretty fast...

Also, got the second bag out of incubation, and into the light.

Fred

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#10 TastyBeverage

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:25 AM

Love how you have them hanging from the kitchen ceiling. They must get some good air flow that way. :eusa_clap

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

:bow:Great job Fred:bow:,ive got acase of BRF jars injected over a week ago with no life yet.hope it goes as good for me as it did you.Keep up the good work.

#12 FredTheSilly

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:45 AM

Just a few updated photos...
These things are growing fairly quick...

When do yall think is the best time to harevest?
And the best time for printing?


Fred

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:13 AM

They're looking great! Nice work man. I like how you've suspended the bags off the ceiling.

Pick them while they're still young, they look pretty good right now.

According to Stamets, once they start producing abundant spores, they're storability is greatly reduced. I never had any success printing those pink oysters, they were fairly close to sporeless.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

They're looking great! Nice work man. I like how you've suspended the bags off the ceiling.

Pick them while they're still young, they look pretty good right now.

According to Stamets, once they start producing abundant spores, they're storability is greatly reduced. I never had any success printing those pink oysters, they were fairly close to sporeless.



Thanks bro!!!

That's a shame about the spores, was hoping to get at least one to print, in case my cloning attempts fail.


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#15 FredTheSilly

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:11 PM

Yay, harvest..

And lunch..

Also, grabbed a piece of inner stipe, and dropped it in LC.
Grabbed a few caps, and they seem to be dropping spores... w00t.

Have a question about future flushes, do I need to dunk?
In the bag, or out?

Fred

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#16 eatyualive

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:08 PM

excellent now you made me want to try em!

#17 FredTheSilly

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:36 AM

Still wondering if I should dunk in the bag or out, or does it matter?

Bags are shrinking, with no production for almost a week...
They defiantly need water.

Guess I'll just throw the bags in some ice water for a couple of hours, and see what they do.

Thanks for all the feedback, gang :love: :bow:


Fred

#18 oakchild

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:34 AM

Did you ever get a second flush?

Blessings,
Oakchild

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