Goliath Liquid Culture - How old is this liquid culture?
Posted 30 October 2005 - 02:44 AM
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:21 AM
thid thread..;)..lol...sorry..but i think your
doing a great job...:bow:..awsome job i'm
sure i'll do great..
Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:18 AM
Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:48 AM
Well, there is this belief that liquid cultures take a week on the Shroomery to get ready, but I see you guys are smarter! From my experience, if you go from an invisible number of spores to your culture, it can take at the most seven days, but of the five types of mushrooms I've grown in liquid culture, it only takes about 2 to 5 days from a couple ccs of liquid culture to completed liquid culture. You can add approximately 2 days when going from spores. It's really fast. The slowest mycelium I've tried in liquid culture is Panellus stipticus (a faintly green-glowing wood lover). This Goliath Pan Cyan is the fastest. I am guessing that oyster mycelium will probably tie it, but I haven't tried it. Oyster mycelium is the fastest mycelium I know on grain.
By the way, the term "completed liquid culture" is pretty subjective. To me that is when one cannot see the magnet in the case of the slurry if the magnet is rolled on the opposite side of the jar OR it is the case where the mycelium aggregates into blobs and the culture turns clear with mycelium blobs. In either case, I consider it complete.
Attached is a picture of my secret weapon to make liquid cultures go so fast. You can get the same type of thing on Ebay for around $40 to $50 (they retail new for $300 to $500 mostly).
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 12:05 PM
I'm having a boatload of fun playing with those Vacutainer tubes, too. Thanks for the suggestion!
Posted 30 October 2005 - 12:47 PM
Posted 30 October 2005 - 02:25 PM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 08:44 PM
Can you PC it?
Posted 31 October 2005 - 08:49 PM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:38 AM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:58 AM
between a batch done this way
and a batch without the magnetic stirring
also it would be interesting to compare yet a 3rd batch
that got bubbled constantly with sterile air...
Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:24 AM
Hippie3, I would also be interested. Judging from the weak cloud-like appearance of the marble-stirred cubensis liquid cultures I see online, I am doubtful that couple-times-a-day hand marble mixing works as well. I never have that sort of wimpy apperance to my liquid cultures using a stir bar and stirring all day with any type of mycelium, and I've tried about five types now.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 07:35 AM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:00 PM
By the way, I injected that Goliath LC into compost. So far the development is very odd. It is nothing like the Ausi's were for me. It looks to be so fine and so whispy that I cannot even be certain it's not contamination. If it is the mushroom mycelium, it looks nothing like the Ausi's for sure.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 01:02 AM