same ol' same ol': dried tissue mycellial syringes
Posted 06 November 2005 - 08:26 PM
Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:01 PM
Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:53 AM
just not widely practiced.
i remember seeing a very similar method to faht's corn-in-jar
way back in drooldonkey days, old doc charlie reported dried kernels
re-animating many months after drying out,
that's gotta be ~7 years ago,
and i'm sure if you check with other old timers
like peele you'll find it's even older than that.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:59 AM
A professional grower (of medicinals) came on and talked about sticking wooden sticks in agar plates. Said the wood would colonise and last years after the agar was spent/dead. I am think cubensis will colonise sticks, I would use cocktail sausage sticks or coffee stirrers.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 07:11 AM
I am think cubensis will colonise sticks,
it will indeed.
cardboard might be nice too
one could fold it shut for long term storage
kinda like a print
Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:12 AM
dryed cardboard that is
tryed a peroxide dip and into a karo jar
grew nothing but mold
now i'm sure if somebody was using agar
it would be a great way to preserve a strain
matter of fact.. i'll try it again now that i got my agar stuff running
fhat great stuff man :)
i used your tek several times in the past with great success :) now i wish i had saved them pesa jars.. as i had one that really kicked ass
Posted 07 November 2005 - 01:36 PM
Very nice and interesting work! I have used your isolation tek for a while now and it always works great! Now to know I can dry these and store them to re-animate is an added bonus! Great great great!!!!!
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 08 November 2005 - 04:05 PM
just some update pix on the bin.. I love these tex so much cuz they dry in a day during the winter and fall months when the rh is as low as it gets. heres a few pix of the final outcome of the entire bin..
the dry weight was 129 grams.. so thats about 5.4 dry grams per cake on average. not too bad.. i've see/done better and worse.. these cakes were kinda of flop tho.
I was late birthing them due to the fact that i put too much water into the cakes when i was mixing them... I was trying to up the water content so that it was like as if the cakes were dunked prior to the first flush. but instead they clumped up and big air pockets formed..
this slowed down colonization. a few mushrooms actually grew from inside the cakes where the air pockets were and pushed the side off the cake. I didn't do the inner res. tek with these either like i usually do..
I now realize that besides providing the cakes with an inner res.. it also reduces those air bubbles as i push the sharpie into the cake and out to the sides.
plus this is only the second batch of cakes I've done since a long hiatus that i took from them when i worked just with corn. I think the next batch is going to be a lot fuller. cake mushies are soooo much easier to clean than corn mushies hehe. :) I'm glad you all like the tek. :) makes me happy.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:22 AM
about 5.4 dry grams per cake on average
that's a pretty decent average for one flush.