a friend harvests some aTl#7 sclerotia
Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:48 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:36 AM
glass traps heat,
infrared can go in jar heating it up
but it cannot escape-
a bit like how a car parked in the sun, windows rolled up,
gets so much hotter than outside air temp.
so prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
is a thermal problem,
it's not so much the UV though, it's the IR part of the spectrum.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:49 AM
ps. if youre interested in trying this species, i urge you to go the route of the lc. its easy and economical! heres a link to the way i do my lc lids.
Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:46 PM
ps. this jar is from ms, not lc like the last few pics
Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:02 PM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:49 AM
Good job with sclerotia growth:eusa_clap Impressive harvest.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:10 PM
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:31 PM
i have yet to try the ones i had before.. ended up giving them away to people who were interested.. just dont have my appetite for it yet :lol:
took me hours to harvest and clean my stones before.. a good way to get it really clean is to have running water go through the stones, that way you can easily remove the stuff sticking on to them and those tiny grass seeds in between.. also gives it a shiny golden look afterwards :thumbup:
great job here man!
Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:11 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:29 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:02 PM
As for your questions, on average, the amount of time it takes the mycellium to fully colonize the jar is only a few weeks. After that you should start to see the stones forming against the side of the jar and be able to watch them grow over time, though I'd recommend trying to forget about them. Anywhere from 3-6 months would be good enough for some nice size stones to form.
As for harvesting, that's easy, use a spoon to break up the mass of mycellium and dump into a bowl or tray, then use your hands to sift through the material, the stones will be obviously different from the mycellium and grain. Mycellium is soft and has no real solid mass to it, and the grain is all of uniform size; on the other hand the stones should be about the size of large nuts, and very solid. Separating the stones from the grain and cleaning them up a bit is a fairly time consuming and tedious task, so pop a movie in the home theater system and clear a spot on the coffee table and get to work.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:00 AM