My Reishi grow.
Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:50 AM
Since i had no sawdust i tried the reishi on pelletized horse food. This is no easy task, as I have tried this before with cubies and its very prone to contamination. I think its because of mollases they use to make the pellets. Anyway I had to rinse the sub with water really well to get most of it out.
I had no jars at the time so i made myself some myco bags from vegetable bags from the supermarket. I have a home made bag sealer, but still it was not easy cause i had to resize the bags and sometimes they dont end up very well sealed. This caused some bags to contaminate.
Ok so I loaded my PC and sterilized the sub for 2 hours at 15 PSI and let cool overnight. 1 Bag ripped from a bad seal. The rest seemed OK. So I spawned inside my glovebox. I used 3 bamboo sticks per bag.
The bags colonized in about 8 days average. I lost some to contamination from mold and some bacteria as some of the bags had small pores due to bad sealing. My bad. At 100% colonization I made a square cut on the side of each bag and put in the FC.
After a couple of days I could see the Reishi fruits starting to form on the openings. Its so fast at first. Then it slowed down a bit, but they are still growing.
Im gonna put some pics in the best possible order for you to see the development.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:53 AM
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:53 AM
i spiked a rye bag with reishi - will it work?
I wanna know this now too.
Reishi seems like a great edible/medicinal to grow!
I bet you could make a little cash off selling them to a health food store or on ebay. (if you hypothetically had a large reishi grow op)
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Beautiful grow. Besides the Cubies, I really want to get some reishi going.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:21 PM
Those conks or conch's or however its spelled are going to be pretty big. Great job, I can't wait to watch them finish.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:33 AM
I dont have a hygro, so Im not sure what to tell you on the humidity setting. The Tote walls dont form condensation, and i have a computer fan exchanging air for 3 minutes every 6 hours. So my guess would be an average of 65%-80% RH probably. This season is dry so air RH is relatively low.
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Edited by surf.shaman, 15 February 2009 - 10:32 AM.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:45 AM
hey... here is a pic of my reishi mycelium - note the brownish spots... does it look to you what is going on on the tops (sides - middles - etc) of your fruiting bags?
Yes, that happened to me too. I see too much moisture too. Be on the watch for wetspot.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:10 PM
They´re still growing. Now theyre forming conks. Theres one thats sporulating heavily. Chocolate brown spores.
OH Man !! . ... this is the reason why I want to grow reishi too. Thanks for the pics, they're beautiful.