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#21 eatyualive

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:43 PM

excellent!:bow:
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:37 AM

This reishi is a heavy sporulator. The perlite is no longer white, but brown. I will post pics tonight when i get home.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:56 PM

Ok. Sorry for the late update. I feel they are taking forever to grow, but when I see the pictures, well.

Check out the spore load.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:29 AM

great post joystik...those are one nice lookin grow...give it more FEA and it will please you.

joystil deserves my rating on this thread


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

I will, thanks! Gotta adjust my timer. It only has 6 on-off cycles.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:56 PM

archive material
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#27 joystik

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

Thanks Hip! I´ll put some more pics in a few days.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:56 PM

wow awesome! really colorful!

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:33 PM

I almos forgot. I have to add this piece of info.
This bag was sealed too tight and bacteria did their thing.
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It was only 50% colonized and all the others were done. It even smelled sour. So i cut two very small slits on the lower portion of the bag to get some air exchange. The mycelium took over the sub in about 3 days and from the holes you can see the fruitbodies forming. In fact I think its one of the most beautiful fruitbodies in the FC. I have read somewhere that reishi has some antibiotic properties, so perhaps it has an advantage there.
Im gonna have to look a bit more into this on the next batch. Still dont know what it means.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi all. Got more pics for ya.
Look how many spores have been released! The bottom of the tub is lined with Perlite!!! Check the last pic where i removed a jar.

I washed the bags and mushrooms under running tap water a few minutes before taking the pics. They were completely covered in spores.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:13 PM

They are such an odd looking fungus...loving it...keep em coming!
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

wow thats an amazing amount of spores!!

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

very cool coral like growth! impressive!

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

This is my last update for this grow. Im getting ready to pick all of the fruits today to start a new one soon. Thanks for the kind words of all of you. I already picked the biggest fruits a couple of weeks ago and some of the bags fruited again right after i harvested them.
Here are the pics.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

Beautiful work joystick:eusa_clap

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

Joysick

Those are just beautiful. That worked out very nicely. I've been waiting for an update. this was worth the wait.

How long did it take, from start to finish? Just curious, because I'm going to start mine this weekend. I sure hope I can do this good.

I have a few questions, hopefully I can learn something. Your substrate, that was the horse pellets? or were you ever able to add to it? The 'fuzzy' look to the shroom, is that the spores? and was that perlite underneath? It looks like it, so I'm guessing that all the brown on it is from the spores dropping?

Excellent job.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:45 PM

awesome joystick. the white circle where you lifted up the cake off the perlite is a really cool picture. its like a sea of purple!

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:39 PM

How long did it take, from start to finish?

More or less 50 days in total from bags to fruits. I started from colonized bamboo chopsticks, so I would add 8 days for the culture dish and 8 days for the bamboo spawn to colonize, so that woul be 64 days from culture to fruits.

Your substrate, that was the horse pellets? or were you ever able to add to it?

Yes, the substrate was 100% Horse food pellets. It contains a mixture of various hays, including alfalfa, and a lot of mollases. Its very bitter to taste, and ph is very low in the 5-5.5 range. Needed adjusting, with Lime.

The 'fuzzy' look to the shroom, is that the spores? and was that perlite underneath? It looks like it, so I'm guessing that all the brown on it is from the spores dropping?

Yes and yes. Those are spores. This particular strain is a very heavy sporulator. I have read that there are strains with little to no spore production, which are believed to be less effective, medicinally.
I lined the tub with perlite. And now I dont know If I should save the spores or not, or if its worth washing the perlite to reuse it in another grow.
Excellent job.

awesome joystick. the white circle where you lifted up the cake off the perlite is a really cool picture. its like a sea of purple!

Actually its a very dark brown. Almost Chocolate Brown.

Thanks to all! You guys are great motivation for posting my work.

JoY!




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