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#21 greenmeanie



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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:27 PM

Sounds good. Right now I'm running Stamets' Pearl Oyster on three different substrates-- 100% starbucks, 50/50 old news, and pure paper. About what ratio by volume would you suggest to add coffee grounds for Reishi? The only reason I'd like to do pure grounds is the ease of prep, since they come in a 50lb bag already pasteurized at field capacity :)

Is there a minimum useful substrate size for fruiting Reishi? Thinking of sandwich-size bags to increase my spawn, since I only have a small baggie of inoculated dowels.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:12 PM

"By the way, those are ugly fruits"

lol .... I hear ya ... I think they are rather sweet looking to be honest. The ones on the paper blocks keep trying to conk out though, they will literally start conking out, and then start acting like they are going to antler out.... back and forth.... so they are actually just forming big blobs .... lol.

As for how much coffee grinds to use ... theres no specific formula, just eyeball it. A used coffee filter or two that still have the grounds in is good.

Ive never heard of anyone growing on 100% grounds though. I thought coffee was very alkaline??

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:55 PM

Greenhouse is starting to cook!

Reishi are getting big ..... cool shit, some are trying to conk, some are nothing less then antlers all day long.

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#24 mushhut



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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:06 PM

I didnt say they werent cool looking. Just ugly. Very cool Ozz. I want to get some of these going. Where do I get a print (if they even print). How/where do I get my hands on some of these?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:13 PM

No worries at all man, I know exactly what you mean.... they are ugly ... in a cool sort of way lol

PM me Im sure we can work something out ;)

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

Ddue thats awesome!!:weedpoke:

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:50 AM

Excellent grow!!! In order to grow conks reishis like more fresh air (less CO2) and Light.

I Got myself a shelved greenhouse too, but i dont have any huidifier, so ill be using perlite. Got like 15 bags going rightt now.

I see your reishi is not unloading spores yet. Hope it does, spores are good for ya too.

Good Job there!


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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:34 PM

If i could only find Antler Reishi it would make me a happy man

Ganoderma Lucidum will not form antlers under any normal circumstances. Pileus can form antlers when carbon dioxide levels are high in many members of the Ganoderma genus, but elevated CO2 levels will only cause stipe elongation in the Lucidum species types.
Ganoderma Tsugae (which prefer coniferous woods, in contrast with Lucidum which prefer deciduous hardwoods) is probably your best bet for antler reishi. Tsugae holds the same medicinal properties and it's highly debated which species of the Ganoderma genus is more 'potent.' The Chinese classics describe different medicinal uses associated with the color of the Reishi. I know nothing about this, as the only Lucidum I've seen have been red or white.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:40 PM

gorgeous grow Ozz

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:50 AM

Awsome grow!
Where did you get your sample you're working with?
I went hiking behind my house 2 weeks ago and found a Ganoderma Tsuga. I want to hike up there and take a sample to culture. Any pointers on where to take a sample from?

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

Thanks guys ... Ive been away from the forums for a bit sorry it took me so long to respond. Those blocks were knocked up with sporeworks strain Reishi ...

They did well I think I ended up with like 61 dry grams off the three blocks, I simmered it for about 3 hours down to a liter of liquid, then turned off the heat and steeped about 12 bags of green tea in it for 30 minutes. Once done I just put the liter of liquid in the fridge and took 1/4 cup per serving and would put it in a small drinking glass and down it like a shot of tequila or something lol. Nasty shit but I like taking it as a shot rather then trying to make some mixture that will still taste like shit, but have to be endured longer ...

If I remember correctly the calculations came to approx. 4.5-6 grams of dried reishi per shot .... somewhere in that range dont remember the exact calculations I figured out at the time.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:02 AM

Beautiful grow, bro!

#33 TastyBeverage


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

Archive material :thumbup:

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:09 PM

I never paid much attention to edibles, but that is fascinating, Ozzz. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:47 AM

Ozzz that stuff looks amazing. You grow any more?? Love the mycoporn!

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:11 PM

I never paid much attention to edibles, but that is fascinating, Ozzz. Thanks for sharing.

you realy should mj there a whole world of fun.
nice grow ozzz.
way to show us how its done man. :headbang:

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:41 PM

Nice grow!:amazed:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 06:38 AM

Ozz, they are beautiful, I can't wait to get started with the reshi.
I have found a few wild reishi's, leaving them undisturbed, can they be transplanted with the wood they are growing on? or can a tissue sample start an LC? spore print?

_j0se~wanz~sum~homegrown Cafe`reishi~too.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:33 PM

Great Grow OZ, absolutely awesome! Just found some wild reishi i hope will become a clone soon..

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