some sclerotia (alt#7) harvest pics
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:19 AM
This was grown on 500g grass seed in a medium sized spawn bag
innoculation date: 10/21/08
harvest date: 5/20/09
age: approx. 7 months
here are the pics:
total wet weight: 103.901g
this is a bag out of 10 or so bags.. others are still growing approximately the same age as well + or - a month..
I harvested a couple of bags a month ago and got about the same amount..
the first bag gave me large, medium, and small sized stones..
the second one gave me lots and lots of small ones which was a bitch to harvest and clean..
and this ones the third.. lotsa huge stones! tried my best to clean it with out breaking them up..
tried them out for the first time a few weeks back and its been a very long time since i have taken any mushrooms.. loved the colors.. fun trip.. not much mind fuck but faintly colorful with lots of trails and stuff..
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:28 AM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:28 AM
Patience obviously is not an issue for a majician.....lol....
Totally badass dude...Just may have to break out that print i got....lol...:headbang:
Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:20 AM
but i actually find them easier to eat than cubies or pans.. definitely tastes "better"
i dont even try to chew coz it still makes me gag lol so i just break them up in to tiny pieces and swallow them down with some juice.. works nicely ;)
harvesting is the hard part here.. specially if it comes out to tiny stones.. the big ones are easy to wash with running water and a toothbrush but it still takes some time to dig in through a brick of grass seed..
Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:24 AM
Lookin good bro! Now that you've separated the stones from the spawn, what are your plans for the spawn?
When I've done this, the sclerotia too tiny to bother with I just left with the spawn, and fruited it in trays. After a few flushes of mushrooms I went back through the substrate and all those tiny stones had at least doubled in size, if not more. This is a robust species, one harvest of stones is only the beginning!
I've found that chopping the mushrooms or stones up and cooking them with a little olive oil some green beans and a little chicken makes for a nice start to the evening! (and also makes eating the things much less of a chore - just be sure not to use too much regular food so that you don't get full before the end of your 'meal').
Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:48 AM
here are some pics to show the stones in size and weight on their own :)
p.s. im loving my new scale hehehe
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:35 PM