These were grown out from culture started in '08 - started with the woodlovers '08 project and just held in sealed filter-patch bags until I could get around to them.
The first photo is the best I could do. I hope you can see that the mycelium has penetrated the casing layer (potting soil planted with grass) and begun to send aerial, cottony, mycelium UP THE STALKS OF GRASS!!
I'll try to get better photos since the mycelium is doing some neat stuff.
Here are some reasons I like grass.
The roots appear to carry the myclium with them as they penetrate the substrate.
I drill no drainage holes in the bottoms of my tubs. Just spill a little grass seed along the cracks between the sub and the tub.....
The grass mops up any excess water just fine.
Any standing water is unceremoniously dumped after a couple of days - the myclelial blocks are tenaciously held together and can be completely removed from the tubs if necessary. I'm willing to bet one could pull them free by grabbing a double fist-full of grass and lifting.
Will keep posting as things progress.
Edited by the_chosen_one, 10 May 2012 - 01:36 PM.
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