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#21 kcmoxtractor

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

Love the antlers there man!

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to kocos again.



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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

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Love the antlers there man!

Well i've got some to give out :headbang:
Great grow Kocos :bow:
My Reishi grow is on the back burner right now so i'm enjoying yours :amazed:

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:47 AM

Thanks man :) I forgot to mention yesterday how wonderfull it smells in the tent now... Stamets desribes the smell of reishi spawn as unpleasent..

I find it delicious :D

I managed to locate a source for sawdust today, fresh beech and oak, just what i need! I took a look in my spawn cabinet and i have soo many things waiting, including the A. aegerita and the woodears... looks like ill be spawning through christmas!

Merry christmas all!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

Happy new year to everyone!!

Things are roling along in the growing room, the first 20 jars are now fruiting. The home made spawnbags seem to have a high contam rate iam afraid, i had to toss many, but a few are still lingering, we will see about them.
I also have what seems to be a T. versicolor pin forming on one of the bags.
And the last pictures are showing the old jars fruiting, the antlers are starting to reach above the rim, its been a long climb for them. We might see some conk formation but iam still doubtfull. Cant wait to see the new jars starting to shoot up.

I would like to dedicate these pictures as well as the P. eryngii pictures to Hippie! R.I.P brother!

peace and love

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:44 AM

So here is a quick update. Things are really starting to take off now. Regardless of the fact that this is a polypore it still grows quite fast, change can be seen from a day to day basis. Most of these jars should be starting to finish up their first flush sometimes in february, dont exactly know when. In anycase i still have a lot of jars incubating, and plan on doing a lot more. I really need to invest in some spawnbags and an impulse sealer... :mistrust:
Some pictures for viewing pleasure.

last three pictures are turkeytail primordial mounds forming i hope :)

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:26 PM

Wow you went big with your reishi grow :amazed:
I like to eat the soft parts that creep up the glass jars.
Great photography too :eusa_clap

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:04 PM

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Thank you! An honor! :love:

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

Wow you went big with your reishi grow :amazed:
I like to eat the soft parts that creep up the glass jars.
Great photography too :eusa_clap


Ah yes iam trying my best.

Never tried eating young white fruit bodies, iam sorta unwilling to cut them down at such a young age... i will have to try sooner or later :)

Iam really sorry the bags didnt work though, most colonised just fine but then developed wet spots which morphed into green molds and cobweb. Do you guys think its possible that most of the contams were caused by the fact that i incubated the bags in the fruiting tent, hence very humid enviroment.
A few of the bags actually colonised and stayed healthy i have 4 i think. Out of too many, maybe 15? The colonised but "contamed" blocks i burried outside, perhaps mother nature will heal the wounds and allow some fruits to pop.

Iam not all that worried though, ive got another 20 liters of spawn almost ready to use, so ill be making another 30-40 jars.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:24 PM

Awesome kocos! :bow: love the write up and step-by-step information.
Looks like the turkey tail is coming along too. Have this one bookmarked for later study when I try my hand at reishi.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:27 PM

Hmmm, seems yummy!
Nice results, Congratz ^^

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:16 PM

it might have been the humidity that got you
what did yo use for a filter
it looks like paper tape
i bet that if the humidity is too high
the filter will get moist
which would allow for contams to get their way in there

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:05 AM

Damn, man! Those are beautiful! Great job.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:16 AM

it might have been the humidity that got you
what did yo use for a filter
it looks like paper tape
i bet that if the humidity is too high
the filter will get moist
which would allow for contams to get their way in there





Usagolden ive used tyvek on these bags, siliconed onto some cut holes, the bags themselfes were done out in open air so that may very well explain, while fiddeling around with them i got contams inside, plus the over humid incubation enviroment... not sure, but iam done with this method, too much energy and time has been used for a very modest result. The jars are doing much better. Perhaps from the first batch i sell, i will invest in bags and an impulse sealer... its a must iam afraid. Thanks for the input! :heart:

Thanks for all the wonderfull comments people! :love:

peace n luv

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:54 PM

Sorry for all the pictures i cant help myselfe :eusa_sile

These are the "old jars" up and away, i really hope they will have enough juice in them to atleast start morphing into conk formation...

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:12 AM

Very, very, very cool!!!:rasta:

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:18 AM

Very, very, very cool!!!:rasta:


Glad you like it man.
Here is an update of how things look. Some of the new jars have antlers protruding up to the rim almost. And one of them already has a conk growing imo. Note the phototrophic reaction of reishi towards light. Could probably make some twisted antlers by rotating jars a certain degree every day may try that with a fresh jar. Enjoy the pictures :)

peace n luv

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#38 paph

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

Amazing! Thanks for the update.:bow::)

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:05 PM

Its been a while since the last update, so i snapped a few pictures. Still no conk formation iam afraid, but i have increased fae tenfold so hopefully that will trigger them. A lot of these jars should be really close to conk formation now. Gota wait it out :meditate:
Also the last pictures show the turkey tail "primordia"... iam not sure about that one, they look ver strange, then again ive never grown turkey tail before. The temps may be a bit to high, like 25-26 c i guess. I have like 4 bags on the balcony, see how they grow in cold weather. One of the bags are pining so we will see in a few weeks...
Enjoy the pics

peace n luv

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

Great Thread! :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap
Good looking crop too! :bow:




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