i am starting this thread a bit prematurely as success is not yet complete, but i feel comfortable enough get the ball rolling.
these first few pics are of the casing made from the trich contaminated jar mentioned in the semperviva thread. things stayed clean for a while, but then, as expected, it came back. so far i have been able to slow it's progress by applying a dilute vegetable oil soap which does not harm the mycelium, but slows the growth of the trich and it's sporulation.
much like semperviva it is pinning along the line of contamination. sawmill may be able to ward off contams like semperviva as well, but i have my doubts. the mycelium is not quite as thick and durable as semperviva. it's thinner and wispy more like panaeolus. only time will tell though. this one will remain under study in isolation.
there are a few more clean jars almost done colonizing as well. i'm feeling pretty confident we can get better results soon. my first attempt with another variation of this species made a little further than what is pictured here, and caerulescens vars tonila and colima are responding very well to island tek'ing.
spacecake had very good results and the best cultivated fruitings i have seen was elektrolurch's grows on straw some years ago. coupled with 'topias good vibes we can make this happen! i'd yell "charge!" but these move only a little faster than semperviva lol.
will be keeping you posted. ;)
Edited by the_chosen_one, 22 April 2010 - 01:43 PM.