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#1 zodd

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:44 AM

had a chunk of reishi grains that had been sitting fully collanised on my shelf for a few months.

i knew that they like wood but i had non to hand at the time. so i thought i would mix them up with some cardboard and see how that went.

its been a week or so now and the growth has just started to chew down on the card.

the grain is wild bird seed mixed with brf cake mix.

spawned to cardboard pasteurized atr 160 for 1 hour in a cooler.

hopefully by the time there done i will have read up on all the particulars of this species. hopefully they will coexist with oysters otherwise i may have a bit of a problem in the foreseeable future.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

Reishi will colonise anything that has lignin or cellulose in it, they arnt picky. Iam not sure what kind of fruit you will get from paper alone, but I would assume that you should get atleast some nice antlers.

I wouldnt worry about them sharing space with oysters, they should do just fine together!!

Keep us updated!

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:25 PM

these jars are fully colonized now and I'm awaiting the casing layer to finish colonizing. i cased with strait coco coir.

three of the jars looked good enough to birth. but the rest i want to wait till there fully done

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

nice!
hope to see some reishi soon

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:11 PM

Looking good Zodd :cool:
I made some Reishi jars with popcorn but the cakes were hard to get out without cutting them in half with a knife. The fleshy parts stick to the glass. Your containers should work better. The coir casing sounds like a good idea. Patience is a virtue when growing Reishi. We'll be looking for those antlers.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:40 AM

thanks man i hope so too

by the looks of it i didn't need to practice too much patience, just a overlay ed casing. i came to the tub today and this one jar has already started pining.:dance:
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i think!!

i may be wrong though.

the other two have had a lid put back on them and I'm going to let them finish colonizing the coir.

on another note i was just wondering should i be thinking of getting a separate terrarium on the go for when they start to mature and produce spores? don't want to risk any cross contamination with the other species in there.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:56 AM

developing nicely. I'm starting to see some redding on the sides of one of these pins.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:55 AM

Cool!!:thumbup:

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

Sweet! :)

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:43 AM

ANTLERS BABY

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:11 AM

Looking great man :) Its so nice to see them grow up and change color for day to day!
Keep us posted ;)

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:19 AM

yea I'm noticing that i like to look at these a Little bit more than other mushrooms. there a really cool looking mushroom.

had to get batteries in my camera.

its been about a day or so since i last posted and there starting to look reishi like.

about the other jars that i was waiting for the casing to colonies. i looked at them the other day and the casing was starting to look very unhealthy and that combined with the lack of growth led me to think that there was a problem. after opening one of the jars it was obvious. casing was way too wet.

Ive now removed the casing and Ive got the rest of them sitting in a out door shotgun fc so maybe ill have pics of them soon.

i do how ever have another jar of reishi that was grown on brf cakes. which is starting to pin. its the last pic at the bottom. be cool to see how they compare. to the beech chip cakes Ive got colonizing.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

man where have i been? this is sweet, i have full colonized bags of reishi myself. so i will be taking notes. nice grow zodd, i wish you luck.:thumbup:

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:35 AM

thanks Rosco you too bro.

ill be in again tomorrow with more pics.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:46 AM

Great work zodd.

I can't wait to try reishi's, they are interesting, thats for sure.

Thanks for sharing your grow with us.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:04 AM

Nice spikes starting there Zodd :eusa_clap
Have you tried eating them at that stage? I have and they have a strong flavor that stays with ya for a while but not bad.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:59 AM

ill be sure to try that with one of the other cakes if they pin.

the myc smells very lovely almost as aromatic as roses but in a pleasant way. complete polar opposite to the smell of gold oysters. thats stuff makes me rech every time i work with it.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Nice bit of recycling your doing there, zodd. Nice pics too! Keep up the good work :eusa_clap

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 01:03 PM

oh man zodd. this is awesome!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

Nice! This looks like it's working out really well.




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