This is some good stuff waylit!
I took two 6 qt sterlites.
I put 1 inch of The scotts on the bottom,
then two 1/2 pints of popcorn to each tub.
Then another inch on top.
I tried my best to get the corn out
as an intact island, it was rather hard.
So I laid them out in a tube like fashion across the middle,
making sure all kernels were touching each other.
With the 4-6 kernels stuck to the glass in each jar,
I cut an egg carton into 3 sections,
and placed a few kernels in each egg hole.
Separating the section into different medium filter patch myco bags.
In the two tubs,
I tried two different methods.
This is my first time hydrating wood,
so I was unsure to what moisture level.
It was raining for days,
and the bag was very damp from the store,
as they were stored outside.
I made one of the tubs with wood from the damp bag,
and another from one that was hydrated in the sink,
and let to drip for a bit.
The wetter of the two seems to be doing better,
go figure, it honestly looked to wet to me.
Both cases are doing good and I can see signs of growth,
on the top, bottom and middle.
Its really only been, 10 days maybe?
I can see these tubs finishing in another 10,
My question is this.
The bottom side of the egg flats are colonized.
Should I take the kernels off it now?
Are they just a contam risk?
Same with the tubs,
how long can the corn stay in there,
without to much of a risk?
Should I let the tub go to 100% before I rip it apart,
or should it be done sooner?
If it does finish 100%,
Do I even need to take the corn out,
or can I just take the tub out as a "cube"
and place it in a bigger tube and put chips around it.
this is great stuff.
I used it right out of the bag also,
and I got beautiful, healthy, white myc.
Wood lover myc is really cool to watch,
I am in awe...
In divine friendship,
Edited by dpwishy, 26 March 2011 - 02:07 PM.