Here's a shot of a few albino A+ tubs that I have going right now
the pins are a little dark, so I'm hoping its not a spawn mixup
with another variety. Clone was taken to agar and a sector was
isolated and thrown into a jar of rye.
It is a very rhizomorphic substrain
The substrate is a mixture of composted cow manure, EWC, straw,
and coir that was moistened and turned every other day for a month.
There is a gallon of grain in each tub that was cultured in spawn
bags, in each spawn bag I put one cup of a 50:50 EWC:coir mix. Bags
were inoculated by a rye slurry using TVC's slurry technique with rye
instead of BRF. Colonization took less than a week, love that slurry.
Tubs were spawned through mixing, then a 3/4" to 1" layer of sub was
applied. Pasteurization was with a wagner 705 power steamer ran into
a trashcan, internal temperatures were monitored and kept between 145
and 157F for 3 hours.
I have to say, this is the fastest I have ever seen a tub pin, especially
considering the night time temps have dipped into the lower 50s in the
past week. AA+ has typically taken almost 2 weeks to start pinning really
well IME, and these tubs took only 3-5 days. That's another reason I think
it might be a spawn mix up, but I'm hoping it isnt.
Fruiting is done outdoors in a shed, no additional air exchange or heating/
Edited by kcmoxtractor, 01 October 2014 - 10:48 AM.