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#2621 Arathu

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

 

Got some wild straw, free, from my local council maintaining a local park and riverside.
I bagged 1kg for testing purposes, I will be enriching, but only half as much.
 
From research straw only needs, + 0.5% nitrates by dry weight.
 

 

IMHO I'd also try pasteurizing a small amount without doing any enriching at all and see what the fungus does with it...........

 

I'm kinda strange, but I challenge anyone to define NOT strange :biggrin: , and go with gut feels and the "inner" voice.......

 

Of course a fungus out in the elemental natural world might be a bit more opportunistic.....I don't know.......

 

In any case FREE is the substrate for me.............Good score man!

 

I'm talking to a tree cutting fellow now and might be getting some truckloads of ground up tree's......

 

Then again I'm also going to do the next barn cleaning for some folks in exchange for them bringing the truck to my place to dump.............(different species of fungus of course)

 

Dirt making at it's absolute finest............I mentioned in another thread how my wheelbarrows of soil yesterday (serious garden prep) smelled very strongly of mushrooms......

 

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:37 PM

Cyanescens on earthgro.   Helps and speads up colonization  to cover with wet burlap

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:25 PM

Nice...so I'm thinking the grass does this in a very similar manner too.....breathable but still very humid, unlike plastic or even dense cardboard.........which seems kinda stifling

 

Good point Seeker!

 

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:15 PM

Found a good quality link: The Magic of Mushrooms [Documentary]

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

Found a good quality link: The Magic of Mushrooms [Documentary]

does not work for me just get some pictures?

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#2626 Arathu

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

I got a bunch of adverts, software install attempts that were blocked, and other stuff................. :biggrin:

 

Must be because we're across the pond...............hahahahaha

 

Damned colonists.............

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

Yes sorry, press play, close the advert, press play again. Free means adverts :(


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

See anything happening here...........

 

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#2629 Ferather

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:35 PM

I have new paper pellets, the name and packaging has changed.
Otherwise the same product, clean and ready to use.
 
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

Hey all. I've heard using grain spawn might not be the way to go when it comes to woodlovers. Should I skip grains entirely and inoculate a wood and 20% nutritional mix? Is there any use for grain spawn when it comes to woodlovers?

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

As the starter medium, for easy to digest carbon and nutrients, cellulose is complex. The mycelium need decent resources to digest complex materials.

Can grain be skipped, yes it can, can agar be skipped, yes it can. Take a read through my guides in my signature. Hope that helps.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:56 PM

Use what is necessary to obtain the nutrients you need, pay no attention to the brands in my recipe's.

However take note of the nutrients I am using and % values (ratio), No added starch-sugar.

 

In my Agar alt recipe, I added a tip to boost weak (low resource) mycelium.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:39 PM

Little confused on your wl-tek recipe. Do you have the percentages for the liquid nutrients like yeast nutes? And are you measuring the water in grams? And I'm guessing the calcium water is just to give a high ph?

Looks like a nice simple recipe for someone like me to get started with.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:34 AM

Here it comes.....this is a patch down by the river.....

 

A little ovoid pin porn for ya........

 

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Ground temperature is about 13C/55F

 

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Looks Like there's going to be a bunch of ovoids......

 

NOTE: So I know I'll be picking morels very shortly..........probably tomorrow........

 

Be sure to watch the wild mushrooming section of Topia for photo's of that upcoming feast if you're interested

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:37 AM

Its easier to use my enrichment tek, I think. For 100g paper you need about 1% nitrates, wood about 1.2%, straw about 0.5%.

 

My enrichment tek will provide 1% @ 200g, so 100g paper I add 200g enrichment + any further water.

So for 100g of wood that's 250g of enrichment + any further water, straw 100g per 100g.

 

Example: I want 400g fluids, for 100g paper, so 200g enriched + 200g water.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

CaCO3 is required by mycelium to properly remove waste and for its metabolism. Some mycelium can manufacture the CaCO3 into carbohydrates.

It does also increase the pH, which helps reduce the chances of any mold or other germinating on the substrate, not perfect mind.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

Here is mycelium on nutritional cellulose (newspaper pellets), and mycelium on plain cellulose not enriched.

There is an obvious difference to population, aggression, strength and overall speed.

 

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Here you can see mycelium digesting CaCO3 chunks, originally white, now yellow with breakdown.

This was a trial run with too much waste tea, this particular mycelium doesn't like tea.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

Do you have any concerns with using miracle grow vs a natural fertilizer? I see some variation in nutritional content such as the natural kind lacking zinc which you referenced in your journal.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:25 PM

Indeed, the variation is annoying, however not an issue if you intend to use peat-wood based compost mentioned in the recipe.

Or use wood pellets and enrich that, wood mostly suffers with nitrates, wood pellets + compost would be my suggestion.

 

 

Recipe to suit your needs:

 

100g wood pellets, I suggest a type of wood that is preferred by your mycelium.

50g wood or peat based compost, pre-enriched, sieved to a powder.

 

250g of hot boiled water, I suggest adding some CaCO3.

5g of Natural nutrients, 5g MG nutrients.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:28 PM

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