Yes Azures are a bit different in their habitat. You are definitely on to something with the sandy, grass-filled dunes. In whatever ways you can replicate those conditions ... They will eat whatever they can but prefer some things over others. I'm guessing based on what you are saying that it is true they survive on decaying grass mats and other similar debris. Obviously they can tolerate woodchips but it may not be ideal... That's why i always add shredded straw to my woodlover beds in all the layers...being a grass it kind of acts the same. You could go ahead and cultivate the actual dune grass species from the area and that will be the cat's pajamas. The soil should be sandier as you mentioned and replicating what you saw in situ.
Communal Woodlover Grow log
Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:57 PM
Yeah, what hyphae said ^^^^
Edited by Bobotrank, 21 March 2019 - 09:59 PM.
Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:50 AM
Thanks Hyph!!! Well I am on it. I have 10 grass bundles I dug up from Cape Disappointment and will plant them today. I will save the grass I cut and introduce into totes with the azures just to see how they like that.
Edited by Seeker2be, 22 March 2019 - 02:52 PM.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:10 PM
Haven't been on the wood lover forum for some time.
I was blessed with some cyanescen and ovoid prints
a few months ago. I nocc'd up a few jars of grain
Well the cyanescen did not do anything but the ovoids
will be ready in a few weeks.
Question: I have some cannabus stems/branches
and wanted to add them in with usual wood lover
substrate egg carton, old leaves, wood chips.
Does anyone think the cannabus stems
is a bad idea?
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:14 PM
Cannabis stalk is very good for woodlovers. Also the root ball of Cannabis works amazing as substrate. In my studies I found that P. cyans does not like or colonize deciduous leaves. I only use leaves for mulch on top.
Edited by hyphaenation, 22 March 2019 - 01:15 PM.
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:58 AM
Glad I dropped in and caught the deciduous leaves thing. I know very little about the cyans but have a syringe and some ovoids that im getting going as well. Ive had some chips soaking for a real long while. I should still use them right? they are still solid in texture ect. not odd looking or feel soft.. They look nice actually. Ive got the birdseed ready to go.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 05:12 PM
Everything is ready to expand any spawn for the Ovoids. There are several natural areas around that should do well for them. Water run off areas and branches and leaves ect. I also have some P. Cyancens (hope that's right) that I'll try on agar but also wbs and woodchips for a less sterile outdoors project as well. The spring fall combo would be nice
If I find any or can afford it , I think I'll try some morel slurry on woodchips around the yard. I've seen a couple cool vids on the Tube and I'm planning on getting tons, literally, of wood chips (and horse manure) spread on the lawn and garden areas this year. As a soil and garden builder but mushrooms would certainly benefit from that situation.
Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:57 AM
On conjecturing regarding the relationship (facultative not obligatory) of woodlovers to plants ( which may be incidentally ectophytic, endophytic , mycorryzal) I asked the editor of Fungi magazine for his opinion. This is what I received:in response:
Edited by Seeker2be, 17 April 2019 - 01:36 PM.
Posted Today, 05:45 AM
I'm going to have to agree, although I don't think all lignicolous mycelium do it, many do, here is a succulent cacti being devoured alive.
The mycelium came from the compost, the cacti was likely re-potted (a gift), else the cacti would already be dead.
The pathogenic fungi is inside the cacti, which is obvious in image 4, it's decaying live tissue.
The compost is dry, the cacti is full of water and nutrients.
Here is Summer oyster benefiting from nitrogen fixating blue-green algae on low nitrogen cottonwood.
It's likely the oyster is devouring some weaker-dead algae cells, or stealing nutrients.
When Mushrooms Attack < Kills tiny insects, protein source (nitrogen).
Edited by Ferather, Today, 08:20 AM.