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#4121 Arathu

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:18 AM

Cool looking stuff Jr, I don't know about the slurry without nutes but I think sawdust spawn stuffed into hollow logs should work well......

 

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Rye berries infected with ovoid, cased with top soil scraped off of the surface of large rocks and the moss too......running in the dirt.....

 

A little experiment......

 

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#4122 rockyfungus

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:57 AM

Is Ovoid more tomentose on agar compared to how freaking rhizo cyans are?

edit: Those grains are similar in appearance to my thick cottony growth. 


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 09:29 AM

One might hypothesize that and test it I suppose, right.......how many variables are there?

 

Questions that generate more questions than they answer.....there's a lot of substrates and strains...IMHO

 

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#4124 rockyfungus

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 10:04 AM

Yeah after I posted that and looked through all my non-rhizo cyans I felt dumb. 

It's just so damn fluffy and was a battle to get there, guess to grain it goes!

Liking these dual containers for comparing vigor of cultures, Cyans

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Ovoid in question (bad photo, but representative of my view in...better for cultures you know well)

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 09:14 PM

No I haven’t. But I have gyms and Allenii and I think I could use that to noc up some logs and try to fruit them next year. I think logs would be pretty easy?

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#4126 Arathu

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:26 AM

No I haven’t. But I have gyms and Allenii and I think I could use that to noc up some logs and try to fruit them next year. I think logs would be pretty easy?

Moisture content is for the most part the "tricky" thing to pull off and bark retention (keeping the skin on the log) is definitely part of it. I'm only experienced with less than a dozen bigger logs myself so I'm definitely a log culture NOOB.... 

 

I really need to make the effort and go cut a nice pile for myself. Logs can be inoculated several ways but drilling and using dowel/plug spawn or the sawdust spawn is the method most used. One thing to be mindful of is the possibility (probability) that another fungi is already having at your log(s). Especially if they are hollow. That's not necessarily a game killer as I see ovoid tear the hell out of "rotted" maple but something to be aware of, then again it always is in fact. 

 

Once a log is really being colonized, I keep them off of the ground and "isolated" until I'm satisfied, then partially burying them in soil would be good next move. I'll have a dozen more edibles "logs" going into soil this year with, hopefully, many more to follow. I would like to see what cyan or ovoid delivered via plugs do to a large piece of maple or other solid fresh (is cut from a standing tree and seasoned for six months to a year) log. Of course we are talking about cultures that take year(s) to show fruits. Needles and I call them "old man logs".......

 

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 06:00 AM

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Wonder what happens when those rhizomes reach the oxygen........

 

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 12:52 PM

I love how that jar looks with the green on top Arathu!

 

Here's my Ps. Cyan shoebox-- still moving fast.

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There's already a bit of mycelium that's even made it to the surface inside-- my lord this life wants to grow!

 


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#4129 Skywatcher

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 04:56 PM

I just popped in for a peek, so I apologize for not knowing the layer contents in those jars Arathu. Aesthetically those are beautiful !

Looks like its fascinating to watch those lovely white threads spread............

More fun than an ant farm !


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#4130 Arathu

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 05:32 PM

---Moss---

---Top soil---

---Rye grain---

 

Keep moss green......

 

:meditate:

 

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 09:24 AM

That is not mycelium, oh it's still there but the white in the soil is mostly frost and ice and this thing is frozen (22F) this morning....and yet it lives, NAY, thrives.....

 

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Frozen....literally, and the moss is nice and green and seems to like it, the mycelium is apparently no less active......Moisture level is obvious...is it making it's own heat? Is it changing pH? Does it really need "heat"? If life is based upon water and it freezes at 32F (we know that point can be moved) how is it that the fungus cells are not ruptured? I could go on and on....

 

A good scientific inquiry, at least a personal intellectual one, that generates way more questions than answers......for me anyway...

 

I can write a story-line where Arathu the child keeps asking Jörð, Gaia.......why?.... Why?....How?....Why?  She smiles and makes it snow....and still the robins sing, the sap flows and it is SPRING...

 

Obviously a very different organism with different boundaries and limitations than the one asking these questions.....22F and rocking.......awesome!

 

Everything MEANS something in the big picture......there is not a single meaningless oscillation, vibration, movement, in the universe, they are one and the same things.....

 

Make good dirt and teach your kids how to grow food and medicine (or learn these things for yourself and then pass them along).....some of them will even be grateful for it.....

 

As always.....nothing more than the old wizard's blathering opinions......

 

FROZEN SOLID.....

 

...... :meditate:......

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#4132 rockyfungus

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:28 PM

That's some frosty looking myc! I'm assuming myc just forms micortubule upon microtubule and has a nice external barrier to the moisture/cold. It just needs that miniscule amount "living" internally to grow and assimilate. 
 

Just last week I was digging in my frozen outdoor beds that are gourmet (woodlovers). Grain->Enriched Sawdust->hay/cardboard layers. They formed clumps and kinda sheets of myc between my initial bed and all the real wood tricks I learned here. Now we got naturscapes/random sticks being run from those initial "clumps" 

 

Little experiment with more naturscapes and now a dirty dirty SAB...Ovoids with terrible Pseudomonas from a T1, few Cyans with Hyphs expansion. My favorite, lions mane with that contrast. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:45 PM

Got a 3 year old Azures colony to play with, been in the fridge all this time, very slowly colonizing.


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#4134 Arathu

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:45 AM

Got a 3 year old Azures colony to play with, been in the fridge all this time, very slowly colonizing.

What up dude.... :biggrin: ...

 

Getting them to fruit........IS the challenge......

 

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 11:41 AM

An amazing organism....actually bunches of them....

 

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Playing well together making dirt.....amazing work, frozen and thawed by Mom....

 

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 05:41 PM

Got a 3 year old Azures colony to play with, been in the fridge all this time, very slowly colonizing.


I got an Azzies print coming in the mail. I’m looking forward to studying this species too.

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 05:57 PM

Can't wait to see.......woodies rule.....

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 01:36 PM

I transferred the cyans on hickory to some naturescapes mulch with a cardboard liner that I’d poured a ton of boiling water on, covered and let go,overnight . Let it dry out a few hours and mixed with the chips . It’s been about a month and no cobweb so I’m feeling pretty good.

I just saw a blunder of mine though, I saw where you guys are peeling the cardboard apart and taking the inner corrugated piece out and using that as your liner. Makes more sense than the whole piece .

I might Soak up some more and make that change .

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#4139 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 12:33 PM

I told these ovoids, no more food 'til I get at least one mushroom!

......I think I heard them call me 'Seymour'?!

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#4140 Arathu

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:48 AM

Yoshi that's BEAUTIFUL.....I would get a thin layer of bagged garden soil casing that about an inch deep and pay attention as it WILL run into that other container.....

 

(Or did it already colonize a casing?) Looks like it's going to explode!

 

Very nice work!

 

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