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#4141 Arathu

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:57 AM

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Frozen? That's just him CHILLIN....

 

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Running up through the casing layer and into the moss.....

 

Seeds are sprouting right along with it.....the moss is growing too....

 

In place of an ant farm, as Skye said, how about PHUNGUS PHARM.....

 

Phasinating...

 

 

............SPRING............

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 08:02 PM

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None of the faces are real.....

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 11:03 AM

Incoming photodump. Just tossed my all-in-ones, grains and woodchips, went bacterial.

This is a collection of naturscapes and random wood boiled for 15 minutes, allowed to cool and drain, and thrown right to agar. Cyans don't seem to need any grain, why not go right to wood?

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Why not see if Lions Mane likes direct wood too(appears to be the right myc, I'll know once I tries to fruit like it always does)

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#4144 Arathu

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:32 PM

How much nitrogen is in wood? Should we care?

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 09:21 PM

Should we care? Or does the myc care? Where's it's natural source of nitrogen, the soil I assume? Mine will eventually make it to soil, but I know people just spread woodchips to keep it growing. 
Grain is mostly nitrogen and wood is mostly carbon? I see what you are getting at. 

The agar is grain water (grain/brewed coffee/gypsum), the wood was also boiled the same as my grains, coffee + gypsum. (highlighting nitrogen sources?). I see slightly faster growth in my agar/grain (hyphenation expansion). 

 

Do wood lovers look for decomposing bark that has more nitrogen? I just assumed they run till they find some tasty wood and go to town. 


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Posted 14 April 2021 - 05:06 AM

Should we care? Or does the myc care? Where's it's natural source of nitrogen, the soil I assume? Mine will eventually make it to soil, but I know people just spread woodchips to keep it growing. 
Grain is mostly nitrogen and wood is mostly carbon? I see what you are getting at. 

The agar is grain water (grain/brewed coffee/gypsum), the wood was also boiled the same as my grains, coffee + gypsum. (highlighting nitrogen sources?). I see slightly faster growth in my agar/grain (hyphenation expansion). 

 

Do wood lovers look for decomposing bark that has more nitrogen? I just assumed they run till they find some tasty wood and go to town. 

I went down the same path and did the same thing.......because of contamination issues with using grains.....and then I built a flow hood..... :cool:

 

The fungus cares and indeed the soil is the place.....Many of these species are found naturally in riparian environments in fact, which is surely an organic, and inorganic, grinding zone for materials...(floods, ice, stones, soils, and gravels etc)......

 

Then washed up onto shore and deposited, in a creek or river bottom......

 

They will run until they find what they need, survival is obviously the top priority.....I try to look at it exactly the same as adding the green matter to the compost heap

 

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#4147 Jrotten

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:52 PM

I think this is how I want to use my wood lover spawn. Since the tree died of fungal disease I’m thinking either cut it to fit in the PC or soak it in bleach. Thoughts?

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#4148 Arathu

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:13 PM

Cut and PC in a filter patch bag if you have one.....

 

First soak the log in a nutrient rich solution for about a week then drip dry for a short time.....bag it and sterilize it for about 4 hours.....

 

Let cool......inoculate with plenty of spawn....seal it up and incubate.......

 

Yep....definitely worth a try.......

 

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#4149 Jrotten

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:57 PM

What would you suggest as nutrient rich solution?
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#4150 Arathu

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:52 AM

Right now I'm experimenting with commercial fertilizers. I know many people don't like them for various reasons but it is an easy source to use for boosting soluble N and other elements. They are A's green water buckets. Eventually I'm going to try and make an organic soaking bath based on a fertilizer from composting and other organic sources...

 

My shiitake logs have been getting soaked in runoff from the big hill behind my house. If it rains for a day or so I will have pooling for several days afterwards so it's basically flooded weeds/organics. The water turns stained from the leaves and dead plant materials (who knows what else with other humans around....kinda worrisome in fact) The logs are just submerged in the runoff pools with a big rock or concrete blocks on top of them.....It is a work in progress.....I'd try some plant fertilizers first to see if you can get it to work....

 

Test a slice and make sure you are able to kill whatever fungi that was there previously.....then again they might be symbiotic or just compatible. Lots of variables in these endeavors for sure..

 

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:19 AM

Would a compost tea or manure tea work in the same?


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#4152 Arathu

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:04 PM

Yep......

 

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 06:59 AM

That same jar experiment....

 

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Reaching for the air and the green so surely it's tasting the oxygen.....

 

Quite aesthetically pleasing to a dirtmaker in training....

 

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

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#4154 Auhron

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 07:07 AM

That jar looks happy. Hopefully it rewards you with fruits!


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#4155 rockyfungus

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 07:16 AM

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Cyans don't seem to mind any of the wood from my yard. I believe there is even milkweed and sage I was worried about the essential oils and other chemicals. It's only a small amount, but interesting!


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#4156 Arathu

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 07:32 AM

Indeed Auhron that's a very happy fungus...... :biggrin:

 

Right on Rocky, in fact they LOVE wood chips from the yard and they also LOVE the top soil too.......Diversity is KEY and the cyans and ovoids will do the same thing.....eat it all (within boundaries of course but their palate is wide)

 

And I bet they also LOVE the other micro organisms along with it.....windfall branches and twigs collected and thrown on top of a bed then covered with fresh grass clippings and kept moist = boom....

 

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 07:49 AM

For Coop....et al..... :hug:

 

Not likely more than two dozen colonized grains from a contaminated jar.....

(separated by hand taking the "clean" kernels out of the mess dumped on the compost heap)

 

Mixed with top soil/compost literally gathered by hand from the yard/heap and some crushed/broken knotweed stems (soaked for 12 hours in rain water) with other organics for sure....

Let the soil absorb any excess water in the woody material.....and then let it all be for some time.......

 

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Sitting outside in the shade, freezing and thawing, protected from wind, flooding, and critters.....

 

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 10:37 AM

It is too early to be outta likes already!

Looking very healthy and happy Arathu!

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Posted 18 April 2021 - 11:11 AM

I put my bacterial Ovoids to wood, still not clean after transfer 4. I'm stubborn and avoid using antibiotics in practice and on myself. Unless absolutely necessary. 
I should try my natural antibiotics that worked with agar back in my labs days. Believe cinnamon, capsaicin, few other aromatic/essential type of oils. If this is true and the woodies take to their woods....Time to make some cinnamon and chili agar!!!


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 05:00 AM

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Making it to the surface....

 

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