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#4181 rockyfungus

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 11:07 AM

Cleaned up bacterial ovoid. Grains will be going to lime soaked wood/compost. 

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Agar infecting wood sans grain!


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 11:41 PM

I started a couple 22 gallon trashcans with Ovoids and Allenii mycelium. I've used these trashcans previously for trees so they have drain holes drilled in them. I started by covering the drain holes w/small pieces of aluminum foil. I did this to keep slugs from getting into my subs from the bottom. I pressed a couple pieces of cardboard box into the bottom of the trashcan and added some large bark chunks. To that, I added smaller chunks of bark, then a mix of bark fines/straw/compost. For the ovoids, I used a contaminated shoebox and 2 jars that were also contaminated. I filled in around the sides and lightly covered the top w/wood fines/strawcompot

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#4183 Arathu

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 07:36 AM

Good woody healing vibes coming atcha Yoshi......I haven't seen any ovoids this year.....at least not yet

 

Woodies take their time growing (eating wood is not a trivial activity I suppose) and in their time they fruit.......grains don't last anywhere near as long which is definitely a factor in "contamination" rates IME

 

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#4184 rockyfungus

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 10:03 AM

Do you ever dig around in your beds and spread the myc around? Or should I be more hands off, haven't touched my cyans/ovoids yet. Winecaps and gourmets seem to like a disturbance occasionally. 



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Posted 22 May 2021 - 10:09 AM

Nope....feed new layers....let the mycelium RUN......


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Posted 23 May 2021 - 10:57 AM

I have a couple of questions. What is the ideal temperature to incubate woodlover spawn? I've noticed that just by moving them into my basement where it's usually in the lower to mid 60'sF seems to make a big difference from being upstairs.

 

Outdoors when we have hot days, and near freezing nights yet, will the mycelium react to the cold temps in that short of time?


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#4187 rockyfungus

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Posted 23 May 2021 - 11:24 AM

Ideal for you or ideal for the myc? I let mine run on the colder side 50's-70's. Slow allows it to out compete most other things.

The ground should be relatively stable compared to air temperature if buried at a proper depth. 



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Posted 23 May 2021 - 01:33 PM

Woodies tend to be aggressive and even more so as you warm things up, then again so do other organisms. They do LOVE the cooler temperatures though and so running in the 60's is probably perfect......

 

Drying out causes huge setbacks for sure, where ever the substrate may be, bed, tub, bag, jar's, and etc.....

 

Warmer temperatures tend to have more "contamination".........

 

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 08:53 PM

I don’t think these are from any jars I’ve tossed, and I’m not aware of any caramel caps that would be growing in cubensis/pan Cyan country (actually probably just a bit too warm and dry for either to be very widespread by about a couple of hours), but I found this growing on top of a sheet of OSB covered in oak detritus.

Really neat little mushrooms. I’m tempted to sow some woodlover spawn out there and see what happens after the summer.

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#4190 Arathu

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Posted 26 May 2021 - 07:49 PM

A little patch in the woods.....by a small creek that always runs...

 

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Gather wood debris and make a layer on top of the bed before the leaves and winter come......

 

In the spring you got medicine....fall too if you want...

 

Then it makes dirt....

 

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 12:50 PM

Those are some beauty's ya got there Arathu! Not to mention your fantastic photography skills. Wait! Don't tell me that's pics from a phone? Let me guess....... Ovoid's?


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#4192 Arathu

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 05:15 PM

Not from a phone even though some of them have very good camera's on them.....trying to get a good framing with good light......

 

It's a decent cheapo camera........and yes 

 

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#4193 rockyfungus

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Posted 29 May 2021 - 01:10 PM

Let the battle begin, myc vs the green. This appears to be my substrate not being sterilized properly or the fun of trying to inoculate a 7lb bag in a SAB. I need to just splurge on a flowhood at this point. 

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Ps. cyan on master's mix about 2 months old, so close to finishing. Plan is to remove grains and just use wood mix for garden to cut down on dug-up beds.


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Posted 30 May 2021 - 11:39 AM

Cut the ugly green away (outside away from other projects and leave that shit there) and proceed with making a bed from it......it's not really a problem with woodies when you take it to the dirt and offer fresh clean food......

 

That's significant mycelial mass there.....if you can, definitely do the flow-hood....

 

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#4195 Arathu

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Posted 30 May 2021 - 12:13 PM

Damn near June.....

 

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Kinda like the movie Twins.....

 

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 05:26 PM

Moved the clean myc to a bed outside, some to more woodchips, and some to agar. Here's some progress of ovoids and cyans a few days after feeding some new wood. May try some soil and grass on the next batch. Maybe soil and moss too. 

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#4197 Arathu

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:24 AM

Go down to the creek bottoms and look at what Mom does....

 

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What happens to the woody stems, windfall branches, and last years spent grasses.....

 

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What happens when the heavy rains swell the creeks to rushing torrents......

 

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What happens when the high waters recede, things settle, and the new foliage of spring creates a darkened forest floor along the streams....

 

Ovoid in a fake riparian environment.....from about a dozen (it's actually closer to two dozen saved from a green funked jar I think) colonized rye grains expanded to Japanese Knotweed and other woody things....

 

These and the cyans are very hardy species.....as long as the basics for wood loving fungus are maintained...

 

... :meditate:...

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#4198 Arathu

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 09:31 AM

The rest of the contaminated rye in a compost heap....

 

Greenie died (at least back and does not have the upper hand on windfall wood) and the woodlover did not.....

 

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Rhizome AND tomentose...

 

Doing what they're supposed to do.....find food as a traveling rhizome filament...which then..

 

Turns into a thick rhizome rope(s) connecting individual chunks of food, where the nitrogen and nutrients are it goes tomentose....

 

Mixed with moist soils.... into a whole and yet distributed mycelium...

 

Wood loving fungus tribe making dirt....in the dirt...

 

And TIME......

 

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:27 PM

This thread gets me excited for some Outdoor fun, I meant to get a Wavy Cap bed started, but LIFE happens and didn't get around to it this year.  Wonderful pictures Everyone, truly an honor to View.

 

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#4200 Arathu

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 04:56 PM

See myc run.....

 

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Run myc....Run...

 

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....and run....

 

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....and run....

 

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....and run....

 

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Dead grasses, probably live at first, are infected and act as mycelium super highways, clearly visible in p1,

 

Between food sources in the ground, p5...

 

A woodlover making a leap to hardwood, hickory, chips.....

 

A colonized hickory chip will stay viable for a very long time buried in the dirt....

 

And when a new layer of woody material is deposited on top of them....

 

Perhaps they wait and then they run.....

 

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