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#4221 rockyfungus

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 09:36 AM

This gives me hope doing everything you did with similar materials. Just insulated with thatch and want to almost remove it to see what they are doing.

Hopefully they colonize it
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Posted 23 October 2021 - 03:34 PM

It is awesome when your woodies pin up.....very nice work JACKOLANTERN..... As deep and aggressive as that bed is I would just put more layers of leaves or such on top as necessary......corn obviously is of interest.... :cool: Casing layers of soils especially fertilized potting soils or root dense pot leavings from flowers and etc ground up in layers about 1 inch thick. Mulches of all kinds....

 

Feed woody materials from time to time and keep damp.....keep doing exactly what you're doing both of you, ALL OF YOU.......Beautiful!

 

 

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Field capacity mulch, soil, woody stuff, stems, grasses, sticks, chips, and etc....paper and cardboard too...in a bag...

 

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Gotta love the rhizomes.....making a big old loaf of fungus....

 

Woodlovers rule!

 

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 03:08 AM

Yo! So I had a qt of ps cyans.
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I’ve never grown them before so I’m kinda winging it based on what I’ve seen ppl do and what some peeps have said.. boiled some hickory smokers chips for an hour. I also cut some small squares of cardboard and steamed them for ~ an hour
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Mixed the cardboard with CV (didn’t have soil and want some water retention) @ 1:1 and then mixed that with the grain spawn
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Then layered the chips and spawn mix in 8 cup glad containers (2) and capped them with a 1/4” layer of CV
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I kept some spawn mix in a baggie so I can see how it recovers with the cardboard (

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#4224 rockyfungus

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 08:23 AM

Enjoy the bizarreness of watching wood get demolished! Soon you'll be collecting ALL the wood. 

Was so pumped yesterday rained so damn hard and was a cold rain. Woke up to frost. Hopefully they don't mind a little chill. 


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Posted 27 October 2021 - 10:09 PM

I'm out of likes already, great work, it is awesome to see!

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 06:41 PM

I'm calling the mycelium structure of rhizomes in picture 2 "The Water Tower" .............

 

It's a massive drinking straw, one of many I'm sure, from an egg carton sitting in the bottom that's 100% colonized

 

Filled with the soil/wood mix, moss is happy as can be too ..........woodie food.......

 

Can't wait to see that grow to full maturity faht.....that will be cool stuff! Wavy-caps are awesome.....

 

Chill, even frozen, as long as they are under leaves, cardboard even.....gtg....

 

Many woodies are winter hardy especially protected from the direct weather.....deep leave piles can insulate pretty well, real good mulching steams...

 

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 10:57 AM

A little medicine from the ground at Samhain...

 

Cold and rainy finally....and the race to freeze up....

 

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Cyan pins in mulch.....

 

Samhain, Samhain, Samhain.....we call to all our kin.....

 

All of them have gone before us....to some the veil is thin....

 

May your fires burn brightly and your clans reap of the seeds planted.....

 

A watcher and bringer of things....

 

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Don't forget the ancestors....if you happen to think about it.....

 

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

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 02:14 PM

Cyans? Or ovoids? How the hell you tell a difference lol. I'm guessing cyans.

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Can't tell if they want a little drinky drink. They def. liked them cold rains, a freeze, and then some warmer days. Been 40's @ night and 70's daytime. 


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 12:53 AM

My bet is on Ps Cyan!


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 06:49 AM

Definitely LOOK like Cyans.......yeah buddy.....at that point a nice little spray bottle of water you leave outside (watch you don't freeze the spray bottle or you'll need a new one) so it's COLD..........

 

Make it "rain" at least every other day or so (every day doesn't seem to hurt anything especially outside).....definitely watch for them to dry out......GOOD JOB.... :biggrin:

 

IMHO you (meaning everyone that reads this) want to get it out of your head that we EVER do an ID of a fungus when looking at pins or very young specimens.....

 

Even when you think you know what is growing there ID each one....make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN or just make dirt......Kapeesh?

 

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 09:10 AM

Figured they were cyans! That's @ 6,000 feet!  Hoping ovoids will pop but they may be too fat and happy for this season (thicker bed and recently added chips)

 

Good to know about the rain. I tend to water very aggressively as it's seldom here. 

Anyone new mushroom is identified the proper way. Galerina and other nasties you must be aware of. 
Sorry did you say we must ID as pins and young specimens. That's how I do it. I want to learn it's growth cycle and know the variations they can present with.

 

Recommended starter dose? I was thinking 10grams fresh as a strong starting dose (5x more potent then cubes?)

 

Thanks Dirtmaker!


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 11:38 AM

Very much recommend a gentle entry to the world of wood.....those will sometimes take your legs out from under you and leave you on the ground for a while......don't get caught out in the weather....

Respect is a must, set and setting for certain......it can be unnerving to not be able to discern between eye's opened and closed....... maybe try 1/2g dry first and check....depends on you mostly....

Observing the stages of lifecycle is good and very useful not to mention interesting, but making an ID by pins is dangerous business....that's all I mean....

 

Ovoids are mostly spring.....cyans the onset of fall into winter......ovoid the transition from winter into full spring.......

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 11:57 AM

Absolutely @Arathu... you don't want to be ringing that Funeral Bell...  Serious business... here in CA, the Death Caps and Destroying Angels are one of the biggest problems(plenty of Ps Cyans here as well with the look-alike imposter Marginata's).  Either WAY... DON'T PLAY... with YO Life.. not worth it and be Safe(Always).  


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 12:01 PM

 Yeah already bruising blue from woodchips rubbing on 'em. I'll print  'em and bruise them etc. 
Wanted to try them fresh for the full dose...Little worrisome, but 20 years ago or so; somehow cubes paralyzed me and deconstructed my whole existence and pieced me back together. Tempted and scared to see if I need some tuning per say...


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Posted 07 November 2021 - 02:12 PM

lil ps cyan tubs are chuggin along.. really excited to build up colonized chips all winter.. I love watching myc eat.. probably more than fruits.

The idea that if one chip gets mold, I can just toss it and keep going is really comforting

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 04:51 PM

Oh hell yeah Faht those look great and even if your entire substrate starts to go green on you bury them in dirt outside and watch....after healing you can usually stick the mycelium (at least harvest healthy chips) with the dirt back in your tray/tub and feed more wood but outside works very well......inducing fruiting in fall and spring by setting tubs/trays out in the weather is effective....cyans will flush 5 and 6 times after pinning up outdoors and being brought in as long as they don't freeze...put fruiting trays in an FC with wet Perlite......mist for effect....

 

Very resilient organisms they are.....those are sweet, they'll be solid blocks of mycelium by spring.....

 

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Cyan pins on a buried weave of wind drop branches are putting on some weight now......make a layer north to south, then another east to west....put an light layer, about an inch of soil and then a layer of Naturscapes.....

 

They love it......

 

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 05:21 PM

Faht, these are stupid easy. Bit different then your typical routine. They are so damn forgiving. If you greenout just dispose of the green like A said (goes away so damn quick). Keep a chip or 2 and expand out. Or just let it duke the green out and when your happy send it outside. I wonder if you even need much spawn (maybe you do as you got way more fungal life then I do)

 

I don't know why I went back to spores. I guess I just really like how ropey they are. Also going to make a workhorse for wood disposal. Keep it fat and happy, maybe won't even fruit but I want to see the dirt they can make. Trying to enrich my garden in the end. 

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T1's Was about to just add naturscapes directly to agar, again. Looks decent but I don't like the thicker ropes. Germ plate was pretty nasty (not bad for outside though).

Going to try LC->naturscapes.

Edit: yup pic makes it way easier to see bacteria @ 12-1:00 of center colony. 


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Posted 10 November 2021 - 11:02 AM

Not maturing very quickly. Obvious bluing and getting a bit chomped?

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Watering every other day.


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Posted 10 November 2021 - 06:31 PM

They don't mature quickly......I'd soak them down, and spray right on them,  man they look dry to me........every day watering prolly wont hurt....did you get frost.......?

 

They look weathered....no frost directly on them.....you have to protect most fruits from freezing........minimally pile leaves on them for the cold spells...

 

Those are meaty stipe's.....frosts are sometimes survivable but hard freeze ends it all...

 

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Posted 11 November 2021 - 09:28 AM

Been avoiding watering them directly. That could make a huge difference. 
Lots of frost and the wind scattered my "insulating layer". Re-leafed and thatched my bed and gave it a deep watering. 

 

Frost is going to be an issue so I'm back to expanding chips. We have very compact soil and impossible to dig deep enough. 
 


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