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#4441 YoshiTrainer

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Posted 25 April 2022 - 04:07 PM

Ps. Cyan getting some ropes.

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Azures......almost there.

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#4442 MushLuvR

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Posted 26 April 2022 - 02:52 PM

A real dual threat combination you have their @YoshiTrainer.  I see you are going for the Knock Out.  AND BAGS... Nice work Sir.   :meditate:

 

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#4443 Arathu

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Posted 26 April 2022 - 04:38 PM

Yoshi your options are wide open there....any more a block/blocks that look like that I'm apt to just bury in a bed of new substrates......

 

Tub, tray, bed (depending on the outdoors/climate zone)......the one major concern with the fall fruiting woodies is freezing.......tubs make it nice because you can move your babies inside....

 

There should be some fruiting off of those this coming fall I would think......looking good man....

 

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Posted 26 April 2022 - 06:27 PM

Thank you guys, my hope is to eventually toss them in trashcans with drainage holes cut in them. A layer of pea pebbles, a layer of bag soil, a block or two of spawn (whole) then cover and fill in with more soil......maybe some sand or damp straw on top of that? I wonder how long they could stay healthy in those bags? The dry heat is about to kick on here.
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Posted 26 April 2022 - 09:43 PM

I have like 30 quarts of wood chips colonized with P. allenii and I was planning on making a bed outside about 4 feet by 15 feet, along the shady side of the house.  I'm actually planting legit garden with shrubs and other plants.  Once things are planted I want to spread the colonized wood chips along with some more wood chips and topping it off with a little soil and mulch.

 

The mycelium I'm working with came from a cloned mushroom that was found growing out of random wood mulch in an apartment complex with sprinkler irrigation (in California it doesn't rain in the summer), most likely on naturescapes.  I'm just trying to replicate what it likes --> A garden bed with shrubs, mulched with wood, and sprinkled throughout the summer.

 

I just read somewhere on the internet that wood lovers tend to fruit when they reach a spatial limit... so keeping the bed small or doing it in a tub would make it more likely to get fruits this fall.  If I make a larger bed, it may take 2 years.  What do y'all think? 

 

I was really excited to get this garden going.


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Posted 27 April 2022 - 01:47 PM

Went outside today to check on the bed, and without moving anything I saw some mycelium right away.  I covered the chips up with other chips not colonized yet.  Damn cats trying to invade, so I've been throwing broken up branches and twigs on top to deter them.  It's working, but I'm going to add more.  Fun guy projects and Wood lovers for Life!

 

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 05:26 PM

You guys are all gonna shit when those pop pins......hahaha I'm loving this! Absolutely beautiful!  

 

@orangutan ..4 feet X 15 feet......Geezus! That might freak you out a bit....I only did that stunt once....the fruiting was paranoia x 10^16 power...... :biggrin: Most people would probably freaked out at the sight of MANY active mushrooms just rotting back into dirt. Still, just a few of most woodlover species goes a long way. Perhaps make yourself some smaller and deeper beds within the patch and let them run from the fungus "islands" into the mulch as they will......holy shit I can't wait to see this.....IF they like the irrigation, and I bet they do, it should prove quite interesting indeed... 

 

@Yoshi you're definitely on the right track and for sure a dry, baking, heat will set a bed back severely as will a steady drying wind...they need a nice protected and regularly wet cool environment for fruiting..... barrels and tubs work well. Make screen covers and throw some burlap or towels on top for "lids". Drip irrigation, spray, and misting can be used as can wicking action to keep the burlap/towel/cloth nice and damp/humid while allowing for ample FAE......

 

@Mush....that looks GOOD brother......critters are definitely an issue and while moving around of the wood chips doesn't really cause too much harm it certainly can be problematic as fruiting happens......one of the reasons small tubs and trays are cool is they can be easily isolated from "pests". Cat's like to poop and pee in our culture beds, chipmunks, squirrels, other rodents,,and even the dogs will dig in beds. Birds too because of the insect HEAVEN we are providing. 

 

I hail the blessed woodlover nation! Good woodie vibes to all of you.....the POTM contest is going to be solidly FUNGAL this fall......

 

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Posted 27 April 2022 - 06:21 PM

Like Alvin Lee.......Ten Years After.........we're HOME........but here we're still making dirt...

 

And some woodlover mushrooms along the way.....

 

Beautiful....

 

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Posted 28 April 2022 - 08:18 AM

You guys are all gonna shit when those pop pins......hahaha I'm loving this! Absolutely beautiful!  

 

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I second this and I've only had aborted sad pins!


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 03:29 PM

Perhaps make yourself some smaller and deeper beds within the patch and let them run from the fungus "islands" into the mulch as they will......holy shit I can't wait to see this.....IF they like the irrigation, and I bet they do, it should prove quite interesting indeed... 

 

 

That's a great idea!  I'll make some deeper, well prepared fungus islands in a larger bed with a regular layer of mulch.  


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Posted 28 April 2022 - 04:56 PM

 

You guys are all gonna shit when those pop pins......hahaha I'm loving this! Absolutely beautiful!  

 

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I second this and I've only had aborted sad pins!

 

Solve that windy drying problem and that will change drastically......IMHO

 

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#4452 Viridis420

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Posted 30 April 2022 - 04:10 PM

Greetings friends

 

Started up quite a few projects last fall. I've been letting them get nice and strong before they are released outdoors. Here is some P aztecorum that will be going outside soon. Not really a picky eater seems to like just about everything lignin. Hoping for fruits come November. Myco porn of a binP1030069.JPG

 

Started some P subaeruginascens patches a couple years ago but the moles/birds really dig a number on it so I'm making new patches and more of them. Not a picky eater either loves woody debris.P1020952.JPG P1020953.JPG

 

Noticed the ovoids are coming in as well. These seem to be earlier than years past for my area usually these are late May into June and again late November thru January.P1030072.JPG

 

Started up some P aucklandiea. Got it from a NZ member wild find. So it has been quite picky on what it is force fed to eat. Since switching to WBS though and using a composted mixture it has started doing better. All experimenting around with this one so we'll see. P1030068.JPG

 

 


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Posted 02 May 2022 - 03:50 AM

That's awesome viridis....nice assortment of woodie tribes!

 

Great job!

 

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Posted 03 May 2022 - 01:20 PM

Cheers Arathu

 

Harvested some ovoids today. It is weird how some of the stems get so gnarly. I've seen this before coming from this patch. Also that some have the white gills and tend not to spore print while others have darker gills and do...P1030079.JPG


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Posted 03 May 2022 - 05:22 PM

I can smell them from here......beautiful! Meaty looking too. They definitely have a wide variety of expressions....

 

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 12:04 AM

I had been concerned about my shoebox getting too dry,

but I opened it up this evening and it only looked dry because everything had lightened up so much with myc

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Had just about fully colonized,

so it got more moist food stuff. I had bought a grape start to plant, and that came packed in a woody substrate, probably a half gallon or so, and the ovoids seem to like it okay, so in it goes. 

 

I thought some room temp containers were stalled out, they got moved to a cooler location a while ago, and they've taken off now too. So I'm hyped. It's coming along.

 

I've also got some colonized ovoid plates that seem to be sick, so I've added some woodchips to plates and the myc is latching on, I'm curious if the bacteria or whatever it is will be able to follow or if the myc will fight it off once its got proper nutrition. 

 

Also, the gymnopilus plates were absolutely pinning, I got those dudes into containers and onto some popcorn too. I'm thinking that I will treat them pretty much like cubes when the time comes.

Gym plate:

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And a not-very-good photo of an ovoid container:2339.jpg

 

I should have taken a picture of the shoebox, but I was all gung-ho about feeding those dudes. 

I'm happy. 

Mycology is fucking awesome. 


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#4457 Triscuit

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 12:15 AM

Y'all's pictures are making me giddy btw

Super cool stuff


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Posted 05 May 2022 - 06:45 AM

Was digging in my beds as we got rain. I know don't do that. 
The weeds took over, king oyster weeds.


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Posted 05 May 2022 - 05:24 PM

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The TiT works....

 

Give it a shot...especially in a changing world with SERIOUS water issues.

 

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 07:07 PM

Niiiiiiice!!!

I've always been a big proponent of TITs! :)
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