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#4581 MushLuvR

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 11:07 AM

@Orangutan... those look vibrant and extremely healthy.  I'm sure you are keeping a good eye on them starring saying to yourself... COME on little guys GROW.  Gorgeous fruits and Great Work!


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Posted 30 October 2022 - 12:27 PM

That is bad ass Orangutan, great job!!!
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#4583 Arathu

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Posted 30 October 2022 - 01:17 PM

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Thermal capacitance, masonry/rock makes a good heat sink and storage....

 

To stabilize a fickle fall...for a couple of caramels...

 

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 01:36 PM


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#4585 Arathu

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 12:22 PM

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Wavy speriments.....

 

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 05:27 PM

I posted a question about this in the communal outdoor grow log, but maybe this thread is a better place to ask... I have a bed of azures or cyans (I can't remember for sure which got started there). It's been going for nearly 2 years, and I finally got some fruits popping up. They are growing very slow, though and I am worried about them getting eaten by worms or getting hit by frost before they mature. I don't want to pick them as babies, but also don't want to have them claimed by entropy. They are about 2 weeks out from when I first saw the pins coming up. How long is typical to for the caps to be fully open and mature?

 

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#4587 Arathu

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Posted 12 November 2022 - 06:29 PM

They look like cyans to me......at least from here.....

 

I don't like the blackening.....have they been frosted?

 

They can be very slow especially if it gets cold and dry....... it is definitely a race to the freeze up

 

Very nice!

 

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Posted 13 November 2022 - 09:31 PM

I don't like the blackening.....have they been frosted?

 

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It has been a bit drier and cold, which comes with the clear skies. I don't think we have any frost, but it has been really close. Several nights of 34-35 degrees. This fall went from summer to winter in like a week. This is now at 3 weeks from pins:

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Posted 15 November 2022 - 06:18 PM

Those look like frost burned, or dry air damaged, survivors! ......I'm not surprised by three weeks......those look to be growing

 

I might have been wrong...those are looking more Azure like as time goes on......make an ID the same as if a wild find....

 

Beauty!

 

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 05:24 PM

I think those are Azurs as well, they probably hit a cold patch, they seem to be growing slowly but surely.  Regardless, beautiful specimens.   :meditate:


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Posted 23 November 2022 - 07:55 PM

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Autumn ovoid......TiT

 

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 08:01 PM

U DA MAN A!!!
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Posted 24 November 2022 - 01:41 AM

Going to keep this post short, and without the science and explanation. In short, I added nitrogen to paper pellets (my normal method I use on Gourmet), but this time I used 4+ year old Azure spawn, that was not doing well at all on plain wood.

 

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It took about another 3 weeks to fully consolidate, at which point I now have a solid brick of Azure mycelium.

No grain or starch, simply plain wood (old) and enriched paper pellets.

 

 

Ask if you want to know more, I am not here to replace methods.

 

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Just so you know I re-used the original container, I put the sample into the fridge for 6 days, the aerial mycelium that grew towards oxygen now looks like veins of active materials.

 

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Two old images of a dissected Cubensis fruit grown on the same media, to visually see active products.

 

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 07:00 AM

^^^^^^^^^ Do not hesitate to look into what Ferather is saying.......I have definitely been sold on using ferts (specifically nitrogen sources but others as well)

 

NEED the greens and the browns............In the name of dirt-making and shrooms.....

 

By far, and IMHO, the reason NOT to grow solid blocks of Azure (or any other woodlover for that matter) is the fact that I have no need for two kilo's or more of active mushrooms....... :ph34r:

 

If one were to bury a block or two of fully colonized and consolidated ovoid in a large drum, or a bed outside the fruiting WILL very likely be massive.....Nitrogen changes everything....

 

I soak my wood blocks and chips many times too in fertilizer water....my G. frondosa blocks are growing insanely dense fungi through and through completely dried oak lumber....

 

Good to see you around Ferather....As usual, nice work!

 

Posted long ago and far away....and it's in my notebook too...

 

 

WL TEK

Recipes:
 
Lignicolous: 480g > Water | 100g > Paper Pellets | 50g > Wood Pellets | 6g > MG Nutrients | 0.72g > YN Nutrients

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General: 400g > Water | 125g > Paper Pellets | 5g > MG Nutrients | 0.6g > YN Nutrients.
 
Optional: 2-8g > Ultra Fine Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3, 95-98%).

 

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#4595 Ferather

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:17 PM

Funnily enough the recipe has not changed. Thanks for the post. I will point out 3 major things that require nitrogen.

 

Enzymes - Enzymes are a type of protein, like other proteins mycelium require nitrogen to produce them, enzymes are used to breakdown-convert substrates into food.

Proteins - Absolutely essential to all life forms, primary fungi can biosynthesize proteins from ammonia, which is 100% normal in life.

Active materials - Same as above they contain-require nitrogen in order to be synthesized (and also carbon).

 

Nitrogen fixating organisms, such as blue-green alae, produce ammonia from air using nitrogenase, fungi CANNOT fixate nitrogen.

When proteins are broken down ammonia is released, in humans excess is converted into urea, and removed.

 

Do what you will with the information :)

 

 

Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved -- ScienceDaily

 

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Edited by Ferather, 24 November 2022 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 06:55 PM

Today I boiled, drained and cooled a shitload of alder smoking chips. Using that plus my fully colonized 3lb bag of ovoid colonized grains I was able to make: 3 shoebox sized tubs, 2 5 gallon buckets, 3 small chip beds in my raised bed planters, one section of mulch along a fence line. The tubs and buckets were multiple layers of chips & grains and will be indoors until they are colonized, then outside to prepared chip beds that are waiting for them.

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Posted 25 November 2022 - 06:57 PM

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 09:23 AM

Experimental wooden peg (wooden toothpick, cut, sterilized), placed into agar, then transferred to a spent black tea bag, just because. Here is the nutrional composition of tea leaves (note 3% nitrogen content, very high).

 

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Some sugars present, but its mostly all cellulose and plant phenols as the carbon source.


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Posted 29 November 2022 - 05:44 PM

Noice! Look at that glorious fuzz running! It's difficult to sensibly argue with something that looks like that.....

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 07:45 AM

Getting conditions right, dialing them in......

 

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Can be quite interesting......so too the results of persistence.....

 

Wavy clump for Yule.....

 

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