IMO I had the best listing them in less desirable to most desirable.
3RD KARO LIGHT WITH VANILLA
I used Karo because I liked the fact that it was clear and could see what was going on much clearer then I did the honey and after a failed honey attempt. I inoculated my first Honey jars with spores and dumped after a week when I saw no results so maybe they didn't fail and it could be I just didn't give them time but dumped them out after about a week with my initial understanding of LC fulling colonizing in 3-5 days. I soon discovered that LC could take up to a few weeks to get going using spores and several weeks to fully colonize. My first Karo LC provided produced very little mycelial growth So I tried Honey again.
My second attempt with honey had some success. I inoculated 2 jars of honey and 2 jars of Karo with colonized agar plugs. Although the Karo showed mycelial growth first, approximately 2-3 days earlier then the honey jars, once the growth started in quickly passed the Karo jar in speed and volume. And the really awesome thing that I saw was that the honey becomes very clear after colonization starts. I also noticed that every single Karo jar the mycelium floats on the top which I thought meant it was a contamn.
Coming in 1st METAMUCIL
This is the slowest of the 3 I have used so far but has provided thick mycelium and more volume then honey or Karo ever has. My first attempt was probably to rich as I didn't really measure I just dumped it in the jar. Has anyone here ever used Metamucil for LC jars?
Here are 4 jars of Whole Oats inoculated with 5 cc's of liquid culture from my Meta Jar.
Here are my LC jars and I know it's hard to tell what's going on in the Jars while in hand let alone from pictures. Jars were inoculated with colonized WBS.
JARS AT REST
Karo and of course the myc/contam is floating!
Honey jar 1
Honey jar 2
AFTER A SHAKE AND STIR
Honey Jar 1
Honey Jar 2
Thank you in advance.
Edited by Microbe77, 04 May 2014 - 11:58 PM.