Paradox
©
Fisana

Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Kids, Don't try this at home, paperback grow


  • Please log in to reply
93 replies to this topic

#1 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:28 AM

**** This is an experiment in process, an attempt to further the science of home mycology with new procedures and techniques. This technique is untested, unconventional, and experimental. It has not been peer reviewed. New growers reading this shouldn't attempt to use this method as a reliable way to produce mushrooms. **** -Mycotopia Moderation Staff


^^^ Borrowed this from TurkeyRanch

Well kids, i have some extra spawn I'm going to throw in a paperback book Thank you Shirley McClain for your sacrifice to science

Edited by TurkeyRanch, 27 November 2014 - 12:52 PM.
Added new disclaimer

  • TurkeyRanch, Microbe, niemandgeist and 5 others like this

#2 Mushnoob1976

Mushnoob1976

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 168 posts

Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:32 AM

Waiting and watching.Cool!


  • CatsAndBats likes this

#3 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:33 AM

I also borrowed Lazlo's newspaper tek, 1/4 cup of bleach per 2.5 gallons of tap water, soaked pictured book for about 24hrs with a rubber band (to hold shape) and weighed down with a brick (saved bleach water for another tek).

Attached Thumbnails

  • PB2603291.JPG

Edited by catattack, 27 November 2014 - 11:33 AM.

  • MycoAnt81 likes this

#4 niemandgeist

niemandgeist

    You make me happy in a manic sort of way :)

  • OG VIP
  • 2,703 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

It would be awesome to see some photos of mushrooms growing out of a book! If it works, next time get an old copy of Alice in Wonderland and grow 'em out of that.


  • PinkMenace, MycoAnt81 and Salty117 like this

#5 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

Google it! there's a couple!


  • MycoAnt81 likes this

#6 niemandgeist

niemandgeist

    You make me happy in a manic sort of way :)

  • OG VIP
  • 2,703 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:12 PM

Google it! there's a couple!

 

I don't know why, but this is probably my favorite photo I found of mushrooms growing out of a book. Not that I take glee in seeing texts that some people consider sacred destroyed, just that I think it's quite artistic. I don't see it as destruction, blasphemy, or anything like that. I just think it's kind of cool to see life taking hold on a book like this one. Better that the book nourish life than get thrown away because it's too old to read anymore.

 

It'd be awesome to find any book with mushrooms growing on it, really.

 

They got the title wrong, though: Should be "Mycotopia: The Mushroom Texts".


Edited by niemandgeist, 27 November 2014 - 12:14 PM.

  • nomadicAI, Alder Logs, Spooner and 1 other like this

#7 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:14 PM

Agreed



#8 Mushnoob1976

Mushnoob1976

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 168 posts

Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:50 PM

Totally agree! I can't seem to throw out any books. It would be nice if they had an "afterlife" as opposed to sitting in totes in my junk room.


  • niemandgeist likes this

#9 Alder Logs

Alder Logs

    ૐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ૐ

  • Moderator
  • 15,025 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:04 PM

And so it is written in the Book of Life. 


  • Salty117 likes this

#10 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:58 PM

 Well here we groooooooooooooow!

 

here is the hydrated book, the "Large Fruit" popcorn spawn, rubberbands, and a grocery bag. I stepped on the wet book to squeeze out extra moisture, I opened book and put about 1/3 of my jar in multiple places in the book. Tied it up and put in loosely tied bag ON TOP of incubation chamber.

:weedpoke:

Stay tuned kids.

Attached Thumbnails

  • PB2703361.JPG
  • PB2703371.JPG
  • PB2703381.JPG
  • PB2703391.JPG
  • PB2703401.JPG

Edited by catattack, 27 November 2014 - 01:59 PM.

  • Microbe, niemandgeist, Gnomesayin and 2 others like this

#11 niemandgeist

niemandgeist

    You make me happy in a manic sort of way :)

  • OG VIP
  • 2,703 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

We need a smiley of a smiley tripping on shrooms poking shrooms with a stick. Just saying.

 

Can't wait to see the progress on this shroombook of yours, Catattack!


  • PinkMenace likes this

#12 MycoDani

MycoDani

    Myco Chick

  • Site Administrator
  • 9,862 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:32 PM

Subscribed!

Hope it works I'm excited to see it.

I remeber Shirly McClains Out on a Limb.

Was made into a decent movie. She'd prob get a kick out of seeing her book like that. Since she's into aliens and all that cool stuff.;)

Happy Trails~Dani
  • Juthro and CatsAndBats like this

#13 GrowerOfShrooms

GrowerOfShrooms

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 161 posts

Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

Catattack your into something great here. Is this going to colonize the entire book?
  • CatsAndBats likes this

#14 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 28 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Catattack your into something great here. Is this going to colonize the entire book?

It should, this is an accidental lazlo tek (i thought it was oyster spawn)

Attached Thumbnails

  • PB2803461.JPG
  • PB2803451.JPG

  • GrowerOfShrooms likes this

#15 GrowerOfShrooms

GrowerOfShrooms

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 161 posts

Posted 29 November 2014 - 11:23 AM

Patiently awaiting to colonize. Idk why I'm so particularly interested.
  • CatsAndBats likes this

#16 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 30 November 2014 - 08:51 AM

We have growth kids! not enough to photograph..stay tuned



#17 Mushnoob1976

Mushnoob1976

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 168 posts

Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:40 AM

Very cool!!!!

Looking forward to watching this.

I would have loved to see a video of you smushing the water out of the book. You could do a dance and go viral with your "shroom dance"


  • CatsAndBats likes this

#18 CatsAndBats

CatsAndBats

    This motherfucker

  • OG VIP
  • 12,221 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 30 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

Well kids, I don't know if you can see but the mycelium is reaching towards the paper, so colonization of the book has officially begun.
Stay tuned kids, same bat time, same bat channel.


based on my lazlo newspaper tek last time, I estimate that full colonization will take 3-4 weeks..

Attached Thumbnails

  • PB3003581.JPG
  • PB3003571.JPG
  • PB3003561.JPG

Edited by TurkeyRanch, 30 November 2014 - 04:41 PM.
Merging posts

  • niemandgeist likes this

#19 niemandgeist

niemandgeist

    You make me happy in a manic sort of way :)

  • OG VIP
  • 2,703 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

I can see it checking out the pages! Keep going, lil' guys! You can do it! You gotta do it: You're writing history here in a very literal sense!


Edited by niemandgeist, 30 November 2014 - 05:47 PM.

  • CatsAndBats likes this

#20 GrowerOfShrooms

GrowerOfShrooms

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 161 posts

Posted 30 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

How you keeping it uncontaminated
  • 7ezaT likes this




Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!