**** 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 It has not been peer reviewed.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
This forum really needs a sticky talking about how an experiment is not an experiment unless it follows The Scientific Method (capitalized because it deserves that kind of respect). At best an experiment that does not follow The Scientific Method is an anecdote, and it is awful hard to properly peer review and anecdote.
Along with the disclaimer I think we need a rigid template to ensure our scientists tick all the right boxes to qualify their experiment as actual science.
In this sticky we also need to discuss that using a multi-spore is NOT appropriate unless your experiment aims to prove something about genetic diversity.
There is some good work and some clever innovation here at Mycotopia, but there is also a heaping helping of shoty pseudo-science being floated as actual Mycology. If we do not hold the bar high for our scientists and their experiments then we risk becoming/remaining a joke in the scientific community.
I know we can rise to meet at least the minimum bar that is expected of science.