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#1 PsyBearknot

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:17 AM

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:21 AM

These are like playdo red

In the bales and in my tomatoe/pepper raised bed

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:00 AM

Freakin' badass!! I'm guessing those are volunteers of some sort?

 

I get them too - mainly coprinopsis but I noticed a slime mold the other day too.

My garden continues to produce King Oysters. I've been eating them pretty much every day or every other day.

 

Woot!

It's nice to be eating from the same garden which is sprouting vegetables and fruits.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:01 AM

The first pic was completely gone the next day and only a clear patch of slime. I figured they got hit by slug or something.

They did not look like coprinopsis and was waiting till they got bigger to see what they were.

I can't wait to see what the red are. That's amanitia m red. Doubt they are.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:27 PM

These are like playdo red
In the bales and in my tomatoe/pepper raised bed
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Went to check on the red's and they were pretty much gone or dried up. Sad I wanted to see what they were !

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

I was thinking just the other day why not put some horsepoo in a pocket of one of my straw bales and put a cube spore print in that? It's moist, might be the right temps for colonizing, maybe not for fruiting, but what the heck? the price is right and if it pays off ........WINNING!!!!!!


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:07 AM

I'd make sure the bale is fully done composting in the middle before you add the hpoo so the composting temps don't throw off colonization.

Would be cool as hell to see a bale full of cubies but might make for a longer flushing process

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:40 AM

I noc'd one of my bales with the king stroph that was left over, I hope it takes!


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:21 AM

I wish te weather would warm up so I could see if the 2 beds I hit up are gonna fruit.
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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:36 AM

I noc'd one of my bales with the king stroph that was left over, I hope it takes!

 

Ditto that. I spawned two bales a couple of weeks ago with King stropharia. I took some compost from the previous year and placed it on top of the bales as a casing layer. It really seems to do the trick.

 

I was wondering if it might become totally obvious the various types of different mushrooms which would benefit from this method of cultivation. I've been doing this for three years now and Pharmer is the first person to key-up and say hey....................Kudos my man!

If I were you Pharmer, I might make a simple little spawn effort with PF Tek. Do that while conditioning a bale for planting the garden. The two projects will run parallel. Once the jar is colonized, you can take the whole thing and "plant" it like the root-ball of a seedling plant. Any specie will respond to this method - pleurotus and cubensis have similar dining habits. Throw in a companion seedling for shade and something to watch while you wait. Watering the plant will be perfect for the fungi.  You'll see. 


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 01:02 PM

Sounds like a project to ramp up to for late summer too!

With the cubies and all that food...te whole bale....wonder if I would run outta time weather wise waiting for them to quit feeding and fruit.

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

Let's see if I can pull a little magic outta these bales.

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:02 PM

That's almost exactly what i am trying  outdoors as well.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 05:59 AM

I hope that this is considered on topic:

A while back I had a bunch of jars with Cubensis that were slightly contaminated with Trich, so I decided to go ahead and give them a try outdoors.

 

In two recycle bins (these have been discontinued for trash pickup) with holes in the bottom I layed down a layer of straw at the bottom for drainage, then placed a very deep layer of spawn (oats), and finally another layer of straw for casing to keep the grain from drying out.

 

This morning in each of the two tubs I found a single Inky Cap mushroom.

Should I remove the top or layer of straw the Inky Caps are growing on?

Or, should I not even be concerned?


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:15 AM

I hope that this is considered on topic:

A while back I had a bunch of jars with Cubensis that were slightly contaminated with Trich, so I decided to go ahead and give them a try outdoors.

 

In two recycle bins (these have been discontinued for trash pickup) with holes in the bottom I layed down a layer of straw at the bottom for drainage, then placed a very deep layer of spawn (oats), and finally another layer of straw for casing to keep the grain from drying out.

 

This morning in each of the two tubs I found a single Inky Cap mushroom.

Should I remove the top or layer of straw the Inky Caps are growing on?

Or, should I not even be concerned?

 

 

I'm getting those in all of my straw bales, FYI


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 10:29 AM

I wouldn't be concerned either. Inky caps just seem to be an inherent part of straw cultivation. In my efforts so far, they haven't been a problem. They don't really seem to "compete" with other fungi located in the same substrate.

 

Personally, I would leave them as-is and just see what happens.

 

While harvesting gourmets from my straw bales I've been re-locating the "trim" (stem-butts and dirty parts). 

So I took some trim and placed it in another location in the working garden bales. They seemed to recover and begin colonizing (again) very quickly.

 

I still have 4 bales which are currently in the conditioning stage (not ready for plant life). Placement of trim into those bales has resulted in failure. Other organisms moved in to consume the oyster fungi but the coprinopsis mycelia is running rampant. 

The observation:

Coprinopsis occurs during bale conditioning. Lots of small-ish fruitbodies, caps about the size of a quarter or less. Fruiting occurs in low-oxygen conditions at high temperature.

After conditioning and introduction of plant life, coprinopsis is still present. Fruitbodies are less prolific but much, much larger on average. Some of the caps prior to opening can reach the size of 3 cm wide by 5-7 cm tall. The open caps are quite large (for a short time). 

I'm watching them carefully to learn what they might have to share. Cool stuff.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:35 AM

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