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#1 Heirloom

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 12:54 PM

I wanted to start a collective  study on growing all edibles . I invite everyone to show us grows , share information to help us who are just starting to grow edibles.

I am working on Lions mane, Shiitake, Reishi and Portabella. I started from LC on all but the ports which I started from spores.

 from left to right Reishi LC and 1 of 2 petris, 2 jars of Lions mane , part of a Portabella spore syringe, next port ss I make will be made with a much larger syringe.

The Reishi plates and LC were a gift from a generous member, plates look perfect as does the LC.

Some I will do indoors some outside. I hope to learn from members with experience and encourage other to grow their own mushrooms for food and medicine.

I believe at some point we will be able to share edible spores ,plates or Liquid Cultures, to hekp other who want to grow. I have read about making tintures for medical use of these edibles.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:08 PM

nice glass syringe (1st pic) i think i know the extremely generous gentleman who gifted you the cultures :biggrin:

here is my current edible grow, not much just 4 bags of shiitake. They have been growing for quite some time now, can't remember, it's been that long. They are getting good n brown now so i'm thinking anytime i should be able to fruit them.

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:13 PM

out of likes for a short time,

I wish he would name himself or let me but I understand his privacy.  The petries and the LC look like they came out of a pro Lab,and glass syringes.Ver high quality

 I got glass petries to make more cultures and glass test tubes to make masters.  I am getting ready to do another PC batch.

I need to buy some of those bags , what size would you suggest, I have a 21 QT, PC and how many at a time can I PC.

 thanks for you pics  hope the fruit soon.

 namaste


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 12:46 PM

Wharf if you got any suggestions please post them we all want to learn.

I got good news my Shiitake is showing growth - bought from a commercial  retailer.

I used the PF Tek  modified.

1 cup BRF or wheat bran
2 cups of oak or hardwood sawdust
1 cup of water

a 1/2 inch vermiculite barrier. PC as you would a PF jar.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 01:01 PM

out of likes for a short time,
I wish he would name himself or let me but I understand his privacy.  The petries and the LC look like they came out of a pro Lab,and glass syringes.Ver high quality
 I got glass petries to make more cultures and glass test tubes to make masters.  I am getting ready to do another PC batch.
I need to buy some of those bags , what size would you suggest, I have a 21 QT, PC and how many at a time can I PC.
 thanks for you pics  hope the fruit soon.
 namaste

If you do three pounds of substrate in a eight inch bags you could easily get four bags. Two bags stacked on two bags. Use wharfs tyvek mailer tech and squeeze all the air out. I like to use a mailer inside the bag too. If your using a presto PC use at least a gallon and a quarter of water and cook for two hours.
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Posted 21 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

nice glass syringe (1st pic) i think i know the extremely generous gentleman who gifted you the cultures :biggrin:
here is my current edible grow, not much just 4 bags of shiitake. They have been growing for quite some time now, can't remember, it's been that long. They are getting good n brown now so i'm thinking anytime i should be able to fruit them.
 Those bags are looking mighty fine Wharf. Last time I had those bags going the ones that had the most metabolic fluid in them fruited the best. I'll bet you get some taste fruits. Lots of FAE for them.
I can see this thread taking off like the wood lovers thread did.
I just started a nice grow of Hypysizgus maramouras last week with some other edibles and medical mushrooms. I'll post some photos when I get a chance......
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Posted 21 May 2016 - 02:57 PM

I need to buy some of those bags , what size would you suggest, I have a 21 QT, PC and how many at a time can I PC.

 thanks for you pics  hope the fruit soon.

 namaste

these bags are

[8"X5"X19" 2.2mil PP
Filter: A 1.5"X1.5"
0.5 micron
Hole: L]

like needles mentioned, i can get 4 in my pc..3-5lb of sub

 

Wharf if you got any suggestions please post them we all want to learn.

I got good news my Shiitake is showing growth - bought from a commercial  retailer.

I used the PF Tek  modified.

1 cup BRF or wheat bran
2 cups of oak or hardwood sawdust
1 cup of water

a 1/2 inch vermiculite barrier. PC as you would a PF jar.

  namaste

 

the Shiitake bags are HWFP with aprox 10% BRF.. most people use bran, but BRF works just as good.. of course they need to be sterilized NOT Pasteurized.


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:28 PM

Thanks to both of Needles and Wharf, I will buy some bags, I can get a better grow from 4 bags than I might from jars..
The bags seem easy and cost effective.

I got 100% wheat bran and BRF, just went to the grocery store.

On another subject , I read that Reishi will fruit on milo - a relative of sorghum. I want to ask if anyone has direct experience with this?

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:37 PM

i've grown reishi on HWFP, i have not grown it straight on milo, but use milo as a spawn... but yes you can grow on straight milo out the top of a quart jar..
I have bags for sale at a reasonable price (my cost). plus shipping. PM me if inerested


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 09:35 PM

Thanks to both of Needles and Wharf, I will buy some bags, I can get a better grow from 4 bags than I might from jars..
The bags seem easy and cost effective.
I got 100% wheat bran and BRF, just went to the grocery store.
On another subject , I read that Reishi will fruit on milo - a relative of sorghum. I want to ask if anyone has direct experience with this?
 namaste

If you can find a bag of sorghum, buy it. It is a little more difficult to get the field capacity just right but once you do it colonizes faster than rye. I will sometimes mix the two or do a opposite gtg. It also blends in a coffee grinder really nice if you want to use powdered grains for any experiments. I have not tried jars but had bags of reishi spawn on milo with no luck fruiting. Better off to just use it for spawn and noc sawdust blocks with it.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:54 AM

I've got some Reishi on a mix of yellow and red millet and sorghum.

It's a half gal jar and I had shaken it because I was planning to expand it onto other jars.

I got so busy that I forgot about it... I opened it a little while ago and there where blobs already forming on top so I'm just gonna ride it out and see if it produces fruits. 

Since the jar has a wide mouth (110mm) I think I'm gonna be cutting up some plastic bags and fixing them to the mouth of the jar. Poke some holes on the top of the bag and bam! you got yourself a little microclimate.

I'll get some pics up soon, I'm looking forward to contributing to this thread!


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:18 PM

I just wanted to show a little Reishi , I did from agar - from a respected member here.  The petri dish I took samples off of have grown over with myc so that you can't tell it was ever opened. And here is some Shiitake just starting.

Feel free to post pics of your edibles.


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

Your shiitake half pints look like there about ready for some FAE, they will need lots of it too. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
I just did up a batch of sorghum and PCing it tonight. I plan on doing a gtg of reishi on rye to more rye and milo both at the same time as a comparison. I'll try to share photos......
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for the guidance Needles, I am a student like 101 with no experience, thanks again.

The Shiitake look whiter than they do just looking at it though , maybe I can get one with the flash off
and see if that makes a difference . I inoculated only 14 days ago.

I am not used to this cam but with the flash off they might not look as developed. 

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:33 PM

Needles what would do if this was your jar?

 Thanks for you advise.  Namaste

 EDIT - I mislabeled this pic but I can take care of that later

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 04:33 PM

Needles what would do if this was your jar?
 Thanks for you advise.  Namaste
 EDIT - I mislabeled this pic but I can take care of that later

I would put it back on the shelf for a few more days and let the mycelium totally consolidate. Then dunk it like any other PF cake. It will need a little bit cooler weather to fruit. So outside in a shaded spot should be good, sixty degree weather should still be ok. There are different strains of shiitake, some are cool weather fruiters and some warm. I would also remove the cakes from the jars and give it a good home in a plastic tote that is open for lots of FAE and good humidity. A one or two gallon spray bottle can be filled with water and used to mist the walls of the tote and the cake too.
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:19 PM

Thanks I got my fruiting chamber ready. Don't know the variety is, I can email and hope to find out.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

Most of my shiitake mushrooms have grown out now but there are still a few growing.image.jpeg here are some Lepsita nuda pin porn photos from my out door fruiting chamber. image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:48 AM

From the five reishi grain masters I picked the first one on the left for the gtg transfers. image.jpeg It's been a while for prepping sorghum for me and I think I got it just a little wet. After the boil and steaming off the extra moisture the grains looked great. Not sticky and over hydrated. After 90 minuets in the PC they came out a little wet looking but should still dry some and be ok. image.jpeg as time goes on I will try to post more photos to see if there is any growth difference between the two grains.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:48 AM

 Nice pics Needles, ever tried to dry the shiitakes for long term storage?

I looked into the growing parameters of shiitake and others and I might be able to use my basement for cooler temps or a thermoelectric coleman cooler, to get the temps I need.
Months ago I bought another peltier plate to play with and if I need to I can easly make a big tub into a cooler or warmer if need be.

Been running my PC every day and got some to PC today, I need to make some back ups in petris and master slants in test tubes.

   peace and safety

 


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