Where you at @HrVanker?
Sorry for dropping off there... I've been finishing up my first grow. Got infected with vert again, but I wanted some fruits, so I let it go. Not the best decision, but it is what it is. I stopped misting to help prevent spores from flying (just did mini dunks on pinning cakes), and will have to do a good disinfection of the area. I know where the contam came from this round (the air tubes never got disinfected), so that should help on the next round.
Speaking of which, my Lipa Yai WBS jars are chugging along.
Right now, I need to clean, organize and build a better glovebox. Then I should he back. I've just been busy and organization has never been a strong suit of mine. But we all have to grow up sometime! Lol
I was also wondering if mycelium from two strains were blended and chopped into pieces then placed into sterilized water would they just continue to grow separately or would they join together and continue to grow. Kinda like grafting fruit trees. Guess that will be the next experiment......
This has been an ongoing debate between myself and @CatAttack... I believe that two genetically different samples (whether both Maz, Thai, etc.) will fight for dominance. Two different species will definitely compete. I don't know about identical cultures... how can they recognize each other? Or is it more like a compatability thing? E.g. Do hyphae from different genes have different diameters and can only connect with identical hyphae?
I once did some research on dying mycelium, but it doesn't seem too effective. If we could do that, you could potentially see red myc fight with blue myc. However, I believe that agar could help us. One could pour a nute rich agar and a low nute agar on the same plate (would involve some jerry rigging). Transfer one sample to each side and see what happens when they meet. Will the nute rich culture feed the nute poor culture? To fully test, we would need a several itterations with varying parameters, and I'm nowhere near ready to get that deep yet.