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Davie K

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i inoculated popcorn
« on: August 07, 2009, 09:17:31 AM »

i used white popcorn and inoculated it 4 or 5 days ago... havnt seen any growth yet...  has anyone inoculated popcorn w/ spores... when i used my grain 2 grain it grew great... but w/ spores i havnt seen any growth.. i build an incubator with 2 tubs and a fish tank heater.. 86 F.  i used a little bleach in the water between the 2 tubs..  think i killed the spore? from the fumes?  idk.. or just microteck sold me some duds?
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Re: i inoculated popcorn
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 12:16:41 PM »

I think popcorn might be a little slower w/ spores.
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Re: i inoculated popcorn
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 12:19:03 PM »

I wouldn't worry too much. It takes longer when starting from a spore inoculation, b/c the spore has to mature into mycelium. With a G2G transfer, the already mature mycelium just continues to colonize on the new grain. 86 F is way, way too hot for incubation, no higher than 80 F and that's pushing it too. Contaminants will stop growth before it even has a chance to start.

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Re: i inoculated popcorn
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 05:18:22 AM »

it took mine 6 days with the spores. 8 days with L.C. which was a little weird, i though the L.C. would of been faster. however L.C. is the way to go with cakes just over 2 weeks for full colonization
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Re: i inoculated popcorn
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 09:29:04 PM »

yeah, it could take a week or so for popcorn to take off from spores or L.C...
once it starts, it should move pretty fast.
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