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pokie

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« on: October 02, 2004, 05:17:29 PM »

will mycelium grow if put in a liquid grwth medium like malt or dextrose like spores will ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2004, 09:51:45 PM »

Yes, the mycelium will grow in such a liquid. Several growers do use liquid growth mediums, mostly as a clean innoculant of a cloned strain. Growth can be very rapid when you inject jars with such a liquid. There are a few posts about it on the shroomery.

In my experiments with it, I found it contaminates quite easily. I have heard of some antibiotics being added to prevent that, not quite sure about how that works.
IMHO, it's a waste of time; you should go with agar instead, it is much more reliable and scientifically documented.
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Dirk

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 04:17:54 AM »

I think indiashroomer has a point, after all, its east to spot contamination growing on agar, but it may not be so obvious in liquid culture. You could end up innoculating a lot of substrate with contaminated innoculum.

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