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Cultivation / Re: hunting outdoor
« on: August 04, 2008, 08:37:08 AM »
The first one is probably an Amanita, the second one a Psathyrella, the third one a Mycena and the fourth one I don't know.

None of those  should be consumed.

Cultivation / Re: hunting outdoor
« on: August 02, 2008, 12:39:02 AM »
Please use to post pictures.
If you have specific hunting questions, I recommend

Cultivation / Re: Edible to cultivate as azurescens?
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:03:26 AM »

Cultivation / Re: pinning
« on: July 25, 2008, 12:00:54 AM »
I suggest to leave the cakes to start pining in the jars, then you won't have this problem.

How long has it been since full visible colonization? If you birth hem too fast, they won't pin soon, since mycelium isn't ready yet.

PF - Tek / Re: humidity
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:28:42 AM »
A humidifier is not necessary with perlite.

Cultivation / Re: cow pasture
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:27:14 AM »
The images don't show.

PF - Tek / Re: some general info --first time
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:27:37 AM »

PF - Tek / Re: some general info --first time
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:22:05 AM »
>but the syringe are made of plastic doesent they melt down or maybe release some chemichal when theyr gonna be boiled??

No, they are made of polypropylene, which is stable until  130C(266F)

>i still missin g a passage..when i have suck the spore in the syringe withouth contaminate it?


General topics / Re: Too many Aborts.
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:43:20 AM »
Might be. Might also be the strain, or the substrate.

General topics / Re: Update w/ pics
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:42:51 AM »
Good, shrooms!

PF - Tek / Re: some general info --first time
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:42:24 AM »
>can use also the water that i boiled with the jars for sterelizing it?

Fill the syringes with water, wrap them in aluminium foil, then sterilize them along the jars.

>how much i have to scratch for  full one single sirynge?

An area of app. 1/2 x 1/2 inch or a little less.

>how many jars can i do with one syrnge?

6-10 jars.

PF - Tek / Re: In search of help and advice.
« on: July 18, 2008, 04:48:19 AM »
No, this doesn't happen often.

One last thing that I could think of is that the jars were still hot or very warm when you inoculated them?
Oh, and have you shaken the syringes properly before inoculation?

General topics / Re: freshness
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:19:54 AM »
Depending on the temperature and the freshness of spores you should see first signs of growth between the 3rd and 10th day after inoculation.

PF - Tek / Re: In search of help and advice.
« on: July 18, 2008, 02:18:35 AM »
Then my guess would be that the spores are bunk.

PF - Tek / Re: In search of help and advice.
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:51:13 AM »
Hmm... the substrate looks ok, but I can see no mycelium. Do the jars emit any unpleasant smell?

Cultivation / Re: fruiting
« on: July 16, 2008, 01:48:03 AM »

PF - Tek / Re: In search of help and advice.
« on: July 16, 2008, 01:46:36 AM »
Were the spores fresh? How does the mycelium look, bright white or more greyish? Do the jars emit any smell? Did you take care to inoculate so you see the spore water drop run down the surface of the jar?

If the spores were older, then it can take a week or so for the growth to kick off.

Replacing the lid on sterilized jars is generally not a good idea, since there are big chances you bring contaminants in.

Can you make photos of the jars?

Cultivation / Re: Azurescens bed is bleeding
« on: July 15, 2008, 01:49:05 AM »
You should remove the plastic and apply a thin(1-2 cm) layer of dried leaves and debris from the forest floor.

PF - Tek / Re: perlite instead of vermiculite?
« on: July 13, 2008, 12:37:46 AM »

Cultivation / Re: On contamination...
« on: July 01, 2008, 07:51:49 AM »
>Is contamination of big factor of growing mushrooms? Do they get contaminated very easily?

It is a big factor, yes. The surest way to contaminate a substrate is to touch it with anything that has not been sterilized directly. Dirty hands, spoon, needle...

>With clothes in the room and near the jars/fruiting chamber, will my mushrooms get contaminated easily?

More easily than if you hadn't had those there, that's for sure. How easy...hard to tell.

>A week in advance of growing them, should I continuously spray Lysol to disinfect?

I don't think this would change anything much.

I was thinking of putting the jars in a seal-able box so they're not just wide out in the open.

As long you open this box at least every couple of days, this sounds ok. Or you could let the jars colonize in a fruiting chamber(plastic box with holes filled with polyfil)

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