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 21 
 on: April 28, 2014, 01:19:37 PM 
Started by lowartgloominati6 - Last post by lowartgloominati6
I was on rollitup but didn't get any straight answers and I found this forum So I will post my question here
I bought $50 worth of syringes and had 12 quart jars that only turned out to have one jar... (sterility issues) I started the whole process in November/December
I wasn't around to see the mycelium grow or to see the condition in which they were kept because after I ordered the syringes the cops showed up at my sisters house and we had to store everything elsewhere.
so now I have one jar that looks pretty nice.
What does it look like when it starts to get oxygen lol Its been in a closed jar since november/december and now after i took it out its fuzzy its still white but now its fuzzy and does it actually take up to 2 weeks to start pinning?

 22 
 on: April 27, 2014, 09:42:08 AM 
Started by David de Kabouter - Last post by David de Kabouter
Has anyone else experience with the cultivation of sclerotia/truffles of
the species Panaeolus subbalteatus ?? I have added some pics of them..

 23 
 on: April 22, 2014, 02:55:04 PM 
Started by fmrc - Last post by fmrc
The #102 "TMC" April 2014 Issue is posted up for free read.  Go to www.mushroomsfmrc.com and click "TMC Journals" off of the Main Menu.  Here is the Content List:

C O N T E N T S
Mushroom Journal Subscriptions and other Journal information.....................01

 USE OF SPAWN RUN IN DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES FOR .......................02

 PRODUCTION OF OYSTER MUSHROOM (PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS)

 Cooking With Mushrooms...............................................................................07

 RedCap Posts Wrong Information at Shroomotopia.......................................08

 A short quick lesson on Scientific Names for Shroomotopia..........................09

 Mycology in the Media....................................................................................09

 Shiitake Mushrooms Do Not Make Good Spores...........................................11

 CULTURE FLASK…….. Is this your last Issue on Subscription?..................11

 FREE Mushroom Spore Print sample Coprinus comatus............................11

 Mushroom Quiz..............................................................................................12

 FREE TMC Subscriptions..............................................................................12

 Color Photograph Psilocybe tampanensis sclerotia....................................13

 24 
 on: April 20, 2014, 06:25:58 PM 
Started by Davie K - Last post by fmrc
Taken from the book "THE  GOLDEN  DOORKNOB", by Stephen L. Peele, FMRC:
Taken from "THE  GOLDEN  DOORKNOB", By Stephen L. Peele (FMRC):
Some species of mushrooms have the ability to produce sclerotia.  Most mushrooms and other fungi do not have this ability.  Several of the psychoactive species of mushrooms produce sclerotia.  Psilocybe mexicana and Psilocybe tampanensis are two examples.  The sclerotia is actually an alternative expression of the mushroom to insure the continuation of the species.  This modification is also directly associated with the survival of the mushroom during environmental extremes.  High temperatures, desiccation, or nutrient deprivation, cause these types of mushrooms to form this resistant structure.  The sclerotia is formed by the cells branching profusely, and then develop into a thick outer layer to protect the inside against the extremes of the current environment.  The sclerotia contains stored nutrients, and can survive under unfavorable conditions for many years".  No sclerotia that I know of grows on wood.
The use of the word truffle for these sclerotia is an incorrect term.  They are not truffles.  They are sometimes refered to as "philosopher stones".  I believe this term was placed by Dr. Pollock, the one who collected the first ever specimen of Ps. tampanensis along with Gary Lincoff in early Sept. 1976, just outside Tampla, FL.  It was once only held by 5 people when I deposited it into the CBS Culture Bank in The Netherlands to ensure that it would not die out.  I was once told that even Paul Stamets lost his culture.  Today, people all over the world have access to it.
The book sells for $20.00 post paid ($30.00 Overseas Airmail)  slp/fmrc

 25 
 on: April 11, 2014, 06:09:06 AM 
Started by karel196 - Last post by anno
Shiitake for instance
http://www.agroforestry.net.au/main.asp?_=Shiitake


 26 
 on: April 04, 2014, 10:04:04 PM 
Started by karel196 - Last post by karel196
Hello All, I have 20 logs of acacia, which of mushrooms can I cultivat ? Thank You / Karel

 27 
 on: March 04, 2014, 09:41:12 AM 
Started by fmrc - Last post by fmrc
.....seems strange you did not understand anything?  I'd say you must be in some kind of darkness.  I have never had a comment like that before.

 28 
 on: February 24, 2014, 09:00:53 PM 
Started by rockhound2040 - Last post by rockhound2040
 :rolleyes: Just a thought , I just picked up a spray bottle and it had a small fall on it so when you mist the fan makes smaller droplets. hopefully it will also move enough air to satisfy requirements. this was a cheep buy and may save some work . Keep growing and good karma. 

 29 
 on: February 24, 2014, 07:18:21 PM 
Started by rockhound2040 - Last post by rockhound2040
 I have a question, my cakes have shrunk by 30% is this normal? I used filter lids without putting the metal lid on. Could this be to much air exchange? I'm also looking into plastic jars as I have seen some info on them, any thoughts would be helpful.

 30 
 on: February 02, 2014, 10:29:18 AM 
Started by Craiger - Last post by Craiger
Has anyone done a pf tek with brewing grains, or used it as a supplement for straw logs?

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