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  2. El_Piraña

    Dunking question

    Good job on getting this far. To dunk you can pour water directly into the tub. Some people put weight on top of the sub to hold it under the water (like using a spare tub with weight in it.) You can pour out the water while holding the sub in the original tub, no need to remove it. You can also drill a small drain hole in a bottom corner that can then be plugged afterwards. Using tap water is questionable, depends on the quality in your area. I just use RO filtered water for everything in my grows. Instead of a typical dunk, you can also just spray the hell out of it, it should soak up most of the water. This tends to be much easier on larger tubs rather than trying to move them around and risk damaging the substrate. no need for a glove box.
  3. Hello everyone, After patiently following the 6q monotub process I have finally got two tubs of mushrooms to the pinning stage. It has actually taken a couple of months to get to this point. The spawn jars took over a month to colonize and the spawn run has taken 3 weeks so far. I suspect that spores I have are a bit on the sleepy side, and I made the mistake of not keeping the spawn run warm enough. Anyhow, I have what would seem to be a dumb question. The Tek talks about dunking the media for 24 hours and then letting it drain: - I assume that I have to take the media out of the black plastic to let it drain after soaking? - Is there any risk of the media breaking up when it’s wet? - Do I need to do this in a glove box? - Do I need to boil the water, or use distilled water? Thanks
  4. 4-6 hours for pasteurization is a lil overkill unless you have a giant bag and takes the core longer to get to temp. I know its a min of 30 min after core temp reaches 160 to 180. I do 2 to 2.5 hours then dump in a bucket and lid, probably stays warm for a while afterwards. I doubt it will get u anything that 2.5hours doesn't ive been doing it with poo/coir/verm and not had 1 conntam so far and ive done quite a bit. the whole point is not kill off the healthy bacteria so dont over heat!!!! so medium low!!! the longer you leave it sit also the stronger the healthy bacteria will grow. I try to prep it a week or 2 in advance.
  5. tonz-o-funguy

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    Hell no!! i was just guessing myself I guess im not the only one who thinks it might work lol i got a pint of fully colonized wbr that i made after reading this tek. i guess ill give it a whirl ill use half the pint bc I got some honey wheat pretzels i even make minis monos out of the plastic container they work great . i got one with eq on canary reed grass and they are looking marvelous so I like to experiment.
  6. El_Piraña

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    Are you sure about the pretzels and wheat thins?
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  8. tonz-o-funguy

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    where carries these strains or how can i obtain one? i have a jar of myc on brown rice is there anyway to fruit the myc? pesa is the strain i choose to use its the most potent one i have atm. can I fruit it jar style? just put it in a sgfc or put plastic bag on top? i could even case with prezels? some wheat thins could work possibly ive be contimplating this not sure what direction even if i cased in some straw i can clean it off easly.
  9. i just put some in the freezer i used acrb I used this method but i first extracted everything with iso alcohol well bc i wanted to try full spec. i ate some yesterday with a g of aborts and 2 small mushy i was feeling good from that lol I'll post my results tomorrow after freeze precip
  10. I’ve got it down until I don’t lol. I’ve been doing well with it for the most part . I think I was just trying to cram 10 pounds of shit in a 2 pound sack and didn’t rinse properly . I PC at 15 or just under for 30. Water needs to be 3-4 inches above the popcorn . When the pc cools down enough to remove the top I rinse it 3 times or until the kernels don’t feel sticky/starchy and the water is clear . Then I spread them out on a towel and usually turn a fan on in the room . When they’ve dried off after an hour or two I jar them up and pc them . Usually let them cool in there overnight . Shake the jars a few times a day to distribute moisture for a couple days . This thread has just been where I keep my notes
  11. El_Piraña

    Popcorn too wet ?

    Looks like you’ve been trying to work with popcorn for quite a while now. I tried popcorn, probably a total of 1-2 dozen quart jars in all (hard to remember exactly). It wasn’t my grain of choice, got a lot of split kernels, I used them anyway. I’m trying to remember my prep...I think I boiled for 25 or 30 minutes, then poured out onto a towel to dry. Can’t even remember if I rinsed. Damn I’m sure this isn’t very helpful lol.
  12. I suppose I could transfer to agar and go about that whole process but this Reishi really isn’t all that desirable in the first place but I do wanna see what comes of this mycelium growth! Will keep everyone posted.
  13. I’ve had another problem and other observations I’d like to share . I had a few batches of popcorn that after I’d innoculated them via g2g transfer would colonize about 80 % and stop and the remaining would start to get mushy and wet . I think I might not have washed all the starch off of them well enough and that formed a barrier the myc couldn’t overtake . I also fell asleep for an hour or two after pulling some popcorn I was hydrating in the pc off the burner . It stayed in their simmering off the residual heat for at least an hour and all the kernels were split but I washed them off thoroughly and pcd them for the hell of it and those jars colonized fine to my surprise.
  14. Ok. My interest is piqued. That said, who the hell knows, right? I dont know this answer but is there any way of knowing if it were transfered to agar? When ppl have questions about an LC's viability, for contam issues, it is usually suggested to put to agar in order to observe the growth of sample. Couldnt you transfer myc to agar then to preferred substrate?
  15. Thank You for your advice
  16. I agree w/ @Sonshyn they are looking good. I’d let it go just a little longer to finish off.
  17. Yes, I did that about a week and a half ago.
  18. Looking pretty darn good, did you break the up and let the recolonize ?
  19. Hello, can anyone tell me how these jars are looking? Thank You
  20. tomentose


    Same here, time to talk to the mushrooms.
  21. Samwise

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    Interesting. Still early days with these species but my suspicion is that the amount of blueing may be a fairly reliable indicator of potency of the mycelium grain...it isn't necessarily fool proof (as P. mexicana and P. semilanceata don't really blue on bruising and are more potent than P. cubensis gram for gram which does blue). That's interesting that the sclerotia producers blue noticeably (especially as the mushrooms...all sub-strain variants of P. mexicana according to genetic analyses...don't really blue at all). So it seems like there could be differences between the mycelium and fruit bodies of the various species in terms of alkaloidal composition and potency.
  22. Viridis420

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    Cool read thanks for posting. I've noticed how dark blue P semperviva grain spawn bruises. I haven't seen P zapotecorum or P caerulescens grain spawn bruise the way P semperviva does.. Also the sclerotia producers all bruise very noticeably.
  23. Samwise

    Myceliated Grain TEK

    A friend and I sampled some Caerulescens mycelium (on rice)...it was only 6 weeks old following inoculation. We started off with 4 tablespoons of the grain gently simmered, and ingested in the form of cocoa...this first dose produced subtle effects so two hours in we had a top up, of another 3 tablespoons...so 7 tablespoons in total, but staggered. In my case, it boosted the experience a little, but it was still quite subtle...but my friend had a relatively short lasting, but immersive and powerful experience that she described as feeling quite reminiscent to her of ayahuasca, based on her prior experiences with that. Clearly our sensitivities vary! I appreciate incubation time wasn't long so this may well have impacted potency, but it seems like your experience was not a great deeper than mine. The Hoogshagenii/Semperviva seems to be a great deal more potent by weight in mycelium-grain form.. It will be interesting to compare eating grain vs tea consumption...the tea certainly seems smoother on one's system, but my feeling is that ingesting it may yield a longer lasting experience. It will be interesting to see how the oats compare. I'm in the process of inoculating grain jars (rice, oats and rye grain) with Azurescens, Cerulescens, Mexicana, Hoogshagenii/Semperviva and Zapotecorum. My hunch is that the Mexicana won't be as potent as the Semperviva, and I'm quite intrigued about the Azurescens and Zapotecorum. I'm also making up a load of lion's mane LC, keen to experiment with this in the mix too Don. 🙂
  24. Hello Gemini, Thank You for the information. Yes all of these jars were shook.
  25. Sterilizing sub is not always the best.. Pasteurize is better.
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