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    • DonkeyHote
      What about the bees bro? You just jack the fruit of all their hard labor ? You're better than that. First we took the land from the Indians and now we're taking the honey from teh bees. When will the madness end? 
    • wilspeak
      I put the magic Honey in the refrigerator to keep it fresh, plus the spices (Black Pepper, Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Loins Mane, Sage) will help preserve it.  It will not rot if kept Cold. As a matter of fact. I taste and smell it every few days and it's doing just fine.  Also Placing undried (living) mushrooms🍄inside of Honey which comes from (Living) Beings called Honey Bees 🐝  is a WONDERFUL and BLESSED Idea. 
    • yukoncornelius
      TL;DR: almost exclusicet blobs using a 6qt shoebox tek: why is this happening and what can be done to obtain traditional fruitbodies instead of these horrifying monsters (pretty sure it’s not genetics since it’s from a fruit body that displayed absolutely no deformities or mutations, in addition to the development of side pins that show typical fruit bodies)   Aloha Shroomology Family!   ‘Tis I, Yukon Cornelius, back with another inquiry for the people whose wisdom I so gratefully cherish so much...   This time the question is about everyone’s favorite predicament: BLOBS!!!!!!!   Heres the sitch... There are 6 shoebox style tubs (6qt) that have between a 1:1 and a 1:2 ratio of RGS spawn:Coco coir substrate that has colonized pretty quickly and appears to have some beautiful rhizomorphic growth (forgive me if this statement is inaccurate. I’m just going based off of the research and reading I’ve done, the total of which has been < 1 year but >9 months).    Everything looked to be going swimmingly: there were hyphal knots forming, and soon after primordia...   but upon closer inspection and after a little more time, it became apparent that the primordia/pins had no cap to them! This became more apparent as they got bigger. That’s when I remembered the discussions I came across about certain folks getting “blobs” rather than the traditional fruit bodies we all know and love and respect.  I decided to read more, but I found myself  getting more confused due to the numerous posts and discussions about how and why these blob bastards form, all of which either gave different reasons for this, or were involving set ups significantly different than the one in question (ie: blobs on BRF cakes, different substrate mediums, etc.).  I decided it would be best to ask the Family for their expertise in this matter, seeing as how blobs are less than ideal, despite them being just as potent as a normal fruit body (or so I have read). As you can see from the pictures, pretty much every tub has blobs forming with the exception of one of them which has normal pins/fruits developing. When thinking about why this could be happening, I noticed that the one with normal development has an ill fitting lid which I imagine is the reason why they’re more typical, since that tub would be getting more FAE relative to the others which have lids that snap shut ( although they are by no means air tight.) The tek  being used is a “set-it-and-forget-it” tek that proves to be suitable for someone who wants to participate in the hobby but is often called out of town  unexpectedly. I totally understand that an ideal situation would require fanning and significantly more FAE, however that is not really an option for this set up, or at the very least, could not be performed on any sort of regular basis (hence the set-it-and-forger-it tek being used). Interestingly enough, as you can also see from the pictures, there are side pins that are normal fruit bodies! What the hell?!  This is definitely the most successful bulk grow yet, but these blobs make it slightly less than perfect.  So I was wondering: Does anyone else have experience either with this style shoebox ten or with blobs in general using a bulk substrate (specifically with coco coir)?  If so, were you able to  adjust your set up to grow normal fruit bodies? If so, how?  As always your help & guidance is greatly appreciated and I’m grateful for whatever insight y’all can provide...   Thanks fam!   PS: it’s almost certainly not a genetic issue since it’s using spores to agar to RGS that originated from a fruit body that displayed absolutely no deformities or mutations, and one tub is producing normal fruits.    -Yukon Cornelius
    • Awooga
      To case or not to case - that is the question?
    • Sonshyn
      Nice my dried out guy is moving through his agar . Going to transfer that to a couple other agar dishes and pour some PCd grain on top of the original agar so I can run over that for some transfers while I wait on the other pieces to do their thing . 
    • rastakess304
      So it was from a cluster of some tiny but potent PESAmazonians lol. Ended up cleaning up very nicely, and I put it on a master
    • Sonshyn
      So I tried this on a couple half gallon jars but these didn’t have the ml only cups so I did 4 cups wbs and then water to the 2 cup line . Pc for 90 . When I took them out to shake them there was quite a bit that stuck to the bottom even after knocking around for a while . Shook them again 15 minutes later and more but not all came off.  Will see how well they reabsorb the water and Noc them up tomorrow and we will see how they go from there . I’ll update it as it goes . 
    • DonkeyHote
      Won't the fresh mushrooms rot in the honey? I might try this with dry cubes ground up.
    • Sonshyn
      Had a question to pose before I try this. If you have a half gallon jar and filled it to the 1000ml line with rinsed and sifted WBS and filled the water to the 500 ml line would it get to temp during the 90 minute PC run ? I’m wondering because it is thicker than a quart And is more like a bag. Would running it longer burst a lot more seeds and end up not worth it ? 
    • Sonshyn
      I’d guess that you might’ve had some tam hidden in your spawn .
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