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Agaricus Blazei Grow
    #11351855 - 10/30/09 03:09 PM (8 years, 26 days ago)

Well folks--finally some good news to report about my Agaricus Blazei grow.
i had been hampered early on by cobweb mold and took radical action to kill the varmint. i sprayed heavily with 3% H2O2 and let in the FC.
here are some initial pictures in the jars:





these never did anything--could not get them to grow.
i ended buying some spawn from a supplier before cold weahter set in.
i had been working on some home compost and having boukou problems with actually sterilizing the lot--had to make do with the best i could--normally you only have to pasteurize this material. anyway, that's when the cobweb blighted me.

by october 9th i was actually getting somewhere with a cased topping and the mycelia was beginning to grow well i thought-






temperatures indoors were close to 90 F, then i moved outdoors during a little cool snap for a week and watered real well, let soak, and drained the excess. i have moved the FC back inside last week and now have young mushroom growth.
i am happy about this, to say the least. see for yourself and share my happiness.

finally some real blazei shrooms
check this upside down one here. doesn't know which end is up--ever felt that way?







there's a little abort tucked in here--looks like he's being reabsorbed


i understand these guys can get very large under the right circumstances. it is definitely a learning process, friends. looks like there are about 10-12 shrooms in 2 tubs at this time.

feel free to comment. i appreciate everyone who has contributed to help this happen.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11367467 - 11/02/09 08:53 AM (8 years, 23 days ago)

update time--a lot has happened over the weekend as you'll see.





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pink gill stage before turning dark brown


since these were taken there has been a rapid maturity of the carpophores with awesome spore release. everything has turned a beautiful dark brown with zillions of spores everywhere. absolutely wonderful.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11368057 - 11/02/09 12:07 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

Great job, houdinihar. I'm glad to see results of a successful blazei grow.

What are your substrate and casing made of? Also, is the casing unpasteurized?


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: gribi]
    #11368388 - 11/02/09 01:12 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

my substrate is a homemade compost comprised of grass straw, table vegetable throw-aways like lettuce pieces, carrots, potato peels, anything you can think of to add to to the pile, coffee grounds, some gypsum, but not enough. this stuff was working for a month before i used it. could have done better there let me tell you.

the casing is absolutely unpasteurized. i used verm, peat moss, and some cow manure from home depot-almost like dirt really. got it wet to field capacity. maybe the ratio was 40:40:20, pretty close to that anyway.

everything took around a month--seems longer though, but it wasn't. i watered a couple of times adding it to the tubs. my tubs are 12 by 12 by 3". as you can see there is plenty of overlay, but i wasn't going to disturb this first trial at all.

thanks for asking, gribi.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11368914 - 11/02/09 02:36 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

nice houdi, you have given me motivation to try and get some of my own growing!


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: solumvita]
    #11369066 - 11/02/09 02:56 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

good progress, Way to go houdinar,
ah a warm weather variety. please let us know how it taste when you get that far....say, in comparison to A.bisporus or Oysters , Ok? Imorph


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: Imorph]
    #11369921 - 11/02/09 04:49 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

now solumvita
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you have given me motivation to try and get some of my own growing



that is great solumvita. we all need motivaion from time to time--next time, i may need yours.

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let us know how it taste when you get that far....say, in comparison to A.bisporus or Oysters ,


i have already tasted the fruits and there is no comparison really. A. bisporus is almost like eating straw at times--seems to almost have no flavor whatsoever. i can't see how any mushroom could have gotten that popular without a lot of media push. the oysters are way better than A. bisporus anyway. i will give a better eval in the future. that wasn't my reason for growing this time 'round. i do like the flavor though of the A. blazei and they taste much better raw than the oysters or A. bisporus.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11370435 - 11/02/09 05:57 PM (8 years, 23 days ago)

houdinar the superior taste of the A.blazei...if you know...is it anything like ? A. subrufescens ? its kin/stand-in ?? Imorph


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: Imorph]
    #11372615 - 11/02/09 10:48 PM (8 years, 22 days ago)

:bow2:


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11375963 - 11/03/09 12:36 PM (8 years, 22 days ago)

That's cool Houdinihar. A good start with a difficult species. I really need to get my A. augustus spores going before they get too old...

Congratulations,
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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: Mycelio]
    #11376190 - 11/03/09 01:17 PM (8 years, 22 days ago)

thanks for the accolades friends. much appreciated. we know just about anything we do here has been a joint effort of some kind. hats off to my fellow shroomerites who have taken a green guy and brought me this far in a couple of years.
it is great,

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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11376502 - 11/03/09 02:05 PM (8 years, 22 days ago)

Cool grow. Looking to try those soon!


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: Grzyby]
    #11378310 - 11/03/09 06:37 PM (8 years, 22 days ago)

thanks Grzyby. i know some of the work you have posted has been very nice, too.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11382118 - 11/04/09 10:01 AM (8 years, 21 days ago)

the last of the first flush darkening



here the shroom cap lamella are begining to darken. they will eventually turn a super dark brown before spore release.
the veil looks likes it attached but it's just the angle of the lens.




nice single



when you punch in the detail on the singles you can esily see the gill structure.

the first flush has run its course now.
i have rehydrated my substrate and am just waiting for the next primordia to awaken.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11405444 - 11/07/09 04:45 PM (8 years, 18 days ago)

here's some update with tissue culture from this agaricus blazei shrooms.

four-pak



single


much better agar growth today--no pics until monday.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11421049 - 11/09/09 08:36 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

a little plate update. these guys are looking nice. much better than my first plates.







starting to show typical thin rhizo growth as stamets mentioned in his book, "the mushroom cultivator."
have also inoculated several wbs jars with tissue, and 6 jars with brf and compost with new spore solution from this growth.

will keep you posted.

houdinihar


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: houdinihar]
    #11422362 - 11/09/09 11:06 PM (8 years, 15 days ago)

:thumbup:great work man! gonna be a tasty treat


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: Don Juan]
    #11531677 - 11/26/09 01:28 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Where did you get your spores? or your spawn?


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: champinhom]
    #11535026 - 11/27/09 01:11 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

"houdinihar
Psilocybe antioquensis--New Request"
i wish... sporeworks hasnt had it for years...


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Re: Agaricus Blazei Grow [Re: bw86]
    #11535262 - 11/27/09 01:53 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

SW has P. antioquensis but its just not on the website due to pending upgrades.  You might try contacting them.


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