Home | Community | Message Board


High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Paul Stamets, Rye Grain

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibleafoaf
CEO DBK?
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 32,665
Loc: Ripple's Heart
spore germination...some grains better than others?
    #1323715 - 02/21/03 04:36 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

afoaf of afoaf knocked up a couple different types
of grains...all prepared in the same fashion and
innoculated with the same set of syringes from the
same print, sometimes splitting syringes across jars.

dude noticed that the millet jars began germination
in 36 hours, while only one out of 8 wheat jars are
even showing slight signs of germination after 4 days.

(note: all of which have been sitting in the same
incubator set to the low 80's. )

do folks have any opinions or fact based observations
regarding whether or not some grains foster germination
better than others?

feel free to bump this back to cult if need be.

thanks in advance for your insight.


--------------------
All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledeanofmean
mycophagous

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 2,017
Loc: PNW
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1323754 - 02/21/03 04:52 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

i was told wheat is a poor substrate, because it is high in protein .


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleafoaf
CEO DBK?
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 32,665
Loc: Ripple's Heart
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: deanofmean]
    #1323766 - 02/21/03 04:58 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Top of page 43 in TMC:

WHEAT: Works equally well as rye for spawn making and fruitbody production.


--------------------
All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePeaceful_Nomad
On the Path ofthe Feather
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 447
Loc: Sometimes Kansas - Maybe ...
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1323810 - 02/21/03 05:31 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Red wheat berries work better than rye.
You only have to soak them for maximum
hydration and the PC'ng will make the grains
absorb any residual H2O without adding
additional water.

Wheat is cheaper than rye in my area.

Peace to Everyone,

Peaceful Nomad


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledeanofmean
mycophagous

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 2,017
Loc: PNW
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1323811 - 02/21/03 05:31 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

in the table below that he lists perennial wheat aka derum or winter wheat, which is used for animal feed and would have a protein content of 16% or less (i think).
the kind of wheat that is sold in a grocery store for bread making is 26-32% .


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineblackout
Microwaver
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 4,897
Last seen: 8 hours, 59 minutes
Trusted Cultivator
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1323879 - 02/21/03 06:01 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

your friend may have had a perfect water ratio in his millet but not in the wheat. if he tried again he may find the wheat is better if the ratios change.

wheat is cheaper for me too, rye isnt grown here much. pet shops have it very cheap. i had no success with it though.


--------------------
support the free spore ring http://fsre.nl/


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleafoaf
CEO DBK?
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 32,665
Loc: Ripple's Heart
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: blackout]
    #1324035 - 02/21/03 07:28 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

all grains were prepared by soaking for 36-48 hours,
rinsing, draining and pcing without additional water
supplements.

wouldn't it be safe to assume that when prepared this
way, that all the grains would achieve optimal water
content?

deanofmean, thanks, I think you are correct, the
soft wheat that I am using is not the same as the
harder, winter wheat. but even so, would that
affect initial germination of the spores?


--------------------
All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNeonBlack
enthusiast
Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 331
Last seen: 8 years, 3 months
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: deanofmean]
    #1324044 - 02/21/03 07:34 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Most health food stores around here stock hard red winter wheat berries .. You can get it bulk for pretty cheap.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedebianlinux
Myconerd - DBK
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 8,272
Loc: Over There
Last seen: 8 months, 14 hours
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1324130 - 02/21/03 08:22 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

all grains were prepared by soaking for 36-48 hours,
rinsing, draining and pcing without additional water
supplements.

wouldn't it be safe to assume that when prepared this
way, that all the grains would achieve optimal water
content?




no... i met this bum who learned this the hard way when she started with grains. wheat/rye needs an optimal water content that is specific to the specific grain your using. IOW, my rye berries may very well require a different amount of water than yours. the only way to determine this is to make batches with varying water amounts and note the best results and use THAT amount of water from that point on with that source/brand of rye berries. millet tends to have the unique advantage of simply needing to be presaoked like you were asking. this is why that bum moved away from rye and used millet from that point on. (I'd like to point out that I believe the water ratio is pretty standard for rye but the different ryes have different amounts of inherent water that could only be determined by weighing the grain, baking all the water out and re-weighing to note the difference, in my opinion it's all too much of a pain in the ass when millet is so damn easy)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleafoaf
CEO DBK?
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 32,665
Loc: Ripple's Heart
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: debianlinux]
    #1324398 - 02/21/03 10:34 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

even when soaked for days and days, the grain
still may not absorb the maximum amount of water
that it could absorb...?

or is the point that maximum water capacity is not
the same as optimal water content?

even if you assumed that both sets of jars had
the optimal (and/or maximum) water content,
would one grain be better than the other for
germination?

or, in simpler terms, to genericize the topic of
the thread, are some surfaces or substrates better
for germination than others. and if there is such
thing as a superior medium for spore germination,
what about it makes it so...

is it strictly nutritional value or some other combination
of traits and qualities?


--------------------
All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNeonBlack
enthusiast
Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 331
Last seen: 8 years, 3 months
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1324470 - 02/21/03 11:01 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I don't think that maximum water content is necessarily the same as optimal water content. It does make logical sense that some substrates would be better than others for spore germination. I have a hunch that water content has more to do with the actual initial germination of the spores. After that, it seems like a combination of nutritional content and water content would come into play. So, what I'm guessing is that a medium that is optimal for spore germination may not be as good for prolonged growth. But, then again, I might be full of shit.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedebianlinux
Myconerd - DBK
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 8,272
Loc: Over There
Last seen: 8 months, 14 hours
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: NeonBlack]
    #1324551 - 02/21/03 11:32 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

neonblack hit that shit right on the head. (saved me some typing) i would definitely contend that max water content does not equal optimal water content. water and a trace amount of nutrient is all that is really required for germination so the grain is realtively unimportant at that stage. water/grain ratio plays a large role in colonization speed which you want to optimize both to speed up time till harvest but more importantly to outrun competitor bacteria.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePeace_Patrol
Rambling hippie
Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 350
Loc: Electric Neverending
Last seen: 13 years, 4 months
Re: spore germination...some grains better than others? [Re: afoaf]
    #1325721 - 02/22/03 02:33 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I've had germination on wheat within 36 hours from spore syringe.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Paul Stamets, Rye Grain

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Curious Quandry re: Spore Germination Heruuka 1,376 6 09/30/02 06:43 AM
by zeronio
* Spores germination Petri plate VS PF cake FreeSporePrints 2,839 16 08/10/08 03:32 PM
by FreeSporePrints
* spore germination soulman1990 1,745 7 01/07/07 02:25 AM
by RogerRabbit
* grain transfers - maximum possible? bwo 1,044 4 06/17/02 11:13 AM
by durban_poison
* microwave & cboard spore germination: results comario2 1,750 14 10/24/02 02:55 PM
by comario2
* Re: psi. zapotecorum spore germination? azurescen 778 2 04/21/00 12:33 PM
by solidstate
* 4 year old spores germinate after 2 mothes. trade_om 2,203 15 08/10/04 03:31 AM
by dutchie
* New Spore Germination Tek altarego 4,109 10 10/28/11 12:33 AM
by RogerRabbit

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, bodhisatta
1,368 topic views. 2 members, 7 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 19 queries.