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Many A Question
    #1387416 - 03/18/03 09:58 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I may upload a few pics here soon, but the dragon had picked some mushrooms and let them sit in a container with a paper towel, now for a bout two days. this dragon checked on it last night and it looked like white fuzz was starting to grow on it... the dragon doesnt know if this is contaminant or just the mycelium regrowing? Another concern, is the growing mushrooms, its pf strain, but the cap is more brownish and the gills have turned up, and it looked like the cap was soft and moist...almost as if one could dig out some of the cap by touching it. does anyone know about this on the top of the head? i will upload pics soon


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Re: Many A Question [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1387487 - 03/18/03 10:23 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That's not the right way to dry any mushroom, forget the paper towel and the container, use a fan or disecant !
If you have humidity on your drying system and the mushrooms are fresh, the mycelium can grow again or a mold (like cobweb) can infect the fresh areas. Separate all fruitbodies to increase the drying area.

About your "growing mushrooms", i think you're ok, if you let them develop that much, they will up turn the cap and begin sporulating.

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Re: Many A Question [Re: MAIA]
    #1387497 - 03/18/03 10:25 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yeah the dragon is about to fly and get some drying material. you think lye will work or is it too strong?


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Re: Many A Question [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1387506 - 03/18/03 10:28 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What is lye ?

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Re: Many A Question [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1387532 - 03/18/03 10:34 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Put a fan on them... it works wonders compared to drying agents. If they start to smell nasty, then they have started to rot and should be tossed. Smelling nasty is a putrid, sewer, there is no way I'm gonna eat that sort of smell.

Lye is NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide), a very caustic (and toxic) base.


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Re: Many A Question [Re: Seuss]
    #1387639 - 03/18/03 10:57 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

its as well as dessicant... i was wondering if i could stick it in some paper towels so the lye doesnt react with the mushrooms and acts as a powerful dessicant... what do you think?

is there another dessicant i can get at the grocery store?


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Re: Many A Question [Re: Zero7a1]
    #1387682 - 03/18/03 11:07 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Look for 'Dry Rite' or 'Damp Rid'. Both are much safer than lye. In either case, a fan works much much better for getting the majority of the water out. Use the dessicant after you have a fan blowing across them for 24 hrs. You must use a lot of dessicant per fruit body if you don't fan them first or they will rot.

I find a hardware store or a gun store as the best places to find dessicants (other than the chem supply house).


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Re: Many A Question [Re: Seuss]
    #1387707 - 03/18/03 11:14 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Lye, whitewash ?

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Re: Many A Question [Re: MAIA]
    #1387771 - 03/18/03 11:34 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

here are some of the fruits... the dragon is fanning as we speak.







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Re: Many A Question [Re: MAIA]
    #1387777 - 03/18/03 11:36 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Oh i know ! Not whitewash, it is Ca(OH)2 or Calcium Hydroxide. Here NaOH we call it something like caustic sodium.

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