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what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive?
    #1447161 - 04/10/03 05:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

my neighbor is worried about an outdoor patch. the weather has been warm here, but the low for tonight is 39F. tomorrow: high of 72, low 45. sat: 71/48 sun: 73/53. can mycelium running through straw and dung survive this cold spell?


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: eric_the_red]
    #1447183 - 04/10/03 05:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

just get one of those oil heaters that have an auto temp control (about $30 at all those mart stores). i have no problems keeping my room at a comfy 86 deg.


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: eric_the_red]
    #1447197 - 04/10/03 05:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

if they can survive a stint in the refridgerator, i would assume they can take that ok.


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: eric_the_red]
    #1447221 - 04/10/03 05:34 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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can mycelium running through straw and dung survive this cold spell?



It will be fine. As the temperature drops it will just grow more slowly.


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: dog]
    #1447230 - 04/10/03 05:37 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

oops :blush: 


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: eric_the_red]
    #1447396 - 04/10/03 06:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I would imagine mycelium could go right to the verge of freezing , as long as not "frozen" , meaning water expanded past cell walls ability to keep from rupturing . Some species go into a state of dormancy when temps drop below 68*F , and will be fine and recover growing when temps return to happy range .
Yes it can and will handle this temp swing , but will be very slow at overall time to colonize said site . Toss extra layer of plain straw on top just to blanket it through the cold spell , if you think temps may drop below forcasted temps .


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Re: what is the lowest temp mycelium can survive? [Re: tripndicular]
    #1451888 - 04/12/03 09:07 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

mycelium can be frozen and still remain viable for a culture....dont try it unless you want to risk loosing it....

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