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InvisibleMycoFactory
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Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi.
    #2394559 - 03/02/04 12:07 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Just wanted to share some pictures of some of my Reishi mushrooms.

This bag was folded down and punctured on the top a couple times.

They are by far my favorite of all to date.
These are all growing on large wood based Mycobags.

Some more These bags had the tops cut off about 1" below the top of the substrate level.

I am going to pick some of these this week so I can make some tea.  :grin:

MycoBag


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2394568 - 03/02/04 12:16 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Those reishi look awesome man!

Im wondering about the fruitbody appearance, do you think the antler growth is a reflection of your growroom conditions or is it a strain specific trait? Some strains apparently produce antlers and some capped fruits. As im sure you know, staments has quite an exhaustive writeup in ggmm on producing the various forms of fruits by using different environmental conditions.

Super grow!

best regards,

Millet


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2394712 - 03/02/04 01:02 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Nice ! What kind of (pipe) setup is that in the background ? Is the wood based substrate better then the corn substrate you used the last time ?


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: Millet]
    #2396454 - 03/02/04 08:40 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks.
To tell the truth I am beginning to think it is the strain in my case. Initially I tried to get conks to form by maintaining a very high humidity, they never formed.
I like the antler formations because they look so cool but I am told conks give a higher weight yield. I really need these for medication so I was going for yield. Oh well its not a big problem cause I am getting quite a number of these.

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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2396505 - 03/02/04 08:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

that's funny mine just go to conks -but I give them lots of air exchange


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: ragadinks]
    #2396509 - 03/02/04 08:54 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

ragadinks said:
Nice ! What kind of (pipe) setup is that in the background ? Is the wood based substrate better then the corn substrate you used the last time ?




Oh that?  :smirk: That is part of my humidification system. Not too fancy and I want to upgrade it soon to another plan in my mind.
Here are some better pictures that show the setup.
the bottom first.

and the top

It works. The 5" silver tube behind it is for fresh air. It leads to a small fan which blows air in. The humidifier and fan are both on seperate timers.

The corn was totally experimental. The fruit did not get much larger so I picked it. A second nob is forming but I am not sure if it will really develope in to anything. One thing about corn is that it is WAY fast. All these large bags were inoculated via a corn to wood transfer. It really made it grow though fast. It will be my standard method for a while.

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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2396602 - 03/02/04 09:22 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

very impressive.


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2396663 - 03/02/04 09:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Once again, killer job!

Why do you have little pieces of pipe under the edge of the blocks?


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: Millet]
    #2397370 - 03/03/04 08:43 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Oh yes those pipe pieces are to help drainage to keep water from stnading in the valleys of the wood block surface . I am maintaining a very high humidity and I remember that reishi rot I spoke of in another thread. that stuff is nasty :frown: I never want to have that agian. yuck.

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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2405819 - 03/06/04 02:04 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

What medical condition to you take the reishi for? I am growing some right now to see if it is helpful with anxiety. Do you find that the effects are noticable?
thanks
-puggy


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: puggymalone]
    #2407599 - 03/08/04 04:54 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I suffer from BAD sinus problems. Allergies, inflamation and more. It is a long list but those are the major things I hope to be able to help with reishi.

I too have anxiety disorder. I did not know reishi could help with that. If so add that to my list.

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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2407672 - 03/08/04 05:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

and now it is Harvest time!!!



As soon as these dry I am going to make an alcohol extract and put in capsules. That the plan anyway, I need to try it first before risking all these. :smile:

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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2407839 - 03/08/04 06:09 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You dry your reishi in a food-dehydrator?

Nice harvest btw


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: GGreatOne234]
    #2407885 - 03/08/04 06:18 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks :smile:

I dry them on the trays but not in a drier. I just set them out in a place with good air flow over and under. The trays are a good rack for this.

MycoBag


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2407930 - 03/08/04 06:27 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah (cool), the ones i've brought home from the wild, i just lay them out on the table and after a week of sitting there they are dry as can be.


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2409036 - 03/08/04 11:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

So how does Reishi taste? and what's the texture like?


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: bioTek]
    #2410081 - 03/09/04 06:58 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Reishi taste bitter and they are very fibrous and wood like. Best bet is making a tea and mixing that with something to cover the taste. Better yet is too make capsules from ground up mushrooms or mushroom extract.
I have seen recommended doses that range from 3 gm - 5 gm a day for health maintance. More if you are fighting an illness.

I took 30 gm of reishi mushrooms and cut them up and then put them in a jar with some everclear (180 proof alcohol) and let it soak for 4 days. I shook the mix a couple times a day. Next I poured this in a glass pan and covered with a paper towel. Now I am waiting for the alcohol to evaporate off. I plan on making 10 capsules out of this reddish goop that I will get. My thinking is it will be approximately 3 gm per capsule this way concentrated in a tiny amount of actual material. Previously I have just been stuffing 0.25 gm in a capsule but you have to eat so many to get a good amount of reishi. The extract will be better - I hope anyway.


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2410089 - 03/09/04 07:08 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Copied from http://www.geocities.com/marvellousingest/ganodermabasic2.htm[/url]

The Benefits of Reishi
The scientific data accumulated over the past 30 years help explain why Reishi is effective in all parts of our body:

Immune System
Cancer: Reishi is an effective anti-tumor medicine
Common Cold
Influenza
Cough
Inflammation
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Allergies
Lupus
Stomatitis (canker sores)
Reishi acts as an antioxidant against free radicals
Reishi protects against the effects of radiation
Reishi has anti-inflammatory effects
Respiratory System
Asthma
Chronic Bronchitis
Endocrine System
Problems associated with Menopause
Irregular mentruation
Nervous System
Insomnia
Neurasthenia
Stress-induced tension
Over-sleep
Headache
Toothache
Cataracts
Muscular Dystrophy
Myasthenia Gravis
Circulatory System
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
Coronary Heart Disease
Arteriosclerosis
Arrhythmia
Stroke
Reduction of Cholesterol (LDL)
Anemia
Cold Extremities
Hemorrhoid
Elevation sickness
Digestive System
Gastroenteritis
Ulcer
Hepatitis
Liver Necrosis
Reishi regenerates the liver
Obesity -- Reishi removes fat in the blood
Underweight -- Reishi improves appetite
Diabetes
Constipation
Diarrhea
Gallstones
Skin
Aging of the skin
Ugly spots on the skin
Acne
Hair loss
Dermatitis
Excretory System
Nephritis
Reproductive System
Erectile Dysfunction
Lack of sexual desire
Dysmenorrhea (Mentrual cramps)

Also from the same site:

How to use Reishi
Reishi polysaccharides have high molecular weights of up to 1,050,000, which makes absorptiion by the intestines difficult. Dr. Fukumi Morishige, M.D. found that patients given large doses of Reishi (2-9g/day) had diarrhea, but when a large dose of vitamin C was also given at the same time, there was no diarrhea. Vitamin C breaks down the high molecular weight polysaccharides to a molecular weight of around 30,000, so that they are much more easily absorbed by the intestines.

For general health maintenance and prevention, take 2 Reishi mycelium capsules twice per day on an empty stomach. Also take 500 mg of Vitamin C per day after breakfast.

When a discomfort occurs from minor illness, increase the dosage to 2-3 capsules 3 times per day. Also take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C per day after meals.

For insomnia, take 4-5 capsules before bedtime. Take 2 in the morning. Also take 1,000 mg of Vitamin C per day after meals.

When a serious illness occurs, increase the dosage to 4 capsules 4 times per day. Also take 2,000-3,000 mg of Vitamin C per day after meals.

Some people may experience Vertigo Reaction when they first take Reishi. During the first week, they may experience slight swelling of the head or dizziness. Arthritis patient may experienced a temporary increase in the pain level. This is a cleansing reaction, often called a "healing crisis". Continue to take Reishi and the symptoms will be alleviated within a week.

MycoBag


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2410106 - 03/09/04 07:35 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Good info  :thumbup:


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Re: Just several blocks growing Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi. [Re: MycoFactory]
    #11806605 - 01/11/10 09:24 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

MycoFactory said:
Just wanted to share some pictures of some of my Reishi mushrooms.

This bag was folded down and punctured on the top a couple times.

They are by far my favorite of all to date.
These are all growing on large wood based Mycobags.

Some more These bags had the tops cut off about 1" below the top of the substrate level.

I am going to pick some of these this week so I can make some tea.  :grin:

MycoBag




wow, details on that grow set up please! that looks very clean. I wanna build one!


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