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Offlinestringcheese
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Changing the color of your mushrooms
    #2597288 - 04/24/04 06:50 AM (13 years, 9 days ago)

This post may seem a bit nefarious to some of you. Rest assured I have nothing but the best of intentions.

Is it possible to add a hew to your mushrooms via the addition of food coloring to one or more stages of a mushrooms growth?

Say different colors for parties or special occations....without reducing the potency.

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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: stringcheese]
    #2597610 - 04/24/04 12:32 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

You could always just dip them in food coloring.

Why is this posted in the advanced forum???  :shake:


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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #2598534 - 04/24/04 06:24 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

That sounds interesting. It's very possible with flowers . . . fungi maybe something different though. Granted, since they DO absorb the water . . .hmmmmm. You should try that and post the results.


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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: stringcheese]
    #2598597 - 04/24/04 06:58 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

Interesting idea indeed. There's a possibility that the mushroom, with it's talent for digesting a wide variety of organic compounds may be able to break down the food coloring. Another possibility is that the mycelium won't even absorb the coloring and the shrooms are their normal hue.

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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: stringcheese]
    #2598701 - 04/24/04 08:17 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

interesting, but hardly original. do a simple search, and you can read 20 threads on this very subject.

simple answer: it doesn't work.


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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: shirley knott]
    #2598898 - 04/24/04 09:55 PM (13 years, 9 days ago)

Quote:

shirley knott said:
interesting, but hardly original. do a simple search, and you can read 20 threads on this very subject.

simple answer: it doesn't work.




for example...my post... http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...&PHPSESSID=


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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: mycoguy]
    #2599396 - 04/25/04 12:41 AM (13 years, 9 days ago)

Thanks for your input all. I'm new here...and I must say, you have all made me feel very welcome

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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: stringcheese]
    #2609183 - 04/28/04 12:29 AM (13 years, 6 days ago)

I dunno, if you mixed the food coloring with the brf in the very beginning do you think it would break down the brf for nutrients and absorb the colors as well? Just a thought.


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Re: Changing the color of your mushrooms [Re: caspur]
    #2610662 - 04/28/04 09:52 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

There's no reason to wonder, it been done and the results were posted. It doesn't change the color of the shrooms.


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