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    #3846418 - 02/28/05 01:51 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I thought y'all might enjoy these. It's jar culture. Grown on chopped up birch plywood from the lumber yard, with coir and verm thrown in to fill the gaps around the plywood.




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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3846457 - 02/28/05 01:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

already seen them @ 'topia and was stunned by their beauty.
i recently got some dried reishi fungus and made myself a tea infusion,
hell i tell you this shit's nasty as whatnot ..

but you know what they say, the bitter medicine's the best :/

great pics there rodger,
could you do some closeups of the tops of the antlers where the
white mycelium turns yellow then brown?

id love couple closeups.
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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3901346 - 03/11/05 08:13 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Wow! mad props. i'd love to hear details on your grow.


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    #3903013 - 03/11/05 03:07 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Hey, looking very nice, good work!


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3904366 - 03/11/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

good growths. Is the top the same as the bottom pic?


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Re: Reishi [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3904411 - 03/11/05 08:29 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

All three pics are different jars. I had some wood dowels from building a table left over so I threw them in. They were birch. I also had a sheet of 1/4" birch plywood I cut into strips and beat with a hammer a couple of times to break up. A bit of the chunky coir and a few coffee grinds. That's it. Soak all the wood for three days, then drain and pc. Let the jars sit for about a week after full colonization, then remove the lids and let them fruit right out the top. Expose to light because they grow towards it. Keep a humidifier running 24/7 during fruiting because you want a near steady light mist and 100% humidity.


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3908676 - 03/12/05 08:19 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I would have thought that the glue in the ply wood wouldnt let the mushrooms grow. Great job on the grow


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3910498 - 03/13/05 07:13 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

How many days into fruiting are those in the pics? If you let them go longer will they develop caps? Also, out of curiousity, may I ask how you prepare your reishi for ingestion?


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Re: Reishi [Re: Legoulash]
    #3911030 - 03/13/05 12:56 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I'd be afraid to consume those fruits due to the possibility of toxins in the plywood.


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    #3911441 - 03/13/05 02:50 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I boil them into tea. The only toxins I could think of in plywood would be in the glue, and funny thing is, the mycelium ate up all the glue first. It ripped right between the sheets, gobbling up the glue, then when the glue was gone, it moved into the wood and colonized it. I think stamets experiments using mushrooms to clean up toxic waste dumps, then having edible fruits shows the mycelium doesn't transfer toxins to the fruitbodies. Of course, that was oysters and these are reishi's so can't be sure.

Those fruitbodies were about two weeks getting to that stage, plus the jars were one week to colonize, then a week to sit before removing the lids for fruiting, so you're looking at 30 days or so from inoculation with grain spawn.


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3911583 - 03/13/05 03:30 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I believe oysterd digest hydrocarbons like motor oil and diesel into harmless products, but things like heavy metals still wind up in fruitbodies.


I don't think plywood is normally toxic. I know pressure treated lumber is though. Never smoke out of a pipe made of it.


Here's a link I just found:
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Apparently the main toxins in plywood are phenol and formaldehyde. Both of which are toxic to humans, but some fungi may be able to break it down into non-toxic products. Some may not.

I'd say consume at your own risk, but interesting for reasearch purposes anyway.


How is the integrety of the wood? Would you say the mass is harder than the origional board or softer?


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3915348 - 03/14/05 08:20 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

they look fantastic !
i didn't know these(don't know a lot bout edibles...), they look fucking sexy !:loveeyes:

very nice pictures thanks for sharing them


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Re: Reishi [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #3923821 - 03/16/05 01:38 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

That is awesome rr!

Would that be considered antler formations?  How did you provide a high CO2 environment?  I have never grown them, but have an isolate I will play with soon. :smile:

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