Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy Cannabis Seeds, Buy CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Agar

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleChampion des Champignons
long standing member;)

Registered: 07/27/00
Posts: 2,679
Loc: Alba
agar wedge revival
    #3854704 - 03/02/05 12:06 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

what ho all:)
haven't been around on a regular basis for coupla years or so, which is how long or even longer my agar wedge bank has been sitting in my fridge.
anyhoo, round about xmas I decided to see if there was still any life in any of my old 2 faves(mexi-cub and mazatapec), the oldest of which was dated July 02.
inocculated(sp) 2 jars of peroxidated millet, and both jars showed growth within a week! was pleasantly surprised:)
got my first flush of mexis 2 weeks ago, 1oz dry, nice:)
maz's took a bit longer to recover, but finally got a good pint of millet for spawning purposes a couple of days ago.
just goes to show, agar wedges last a lot longer than you might have been led to believe....


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Dr. BunsenHoneydew
Male User Gallery

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 395
Loc: Rogue's Island, USA
Last seen: 11 years, 9 months
Re: agar wedge revival [Re: Champion des Champignons]
    #3855056 - 03/02/05 01:40 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)


Champion des Champignons said:
just goes to show, agar wedges last a lot longer than you might have been led to believe....

I agree 100%.  I think many peeps underestimate the longevity of agar cultures, and refrigerated mycelium in general.  I've had great success reviving agar cultures over two years old, and have even successfully used fully-colonized grain spawn that was refrigerated for nearly six months.

I think that you can get some suprising results so long as you do your mycelial culturing/transfers in a meticulously clean manner and store them in a nice, cold, constant environment.  :syringe:

"...if the mind is actually part of a continuum, a labyrinth that is connected not only to every other mind that exists or has existed, but to every atom, organism, and region in the vastness of space and time itself, the fact that it is able to occasionally make forays into the labyrinth and have transpersonal experiences no longer seems so strange."

Visit the Psychonautical Society

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Bans for Pleasure
Male User Gallery

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 42,035
Loc: USA Mountain Northwest
Last seen: 22 days, 6 hours
Trusted Cultivator
Re: agar wedge revival [Re: Basidiocarp]
    #3859724 - 03/02/05 10:46 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The agar had probably dried completely out. Dry mycelium can recover and grow again. It's how wild mushrooms can survive several years in a row of drought. I actually think dry mycelium will outlast spores.

Download Let's Grow Mushrooms

semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat

"I've never had a failed experiment.  I've only discovered 10,000 methods which do not work."
Thomas Edison

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy Cannabis Seeds, Buy CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Agar

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Advanced Mycology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* using an agar wedge ParticleMan 859 5 04/01/02 12:57 AM
by ParticleMan
* question about agar paddo 1,367 10 09/02/02 06:41 AM
by paddo
* Save contaminated spores with agar ? tomldp 2,426 9 04/10/02 07:34 PM
by ParticleMan
* Agar n Open air? socratesmind 1,333 4 01/03/03 10:57 AM
by mycofile
* silly agar questions - new trials beginning felixhigh 2,147 11 03/27/02 07:48 PM
by ParticleMan
* Black agar
( 1 2 all )
zeronio 6,626 23 01/19/08 12:32 AM
by RogerRabbit
* Agar Strain Isolation - Is it worth it?
( 1 2 all )
Blue Helix 6,497 20 02/23/05 03:07 AM
by Blue Helix
* Psilocybe hispanica - Pins on agar (Updated 5-25-06)
( 1 2 all )
WorkmanV 6,589 26 12/05/06 06:51 AM
by myCo_psyCo

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, bodhisatta
735 topic views. 1 members, 6 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.027 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.