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OfflineFantazee
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Honey Water Question...
    #491797 - 12/15/01 07:45 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

I've got a bunch of honey water jars going....They're growing well, but seem to have stalled...Does the mycellium reach a saturation point where it stops growing even if there's still food left in the water??? Also, could it have to do with the amount of spore water used (meaning...Will 2 cc's of spore water only generate a certain amount of mycellium, or should the entire jar eventually fill)???


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Re: Honey Water Question... [Re: Fantazee]
    #491830 - 12/15/01 09:28 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, the mycelia reaches an uncertain amount, then stops growing. The amount of spores used should only effect the growth rate.


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Re: Honey Water Question... [Re: Fantazee]
    #491831 - 12/15/01 09:30 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

The mycellial growth will slow or stall when the nutients in the water lower to a certain level. The amount of your inocculant will vary the colonization rate, but not the amount. I usually only use 1 cc or less per jar.


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Re: Honey Water Question... [Re: Fantazee]
    #491882 - 12/15/01 10:59 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

like the others said, the mycelium will slow/stop when the nutrients run out, BUT this will not happen unless you either added too little honey, or until there is a large puffy cloud of mycelium already in there. So if you only have a little bit of mycelium in the jar, either there was too little food for it to begin, or i would suspect your incubation temp may be too low.


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Re: Honey Water Question... [Re: Olgualion]
    #495672 - 12/19/01 07:22 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

So what should the temperature be?


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Re: Honey Water Question... [Re: DELUDE]
    #495676 - 12/19/01 07:34 AM (19 years, 4 months ago)

85 F to colonize, refrigerate to store your solutions.


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