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drying mushies
    #9405545 - 12/10/08 01:20 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

ok so i got my mushies chillin on a ironing board wit paper under them with a small desk fan blowing on them and they seem 2 b dryin just fine like this. Of course they are gonna shrink and shrivel, but when i weigh out an 8th it looks like alot more than there should b. Now my ?.
  Is there a way to dry them so they dont shrink and shrivel so much and they would still keep their appearance like they were still fresh looking? My buddy got a tri pod off someone a while ago and it looks perfect in appearance, held its shape and form nicely without shriveling up a whole lot and shrinking as well. any ideas as to how i could dry mine to have the same appearance as my friends tri pod/ a more effective method for say in drying them?


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Re: drying mushies [Re: Newpala21]
    #9405564 - 12/10/08 01:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

they keep their appearance best when they are solid all the way through. if they are hollow they are going to shrink and shrivel


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Re: drying mushies [Re: doze]
    #9405634 - 12/10/08 01:32 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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they keep their appearance best when they are solid all the way through. if they are hollow they are going to shrink and shrivel


well i got 6 strains, EQ,MALABARS,MEX ALB,B+,AMAZON,GT. would u happen to know if any of these r dense like that and would possibly have that effect?


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Re: drying mushies [Re: Newpala21]
    #9405717 - 12/10/08 01:44 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

They are shrinking and shriveling because the water is being removed from them. Mushrooms are mostly water - that is why substrates shrink during fruiting.

I don't know how your friend got a preserved mushroom, but there's no way to dry a mushroom while keeping it in it's fresh condition.

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Re: drying mushies [Re: Newpala21]
    #9405744 - 12/10/08 01:48 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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they keep their appearance best when they are solid all the way through. if they are hollow they are going to shrink and shrivel


well i got 6 strains, EQ,MALABARS,MEX ALB,B+,AMAZON,GT. would u happen to know if any of these r dense like that and would possibly have that effect?



ive heard eq's r solid and i think i remember the original pf's being solid too....IDK bout the rest,id like 2 though...anyone?


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Re: drying mushies [Re: I Like Alkaloids]
    #9405968 - 12/10/08 02:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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They are shrinking and shriveling because the water is being removed from them. Mushrooms are mostly water - that is why substrates shrink during fruiting.

I don't know how your friend got a preserved mushroom, but there's no way to dry a mushroom while keeping it in it's fresh condition.

:cool:


well it wasnt like new but the damn thing looked better than any mushie i have ever seen. im gonnsa post a pic later 2night when i can, u guys tell me what u think when i do.


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