[Bio] [Tastebridge] Oyster Mushroom Status?

Matthew Downs downs.matt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 23:31:45 UTC 2011

This is awesome.
I will be in the hood tonight.  Will stop by to fill the humidifier and
check on the babies.
Thanks to ALL for your wonderful contributions!
As for next species...i'd like to see some Shiitake!

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Rikke Rasmussen <
rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Hope not too many of you showed up in vain on Monday? Roger came in early
> and did most of the planned clean-out all by himself, and I took the welcome
> opportunity to stay home and care for my head cold. I did go in this morning
> to clean out the rest of the chamber, wiped everything with bleach water,
> re-glued the magnets (the trick is to rub the glue in with the tip of the
> gun so the plastic melts a little bit) and took a bunch of pictures which I
> posted here <https://plus.google.com/u/0/103960152819764522461/posts>.
> There was a fine little harvest of beautiful, big oysters as reward.
> I threw away a block that had spots of grey mold (looked like *Botrytis*,
> at least), turned the humidifier back down to lowest setting, replaced the
> fan with one that wasn't alive (I swear, there was oyster mycelium growing
> on the caked spore mass!), and checked up on our babies. I discarded one of
> the second batch of uncooked bags because of green mold contamination, so we
> need to be pretty wary of this.
> Roger, the pressure cooked bag I photographed appeared fully colonized on
> the bottom, too, though I generally see what you mean about there being some
> invisible lower limit that they seemingly only cross with difficulty.
> I definitely want to do a third batch of these, though I think it's clear
> from the experience so far that going to the effort of borrowing extra
> propane burners and pressure cookers would be a really good idea - the extra
> time spent on preparation is easily saved by the difference in inoculation
> rate. However, I don't want to commit to using 40 lbs of spawn, so Roger has
> promised to make us a  smaller portion - this will take a couple of weeks,
> so by the time it's ready, we should have some indication of how the
> fruiting success, and know whether to proceed with coffee or go back to
> sawdust.
> Last, but not least: we need to come up with a rotation schedule so that
> ten humidifier gets refilled at least every second day. I filled it to the
> top today, but someone needs to go in on Friday and on Sunday to do it again
> - any volunteers?
> /Rikke
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 5:36 AM, Matthew Downs <downs.matt at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Shoot...I got stuck interviewing potential room mates...didn't think it
>> would go so late...next wk!
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:22 PM, Michael Lyons <cprmichael at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>> I'll be there about 9:30
>>> "Dana S." <dsniezko at sonic.net> wrote:
>>> >Are we meeting tonight?
>>> >
>>> >- Dana
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