[Tastebridge] Stipticus (Glowing) Mushroom Update

Matthew Downs downs.matt at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 19:17:18 UTC 2012

Super exciting!  Thank you so much, Roger!
I'll be at nb tonight around 7p.

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM, Roger H <domitron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Stipticus Update
> I have four Stipticus mushrooms bags glowing brightly that are designated
> for the Noisebridge.  Three of them were created using my slow technique of
> liquid culture direct to fruiting substrate and are about 90% colonized.
> While LC direct to fruit out substrate works GREAT for most aggressive
> mycelium, it is an exceptionally poor technique for Stipiticus that causes
> bag colonization times from 6 to 8 weeks as a result of very poor leap off
> from the LC to the substrate (and sometimes I couldn't get any leap at all).
> The fourth bag is 100% colonized and was made using traditional spawn
> techniques which reduced colonization time down to 2 weeks (from spawning)
> with spawn generation taking about two weeks.  In other words, using this
> more traditional pathway halved the time needed from LC to bag completion.
> Also the spawn-inoculated bags seem to be harder colonized than the
> LC-inoculated ones, which will means we can probably expect
> brighter-glowing and more fruits.  I think this is because the substrate is
> a professional one supplemented with Spawn Mate (thanks to Ray who
> collected the wood substrate from a mushroom production place).
> At any rate, I'll be bringing these four bags to you all maybe tomorrow
> or, at the latest, next Sunday.  From the time the bags are opened, you can
> expect glowing pins in two weeks, with a fruit maturation of about three to
> four.
> Roger
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