User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  3
Likes Likes:  21
Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678910 LastLast
Results 57 to 64 of 75

Thread: Been waiting a long time for this

  1. #57

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    85
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a post about incredibly weird and wonderful and wacky (not plants) GROWING THINGS!!! Of course it'll grow quickly! I think we've found an opportunity for more sales from the terraforums shop, if they're interested in providing. Not likely, though, considering the incredibly limited selection I've seen in the past.

  2. #58

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alright so here we are, I actually took it out early so I could get a bunch of shots under different light and settings







    No filters no specific effects , just messing with shutter speed.



    Not concerned about holding them



    Not even concerned about mold, yes that's a moldy leaf I willingly exposed my colony too.





    And their growing environment. There's a dome that goes over top to keep humidity in

  3. #59

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh but wait there's more..









    Last one I actually lowered the shutter speed , but yes they are a blue green when they get older and die. It's very difficult to get the colour to pick up the because of contrast.

    Enjoy
    Last edited by eithan0693; 03-05-2016 at 03:12 AM.

  4. #60
    Greetings from the netherworld. curtisconners's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Columbus Ohio, U.S.
    Posts
    923
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Best... Fungus... Ever!

  5. #61

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's a fungus among us and he's a pretty fun-gi

  6. #62

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm glad you guys like!

  7. #63
    I Am the Terror Of the Night! NemJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Zone 5
    Posts
    830
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is just stunning.
    Out of curiosity, How do you colonize the wood substrate for log plugs?
    and is there a certain criteria when selecting a log to use?

  8. #64

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah basically you just have to pick the right wood, I like to pressure cook my wool but there isn't a point. You need to realise these things grow in nature and your not growing them like a lab.

    So expect mold expect things to go bad at first but its all okay it will work out after like 6 months I mean I had like 7 different types of mold and bacteria on the log I've been showing off when j first made it now it's got only the Stipticus on it.

    That's just nature and how equilibriums are made.

    Now for your spawn you essentially need wooden plugs made of hardwood oak is best there's a list of species that stip likes to eat floating around. Birch is okay , you just get your wood and or sawdust to field capacity ( Google that ) and make sure it is actually wet and doesn't dry out during that time make sure its also not overly wet. You prep your log by soaking in water for a week to bring to field capacity and to get rid of the sugars in it.

    Over 3% sugar and your log won't grow so it's important to soak, I changed my water every day for that week and made sure the log was held under the water by a plate.

    After your spawn substrate is made you just simply mix it together with your already grown spawn or yohr spores and wait for jt to grow. After its grown you pack the spawn into holes filled into your log and seal with wax, wait another 6 months and you will have mushrooms!

    Once every 2 weeks to a month soak your log to bring to field capacity and yeah don't worry if you see mold on top of your log just let it dry out a little more to kill off the surface layer of mold. Your Stipticus is right inside and under that mold, so if you let the surface of the log dry the mold gets weak and the Stipticus can grow through it. Fun fact mold may actually be a good thing in this situation. See mold starts to break down the wood on the outter layer which is denser than the inner parts. The mold breaks down that wood and when the Stipticus comes along it can eat the mold and the wood left over is already half broken down , so it can grow even faster. This may also make nutrients more available to the stipticus causing it to grow faster. Logs are great I have a couple outoods too ahahaha I'm probably going to make a huge wood pile this spring and spawn ALL of it cuz why not?

Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 45678910 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Back after a long long long time.
    By plantlover in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-19-2009, 03:23 AM
  2. Not new here, but been a really long time
    By back2eight in forum Introduce Yourself!
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 09-06-2009, 08:38 PM
  3. Long time gone.. (DUW)
    By Mannannan in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-02-2009, 11:33 AM
  4. Long time no see
    By Jmenprkr in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-09-2004, 09:26 AM
  5. Long time lurker....first time poster
    By cpluveruk in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-03-2002, 02:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •