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mycology experiment

- Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:21:24 EST FSvWWPkn No.147169
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in australias summer
from the local picking spot of subaeruginosa variety, soil samples were taken from various patches of the magic woods, be it summer, we could see no visible mushroom activity and picked spots at random.. (happened to be in the area)
questions are:
if put in a garden pot in shady area at home and watered, could i get lucky and grow some backyard shrooms?
is there a way to use these soil samples to do an indoor grow with a tub
Wesley Mapperfoot - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:54:57 EST OTAS8VZ2 No.147171 Reply
Not sure this belongs on /crops/ seeing as how these are FUNGUS not PLANTS. Nevertheless I will consult my mycologist friend and get back to you. Just emailed him a minute ago.
Nell Chavingbodging - Wed, 04 Mar 2020 23:31:35 EST OgN/Ui5g No.147205 Reply
to be fair, the board is called ((Growing)) and Botany.
while fungus are not technically plants, they are neither animals and therefore they are considered a crop.
maybe we should have a dedicated fungus board to keep things more organized,
but lets face it, organization isn't our strongest quality.
Barnaby Ducklefidge - Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:12:33 EST wSjgd1Mz No.147209 Reply
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>if put in a garden pot in shady area at home and watered, could i get lucky and grow some backyard shrooms?

You could but its not too terribly likely. I always dump out my substrate, mushroom metabolites, etc out in the woods on my property and its been a pretty decent patch however just watering some soil in a bucket is not likely to give you results and certainly not good ones. There is no guarantee that there is hypha there and its probably going to get out competed even if it is in there.

>is there a way to use these soil samples to do an indoor grow with a tub
Yes, possibly. What you are going to want to do is take several samples to agar and see what you get. If you see some mycellia then you've at least got something. Let it present as much as possible. You're almost certainly going to be dealing with a lot of contams. After that you need to start some agar to agar transfers slowly cleaning up the plates until you are left with, what you hope is, subaeruginosa which it might not even be and one that is dominate and free from contams.

Once you have that then do a small test run with your nice clean plates to confirm you've gotten the right thing. If so then you're good to go. Just remember subaeruginosa are woodlovers.

You can make this a lot easier by going back and collecting some actual mycellia, fruits if you find them and get prints, and then clean it up on agar as you normally would since there will be contams and go from there. Its going to be a hell of a lot easier and much less work and money to do that rather than trying to pull a clean plate out of soil that might have some spores or hypha.

Once that is done you can then dump your finished run in a nice spot on your property and then you have your backyard boomers.

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