[Bio] [Tastebridge] New round of oyster mushrooms?

Rameen emprameen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 16:23:10 PDT 2011


See you, Rikke!

 I plan on getting to Noisebridge by 7sh from North Oakland. Anyone
interested in a CARPOOL? (I have a car)

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Rikke Rasmussen <
rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Roger, you of all people should not be apologizing for anything - none of
> this would be possible without the time, energy, money and expertise that
> you have contributed to this project! I hope I speak for everyone who's been
> involved so far when I say that we are hugely grateful for your help, and
> will be happy to see you at Noisebridge whenever you can make it.
> Glow-in-dark mushrooms will be so cool, I can't wait to see them! I have
> access to a handful of oak logs we could inoculate as well - though we would
> obviously need to make dowels from the liquid culture first (or buy some).
> Guess that's a long-term project, though, as the massive wood presumably
> colonizes way slower?
>
> By the way, I stopped by BTTR Ventures last week and spoke briefly with one
> of the owners, saw their operation and an invitation to come back anytime,
> so perhaps we could organize a field trip if people are interested?
>
> Look forward to seeing a bunch of you tonight - will try to take notes for
> those of you who can't make it, and try to find ways to accomodate
> everyone's shifting schedules.
>
> /Rikke
>
> On Oct 3, 2011 11:10 AM, "Roger H" <domitron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I have 20+ more pounds of oyster spawn for you guys (i.e. the other half
> of it), which should be more than enough.  I again appologize for my own
> limited participation other than purely financial.  The main reason for that
> is simply that I live 50 minutes from Noisebridge and gas runs me $20 or so
> for a round trip to it.  Given the time and money of that drive, I simply
> cannot make it as often as I'd like.
> >
> > Right now I am experimenting with grow of Panelous Stipticus, the
> bioluminescent species that I grew for my 2007 Burning Man Glowin Shrooms
> display with an oyster-like morphology, growing natively on dead, rotting
> hardwoods in very acidic environments.  I have an excellent vigorous pure
> culture of Stipticus thanks to my friend Issac who lives in Oakland and is
> wild about mushrooms.  The agar culture took off in the spinning liquid
> culture and colonized to a deep level very rapidly for the species (8
> days).  I will be injecting that into three 13-pound sterilized bags (HUGE
> bags) that are full of hardwood sawdust, citric acid to bring the pH to
> ~3.9, peat moss for minerals that might be at the soil/wood interface where
> these often grow, vermiculite for moisture retention, and Spawn Mate Pro and
> SE, both for supplementation.  The result should be very brightly-glowing
> fruits on dull-glowing blocks of mycelium.  Also I plan on bringing one of
> > the blocks to the Noisebridge but first want to make sure it is already
> fruiting.  I suspect this will take approximately a month to 6 weeks from
> today.
> >
> > Roger
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Rikke Rasmussen <rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com>
> > To: Matthew Downs <downs.matt at gmail.com>
> > Cc: bio at lists.noisebridge.net; Tastebridge <
> tastebridge at lists.noisebridge.net>; Natalie C Underwood <
> underwnc at clarkson.edu>; noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:40 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Tastebridge] New round of oyster mushrooms?
> >
> >
> > Hey everyone,
> >
> > I'm thrilled to hear that there's so much continued support for this
> project!
> >
> > It seems that Wednesday may not be the optimal night, however - would
> either Mondays or Thursday work out for people (both work for me)?
> >
> >
> > Perhaps we could have an initial planning meeting for the next run on
> Monday?
> >
> >
> > /Rikke
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Matthew Downs <downs.matt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hey Rikke,
> >>I would love to experiment with coffee grounds and other species of
> mushroom, and I'd be happy to throw down for materials, etc.  I agree we
> need to come up with some sort of operating plan.  I'd like to think 3-4+ of
> us can share the leadership and the bounty.  Let's find a time to talk about
> what works and plan the next phase.  Also, we probably need to go do some
> tear down/clean-up in the mean time.
> >>
> >>
> >>My schedule has changed a bit, and now I have classes on Wednesday
> (Natalie also has some classes going).
> >>Is there another night of the week that works for you?  Monday?
>  Thursday?
> >>Cheers,
> >>~Matthew
> >>
> >>
> >>On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Rikke Rasmussen <
> rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>Hey peeps,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Is anyone interested in setting up another run of oyster mushrooms,
> perhaps experimenting with coffee grounds as substrate and getting the
> humidifier automated?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>I would really love to do another run, but I definitely have not been
> coming to Noisebridge nearly as much as I would like, so I also feel that
> some discussion of our collective ability to maintain the project is
> warranted. Roger has already said that he doesn't have the time to be the
> main organizer on this project, and I'm coming to the same realization
> regarding my own time commitment, so I was hoping that we could meet on
> Wednesday around 8 as usual, and figure out some way to manage the operation
> collectively?
> >>>
> >>>/Rikke
> >>>
> >>>
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