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  1. That. Was. Beautiful. Thanks to Ronny, Obtuse and Adele and the EGA crew for putting this together. Was very much worth the trip to Melbs. Panel was gorgeous, hell, the audience was gorgeous. A lovely mixed bunch of age and backgrounds, some were familiar with EGA's work, others knew more about the myco-side but quite a few knew of both. Audience had a pretty good grounding in all things mushroomy, which made for some excellent questions to the panel. The book table near the ticket point was often crowded with people who had at least one of the references if not more before they even got there. The venue was awesome The panel. I am such a myco-groupie. They all made themselves available for chats before the event and during intermission and a few stuck round afterwards and they were all fucken lovely people with a grace I can only envy. Question time was professional, comprehensive and respectful and thus also awesome If you get a chance, go to one of Dr Alison Pouliot's workshops or forays. She's got a really impressive schedule the next few months, quite a few covering specific species of interest ( how cool's that ) and apparently they book up full- fast. https://alisonpouliot.com/workshops-events/ Sapphire and Fungi4Land: https://fungi4land.com/ about the most worthy book project of the decade. Love her work. I will buy all the t-shirts. Fungimap and iNaturalist. Best citizen science work on the entire planet ( I will find you that reference Cam, I promise ) Do they even need a link? Everyone knows em. Here, have the link anyhow https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fungimap-australia Ah yeah, the film. Didn't get to see it. Sure it was fantastic tho, everyone seemed to like it :D Kudos to you all the lot of you. And thanks again Bonus points to me for being lucky enough to hang out with Obtuse heaps, and for working out how to use the bloody coffee machine thing at the flat
  2. Righto, I bought tix to the second screening, just on the off chance I can get down there. Ends 2300 The first, early screening is already sold out. I so wanna be at the panel thing, congratulations and thank you for getting all those people together Obtuse and Ronny and EGA crew. Hope to see you there
  3. Darklight

    Wasabi wanted

    From seed? Easy. A great beginner's project, really worth a go. Sow a lot, some in individual containers, some with a few per container. Split the batch in half and put one of the halves in the fridge for 3-4 weeks then return it to your light rack. If you wanted to start from a live plant it could be more challenging. Start with seed in tissue culture and let us know how you go
  4. Darklight

    Shrooms become a bit more magical

    Handy- thank you!
  5. Ermahgord. I just saw this. I am very seriously thinking about heading down to Melbs for the night on the off chance I get to even be in the same room as the panel crew, all of whom are my idols
  6. Darklight

    Wasabi wanted

    i sent some down to ReShroomed a few years ago ( mmm, maybe a decade now I think about it ). TC clones of seed grown. They grew down at Colac like corkers and the leaf size was 6x what I got in NNSW within weeks ReShroomed passed away a few years ago :( No chance of getting plants out of him now either... allrareherbs.com.au site says they're delivering Wasabia offsets in April But try the seed too. Even if you don't end up with a commercial-grade wasabi root, the leaves are great for winter salads and the stalks apparently are useful too Give it a go I reckon
  7. Erg, I will pour those plates in the morning, so disorganised here :/
  8. Darklight

    Shoutout to the firies

    It is all so unbelievably sad I'm short of words. I hope you stay OK, and I hope it rains
  9. Darklight

    Shoutout to the firies

    Ooh er, thank you, I'll SMS you. I fell asleep and didn't do those plates yet, but they won't take long tomorrow I can't wait, this'll be awesome if we get it
  10. Nice Is that the inside of the pseudo-sclerotia or the fruit? I'm guessing the former. If so, it doesn't look very appetising, might be a good one to inoculate onto seedlings for re-veg work What are you up to tomorrow? I'll pour these plates out tonight. And try not to pour too many different agar types, we all know how that ends up If the inside of the fruit looks easier to culture and breaks up/ cuts well I'd love to grab a fresh fruit from either you or Niggles or both I'll bring some fresh H2O2 MEA plates for you both too. Best to have 'em fresh before the H2O2 goes off. Never know what you'll find in a hot forest
  11. Darklight

    Shoutout to the firies

    Is alright, I knew what you meant and I was into using the wrong term as well. Am most interested in getting a tissue sample onto fresh H2O2 plates ASAP. Cancelled all other appointments today, making plates now. Niggles is hunting samples as well. What are the chances of me getting some tissue samples off you late sarvie/ do you want me to bring over some fresh H2O2 plates? What tree species are the pseudo-sclerotia originating from? I might have to make up some woodchip media for it I'm so easily distracted....
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    Shoutout to the firies

    You reckon they're the same as Niggles is finding? Check thread http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?/topic/46677-found-growing-in-the-ash-from-still-burning-bushfires/ WHAT? THERE ARE TRUFFLES? YOU'RE FINDING TRUFFLES? @teamwhy Get tissue samples and dry em proper, at least 200mg. I'll add them to the collection of things that need sequencing ( special kudos to Obtuse, who explained at length why this should be done properly ) Put some fresh tissue down on H2O2 MEA agar plates. If you don't have any I will make some of the bastards up. Niggles might have access to some too, but they will be a coupla months old *sigh* you prolly don't have time, but if we can grab some properly identified edible native truffles we will all be well stoked, and we can try to add some to any regen work. Anyone else got any favourite firies out there?
  13. Lenzites elegans maybe? Your pics made me think of the mushroom which often gets mistaken for a bleached Trametes. One of the mushroom groups on FB might be able to help out, SEQ fungi, Fungimap or Australian Wild Mushroom Hunters
  14. Darklight

    Shoutout to the firies

    Spectacular pics, hey those first ones aren't Hill 3 are they? Everyone who's never seen a close up bushfire please note that almost the only time you get a chance to take your phone out and take pics is when there isn't anything major on. For pics you need to take your gloves off and not be holding anything with water dripping out of the end. And not running anywhere. Or yelling for backup on the scratchy radios. Also consider the stuff out of shot. Like the trees already 90% burning you can't see in the pic 10m back which may or may not fall over and send embers everywhere.
  15. I'm still excited about this one but have done fuckall about it, sorry. Is it still growing? Is there any chance our Sorcerer's Apprentice and Mistress of Cultures could grab a tissue sample and/ or a coupla H2O2 plates? And a spore print? Anything that comes up in the middle of a fireground so early is prolly a pioneer species, could be environmentally interesting Keep an eye out for fire morels after it rains, and edible native truffles too
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