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  1. The supermarket is a great way to get your hands on cultures cheaply. i have done so a number of times with great success. as Maximit says myc is generally white. Here is a swiss brown mushroom from the supermarket, growing on peroxide agar. this is the second transfer. The browning in this plate is the fungi's metabolites that showed up as the myc got towards the edge of the plate, but started pure white. peroxide agar is the way to go. great for wild mushroom as well. Here is a good read on this peroxide tec. http://jontrot.free.fr/champignons/culture-eau-oxygenee-Vols1-2new.pdf
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    wild mushrooms

    valvariella
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    Mushroom culture confusion

    To the question is sequencing techniques the only way to determine a genetic difference. My thoughts are if you put the 2 cultures in question, on agar and they were the same. then they would grow together seamlessly. and if they were different there would be a division of some sort. just like a multi spore inoculation on agar, sectors can be seen.
  4. Polyporus versicolor http://www.aussimushroomsupplies.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=101_127&product_id=241 Ganoderma lucidum https://www.miltonmushrooms.com.au/store/p11/Reishi_culture_(Ganoderma_lucidum).html i would love to get my hands on Cordyceps militaris as well.
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    Lion's Mane Supplements

    you can get grain spawn here but is Hericium Coralloides not Hericium erinaceus. Can any one tell me has Hericium Coralloides the same benfits as Hericium erinaceus. http://www.aussimushroomsupplies.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=101_127&product_id=677 i grew Hericium erinaceus from a culture i got from someone here. i would love get my hands on it again.
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    Lion's Mane Supplements

    Host Defence (search ebay) is the company that stamets grow for or owns, and would be the most reputable. they have a high price tag, but when worked out on a daily cost it less than cup of coffee. I do not have experience in the usage but. Reishi is my mushroom favourite. i have been taking Reishi for over 18 months now and have not even sniffle this winter and have experienced many other benefits. there are some good suppliers of mushrooms in India that sell caps or in powder forms. just as a note when stated 13:1 or 10:1 extract, this is the amount of mushroom in one part of product. eg 10:1 = 10gms of mushroom in 1gm of product
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    I love my walks in the bush. Not only do I get to enjoy all the sights, smells and sounds. I also get a great form of exercise. ducking and weaving through the scrub, crawling over and under logs, jumping over creeks, up and down hills across uneven, unstable and slippery terrain..... ok point made. over 3 months in a area of about 1km x .5km over 50 different mushrooms found. here are some of my favourites.
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    microscopy prints wanted

    I am after a Cubensis print for microscopy. don't have a lot to trade. just getting back into it. These maybe of interest to someone. or i can add $20 to my $50 intended donation to this forum. any old non-viable prints, of this au species will do.
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    2018 Winter shroom pilgrimage.

    go to this page there are 9 pdf's. https://www.fncv.org.au/fungi-in-australia/ i have on my tablet that i carry in my back pack. very handy. enjoy
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    yep there are some yellow and orange ones. this is the closest to purple, i have found. this afternoon in fact. i think maybe lepisa nuda. doing a print at the moment.
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    lucky i dont stand in that. the younger this mushroom is the more it looks like wombat poo. a solid green when its at the button stage. also found these growing on about 50 trees, could have filled a ute.
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    Eating A. muscaria?

    had 50 grow around a birch tree this year. they put on a display for a over a month. in first flush, there was a dozen in a 4 square meter area. after that they poped up all around the tree.
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    Popcorn method

    yep that's one of the draw backs of wheat, having to wash it so much. but if soak for 1/2 hr, before washing it, saves some water . when cooking, stirring from the start and more often will give a more even hydration and lessons the chance of grains splitting.
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    Popcorn method

    with wheat, soak 24hrs with gypsum (1 table spoon gypsum per 2 litre of dry grain) then heat to almost boiling point. Then kick back to a simmer until the grain is fully hydrated (about 10 min). this is when the white in the grain goes from dry flour to moist. then dump in a sieve while still hot and toss until the steam disappears. then grains will be dry on the outside and moist on the inside. 2 1/2 litres of dry wheat easily fills 4x 1/2 gallon jars.
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    Popcorn method

    gypsum works, but making sure the grain is also dry before you jar up and presser cook is a must. I use wheat, and have no trouble with clumps or sticking together. except for when I got a bad bag, that had a heap of broken damaged grains, 20% I guessed. the sugars leach out when cooked, stuck to the outside of the grains and made shaking jars a nightmare. the bags was marked premium, more like premium crap. well next door got 2 free bags of wheat for there chooks and the feed supply mob let me open bagsto check now.
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