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Zen Peddler

Lepista sublilacina purple mycelium

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Here are some pics of Lepista sublilacina's (an aussie native edible) bizarre but pretty mycelium including photos of me stupidly spawning unsterilised grass seed that germinated (my bad):

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Thanks yeah it looks like a pretty awesome species.

I have four outdoor patches in now and some other experiments - seems to be going ok indoors as well in a simple shotgun:

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Very cool Zen. How old are those cultures? Is it growing on peat moss/coir in the first one?

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Hey Mimzy - these are all from a few spore streaks I cleaned up a while back. Most of the strains were surprisingly aggressive compared to nuda and other Lepista Ive had a go at. Im guessingd these strains must be about 3-4 months old now and ive run them on quite a few different substrates: agaricus compost, rye grass seed, sawdust, manure (my wife loves this one being pc'd) and a coir mix. It seems to like all the substrates. Most have been placed out in outdoor patches but I have a few simple indoor trays with peat casing (like the one above).

It pins on agar so Im hoping it will be a cracker. Rumoured to be superior in taste to lepista nuda so cant wait to find out.

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I managed to fruit this critter although at the most ridiculous time of the year so dry conditions aborted the first flush. Hoping some rain will change the size haha:

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Awesome work Zen. Did you have any luck fruiting your indoor peat-cased cultures?

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Not really. I was going to try indoors with compost and manure and I think this might work better. Ive noticed that it didnt fruit off the rye grass seed but rather from surrounding hardwood chips so that might be worth a shot as well :)

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