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Whatcom Mycological Response Team


Whatcom Mycological Response Team

The purpose of Whatcom M.R.T. is to advocate and facilitate the use of mycelium to support ecosystems in the Anthropocene.

Location: Deming
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Dec 10

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Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Mar 15. 4 Replies

Tera Preta

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Jan 8. 5 Replies

I’d rather be talking about bio-char or terra prieta if you will. My wood stove allows me to control the air intake. Giving a lower supply of Oxygen is the goal in achieving pyralysis. At the end of the night I add a  stick of wood and reduce the…Continue

Sediment Runoff from Clearcuts and Roads

Started by J. C. Walker,Jr.. Last reply by J. C. Walker,Jr. Jun 2, 2011. 14 Replies

Bunker Spawn

Railroad Ties and Telephone Poles

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Fecal Coliform

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Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on December 10, 2014 at 5:30pm

2 G1 jars of Blue Oyster mycelium and a bale of straw. G2's or kits? Anyone have cultivation in their resilience to do list? Speak up, sooner rather than later...

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on November 7, 2014 at 5:56pm

pulled out the real gear...its been awhile, but nothing blew up...thankful for the little things...

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

more lowballing with my kitchen pressure cooker preparing agar for shitake tissue and spore inoculations, just being a little lazy or feeling lucky, I dunno...I'll let the results decide...

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on October 30, 2014 at 3:55pm

Originally the Blue Oyster strain was one of seven I received from a Fungi Perfecti course on cultivation. It has very healthy growth characteristics and is delicious to boot. At one point with bags of inoculated straw in the shop and jars of different generations of grain spawn in cool storage, I had an idea of cutting out a couple of steps and inoculated a downed Alder on my property. I waited and good things happened. A couple of weeks back I checked the log and harvested 4 nice looking mushrooms and took the stem butts and did the lowball cultivating technique of wetting small squares of cardboard until they separate and placing the leftovers on the cardboard rolling it up and putting it inside a toilet paper roll and placed it inside a plastic bag. I've tried this before, but this time it really took off, so now it's time to see if some usable grain spawn can be derived and ultimately straw bag kits and a nice supply of Oysters for the winter.

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on October 29, 2014 at 7:25am
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on October 28, 2014 at 6:06pm

It will probably be a better option to make up some grain spawn, so if cultivation is on your radar, let me know. 

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on October 28, 2014 at 11:40am

If anyone would like a bit of Blue Oyster mycelium, let me know.

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on September 16, 2014 at 11:53am

M. procera, Parasol Mushroom Quite the tasty grass decomposer...

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on April 25, 2014 at 9:39pm

Oysters are popping on a lot of the down trees, It's a good time to look...

Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on January 30, 2014 at 1:51pm

Skipping a few steps and saving energy in the process, I'm going for another low ball approach in cultivation. Using my food pressure cooker, I prepared a little millet in two pint jars and after letting them cool down to 70 degrees I went outside and gathered mycelium (Turkey Tail) from different locations. I'm hoping it remains pure enough to expand out. Either way, I'll give the results out as to the value of this method.


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