cavo wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:57 am
hey cavo, nice to have you here!
sorry for the late reply,
Of course i can't guarantee anything, but to me it looks like the fleece!
If its spreading extremly fast, it should definitly be the fleece.
if you arent sure if there are other organisms remaining, I'd do one or more additional transfers, try to take nothing apart from some of the little black spores with some sterile tweezers and transfer them into an as small as possible new jar with some of your barley or some other nutrient. Pressure cook the jar before inoculation and the inoculation is best done in an as sterile as possible location. Sterile is the safe side but if you have a good inoculant (pure looking spores) the fleece is so fast, it ourgrows any other organism anyway (usually).
It does best in a warm environment with good aeration and no light.
After that the next quest can beginn -- as you probably have already read out of the thread here and in other forums, it isnt very trivial to get the desired effect of the fleece or even to find out what the desired effect acutally is -- I still am not sure.
I still cant say if the description the don in his book can under any circumstances be realistic.
And its very hard to find any real description of the effects ..
I think there is some factor we dont know yet.
there are some good theorys, like you could need the right genotyp of fleece, or it might need the right nutrients to produce actives .. maybe it needs to live in symbiosis with some other organism like some lactobacillus species or even the actual amanita mycelium.
Maybe there is some reverse tollerance thing going on, maybe from person to person the effect being so dramatically different is the cause of the cryptic descriptions of the effect or maybe you have to be very sensitive to realise it ...
I hope you have very much patience
If you are interested i can share the infos i have collected from the web.
and i still have new plans for further experimentation with the fleece, but a lot of other stuff is going on right now, and i'm trying myself in a couple of other not as advanced experiments at the moment to learn more about microorganisms in general.
But if the interest is still there i am very looking forward to share my future projects and exchange experiences at this topic as this is still a highly interesting cutting edge and i believe there are a lot of secrets with a LOT of potential still remaining waiting to be unveiled