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Think this was a tissue culture first gen. from a local black morel. Not the best pictures. Notice the sclerotium formation at the glass (key in growing morel spawn you need a barrier) some use low nutrient mix in there spawn run, but I found the glass or bags work great as a barrier.
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1. Black Morel:
Tissue used taken from inside of cap?
Sterilized grain? Type? other additives?
Did you do anything to shock it, to get it to fruit? Nice sized Morel, by the way.

2. I had 7 grow in the back yard year-fore-last, at the border of a flower bed & yard grass; from thrown-out trim pieces and wash water.

3. It appears that disciplined consistency is required for anything better than random luck in getting the mycelium to fruit. (This has been my downfall.)

4. Every other year I research/download the latest Chinese Patents on Morel Cultivation. There is now a legacy of 25-30 Chinese patents on various techniques.

The lead Chinese scientist/grower (at the Gov sponsored Mushroom Institute) with 25 years experience with Morels expresses that in the beginning he had success of only 4-5% and now after 25 years of consistent honing of techniques, he/they are at 98-99%. Their Morel cultivation industry in China has been doubling every 2 years for the last 6 years.

5. The latest patent was on the techniques by which the highest quality Morel strains could be winnowed from the germination of spores to arrive at the "seed-stock" to be used, multiplied for high yield cultivation - as in acres and acres!
 

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1-Tissue culture was cut from where cap rolls into stem. Did about 8 transfers on agar cutting leading edge of myc threads until I out ran contams. Ended with a nice mono mother culture. Had 5 or 6 morel strains master cultures. Always used grass seed for my spawn runs water used was always 7.0PH nothing else. The big key to spawn run is moisture it has to be perfect (if you want to know how to do this PM me). (Shock) is what I call the trigger that's the secret for controlled environment growing.
2-Key word is (border) I call this barrier think about the glass in the spawn run what happens when the myc hits a barrier it forms sclerotium and you know what fruits from those!
3,4,5-I'm very well read on the subject. They are written to be rabbit holes!! Trigger...think a mold that acts like a fungus. Happy Growing!!
 

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Wow, great job Trahn. Thats got to take a ton of dedication and patience. Very impressive. I'd love to learn more about it sometime.
 
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