The fun(gi) goes on and on

11 11 2012

Despite the almost certain failure of the coffee grinds experiment, the oyster mushrooms in straw seems to be marching on towards the inevitable fry-up!

The leading fruitings are now a good inch or so across and consist of many little pinheads which I guess will each become a mushroom. I’ve moved the bundle nearer the window as I gather that UV is an important part of their fruiting development. The mushrooms “sweat” a clear liquid which is interesting too.

The larger growths are now about an inch or so across

A clear liquid is “sweating” from the fruit bodies

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11 responses

12 11 2012
sheriji

Are you SURE you want to eat these? Looks a little bit too much like what we find at the bottom of the compost pail every few days and work diligently at removing with lye, bleach, and, when necessary, a small flame-thrower. Or maybe we’re doing it all wrong, and we should actually be eating what’s at the bottom of the compost pail! (I’m here to help.)

13 11 2012
Quieter Elephant

Igor (the home help) says we’ll be fine…

13 11 2012
sheriji

But is Igor to be trusted? He/she/it might be trying to poison you in an untraceable way so as to get at your supply of over-read novels and the contents of your sock drawer.

13 11 2012
Quieter Elephant

You, my dear, need to learn not to pay so much scary attention to what you read in blogs!
And just for the record… my socks have their own room.
With en suite.

13 11 2012
sheriji

You can lead the conversation down all of the tangents you want, it still doesn’t change the fact that the, ahem, substance pictured above which you are apparently actually considering consuming is OOZING.

13 11 2012
Quieter Elephant

Some of the tastiest things I’ve had in my mouth have oozed. And I don’t mean Chicken Kiev either…

14 11 2012
sheriji

I call Chicken Kiev Chicken Vesuvius.
One shudders to contemplate.

14 11 2012
Quieter Elephant

Shuddering’s allowed too.

13 11 2012
sheriji

And what does “en suite” mean, exactly? Your socks have their own bathroom?

13 11 2012
Quieter Elephant

Indeed. They are socks of the finest breeding.

21 11 2012
earnestbunbury

Ooo! Exciting!

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