Hard to visualize.

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By ggg (Ggg) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 07:24 pm:

Yeah I read my earlier post and I see that my idea is hard to visualize. so-

I'm deaming of a flat cake set on it's edge that has colonized around it's own support.

Myc colonized around wire mesh that acts like a skeleton. Internal support for the myc.

Allow some of the wire mesh to remain uncolonized on one side of the flat cake.

This uncolonized portion could be used as a base.

Fold the uncolonized mesh at a 90 deg. angle to create a flat cake vertically oriented with it's own internal support --- that is also a stand.

Shape is like a letter- L .

I will call them MYCO-POPS as you could just pick them up by the base and eat the shrooms right off the cakes!

You could even colonize mesh scupture and design your own shapes and sizes. Wild

Is that a clearer pic of what I'm trying to convey?

I hope so.

If not I'll just do it and go buy a fancy camera with lots of confusing software and take some pics.


By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 07:56 pm:

i think that is a stellar idea....... mmmmmmm... MYCO-POPS... mmmmmm

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 08:33 pm:

Damn, I don't know what's wrong with me, but I can't seem to visualize it. If you have a scanner you could sketch it and scan it in. It's no big deal if you don't though. If plinkerdink is visualizing it then I'm sure others will too.

By ggg (Ggg) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 08:47 pm:

Lay a piece of paper on your desk. Now fold 1/2 of the paper strait up off the desk and leave the other half flat on the desk. You should have a letter L shape.
Thats the idea.

Stiff wire mesh shaped like your paper with the vertical part colonized with myc. and the horizontal section acting as a foot for support.

L shaped like a leg with a foot.
Myc like the sail on a boat.

You could make them the size of a piece of paper!
Huge surface area.
You could make them the size of an oven bag.

The Myco-pop could stand alone with all surfaces ready to pin and the wire would be an internal skeleton for support.

This is all I can do besides do it.

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 09:02 pm:

OK I totally have it now, but why not just use brackets like I outlined to maximize the space involved? If you've got a 20 gallon terrarium, you could fill it with "sandwiches" every few inches, but the Myco-Pops would have to be spaced out because they need room on the floor for their supporting "foot" right?

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 10:18 pm:

they would also have a little bit more surface area... if it is vertical enough, then it should balance itself out well enough with only about 2 or 3 inches(theoretically)...... i wonder though if uneven fruiting would cause it to lose balance and fall over only one way to find out... have you tried it yet g or is this just a thought?... amazing the things that have been coming off this board lately... i feel like i'm a part of some sort of reniassance

By ggg (Ggg) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 10:51 pm:

The feet could/would overlap for space and/or stability.

I was inspired by the vertical trains of thought in this thread.

I still think rust and contams are an issue.
You would have to colonize in bags.

Id try the plexi. sandwich. I have visions of ant farms!!

Way 2 cool


By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 - 11:54 pm:


Ant farms, LOL! Remember the worm farm in Dumb & Dumber?

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 01:58 am:

How about using two pvc pipes, ~1/2", and wrap
screen wire around with media inside.
Lay horozontal for cake broken up as in flatcake
tek to knit.
When ready to fruit, stand the frames up and use
spacers in between.
How to keep moist would be a problem.
Just an idea :)