By - DirtyHarry133
This is exactly what i had in mind. Glad someone so experienced actually made and tested. I'll literally use a 4 liter jar and see what happens. If it works i'll have a lifetime supply of LC, if it contaminates over time, at least i tried. Thanka for the link!!
So I'm still learning all this. Would anyone care to explain the reasons anyone uses liquid culture? Is it simply for being able to inject into grain? Or is there other reasons so many growers use LC? It seems pretty popular for something that I only see one real use for. I've got agar colonizing and was planning on just chopping it up into grain jars
Oh you can totally just chop it up and drop it on the grains and everybody does.
But using LC you have more innoculation points since the liquid trickles down till it reaches the bottom.
More importantly, LC lasts for a very long time while agar plates will laat for a while and then dry out and the myc will die. So if u want to keep a culture alive for longer you use LC. And if you want to keep it for even longer you make slants. Slants are basically agar with a wood piece but since there is so little oxygen in there it dries out way slower
Hope this helps, i m a little drunk
Ok, so LC colonizes grain quicker. I guess that makes sense
Liquid Cultures are also a good way to expand a culture. 1 agar dish can only inoculate a few jars or bags if you want them to colonize quickly, but a single wedge can inoculate a LC that can be used to inoculate many more jars/bags.
This is literally how it’s done when you’re satisfied with a colony instead of an isolation.
Care to expand on that?
Just as I said? This is a well known method for producing LC.