Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone here has ever tried growing cordyceps or knows anything about them. I have some already grown (about 2-3 inch body, and stems of varying sizes). Most of what I find on the internet is grown in lab so thought I'd reach out here! Here is a pic of what they look like, except mine have not been dried out yet.
woah. Isn't that supposed to be a powerful psychedelic? Still pretty cool though. Do u get worms and put them in an environment with fungal spores?
I have not heard of these as a powerful psychedelic. It is used in Chinese medicine and my parents would incorporate these into special soups when I was a kid. It is very special in our culture so that is why I am interested.
As far as I know, the little caterpillars eat the mycelium and the fungus takes over them. In the winter time they are a root and in the spring, it flowers or grows into a leaf? I have not seen this myself, rather I am translating it's name in my language.
I will not be incorporating the worms into my pot as my cordyceps have already grown. I am hoping it will at least grow into some form of plant and perhaps I can collect spores?
Cordyceps will only ever look like that. What you are seeing is the fruiting body of the fungus : A mushroom. It is not a plant, so you won't see leaves or flowers. Most of its life is in the form of filaments growing inside the body of those insects.
So today I went to check on the cordyceps and surely enough they are producing some green shoots of some sort! I asked around and there seems to be 2 types of cordyceps. The fungi version that dvg had posted and then whatever I have which is able to grow into a plant. I will post pics soon for all to see.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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