Tests aim to explore system behaviours on a different hemp arrangement. Two kinds of “walls” follow the hemp bending.
Mycelium is a living agent-system. The hemp fiber structure built here connects two plexiglass plates and It provides a good substrate to mycelium growth. Result shows a redundant and hyper connected system: a fibrous composite material made of (and by) mycelium.
After latest and satisfying inVitro results (1, 2), some simple structures eneble the possibility to investigate the 3th dimension. These “benchmark” are a kind of analogic computation to understend and finally explore mycelium tectonics, architecturally speaking.
A test to explore mycelium behaviours on a substrate made by hemp fiber and (bio)Plastic. Once Pleurotus is sufficiently grown, petri capsula was opened to let it air-dry.
Results show an high tensile strength fibrous composite.
(bio)plastic recipe: #2.1
mycelium: POS 1 _ Pleurotus Ostreatus
These tests aim to understand if starch plastic could be a good substrate for micelia. After a lot of experiments, finally I found the plastic that has the right consistency to be spread on fiber.
4% Carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt
2% PDA – potato dextrose agar
0.1% Ammonium Acetate
Micelia used for the test:
POS 1 _ pleurotus ostreatus
GLU 2 _ ganoderma lucidum
GLU 16 _ ganoderma lucidum
Recipe #2.1 after 4 days and 8 days: