(bio)plastic benchmark

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.

(bio)plastic recipe: #2.1

85% H20
6% Starch
4% Carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt
3% Glycerol
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:


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in vitro petriMask

fungi renew
mycelia renewal

Exploring boundaries

How does the mycelium explore boundaries and build bridge connetions from landscape morphology?
This test allows to understand mycelium’s behaviours of growth through PLA substrate.
To do that a 3d printed mask was insert into a petri dish before the sterilization.

Substrates are:
LIGN _ Lignosulphonate bretax C 1,5% + AA 1% | pH: 6,12
CELL _ carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt 1,5
% + AA 1% | pH: 5,92
Micelia are:
GLU2 _ ganoderma lucidum (inoculated on 18th of September 2014)
POS1 _ pleurotus ostreatus (inoculated on 18th of September 2014)
ARM _ armillaria mellea (inoculated on 18th of September 2014)

Thanks to MakeInBo

Ganoderma Lucidum after 6 days, 9 days and 21 days:

glu_a3 glu_a3_t1 glu_a3_t2

glu_a3a glu_a3a_t1 glu_a3a_t2
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