Old sporophore attached to what I perceived to be fresh growing tissue. When I went to extract the old specimen, the entire shebang came with it… I decided to consult a good friend of mine who specializes in lab sanitizing and methods for cloning in PDA media.
This fresh tissue sample was absolutely covered in what we think to be possibly Aspergillus niger on most of the undersurface)pore structure). I see this commonly on most all Agarikon that are old and fallen from substrate. They always exhibit the “grey pockets” more towards the inner center of the conk. This phenomenon has probably not been noticed or mentioned in guidebooks because this species is usually only encountered once or twice in someones lifetime. Luckily, I have had experience in the field with more that 30 locations in WA state alone and continue to seek out new locations week to week. I saved the A. niger in a bag and sliced most all of the mold from the pore surface. For those interested in studying extremely potent black mold that can withstand Laricifomes officinalis’ powerful antibiotics/antivirals- give me a call or email.
Today- 3/8/2015- I inoculated 3 slants we prepared yesterday with sterile tissue samples- Aseptic transfer.
Elevation of extraction: approx. 5000ft. Host tree: Pseudotsuga menziesii(Douglas fir).
Temp: low 50’s.
3/24/15 UPDATED SLANT IMAGES OF INOCULATED PDA BELOW:
UPDATED 7/8/15: “Sweating” sample after outcompeting black mold and Penicillin.
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