19 days later . Jar 1
Ganoderma lucidumGrain master.
Jar 2. Ganoderma lucidum
5 days old Trametes versicolor
My first tests of activated charcoal in grain jars. I am using around 1 tablespoon per a jar. More tests needs to be done but I hypothesize activated carbon may reduce the risk of contamination. Research gave me an idea that charcoal may prevent anaerobic reactions from occurring- this may prevent the germination of mold and bacterial spores inherent in the grain. All speculative at the moment but nonetheless I am liking what i see so far. No adverse reactions between the carbon and mycelium witnessed.
It is interesting that the mycelium is unaffected but bacteria seems to get trapped and suffocated within the dense black carbon matrix. Could be a possible means of isolating contamination too…