We are starting The Fungus Among Us, a 7 week course at ITP.
One of my goals is to build a materials library to test
– species differences
– color (in the substrate, after the material has grown)
– natural dyes,
growing in burlap – shaped
- smeared onto burlap (blended first w/substrate)
- impregnate burlap with just the grain spawn
use bamboo skewers to create armatures
A slurry in a 3D printer nozzle
What other alkaline substrates are useful besides coffee chaff and oat straw?
How thin can the material be?
What organic materials can be introduced into the substrate that extend its elasticity, density, porosity?
Can you grow more mycelium on “dead” (baked) inoculated substrate? This would allow you to repair or add new parts later
Are there protocols for this kind of r + d?