The first time I tried to grow mycelium it did not work. I don’t know why it didn’t but fortunately, the second time it did.
Part of the assignment was to take the mycelium while it was growing and put in into a mold so it could grow into a certain shape. First I decided to put it into a bottle so when it was done growing I would cut it open and have a sculpture of a bottle.
However I realized that the objet I made out of mycelium had to have a purpose other then being a cool piece of art. Therefore I put it some into a glass container so it would harden in a cup shape and then I could use it as a candle or pencil holder.
Due to time constraints, I was unable to wait until the whole shape was covered in white mycelium. However it was hard enough to hold it shape.
Overall, I am happy with my candle holder. I found this experiment fascinating and I enjoyed learning about this organic, natural-forming material. I would use this material for other projects however it’s tricky because it takes a while to grow and can fail easily.