Sunday, August 16, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
We have been keeping meticulous notes throughout the testing process. A review of those notes has yet to shed light on what sparked this reaction. More observation, more testing, more research is required.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The camera at the NFI Lab has been clicking nonstop all morning long. As soon as photos are down loaded from the camera, the camera is click, click, clicking again. One more from this angle. One more up close. One from above. One from below...
I could post over a 100 photos on the NFI website right now, and it's not even lunch yet. So with a bit of judiciousness here are two quite fetching photos of the dramatic growth inside the Crunchy Capri jar. I'm sure we'll be posting more soon.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The coffee cup slipped from my hand as I gazed upon Crunchy Capri. Over night it had gone from a bubble covered car to a jar full of silver twirling mycelium tendrils.
The NFI staff was so stunned by this rapid growth, we are not sure what to do next. Open up the jar and take samples, or sit back and take lots of photos.
There is some concern that all this growth could be building up pressure inside the jar and that it could explode like homemade jam gone bad. That would be a major containment breach disaster. I don't think our renters insurance would cover the cleanup cost.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Most of the test samples have remained inert, but one sample, Crunchy Capri has developed some very photo worthy features.
The next item of note are the small boils of delaminating paint that have appeared across the metal surfaces. Where the paint has flaked away, the newly exposed metal underneath is greenish and swollen.
The Nomadic Fungus Cocktail itself remains clear but a soft gray sediment has now formed on the front windshield.
These developments strongly indicate that the Nomadic Fungus Cocktail used on Crunchy Capri has generated an active Nomadic Fungus culture that is feeding on the car. How far this propagation will progress can only be guessed at, so we'll just have to wait and watch. Take lots of notes and tons more photographs.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
NFI is following the standard protocol of scientific methodology and so yes, we have documented who manufactured the peanut butter and whether it was creamy or crunchy.
One big determining factor on choosing which jars to use was not the chemical make up of the peanut butter but the lid on the jar. Most peanut butter companies such as Jif, Skippy and Peter Pan use plastic lids which we were concerned would not hold up to the Nomadic Fungus Cocktail. So we opted for Smucker's Natural and U.S. Grade A Fancy Government peanut butter which both use good old, Made in America steel lids.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Assuredly, it is very exciting to be part of this ground breaking experiment, but I am becoming concerned about the unwashed dishes, over flowing trashcans and the lack of toilet paper. It's beginning to look and smell like my old KCAI dorm room.
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