So my experiments tend to focus on how to improve the material after it has grown.
Dried control Mycelium on long fibers.
In its natural state the hyphae doesnt seem to bind the fibers too strongly and we see some breaking along those lines.
Ethylene glycol and glycerol can be used to get into the fibers and block the space between fibers.Ethylene glycol as plasticizer. leads to a stiffer more thightly bound material.
Choline chloride:Ethylene glycol as plasticizer. on the other hand leads to a more flexible arrangement, the mycelium bends but the fibers don’t separate under the same forces.
All samples were courtesy of @Elise and then baked for 3 days at 60C after being soaked in the respective liquids for 48hours.
Edit: changed the videos to be on public onedrive rahter than the origianl floating GIF should work now