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crazyd

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Average time for cakes to fruit?
« on: March 10, 2009, 03:35:15 PM »

Hey guys.  I've had my dunked and rolled cakes in my fruiting chamber for 4 days now.  I built a chamber using an aquarium air pump that is pushing air through 2 rock bublers, up through water and clay pellets.  It looks to be very humid inside and I have kept them in light about 10 hours a day, just in my bathroom, getting light from 2 normal bulbs.  Average temp has probably been 73 or so.  The cakes very quickly showed new mycelial growth.  What is a normal timeframe to start to see actual fruiting?  (These are mazatapecs)

Thanks!
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 05:11:30 PM »

Probably within the week, cut ur light down to 6-8.  Is there enough FAE?

PW
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »

What is FAE?
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 06:18:44 PM »

Fresh Air Exchange.  the cakes need plenty of fresh air.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 03:45:44 PM »

Yes...there is a constant supply of fresh air, coming up from below the cakes via an air pump and going out thru a few holes in the top.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 05:16:37 AM »

I've got the same fc going average temp about 69, humidity 99% air exchange from bubble stone underneath perlite but i have one non-dunk and rolled in with two dunk and rolled, been over a week and all im getting from the two dunk and rolled is spiky mycellium all over, the non-dunked is fruiting kinda weak, wondering whats up, what i can do to get something out of the dunk-and-rolled.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 03:35:38 PM »

Yeah, mine have been in there 1 week as of tonight.  No fruiting yet.  I'm still not sure what an average time might be?  Seems I read that several days is normal?  But I also think I saw that sometimes it can take weeks.  Anyone know?
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 07:33:19 PM »

My cakes usually start to pin about five to six days after the dunk and roll. As for the one cake that you did not dunk, it is probably not growing well  because your cake is drying out.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 09:05:19 PM »

yeah, about a week on cakes. dunk and roll. 12 hours or so works for me...
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 12:58:11 PM »

Lol, back in the day when I was doing pf-tek. I had puerto rican's take around a month before they started pinning, but once they pinned they were full grown and potent as all hell in a couple days.

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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 01:18:05 PM »

I've definitely got ONE pin on one of my cakes.  I guess that is a good sign...we'll wait and see!
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 07:49:15 AM »

Okay, so my one cake with the one pin is doing okay, but now I've got another with a bunch of small pins!  This is very exciting!  It has been 9 days since I placed them in the fruiting chamber. 
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 11:35:08 AM »

good things cant be rushed ^_^

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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2009, 09:41:59 PM »

put up some pics so we can enjoy with you....lol, see it takes patience it and will pay off.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 04:50:36 PM »

The 2 with pins birthed 12 days ago.  The spiky mycelium one was birthed 5 days ago...





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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2009, 05:33:11 PM »

NICE.. soon you will have cool little babys!!! BTW what strain.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 05:59:46 PM »

These are Mazatapecs.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2009, 10:29:51 PM »

Crazyd

I'm a newby currently incubating some mycelium and making a fruiting chamber.  I've been instructed to use perlite (PF-TEK, etc.).  What is the brownish red material you're using in those pictures?  Is that some sort of clay?  Thanks.

-WR
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 10:28:11 AM »

They are called expanded clay pellets.  One brand name of them is Hydroton.  You can order them online, or at a local hydroponics store if one is available.  I was going to use perlite, but someone on this site recommended the expanded clay pellets.  They are reusable (you can wash them between uses), and relatively cheap.  I bought 10 liters at a local store for $10.  I placed 2 rock bubblers (basically aerators used in aquariums) at the bottom of the tank (linked by rubber tube to an air pump), covered them with about 2 or 3 inches worth of the expanded clay pellets, and then filled it with water to just below the top of the pellets.  It has seemed to work really well.  The chamber stays very humid and you don't have to worry about airing it out...you just poke some holes in the top of the container and the air flows from the rock bubblers, through the water and out the top of the chamber.  This is my first grow, so I don't know any other way, but my cakes are fruiting and it seems to be working well.  Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Re: Average time for cakes to fruit?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2009, 06:58:04 PM »

Hey Crazy...You will enjoy those MEZAs((((( VISUAL))))!!!! Got any new pics?
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