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Mono Tub Help
« on: April 21, 2009, 01:57:56 PM »

Hey All,

I was wondering if 11 half pint cakes would be enough to make two mono tubs. I plan on spawning to coir/coffee/verm/gypsum. What size container should I use to get 4" sub and still have enough room for FAE and maintain RH?

Would something like this work: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/420274/Office-Depot-Brand-Clear-Plastic-Storage/

I imagine that I would have to use a ridiculous ratio (1:8 cakes to bulk sub) to get a 4" depth. Would that just take longer to fully colonize the sub before I can trigger pinning.

JRFungi I know you do mono tubs a lot, if you could chime in that would be great. All inputs are much appreciated.

Later,
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 12:49:27 PM »

i wouldn't recomend  a 1:8 ration.  not only will that take much longer to colinize but contam issiues also. longer time colinizing = more chances for contam to sit in.  try finding smaller tubs.  i got mine from target or walmart. wide varities there.  i just picked 2 monos that were smaller ( had 2 quarts of spawn each)... fruited a oz. dry from each.  that being said i wasnt around to c it fruit, went on a lil vacation, state paid of course.
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 12:58:10 PM »

Cool, thanks Sin. Big help!
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 06:55:24 PM »

  If you are using cakes i would suggest a casing in a small aluminum pan.

 I use an 18 gallon rubbermade tubs($6 Walmart). They are blue and i cut a hole in the lid then place a gallon ziplock bag duct taped to the top for light. I am not into ratios too much. I use a coir / verm 60-40 mix. About 8 quarts of pop corn or WBS and another thin casing layer of the same coir/verm mix on top. I have had good results so far and it is very easy IMO. I recommned grains for these mono tubs. They seem to colonize very quickly. FAE is a must.

Good luck and for the record SIN knows a ton about these as well!!!

JR
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 07:27:25 PM »

hey SIN, can ask what you did for the state? to get a paid vacation. am hopin just an infraction..
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 08:14:32 PM »

i noticed i didnt see any post from sin for about 30 days?
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 09:57:05 AM »

yea no prob... nothing crazy but ill keep it short.  aggravated assault, possesion with intent to sell (bud, over a oz.), assault on a pig, resisting arrest.  .  Lets just say, there was a scuffle with some dude and he got it pretttty good (he said i jumped him which was bs). Cop seen me on top of him and didnt want to listen and got "knocked down"  by accident.  then during the search they found my bud. All BS but hopfully most of those will get droped.

I didnt have $ to pay a big bail so i stayed in there til it came down.  hopefully i wont have to go back
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 02:44:44 PM »

well SIN, good luck with all that. i know all about the BS, it sucks..
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Re: Mono Tub Help
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 09:50:56 PM »

i found a nice tek on shroomery   http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5276282  i think its my next adventure in this hobby
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