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crazyd

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FINALLY!!!!
« on: July 02, 2009, 04:40:06 PM »

I started trying to grow with the PF tek back in January and I FINALLY have some fruit to show for all my time, money, and effort!  Please see attached pics of B+ and Texas strains.  I am still a total newbie, but for those who are just starting out, here are some errors I made:

1.  Buy your spores from a vendor recommended on this site.  My first spore syringes were not quality samples.  My second order was placed with Ralphsters and it made a world of difference.

2.  When innoculating your jars, make sure you stick the needle far enough into the jar that the tip is past the dry vermiculite top layer.  I'm pretty sure that I didn't do this on a few of my first jars and ended up shooting the spore solution directly into the dry vermiculite, where it could do nothing.

3.  It IS possible for your fruiting chamber to be TOO damp and have TOO much water in it.  I'm quite sure that my first attemps were marred by having too much condensation in the chamber and on the cakes themselves, which I think stunted their growth and possibly "drowned" them. 

4.  Patience IS a virtue.

Thanks to all the guys on this site who helped me finally get a good grow!!!!







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Azurascender

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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 05:07:13 PM »

Wow, those are some gorgeous mushrooms  ^_^  Good work.
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malabar

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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 05:16:28 PM »

  Crazyd,.....
      Congrats and Kudos on your first set of fruits.    -_-
  I am sure you will remember all of those little errors, that you have learned from, and truly Excellent that passed that info along for others to avoid! 
  Perfect timing as well!    :mellow:  You can set your space, and enjoy the holiday with you Perfect "little" friends! 
  I am sure the next flush, and future crops will be BOOMERS!
    ~Malabar   
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 05:56:08 PM »

crazyd, hip hip hooray. i knew you could do it!!!
now i can't wait to hear your trip report. keep up the good work.
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 06:30:40 PM »

b-e-a-Utiful crazyd ... celebrate the 4th in a big way~!! 
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 09:02:59 PM »

Nice flush! Looks like a fun fourth is in your future. Be careful playing with fire.
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coyoteyogi

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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 04:01:57 AM »

 :wub: Great job. Let em dry. Grind em up and add to some swiss Miss Chocolate. Bon Voyage...
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 05:54:59 AM »

Being successful feels so good after failing. Way to stick to it and now it's time to reap the benefits. Congrats
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 09:20:59 AM »

Nicely done and don't eat them all at once.=P
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Re: FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 03:57:22 AM »

WOW!! they look good enough to eat. my cakes just started to pin. this is my first grow. patience really is a virtue. congrats!!!
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