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rileysawka

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Do you ever need to Water it?
« on: July 14, 2005, 04:00:11 PM »

At any point after you case the cakes do you need to water the fungis at all?
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ixitwistedixi

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Do you ever need to Water it?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 07:50:42 AM »

No and actually from my understanding you dont want to water the cake directly when its flushing. There is the Dunk TeK though. After your first flush put your cake in a container filled with water and make sure you have some bent screen or some wire mesh to keep it submerged in the water. Put a lid on it and store in your refridgerator for 12 to 24 hours then place back in your fruiting chamber/terrarium. Its suppose to make more water absorb into your cake leading to bigger fruiting on your following flushes.
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Do you ever need to Water it?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005, 09:18:48 AM »

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No and actually from my understanding you dont want to water the cake directly when its flushing. There is the Dunk TeK though. After your first flush put your cake in a container filled with water and make sure you have some bent screen or some wire mesh to keep it submerged in the water. Put a lid on it and store in your refridgerator for 12 to 24 hours then place back in your fruiting chamber/terrarium. Its suppose to make more water absorb into your cake leading to bigger fruiting on your following flushes.
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When I'm spooning my RBF/verm mix into the jars, I like to put in a plastic drinking straw so that there's a little tube running down into the center of the cake.  When my cakes start getting dried out, I use frosty distilled water and a sterilized eye-dropper to put a few drops of water into the tube, which acts like a little reservoir and rehydrates the rest of the cake.  After a couple of hours I don latex gloves and flip the cake over in my hand, allowing the reservoir to fully drain.  Most of my pinning seems to occur right around the drinking straw during the second and later flushes.

I also dunk between flushes, but only for 4-6 hours.  I've had humidity problems with cakes that were dunked overnight, and 4-6 hours seems to do the trick anyway.
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