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lun0s

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Dried out mushies very small
« on: January 31, 2010, 11:42:25 AM »

My first flush is partially dried out(stems right now) and they are very thin, like 1mm thin probably. Is this normal..?
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 01:26:19 PM »

ya, that's somewhat normal.... once they dry they dry to almost nothin lol... unless you do bulk ( I guess the mushrooms get ALOT bigger with bulk) ... sometimes I'll luck out and have a couple of mushrooms that are about a "gram dried"
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 02:29:20 PM »

guessing bulk grows are like casings and what not?
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 03:47:05 PM »

lol... yeah don't that suck, in drying you will lose 85% to 90% of weight... the good news is if you dry them right. thay don't lose potency.. :ph34r:
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 04:27:14 PM »

How do you dry properly? I've got them on a paper towel with a paper down on top of them for now.
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 06:03:39 PM »

lot's of ways to dry, however you choose make sure not to use heat :)
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 07:28:25 PM »

So my paper towel method isn't that bad since it only uses room temp?
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 08:21:14 PM »

I use a de-hydrator.  BB&B - cheap and with temp. control.  Dries them nicely.
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »

a dehydrator is probably the best way. but like moorhs said. keep your heat below 95F...
the paper towel is fine. it just takes longer to dry... :mellow:
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 10:01:14 PM »

I've had mushrooms dry out 2 wheigh almost an 8th each...  its an old pic most of you have probably seen but .. here it is
always bulk grows with me
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 10:28:43 PM »

Those are purty there Davie :ph34r:

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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 03:20:15 PM »

my biggest shroom weighed out 3.5 grams dry. It was a cambodian from a BRF cake. Ain't no tellin' when you work with magic.
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 03:53:37 PM »

I find that my cakes and grains do alot better in the FC when i have music playing through out the days. i know folage responds to touch and sound stimuli so might be the same for the fungi.  :ph34r:
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 03:57:24 PM »

The deeper the substrate, the bigger the shrooms.
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2010, 04:48:46 PM »

haha nice bigfatmouth thought of doing that to... although I imagine they do nothing for mushies but ya never know :)
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2010, 05:43:42 PM »

haha I usually have some techno playing while I'm home so I guess mine are picky music listeners ehhh :p
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2010, 06:48:13 PM »

Davie K  those look sweet! what strain is that? what substrate/are you using?
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2010, 12:13:41 AM »

B+ on the scale and either Hawaiians or pink Buffalo's in the mono tub.. I'm recently working with Cambodians.. I've been wait in to see the first flushes pop... ever sense dub said the bigger the sub the bigger the cube... I've been throwing 2gether 4, 6, 8 and ever 10 inch substrates together in mono tubs out of straw and worm casting..I've been making 2-4 totes a week and just started adding the first totes 2 the 12/12... tomarrow ill put another 3 totes in, and make another 2 totes up.. with huge substrates.  cant wait 2 see what size comes outta thees.
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010, 12:43:56 AM »

LOL, I don't think we can wait to see them either Davie. Sounds like you are gonna have some MONSTERS!  :wacko:

Maybe you should try to pick up a print or syringe of Orissa India. They are supposed to get big from what i've read about. Just a thought.  -_-

Good Luck Davie, can't wait to see your results.  ^_^
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Re: Dried out mushies very small
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 09:32:46 PM »

i have looked into thoes...  anyone have any idea on potency w/ them?  its a sin but i have yet 2 try my cambodians..  everyone that has, calls me with great reviews.  so i let someone else be the ginny-pig this time.  but have no worries.. ill be in the right head set to munch a few down soon
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