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clusterone

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can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« on: June 27, 2010, 06:54:49 PM »

I am using BRF and my cakes are not fully colonized after 2 months. Some of them are arounf 50-75% colonized. I use the cubensis to stop cluster headache episodes which has worked for me very well. This is my first attemp at growing my own and I am nearing an annual time for cluster outbreaks. Any response will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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dub504

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Re: can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 01:36:31 PM »

Premature birthing can cause you problems with contamination. The uncolonized BRF would be food for competing spores etc. If you really have to birth early, you should cut off the uncolonized portions with a sterile knife.
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Re: can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 06:31:53 PM »

Make sure you have some kind of air exchange going on because I didn't on my first try and my cakes stalled at around the same collonization. I waited for mine to finally get around 90% and cut off all of the uncolonized brf plus a little bit of the surrounding colonized parts to make sure I got it all. I had no contam problems.
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Re: can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 06:13:22 PM »

Sorry butt in here, but just to be clear - I should allow for air exchange while the cakes are colonising in the jars (if I'm using the PF tek)? I know once they're birthed into the FC of course, but when in the jars too? Wouldn't that introduce contams?
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dub504

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Re: can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 06:45:04 PM »

The verm barrier in the PF jars acts as a filter. Air exchange, gas exchange, FAE whatever you want to call it is good.
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Re: can I birth a partially colonized cake?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 05:35:44 PM »

Ya make sure you have the holes where you nocced up your jars open. That will help your mycelium colonize.
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