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Mushooms?

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Breaking cakes?
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:16:34 PM »

  Ok... so this is my first time growing.  I bought a mini mushbox off the internet, which came with 3 presterilized mycojars.  The problem/question is this: 
   Each jar is 3" tall (i have already innoculated all 3 with Amazon psilocybe cubensis spores), but the FC that came is only 7x3.5x5 (WxDxH).  I have read that i should have at least 6" of space above each cake, and 1-2" on each side.  MY BOX IS FAR TOO SMALL FOR THAT!!!  I am wondering if i can break up the mycelium cakes and spread the bits around on some foil or something on top of the hydroton, creating a thin layer of mycelium to allow for growth room on top.  I feel i should mention that i am not casing any of this.  Would breaking up the cakes hurt the growth?  I know it opens my babies up for contam,  but i am just trying to avoid having to go out and purchase a larger FC.  Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Breaking cakes?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 06:16:20 PM »

check out casing. might solve your problems (involves breaking up the cakes). but youre gonna have to get a larger fc eventually id suspect.
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Re: Breaking cakes?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 06:02:49 AM »

Youi can buy a rubbermaid bin that's pleanty big for like 4 bucks. Thats what I use.
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Re: Breaking cakes?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 06:38:39 PM »

The two options listed above are good advise. Don't brake up the cakes and just lay them out on foil, it won't work right. Simple answer is just to find a bigger tub to use as an FC.
http://forums.mycotopia.net/grow-chambers-clean-rooms-terrariums/
http://www.shroomery.org/29/Fruiting-Chambers
http://www.shroomery.org/27/Humidification-Techniques
casing:
http://www.shroomery.org/20/Casing-Procedures
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