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Title: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 02, 2010, 10:29:47 AM
so  im using the tropic aire system in my FC, there is plenty of
FAE and temps are between 68-73F RH is around 95% and im still getting the fuzz. any ideas?

Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: malabar on January 02, 2010, 12:33:11 PM
Big,
  I'm thinking you might like to increase your FAE a bit.  Do you have a "gang valve" in between your air pump and tropic aire? 
  I use them to have individual control of my FAE and RH.  Apparently some others don't use them.
 Other than that, it appears you are doing all the right things,....  Mist them lightly to knock down the growth, and ride it out.
 Sometimes there is absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of vegetative growth, as long as it isn't a case of " overlay ".
   ~Malabar    :mellow:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 02, 2010, 12:47:42 PM
Excellent! Thank you again malabar -_-
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: dub504 on January 02, 2010, 02:59:26 PM
Just make sure don't mist too heavily. If the myc gets matted down it will def cause overlay.
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 02, 2010, 07:31:30 PM
the cakes have been in the FC for a few days now(3-4) is it too late
to case them?
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: moorhS on January 02, 2010, 08:18:22 PM
from what I've heard and read it's fine just make sure you pick off any tiny pins, so they don't cause contamination.... GL
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: dub504 on January 02, 2010, 08:40:30 PM
moorhs is right. You can case them if you want.
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 06, 2010, 10:26:25 AM
Well the cakes and casings are starting to fruit like CRAZY!
the over growth that had fell onto the lava rocks below has also sprouted fruits. going to get pics later. heard something about cakes and some casings liking honey added to the soaking water, any truth to this? if so what strains?
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: ImAFungi on January 06, 2010, 01:51:28 PM
Nice congrats fatmouth :ph34r:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: dub504 on January 06, 2010, 03:31:41 PM
I've never heard or read anything about using honey in casings or cakes. I suppose the sugar would be a food source, kind of like Karo or honey in a LC. The casing should be non nutritive. It doesn't sound right to me. IMO, You can get plenty of nutes from grains, poo, straw, castings, etc... Would love to see your grow.
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: malabar on January 06, 2010, 03:34:27 PM
Big,
  Congrats!  I'm thrilled to hear of your fruits!   -_- 
 As for that honey,....  Save it for your tea!  You have it right about the non-nutrient base of casing.
  Kudos again!
    ~Malabar     :mellow:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: shroomzer on January 06, 2010, 05:09:10 PM
I use a teaspoon of honey when making my substrate for my cakes.  Seems to work OK for me.
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: malabar on January 06, 2010, 07:50:31 PM
  Exactly right.  It may work well in substrate, but Big has it right for CASING materials.  Casing needs to be neutral and almost inert.
   :ph34r:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: dub504 on January 06, 2010, 07:54:05 PM
The cake queen comes through!
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: malabar on January 06, 2010, 07:57:05 PM
Shroomzer RULES!
    Know it!,.....  Believe it!,......  It's Real!    -_-
       :ph34r:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: shroomzer on January 06, 2010, 09:57:09 PM
Well sheesh guys **blush** **blush** .... Yes casing no honey, just in the cakes.  I was seeing 'cakes and casing' and didn't specify correctly or completly.  OOops .... I actually like my honey with a bit of peanut butter.  Why is it that everything seems to go with PB??  (sorry a bit off topic =))
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 07, 2010, 08:44:38 AM
Shroomzer...do you find that any one strain yeilds better than another using the honey? if so which strains? also has anyone ever tried any form of powdered vitams in their substrate? im guessing the intense heat may effect it when sterilizing, but it would seem some may enhance the fruits if they could withstand the heat?
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: bigfatmouthj on January 07, 2010, 08:58:27 AM
The reason i ask about the added vitamins to substrate is...

i cant remember where i was reading it, but something about polyene fungicide and higher yeilds? and then i read this

http://mushroomspawn.cas.psu.edu/PhaseII.shtml
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: malabar on January 07, 2010, 03:45:49 PM
Big,
  Years ago we used to crush Calcium carbonate, then add the powder to our grains prior to the PC.
  And thinking back,..  I don't think I can recall any significance that would push me to waste the vitamins, or the cash.
  You eat the vitamins, and provide healthy grains for your little ones! 
  Life is Good!     -_-
   ~Malabar    :mellow:
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: shroomzer on January 07, 2010, 10:21:43 PM
Big ... No I haven't noticed any difference in the yields from one strain to another.
Title: Re: The fuzz!
Post by: dub504 on January 08, 2010, 12:47:41 PM
Some peeps use a knife tip of gypsum in their grains. I've done it from time to time but never really noticed a dif.