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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: fungiguy on August 09, 2009, 02:41:48 PM

Title: aborts
Post by: fungiguy on August 09, 2009, 02:41:48 PM
i had a real nice pin set with popcorn cased with peat/verm. most of the pins turned into aborts. is there one cause for this, or can it be various reasons. i have brf cakes in the same fc that are doing very well. so conditions in the fc are good.
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: dub504 on August 10, 2009, 02:21:59 PM
With casings the issue of humidity is an important variable. You want to get a nice pinset @ 95% RH and when they get pea sized drop the humidity to 92%.  Cakes need higher humidity and thrive on that. This is something that I overlooked at first, since I still have some cakes and have moved on to grains. Doing that little change w/ my casings has made a huge diff. More pins mature!
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: fungiguy on August 10, 2009, 04:05:21 PM
ok, how do i lower the humidity? i am using pearlite.
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: fattrout on August 10, 2009, 04:15:37 PM
there are many ways to lower your R.H... you need to experiment, maybe start by adding more holes to your F.C... increase your FAE... you just have to play with it...
lol and i don't mean your penis. sorry just J/K   :ph34r:
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: dub504 on August 10, 2009, 04:37:46 PM
Make sure your Hydrometer is accurate. I thought mine was a nice one, turns out it was crap!  -_- I drilled a few too many holes at first, and three hydrometers later, had to tape some up. (I thought I already learned this step.) So, now I'm getting the proper RH w the holes, cracking the lid slightly and doing a sort of voodoo rain dance.

BTW
Cropping RH range is 85-92%
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: MT on August 10, 2009, 07:59:58 PM
Good luck with that rain dance thing!
Title: Re: aborts
Post by: psilocybin warrior on August 12, 2009, 07:58:11 AM
The Challenger diddnt abort, it blew up