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Title: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: inked 23 on October 03, 2010, 06:02:02 PM
ok guys getting a little frustrated 2 weeks no mycelium no foul smell checking 2 times a week b plus brf cakes any ideas the first few days temp was low checked often should i give it longer i can see white but i believe its just the brown rice flour any ideas two weeks and no signs of any change temp has been between 80 _85
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: ImAFungi on October 03, 2010, 09:16:39 PM
inked 23,
   Sometimes it can take awhile for mycelium to show its face,especially with brf/verm tek. I would say give it some more time. A pic would def help. :ph34r:
 
       ~ImAFungi
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: fungiguy on October 04, 2010, 04:37:34 AM
 be careful with your temperature. 85 is a little high. you want the mycellium to beat out the contaminates. i keep my incubator at a steady 81. the cakes are good for beginners, but i found popcorn very easy to work with. it is cheap and fast to colonize.
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: dub504 on October 04, 2010, 06:30:56 PM
Some folks even keep em in the 70's...  :ph34r:
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: fungiguy on October 05, 2010, 02:11:43 AM
hey dud, are you saying that you keep your incubator in the 70's? :huh:
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: dub504 on October 05, 2010, 04:10:35 PM
Yes, that be what I'm saying. There seems to be a evolving consensus in the community that 80's is too warm and may lead to more contamination, since cube myc will grow fine in the 70's but competitors will not. Myce won't grow as fast but competitor molds and bacteria really like the higher temps...
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: Vandal_xx on October 07, 2010, 06:40:56 PM
dude I have definaltly waited 3 weeks for growth. Also I have had great luck incubating with temps between 65 and 85. Natural temp in my house in winter and summer with no probs. good luck man. waiting is key. The less you fuck with it the better!
Title: Re: 2 weeks no mycelium
Post by: fungiguy on October 09, 2010, 07:37:06 AM
thanks dub, i think i will lower the temp. it is at a steady 81. i had a couple of jars go green on me recently, mabye that could of been avoided.