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Title: Re-using cakes
Post by: DJP PA on March 12, 2013, 07:42:37 PM
I've used my cakes twice with success. Cleaned them off, soaked and covered with vermiculite again. After two days two of them are quickly covering themselves with bright white (I assume mycelium). Will they still bear mushrooms this way? Should I take them out of the box with the other cakes?
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: MoGrow on March 14, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
Yes you can get multiple flushes off of cakes and bulk substrates.
after the first flush redunk for 12 hours, its recommended to not re-verm your cakes after the first flush.
pop em back in your FC and treat em like the first flush.
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: FadedFungus on March 15, 2013, 08:04:08 PM
Thanks MoGro I was just going to ask that same question but DJP beat me to it...Thanks.
How long should you wait before you should expect to see new pin growth?
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: MoGrow on March 16, 2013, 07:12:45 AM
on second flush its about a week - 10 days before i see anything new in the way of knots or pins.
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: FadedFungus on March 16, 2013, 09:35:05 AM
Thank you.  I have my cakes soaking for 12 hours then I will place them back in the F.C. and hope I get a second flush.  How many flushes can you usually get? 3-4? How do you know when the cake is done producing?
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: MoGrow on March 17, 2013, 03:18:31 AM
usually they will go a couple weeks and just put out a fruit here and there instead of flushing. i never flush cakes past 2 tho. but thats just me
Title: Re: Re-using cakes
Post by: FadedFungus on March 19, 2013, 05:37:07 PM
So I'm on my second flush with a set of cakes I harvested on Friday and already they are starting to pin.  I did a 12 hour drunk to rehydrate them.  I just wanted to share and pass on some knowledge.