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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: axis on May 30, 2007, 08:57:08 PM

Title: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: axis on May 30, 2007, 08:57:08 PM
Hay all,

is there any reason or is it necessary to turn the jars upside down no fanning during colonization correct?

Cakes just sit in the jars until fully colonized; top, sides, bottom too, with the lids and alum tops on tight without breathing until birth which is when pins first appear?

also, could I use the incubator to keep the temp controlled for fruiting the cakes with perlite and the wire mesh.

axis



Title: Re: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: anno on May 31, 2007, 08:58:27 AM
>is there any reason or is it necessary to turn the jars upside down

No.


>no fanning during colonization correct?

Correct.

>Cakes just sit in the jars until fully colonized; top, sides, bottom too,

Yes.

>with the lids and alum tops on tight without breathing

They are breathing, the lids are not completely tight.

>until birth which is when pins first appear?

Or app. 10 days after full colonization, even if no pins appear.

>could I use the incubator to keep the temp controlled for fruiting the cakes
> with perlite and the wire mesh.

Yes, albeit the temperature might be too high for the fruiting stage.
Title: Re: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: axis on July 21, 2007, 09:17:51 AM
Oh, but I must have put the torque on cuz those lids are tight! even with the seal side up. I don't think they were breathing properly taking a lot of time to colonize.(???)
more than two months.
Title: Re: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: psilocybin warrior on July 21, 2007, 02:19:24 PM
Maybe you packed your substrate in to tight?
Title: Re: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: Baphom3t on July 21, 2007, 04:20:04 PM
you don't pack brf/verm.

You tap it lightly with the spoon you use to put the mix in with.
same with the verm layer.
It is suppose to be airy,fluffy.

You could have put to much water in that batch for those jars.
Do you see water in the bottom of the jar?
A pic would be nice.
Then it would be easier to see what's going on.   -_- -_-

Baph
Title: Re: Upside Down Myc.
Post by: axis on July 24, 2007, 09:22:51 PM
I may have packed em jest a little tight but not much, shook em a little to level off the substrate.

yea there were a few droplets in jars.

I birthed em and the brown spots (in earlier pics I sent) look to be mushkies that were growing against the side of the jar. kinda smooth and slickery. they smell like fresh shrooms, kinda of musty, good.(the cakes that is)

I think I could have birthed em possibly a couple of weeks ago, is all. Hope they still fruit up some goodies.