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Mushroom cultivation => PF - Tek => Topic started by: brianjamez on July 22, 2004, 11:14:48 AM

Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on July 22, 2004, 11:14:48 AM
10 jars currently PCing happily at 15 psi using the simple mind tek.  We'll see what happens I guess?  I'll keep a log on here in case any problems (and I expect they will) come up.
Title: So it begins
Post by: anno on July 22, 2004, 03:54:45 PM
OK, good luck (or should I say "happy grow" ;) )
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on July 22, 2004, 07:18:53 PM
Thanks!
I just got home from work -- jars are all still suprisingly a little warm sitting in the PCer...Guess I'll wait until the AM tomorrow to noc em up.
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on July 26, 2004, 06:08:01 PM
White fuzzies are appearing in 9 out of 10 jars!!!!
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on July 27, 2004, 06:37:25 PM
All this goodness has motivated me to do up another 10 jars.
Do any of you know when a good time is to start looking out for contams?
Also...I was unable to obtain tapered 1/2 pint jars -- is this going to cause any major issues when I need to remove the cakes?
Title: So it begins
Post by: anno on July 28, 2004, 01:13:57 PM
>Do any of you know when a good time is to start looking out for contams?
Anytime.

Read the shroomery FAQ for possible contaminats:
http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3344 (http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3344)

>I was unable to obtain tapered 1/2 pint jars -- is this going to cause any major
>issues when I need to remove the cakes?

If they have a shoulder, then you won't be able to slide them out. In thic case you will have to spoon the colonized substrate out and case it.

http://www.shroomery.org/casing (http://www.shroomery.org/casing)

 
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on July 28, 2004, 07:46:10 PM
no shoulders!
Title: So it begins
Post by: anno on August 02, 2004, 03:16:21 AM
Then you might be able to let them slide out of the jar.
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on August 07, 2004, 09:46:05 AM
I can't believe I haven't had any sign of contaminants yet.  Most of the jars are solid white.  The patterns are actualy very beautiful in a way.  Looking forward to fruiting!
The 2nd round of 10 jars I prepared is coming along much more rapidly than the first.  I used a 1/2 cup more water in that batch...so that may be helping accelerate growth.
...more to come...hopefully some pictures
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on August 07, 2004, 02:14:34 PM
A couple of quick questions here:

1.  Should I be concerned with condensation build up on the inside walls of my jars?
2.  Is there any special sterilization procedure for fruiting chambers?  Or do they just have to be generaly clean...

THANKS!
Title: So it begins
Post by: JaRRn on August 11, 2004, 08:48:55 PM
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A couple of quick questions here:

1.  Should I be concerned with condensation build up on the inside walls of my jars?
2.  Is there any special sterilization procedure for fruiting chambers?  Or do they just have to be generaly clean...

THANKS!
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1. No
2. I just wipe the FC with a bleach solution 1:200 and with the perlite (if ur using perlite) 1:200 solution in the water and misting bottle as well.

I was to lazy to go and buy h202 lol

So far I havent had a problem at all with bleach!

hope this helps
Title: So it begins
Post by: Ooisi on August 15, 2004, 03:18:39 AM
im guessing their cubies, so what strain :) ?
did you inoculate with syringe or did you use a agar wedge?
if syringe, howd you make it?
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on August 22, 2004, 08:25:03 AM
B+ -- any experience with them?
I used syringes.

I have 10 in one chamber now -- about 6 pins emerging!
Title: So it begins
Post by: psilly on August 25, 2004, 09:28:03 AM
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http://www.shroomery.org/casing (http://www.shroomery.org/casing)
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I've been reading some of the Teks on this site, and it's got me wondering...  How much does casing-- as opposed to just putting the cake into a fruiting chamber-- increase your yield?  10%?  25%?  Just trying to figure out if this is something I should be doing.

Thanks all!
Title: So it begins
Post by: anno on August 26, 2004, 04:19:38 AM
It can increase the yields due to the better water supply. But how much is hard to say.
Title: So it begins
Post by: psilly on August 26, 2004, 04:33:07 AM
Since I'm in the happy position of having more mushrooms than I really need, I'm not sure if the extra effort would even be worth my while.

On the other hand, casing doesn't seem like THAT MUCH extra effort.

Do you think casing makes a difference in contam rates?
Title: So it begins
Post by: brianjamez on August 26, 2004, 11:29:56 AM
Im thinking about doing a casing method next -- hey anno -- can you recommend a casing tek for cambodians?