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Cultivation / Re: newbie questions
« on: June 05, 2012, 12:48:01 AM »
Hi man

1. U dnt need a humidifier unless u live in the desert, what u do need - I find it very useful - is an hygrometer & thermometer, that way you will know exactly (within 24hrs) how many times a day u need to mist ur fruiting chamber to get to 95-99%; however the humidity in ur fruiting chamber depends on what ur using to create that humidity, is it perlite? just water?

2. Half a spore print for 1 syringe sounds a lot to be honest, but maybe u have a small print; (remember that spore cannot be seen with the naked eye, that means that all that dark "powder" u see on the print is millions of spores.....). In any case as it is ur first time u might as well do half a spore print.

3. Frequent Air Exchange (FAE) is very important, according to what u use as a fruiting chamber air exchange can be achieved in a number of ways; I personally use a plastic container and have drilled several holes all over and that takes care of FAE, other people might have a lot of time on their hands or loads of tools available and start playing with fans, pumps and all that jazz - unless u have a commercial set up, is just a waste of time and money- again, unless u live in the desert.

Hope this answers ur questions, if not get in touch.

Happy Tripping!!!!! 

Cultivation / Re: Feedback on my fruiting chamber
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:34:08 AM »
Hi Koala
I (like Vandal) use just a transparent plastic box, like a laundry basket with a lid. Also I dnt even use perlite, since I grow a lot and buying perlite all the times can become expensive, therefore i use water, just normal plain tap water. I have drilled several holes (quite a few to be honest) on the plastic box - like k12357 mentioned- and that takes care of FAE. Now when u talking about contamination ur a little wrong, first of all because once u put ur cakes/ cased trays in fruiting conditions it means that the mycelium has completely eaten all the nutrients available and therefore there is no mould that can grow, the sterilisation has to take place before innoculating ur cakes (PF Tek)/ Grain jars, once the colonization has started chances are that u will not get a contamination (moulds colonize faster than mycelium so if u see the withe myc growing ur ok in most cases).
One last thing, umidity should be between 95-99%, ur 85% is way too low. For optimum results you should have umidity between 88-92% when pinning and 95-99% after that.

Hope this explains, if not just get in touch.

Happy tripping!!!!


« on: March 29, 2012, 02:27:31 PM »
Hey man is just bruising, you'll be ok, probabily by now u should already have some pin heads... ^_^

Cultivation / Re: growing chamber
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:27:58 AM »
what did u try so far?

Cultivation / Re: Casing
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:20:31 PM »
Hi Vandal I also use just verm as a casing, it works very well for me, the ratio I use to get to field capacity is 3 parts verm 1 part water, and it is spot on everytime.
the important thing i guess is that after a couple of days that you put it back in the incubator just mist it very lightly a couple of times so it doesn dry out while the myc is coming through (remember is 28 C in there).

hope this helps and good luck, keep us posted.

PF - Tek / Re: Alternatives to BRF?
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:24:01 AM »
with regard to the alternatives to BRF cakes, you could try rye grain (which doesn't give u cakes) or straw (which also doesn't give u cakes) however those two other methods are a bit more complicated then the PF Tek/BRF u are using.

For better yields, while fruiting the cakes u should aim at 80 -90% humidity and good air circulation, but also with the rye grain or straw methods as there is more substrate yields tend to be higher as well.

hope this helps

good luck!!

Cultivation / Re: Incubator or not?
« on: October 04, 2010, 05:18:19 AM »
the temperature for colonization is between 24-28 C (75-82 F) for most Cubensis types, now the closer u get to 80-82 F (27- 28 C) the faster the colonization will happen.
Another thing to keep in mind when doing the PF Tek is the moist/humidity level of the vermiculite and brown rice flour when making the cakes, because the less humidity u have the slower the process will be.

A good recipe for half pint jars is (enough to make 5 cakes)
480ml verm
240ml brown rice flour
240ml water

good luck!!

Cultivation / Re: Strains
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:07:13 AM »
definately Golden teachers and B+
also Equador
followed by Cambodian and Maz

another good one for 1st timers is Ban hua Thai or Thai's in general

good luck!!

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