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Cultivation / Re: another new guy
« on: July 21, 2007, 06:25:05 AM »
Yes. It is wonderful the difference in yeild. I have the most amazing cluster ready to be picked today....when I get my act together I will post pics. I don't know why casing isn't recommened for newbies....I found the whole process easy, just time consuming and you have extremely clean during the innoculation...after that it's pretty easy.

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Cultivation / Re: another new guy
« on: July 19, 2007, 04:56:14 PM »
A Cow has 4 Stomachs...but otherwise you are correct. I have researched this online, and cow manuer is rich in enzymes from the metobolic break down of the grass.

Horses eat mostly hay, with some wheat grains when available to the farmer. The carbohydrate breakdown from dry grains is significantly more than the oat, and grass mixtures a cow eats. Plus the cows intestional track adds some great enzymes....so I have read.

I pesonally have cased in a mixture of Shrimp Compost, Cow Manuer Compost, Peat Moss, Lime stone additive, and Perlite available at my local garden store. I have had great sucess placing the compost in a deep baking pan, pasturizing for 2 hours at 400F and then letting cool to case a few crumbled 1/2 cakes.

I have done both cakes, and casing from cakes, and I can't believe how much better a casing works. from a half cake cased I get 3-4x the yeild compaired to a dunked and rolled cake.

HoodyFrankz

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Cultivation / Confirmed Substitution for BRF in PF-Tek
« on: July 15, 2007, 12:18:11 PM »
Hey Guys,

I have been sitting in the shadows for some time cultivating knowledge from both this army and the shroomery. First off I just want to say thanks for the priceless knowledge, and extensive explanations when discussing various topics.

Ok so hereís the deal. This is my first official time cultivating, and I have a few insiders. As a newbie, I was excited to to try out the PF-Tek with BRF, however I could not find BRF anywhere, and I did not feel comfortable or have the patience to order off the net.

Anyways, using a little of my own intuition and logic, I looked at the overall picture. BRF is recommend for several different reasons I found. The main reason is the 100% organic material. The next is that because it is a grain it offers superior water absorption and nutrient content. So I thought to myself as walking down the grocery store isle, "what are my options....there has to be a suitable pre processed alternative." And then I seen it. 100% Pure Corn mash Mecassa flour.

So here's the set up, I used the popular mixture, 2:1:1 Verm/Mecassa/water mixture ratio.

I used a 10cc Syringe from a local head shop of B+. (being my first time and not being a heroin user, the delicate operation of the syringe was a little tricky but nothing major. I ended up getting 7 jars from the syringe.)

After inoculation, I suspended my jars into a fish tank heater double tub incubator set to 86F. 3 days later I had activity. 3 weeks later I had 3 fully colonized MCF (Mecessa Corn Flour) cakes. 6 days after that the other 4 were ready.

I then initiated birthing, to a straight dunk for 24hrs in room temperature tap water. After which I rolled in cooked verm and placed into my fruiting chamber.

Fruiting was initiated, my chamber consisted of an old play-dough container....sort of like a Rubbermaid container, but rounded for design with a lockable lid. It is not air tight by any means, but latch closes for convenience and travel.

My chamber consists of 2 inches of perlite lightly soaked in water, and a mason jar filled with water with a fish tank bubbler for extra humidity. RH is consistently between 90-95%, while temperature is between 72-78F. I FAE ( I think thatís right for frequent air exchange) 2-5 times a day depending on my schedule. and I directly mist the sides of my chamber as well as I directly mist the cakes.

Activity after the dunk and roll Tek took about 6-8 days before primordia began forming. Once they started they exploded into a furry of development.

I have tried a few extra little experiments on my own, to see what the reaction would be.

I had 2 cakes that I would directly mist (and I emphasize the mist - not soak) both before primordia and after development and I had discovered that when directly misting a cake, the performance significantly increases. A full 3 days earlier were my direct misting cakes performing as opposed to the indirect misting cake. I also noticed that once pinners started that direct misting provided ambient moisture and the pinners expanded much more rapidly than the indirect cake.

Morals of this story (and I apologize for the novel)

- Mecessa Corn Flour works (as I imagine would any 100% organic flour)
- Direct Misting works well when used conservativly

I would like to add that I have infact ingested my own supply, and they were wonderful. A buddy and myself ate a very small amount, I think it was like 30 grams wet divided by 2, so roughly 15 grams wet or equiv 1.5 grams dry, and we tripped from 9:30-1:30 and were still feeling the physical side effects until 4:30 in the morning................But the batch we ate, I did not let the veil break, which added some umph to the mix....

Please send back comments and questions, I will be pleased to go into specifics with you upon request.

HoodyFrankz








   

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