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Cultivation / Breaking cakes?
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:20:49 PM »
Ok... so this is my first time growing.  I bought a mini mushbox off the internet, which came with 3 presterilized mycojars.  The problem/question is this: 
   Each jar is 3" tall (i have already innoculated all 3 with Amazon psilocybe cubensis spores), but the FC that came is only 7x3.5x5 (WxDxH).  I have read that i should have at least 6" of space above each cake, and 1-2" on each side.  MY BOX IS FAR TOO SMALL FOR THAT!!!  I am wondering if i can break up the mycelium cakes and spread the bits around on some foil or something on top of the hydroton, creating a thin layer of mycelium to allow for growth room on top.  I feel i should mention that i am not casing any of this.  Would breaking up the cakes hurt the growth?  I know it opens my babies up for contam,  but i am just trying to avoid having to go out and purchase a larger FC.  Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.

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PF - Tek / Breaking cakes?
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:16:34 PM »
  Ok... so this is my first time growing.  I bought a mini mushbox off the internet, which came with 3 presterilized mycojars.  The problem/question is this: 
   Each jar is 3" tall (i have already innoculated all 3 with Amazon psilocybe cubensis spores), but the FC that came is only 7x3.5x5 (WxDxH).  I have read that i should have at least 6" of space above each cake, and 1-2" on each side.  MY BOX IS FAR TOO SMALL FOR THAT!!!  I am wondering if i can break up the mycelium cakes and spread the bits around on some foil or something on top of the hydroton, creating a thin layer of mycelium to allow for growth room on top.  I feel i should mention that i am not casing any of this.  Would breaking up the cakes hurt the growth?  I know it opens my babies up for contam,  but i am just trying to avoid having to go out and purchase a larger FC.  Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.

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