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Cultivation / Birthday
« on: February 15, 2010, 05:13:51 PM »
Greetings all,
I have 3 brf/verm cakes that are fully colonized at this point(which I am extremely excited about), and 9 others that are several days behind those. My plan is to dunk them for 24 hrs. in a metal stove pot which I will place in my refrigerator to cold shock them. My fruiting chamber consists of a transparent rubbermaid tub with about an inch or so of wet perlite. I'm not sure if I should poke holes in it for air exchange or not(i was thinking maybe poking 5 or 6 on each side). For my source of light I'm using a clamp on reading lamp(12 on 12 off). When it comes to fanning and misting them I'm not sure how many times a day I should be doing this. I've read that 76*F is a good temperature for fruiting, and 30RH for humidity.
My questions are...
-Is the dunk and roll/cold shock the way to go?
-Is 1 inch or perlite enough?
-Should I poke holes for air exchange?
-How often should I be fanning/misting them?
-What is the best temperature range for voluptuous fruits?
-Do you see any other possible flaws in the method I'm going by?

I've been passionate about the mushroom experience for quite some time, but this is my first attempt at cultivating them myself(and certainly not the last), so I would appreciate any pointers you people might have for me. If you're taking the time to read and respond to this I am MUCH obliged.

As the next few weeks go by I will update everyone with pictures of all the action on this thread.
Thanks again,
(I'm not going to tell you my name) :ph34r:

Cultivation / Re: Contamination??
« on: February 11, 2010, 02:34:34 PM »
turns out that jar was contaminated, however the other 11 jars are doing well and are just days away from going in the FC. just knocked up 12 more B+ this morning  ^_^  will post pictures of the fruits soon

Cultivation / Re: Contamination??
« on: February 02, 2010, 10:19:57 PM »
substrate i think you're absolutely right.  i definitely had a jar or two fall over while i was steaming them. i guess ill just see what happens when theyre fruiting.

Cultivation / Re: Contamination??
« on: February 02, 2010, 12:08:15 PM »
hmmm, ya i've looked at those pictures before but it doesn't really look like any of those. if you look at my picture you can tell that the white is just slightly off colored. its been separated from the other, but im gonna keep an eye on it for a couple days and maybe try and post a better picture....on a side note, IamAFuni it really does blow that rothbury isn't going down this year, but at least cheese announced a few dates today!!  :ph34r:

Cultivation / Contamination??
« on: February 01, 2010, 10:20:31 PM »
So i have 12 jars knocked up that so far and all of them seem to be colonizing pretty nicely. however, one of the jars looks questionable, it started colonizing white but didn't seem to have the same fibery strands as the other mycelium growing in the other jars. instead its thicker and starting to turn from white to partly off colored orange. does that sound like a contamination? i havent been able to identify it with any other pictures of contaminants. ill try and post a picture soon

PF - Tek / Re: Pressure Cooker
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:19:06 PM »
i suppose ill have to do that. is it accurate that using a large pot with a lid, filling it with about and inch or so of water, placing your jars in elevated on a rack and steaming them for 90 mins could be done as a substitution for the pressure cooker? either way i think exchange what ive got. thanks

PF - Tek / Pressure Cooker
« on: January 19, 2010, 04:45:43 PM »
So i recently purchased a fairly cheap (40$ range) pressure cooker from walmart to assist me in the process of sterilizing my verm/brown rice flour cakes. Upon returning home and fiddling with the pressure cooker i realized that it only pressurizes at 10 psi. most of the teks have been saying to cook at 15 psi for about 45-60 mins. at what heat range on my oven and for how long should i cook my jars considering mine only goes to 10 psi??

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