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PF - Tek / Re: Twice i have failed now, Substrate advice needed please.
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:06:32 AM »
Cheers guys. HomeShroomStudent, just tried your mixture and i got a real nice consistency out of it, so thanks. Boiling the first batch up as i type, third times a charm!

Peace & Love.

PF - Tek / Twice i have failed now, Substrate advice needed please.
« on: December 24, 2010, 10:16:23 AM »
Hi guys,

So it has been two main attempts now using about 22 jars, innoculating with syringed spores from the net. I used the same ingredients both times; vermiculite, brown rice flour & water, at different ratios for different tests. I tried incubating a batch in a draw using a heat mat, but i think i almost, or did, kill quite a few because the temperature went up to 35*C.
I got growth from most of the jars but none more than half the jar.

Please give me advice on perhaps an alternative substrate mix? maybe more nutritous for the myc. And also advice on temperature for incubation.

Much appreciated,

PF - Tek / Substrate Consitency - brf cakes
« on: September 14, 2010, 04:56:43 PM »
Howdy fellas,

First batch ever, innoculating my cake jars with syringes. My pressure cooker only fits 3 jars in so i've been doing batches of 3, making up the substrate a bit differently each time as the recipes i've read aren't all the same. I have 2 batches of 3 jars, the first of which i accidently added to much water to the mix and it went gloopy and not grainy. But i thought o well, added some more verm in and spoon it in the jars, p. cooked and then shot it with spores. To my surprise the myc appeared in what was probaly just one day. A few days after i did another 3 jars but with less water, the substrate was crumbly and filled the jar much neater than the prior and i gave it a satisfying compress. That batch however is growing slower than the first at the moment. Just want to know people's preferences of substrate ratios and how much moisture does the verm and brf need?

peace & love

PF - Tek / Re: How do i innoculate fresh jars from one with mycelium?
« on: September 14, 2010, 04:43:22 PM »
Cheers man. You rekon i could do it without that peroxide stuff and do it cake to cake? i could just sterilise a spoon in the p. cooker...

PF - Tek / How do i innoculate fresh jars from one with mycelium?
« on: September 13, 2010, 06:30:11 PM »
Sup gangsters,

im running out of spore syringes, trying to innoculate all my jars. is a way to transfer some myc. into sterile jars from a mother jar?

hit me up with some knowhow whizz kids!

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 10, 2010, 06:54:38 AM »
yes yes i know it was dumb.
As for my knowledge of tek, this is the first time ive tried it and i don't know anyone who's done it, so my only resource is online tutorials (which often contradict) and you guys!

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 09, 2010, 06:28:22 PM »
Experimenting teaches you lessons.
Don't put your PC on your carpet to cool down!
Shit man, that's my deposit gone.

Hopefully it will all be worth it, by the way the cubensis spores i'm using is...

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 09, 2010, 06:19:47 PM »
So tonight i have made my substrate, sterilized and innoculated 3 jars, (as i could only fit 3 jars in the PC, i rekon i'll do 3 jars a night until i have 12).
I was very careful to make everything sterile using a small bathroom, bleach spray and alcohol to clean.

I was going to incubate the jars in the airing cupboard (20*C - 30*C) but in my manual says they need indirect light? So they're sitting on top on my tv at the moment and my room really isn't warm enough (20*C).
Any Suggestions?

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 09, 2010, 03:17:24 PM »
I just bought some de-ionised water from the garage. Apparently this is very similar to distilled water. moorS, boiled water is different to distilled water, you need a bit more lab equipment to distill. But if tap water has worked i get your point. I'm gonna use the de-ionised water now, i have 2 litres of it.

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 09, 2010, 12:37:26 PM »
Hi again,
I received my jars today; 23 ok, 1 broken.

I was just about to start making my substrate when i realised i need distilled water!
Where can i get this stuff from in the UK? And what about deionised water?
Help me please.

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 07, 2010, 02:09:35 PM »
I think you're right Helo. Im gonna make the investment of the jars, they do look like really nice ones. Have a lil looky

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 04, 2010, 07:44:43 AM »
Right, so ive found 2 suppliers for the type of jars i want; one has taperless jars the right size but does a minimum of 24 jars per order and im not paying 50 for glass jars!
The other has jars for 89p each but they have a slight taper. Can someone tell me from experience how flexible the cakes are when removing from the jars?
Here's the link for jars i'm hovering over at the moment. Please tell me if the taper is too big or will be fine.

cheers peeps.

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 04, 2010, 06:19:11 AM »
Yeh, im really concerned about using these Glasses now. Is there anyone from the UK with a good online source for cheap mason jars?
Help me out lads, i wanna get this op. on the go so i can reap the rewards before i have to go home for easter! Hahaha

thanks for the help tho guys.

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 03, 2010, 05:21:01 PM »
cheers mate. no tape or nothing you rekon?

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 03, 2010, 08:10:55 AM »
note taken fattrout.

what about these glasses then? how can i fasten a lid for them which will survive the pressure cooker? im thinking a couple of layers of tin foil?

PF - Tek / Re: sterilizing the needle
« on: February 03, 2010, 08:04:49 AM »

Im about to start so im gathering my disinfectants. can i use surgical spirit to sterilise the needle?

PF - Tek / Re: Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 02, 2010, 05:45:29 PM »
Don't worry boys,
I'll keep you up to date with every stage! and plus i need help, being a first timer n all....

muchos respecto

PF - Tek / Operation Shroomsday
« on: February 02, 2010, 02:46:20 PM »
Yo yo werd up breverins!

Today is a special day for me..... my spores arrived!
I now have everything i need (i think) to start up the operation.
I made a sexy lil sheet for you guys to look at with all my equipment on.
Please comment on my purchases and advice needed about incubating; I couldn't anywhere i could buy taperless jars cheap so i'm guessing i can air tight the drinking glasses?

cheers geezers!

PF - Tek / Re: How much should i expect to yield?
« on: January 08, 2010, 01:36:11 PM »
Cheers baph!
Well i got one right...

Just arrived at uni so letvthe fun(gi) begin!

PF - Tek / Re: How much should i expect to yield?
« on: January 07, 2010, 06:45:50 AM »
i thought i may aswell attempt to guess the answer to my question...

RH means relative humidity???
casing means the terrarium???
you can put extra the mix???

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