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Cultivation / Re: Cake question
« on: March 07, 2011, 04:53:59 PM »
I did dunk them , but did not roll in vermiculite . Can I redo them?

Cultivation / Cake question
« on: March 05, 2011, 03:57:52 PM »
I have moved my fully colonized cakes to the fruiting chamber . With humidity at 85% + there is no activity after 7 days . Is this OK? The cakes seem really hard , is this normal?

I put 2 cakes in fridge in plastic bag overnight and returned to chamber to see if any change . How long to pins?is normal or too long?

Thanks , Boatman

I too am new . I used the boiling pot method using a decent sized pot that easily handled 12 jars . I "steamed the jars for 3 hours slowly . Then let them cool overnight . Once cool I injected with lab bought solution . My understanding is the spore solution will last several months plus if kept cool and dark.

I recommend reading , printing and saving the P-Tek manual . You can reference this tried and true anytime . It works if you follow the manual .

good Luck , Boatman

Cultivation / How to tell when 100% colonized?
« on: February 06, 2011, 10:08:37 AM »
My jars are beginning to get white on spots on the sides after 1 week .How do you know when they are 100% colonized? When ready to put in FC does the perlite have to de sterilized? Boatman

General topics / Re: Potentcy. Dry or fresh?
« on: February 05, 2011, 08:05:25 AM »
Thanks . I hve been picking and eating as they mature . So far so good.

Thank you. Boatman  ^_^

General topics / Potentcy. Dry or fresh?
« on: February 05, 2011, 06:56:26 AM »
Besides the strain , what can affect the potentcy?

Also can you eat the "fresh" mushrooms ? Must they be dried to eat?

Thanks , Boatman

General topics / How long are Shrooms in your "system"?
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:37:30 AM »
How long are they detectable by testing? Or how long  till typically safe?

General topics / Re: Drug Testing
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:35:47 AM »
How long do they stay in your system ie for testing to pick it up?

General topics / Drug Testing
« on: February 01, 2011, 05:43:50 AM »
Can using mushrooms show up on a random drug screening/testing ? Boatman

General topics / Re: New strain ideas
« on: February 01, 2011, 05:24:26 AM »
Although I am new to this , my first harvest (limited) out of a bag was a Puerto Rican strain. Again , not much product from the bag but they were very pleasanty potent . I would add easy to grow too . I am learning , excited, and a bit anxious , but learning patience is the key.
enjoy and happy harvest!!

PF - Tek / Can someone help out a newcomer?
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:44:00 PM »
I am doing my first try at P-Tek. Can I use the jar lids ( with 4 small holes) and 1 layer of foil? Or is 3 layers of foil with no lid better?

Also , can you inject too much spore solution? Or would it just be wasting material is all

PF - Tek / question on injecting spores
« on: January 30, 2011, 07:02:58 AM »
Getting ready to inject spore solution. Any tips on how to get the correct amount and best methods . Does it have to go down the sides of the jar? etc Can you put in too much?

Thanks I am excited . Did bags with limited success but did eat some product that was potent!!

PF - Tek / Jar tops ?? Does anyone use the lids?
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:59:43 AM »
Sterilized my jars , cooling now . I put 4 small diameter holes in jar lids and covered with 1 layer of foil. Will this be ok? Will it let enough air in/out thru these 4 small holes . Does anyone use the lids or should I use 3 layers of foil only?

Cultivation / Re: Got White Whats next I'm a newbie
« on: December 25, 2010, 10:06:48 AM »
They are in the MYCO bags . Went completely white in 7-10 day's @ 80-85 F . I lowered temp to 70-75 and have added 6-12 hours/day of 5500 K light . It looks promising until I can start my P-Tek in next few weeks . Hope I am on track. My readings tell me to wait until I have shrooms then open bag and harvest what is grown , close back up and wait until more are ready to pick. Should continue harvesting for 3+ weeks . Others have gotten 30 grams or more per bag . That is what I have read .

Cultivation / Got White Whats next I'm a newbie
« on: December 24, 2010, 06:58:48 AM »
my bags are fully white, incubating at 79-84 F ( took 8-10 days is all )Do I begin 4-12 hours/day of 5500 k light at 70-75F or wait for pins to develop?

 I want to thank all involved for your help . I can not believe I found this forum and how helpful everyone is . I am still doing bags but just ordered my jars, vermiculite , br rice flour etc . Setting up my new incubator etc . I have to "hide" my "lab" from family . That sucks . Thanks. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL  "BOATMAN "a newbie

Cultivation / Fluorescent light question
« on: December 19, 2010, 05:15:30 PM »
  :huh: Can i use a compact fluorescent light CFL bulb for light exposure or must it be a regular circular or tube type fluorescent buld during light phase of operation

General topics / Re: Firsttimer Questions on spores
« on: December 14, 2010, 05:17:47 PM » for reliable bags

General topics / Re: Firsttimer Questions on spores
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:07:06 PM »
We'll see how it goes . any one else ever give bags a try either ?Thanks

General topics / Bags
« on: December 12, 2010, 10:40:47 AM »
Anyone out there using mycobags? Any pointers you can offer to a newbie?

General topics / Re: Firsttimer Questions on spores
« on: December 12, 2010, 10:39:21 AM »
Thanks I will be patient . I have a second bag innoculated with a different syringe/variety . We will see . Any one out there doing mycobags? :mellow:

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