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bil and ted (Billted)
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 07:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey first mini basket pics...

B+, corn, straw, cow manure. Pinned in 2 weeks, harvesting in a day or so prolly.

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This seemed to have worked well, going to pick prolly in a day. Still want to wait on a couple groups to fill out. Plus I want to see how big they can get with some heavy watering. Its an experiment.
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I_am_me (I_am_me)
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Post Number: 678
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 08:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lovely! Congrats....I love how baskets look.
Green is the colour of her kind.

-Pink Floyd
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Highflyer (Highflyer)
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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 09:10 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats a nice lookin basket.
"I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way." - Robert Frost
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Post Number: 54
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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 09:13 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks Hf, mean a lot coming from you. Also this is just a mini, I am still waiting on a couple full ones.

But I agree this tek is the shit. More or less damn easy if you know what your doing. I guess thats why its a "sorta advanced" tek. Easy enough, but you need to know what to do from experience, not really just knowledge.

I am going to have a few pics up this week of the different ones with different additives, size, layers etc. I played around a lot with it.
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I_am_me (I_am_me)
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Post Number: 682
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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:37 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah after I just found out you can get mini straw bales from Michaels I might have to look into a basket.
Green is the colour of her kind.

-Pink Floyd
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 13462
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Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Yogi (Yogi)
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Post Number: 241
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 12:12 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yay! you guys did it! Nice flush.
I wouldn't water too much while its fruiting though. If you do it right you can get a good second flush too so don't toss it.
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Post Number: 55
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 12:58 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh shit really.. sweet ;)

Well i am misting with a pint of water a day.. is that too much?
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Yogi (Yogi)
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Post Number: 243
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 07:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

During fruiting I would put a loose clear plastic bag with a few small holes cut in it over the basket and stop misting. Then when its all picked take a clean fork and scratch or turn over the top layer a bit and then begin misting again. The water can hurt the developing fruit so its best to hold off on misting after you see pins.
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Post Number: 59
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:38 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

*update.

Heres the harvest, 1.5 lb wet. Not bad for a mini.

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only problem was there were only 5 aborts. I kinda like to eat them....

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rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:47 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Something I've found lately....You can mist both pins and fruitbodies on straw without them aborting. Do the same thing on a casing and nearly all abort. Anybody else notice this?

Nice grow by the way!
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Post Number: 60
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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 04:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ha, thats happened to me with straw logs. I misted the hell out of them and a ton grew out. Nearly no aborts.

I am not really sure about actually misting casings since I always used a humidifier...

Went i misted the baskets they seemed to get a little soft/weak on the bottoms of them. I just did it once, when the pins were all about an inch. It seemed to have worked out well anyways.
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Sweetness (Sweetness)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 03:55 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Btw, nice pants
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I gave in to my decadence* Pink Floyd
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Highflyer (Highflyer)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 06:50 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

You can mist both pins and fruitbodies on straw without them aborting.




I can confirm this.


Nice lookin mushies Billted. Hope you enjoy. :-)
"I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way." - Robert Frost
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Magenta (Magenta)
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Post Number: 56
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 10:41 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you say how much spawn you used for that mini?
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 05:54 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the spawn was 5 quarts.

kinda a lot for a mini, but it colonizes super fast...
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Cleanjar (Cleanjar)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 09:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Shazam, nice fruits!
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Yogi (Yogi)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 10:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks good, nice yield, no criticism...but, you could have done just fine with 2 quarts. In other words ya could have done two with the spawn you used.
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bil and ted (Billted)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 11:09 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But is it really as fast? I guess I just wanted to make sure since it was my first time that it colonized real good.

Yogi, do you notice a "big" difference in time to colonize, using more or less spawn? I mean does the time to colonize change dramitcally using 5 instead of 2, or is it pretty close no matter what...
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I_am_me (I_am_me)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 11:15 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Plus if you use G2G spawn is pretty much plentiful so if it kicks it up a notch to add a bit of extra spawn you really aren't wasting. :-)
Green is the colour of her kind.

-Pink Floyd
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 02:07 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

does the time to colonize change dramitcally using 5 instead of 2, or is it pretty close no matter what



that depends on how much substrate is available.
there is a point of diminishing returns after which adding more spawn will only make a tiny difference.
looking at the size of your basket i'd guess 3 qts was about that point, the last 2 added more food but proly did little in terms of colonization speed, assuming you spread the spawn out good.

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Yogi (Yogi)
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Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 02:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For a full size basket I would say that 4-5 quarts would be a max ideal. Since yours was about half full you could have used 2 quarts and the results would have been the same.
With 4 quarts and a full basket I would expect pins at 18-20 days and harvest at about 23-25 days from spawning