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paradox (Paradox00)
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Posted on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 12:00 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alright, its been a while since I've posted my pics so here's an update. I've been having some excellent flushes of Mazatapecs.

From Vision's LB Tek- "If you water it properly, you will get everything in one flush"

My two baskets have had 3 flushes each so far!

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paradox (Paradox00)
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paradox (Paradox00)
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paradox (Paradox00)
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Here are a couple Maz casings.

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Here's a PR casing on its 4th flush. Some caps got a little too moist.

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paradox (Paradox00)
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How'd these kitties get into my business?? Upload
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drwombatt (Drwombatt)
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:'(


edit: where did u get that lockbox.

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Cleanjar (Cleanjar)
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wow lots of mushrooms
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Rio (Rio)
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Nice Mushroom Mobile!
And cute kitty!
Please contribute your story, poem, black & white artwork....to the book I am writing about this community. See more information in General Discussions. Everyone will remain anonymous I will use your user name or an alias you pick out.
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jackjoe orangejohnson (Jjoj)
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awesome stuff!

can you give us more details? i've got my own basket going right now and i'd like to emulate your success.
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blackcat (Darkiss)
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Posted on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 04:51 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

meow
Trippppppping
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mycolord (Mycolord)
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Posted on Friday, November 05, 2004 - 05:23 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow owowowow
great flushes....any cloning or agar work done for these?
and any weights

thats amazing
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paradox (Paradox00)
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I got the lockbox for cheap, like $15 from walmart.

I spawned 4 quarts of popcorn and 4 quarts of birdseed to two baskets. 3 quarts of birdseed is really enough though, but I had no other containers to spawn the extra quart to.

I injected via karo mycelium, but no strain isolation/agar work was done this time. My next project is to isolate some PFC for a couple more baskets. Although I have to say I have enough mushies to last all of my friends and I to the end of the year.

I don't have the exact numbers, but I estimate that each basket yielded me from 200-300 wet grams per flush. 2 baskets, 3 flushes (so far, maybe more?), do the math and you can see why I'm good to go for the next couple months.

Of course I make money off of my hobby, what kind of DJ would perform for free? As for my mushies, those are for ME!
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paradox (Paradox00)
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Oh yes, and I highly recommend spawning to straw over any other tek. It saves so much time and money any other method seems silly to me now!

The straw baskets just sit inside clear rubbermaid containers (with clear vinyl tops) and I fan them maybe a couple times a day. After about 2-3 weeks, BAM! The mushies start flushing and havn't stopped yet! I just give them a good watering after each harvest and wait for more. I don't have to worry about humidity, temperature or anything! Even if I leave town the baskets do fine without fanning for a day or two.

I wish I had never bought my crappy closet greenhouse and humidifier, because really no casings or cakes I've made have been nearly as successful as the bulk LB tek. Wonderful!
-=Take the blue shroom, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes=-
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Yogi (Yogi)
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The LB tek is truly awesome. It looks like you have avoided having to mist them, you just cover to keep in the humidity! With such a large lump of myc you either get a big yield or lose all to contams. thats why I prefer smaller more modular trays but the same basic concept. Nice thing about those totes is that they are much easier to scrub clean than greenhouses
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quote:

I wish I had never bought my crappy closet greenhouse and humidifier, because really no casings or cakes I've made have been nearly as successful as the bulk LB tek. Wonderful!



simple = better
archive material to laundry basket tek

Namaste


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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 12:37 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

btw
have you tried fruiting in open air yet ?


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mycolord (Mycolord)
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yeah i was wondering, dont people usually do the laundry basket out in the open air? do you think performance is upped by keeping it in the tub for humidity?
thats amazing
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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this has been debated
and one can fruit in open air
which lowers the risk of contams paradoxically enough
but it takes a seasoned eye and hand to correctly judge how much water to add, and how often
as evaporation is greatly increased in the open.
this becomes even more difficult if ambient humidity is fairly low, as is typical during colder weather.
so while it's a goal to work towards
go slowly and carefully monitor the mycellia for bluing, indicative of excessive moisture loss.

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mycolord (Mycolord)
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fair enough, so doing it in a tub is like training wheels....just helps out
thats amazing
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it's a trade-off
you lower evaporation
but risk more contams.


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mycolord (Mycolord)
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on the subject of L.B. when making it do you pack the hell out of it like you do a strawlog or do you allow it to be a little more loose and airy? and are most people recommending a low nute casing like verm or is it ok to case like any other project, such as a 50/50+ peat/verm/chrushed oyster shell/lime.

this thread really impressed me and i think id like to try this on top of my logs. i went and reread the LB tek and am amazed at how much moisture it can be sprayed with. he even says that when you see pins to give it another huge spraying. i have to say im really intrigued.
thats amazing
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This is what I love. . .Watching the LB and Straw Log teks develop and change over time...Evolution in action!
"Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me". . .jimi hendrix
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paradox (Paradox00)
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quote:

on the subject of L.B. when making it do you pack the hell out of it like you do a strawlog or do you allow it to be a little more loose and airy? and are most people recommending a low nute casing like verm or is it ok to case like any other project, such as a 50/50+ peat/verm/chrushed oyster shell/lime.




Yeah, pack the hell out of it. If you pack the straw enough you don't even have to cut it up like the tek says. I used the same 50/50 mix as my casings, and I even spray with some crushed oystershell/water afterwards. After a flush I sprayed with water/peroxide to help keep contams away, and its worked great so far.


I havn't tried fruiting into open air. It seemed like too big of a mess after watering, and I keep them in my closet. I didn't realize it would actually reduce contams though, so perhaps I'll try leaving one open in my closet next time. But I havn't had any trouble with contams so far.

I just got a 4th flush from one basket. The stems are really big and dense. They get bigger every flush! I'll post pics later.
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ohmatic (Ohmatic)
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holy crap,
the basked looked like it would basically explode with shrooms.

but say, dont all the openings support a faster dehydration
of the whole operation?

even if u maintain a good and constand rh around it,
wont it loose quite some of its humidity to the surrounding envoronment?
peace ohm
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mycolord (Mycolord)
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i notice a square cut out of the side of the tub. air exchange hole?
thats amazing
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the LB opperates on the idea that more air = better as it drastically reduces contamination.
one just pumps in alot more water to offset what is lost via the holes.
it's almost like growing outdoors
but even better.


Namaste


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paradox (Paradox00)
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The square is cut in the side so I can stack the containers in my closet, and give air exchange without having to move and open them. Sterlite containers are great beacause I don't have a shelf big enough to stack and support the LBs, but the Sterlites stack easily.
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mycolord (Mycolord)
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quote:

and give air exchange without having to move and open them




whoa..how so? are you using a humidifier of some sort? and then leaving the square cutout open afterwards? details bro...enlighten us
thats amazing
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paradox (Paradox00)
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Heh, no its quite more simple than using a humidifier. I just open up the hole, stick my hand in and fan it out with my nifty little $1 electric fan from walmart. The straw should be moist enough so the humidity will be high just from the container being closed.

4th Flush Pics - Some of these stems are so thick!
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3rd Flush from
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pscillypj (Pcsillypj)
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"I hear colors and see sounds"
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paradox (Paradox00)
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The other basket came through with a 4th flush also. I've been busy all week and never noticed they were flushing again. When I looked yesterday I found this:
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Here's a good looking flush from another straw casing.
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jackjoe orangejohnson (Jjoj)
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Excellent job!

That's a lot of enlightenment there.
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quote:

just open up the hole, stick my hand in and fan it out with my nifty little $1 electric fan from walmart.



a blow dryer works good too

Namaste


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pscillypj (Pcsillypj)
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i'm gonna have to
give one of these
baskets a try out
soon with some mexi-pal's
thanks for the log you
put up....:-)
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