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Yellowed Cakes - 1
Invitro (expect condensation) - 1

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Professor Fustertingle (Fustertingle)
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2001 - 11:59 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am currently incubating 6 half pint jars following the PF tek. They are currently about 90% colonized and I thought I would try turing three of them over to see how it would affect the colonization of the bottom (top) of the jars. But now I am seeing a TON of condensation on the bottom (top) of the jars which is dripping down on to the mycelium. Any ideas? I know that the water droplets are damaging to the mycelium. How can I help this? Did I add to much water to the substrate? The jars that I didn't turn over are doing just as well and I don't see any signs of condensation.

This is my very first attempt at growing, but I am very pleased with the ease of the pf tek.

Thank you.
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Saluras (Saluras)
Posted on Friday, September 07, 2001 - 12:06 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wouldn't worry, i grow a load of cakes, all show what you describe, turn em over and let them finish colonizing. if its any consolation i haven't even had any contams with cakes. i've turned jars over when only 30% colonized, the seem to go faster.

keep it up :)
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Babycake (Babycakes)
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2001 - 03:29 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it bad for cakes at all most 100% surface colonaiztion to become sweaty (i.e. lots of condensation in the jar but none pooling at the bottom)? Cakes double end cased in vitro. What should be done?
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Liberty_Caps (Liberty_Caps)
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2001 - 03:49 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey I was wondering im my terrium I was thinking off hot glueing some saran wrap pieces to the inside top in my terrium to collect condesation so my grow chamber would be more humid would this work BETTER???? make it more humid???,,,,does anyone know any ways to make a grow chamber more humid??? how do u keep a perlight chamber at 99% humidty????
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Nanook of the North (Nanook)
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2001 - 04:04 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Babycake: Condensation in the jars is normal, don't fret.

Liberty Cap: You get the proper Humidity in a grow chamber by: placing one inch of damp Perlite into the bottom, Misting the side walls daily, keeping the Verm casing on the wet side by dripping Water onto it when it dries. You do this and you will have plenty of Humidity.

Nan
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whoever (Livedangerous)
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 05:23 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

some water has condensed along the walls of most of my jars but there isnt a bunch of water collecting on the bottom of the jars. is this bad for my cakes. will this amount of moisture make them rot? should i loosen the lid so some evaporates? do what if anything? help before my babies die. thanks
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monkeyod (Monkeyod)
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 05:39 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your cakes are fine. Just let them finish and start to pin then case them as normal.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 05:51 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Water droplets can frequently be moved/removed by turning the jar upside down, shaking, or tapping on the alcohol sterilized cover of a phone book. Try to get water to the side wall where it will trickle down and be absorbed by the verm barrier.

For stalled jars: Remove the tape and/or flip.

For stuck bottoms or stuck grain: Bang the jar hard, lid down on the sterilized cover of a phone book. Be careful the jar does not break in your hand.
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whoever (Livedangerous)
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 01:58 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks for the archive link nanook. it was helpful but now im reading that you should flip the jar upside down. what is this all about. does it help the jar colonize faster? wouldnt the water run down into the dry verm that was once on top? you dont want mycellium growing in the contaminant barrier of dry mycellium right? thanks again guys, i was worrying bad.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2001 - 04:01 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some people flip, other's don't. It does seem to help stalled jars. The verm in the jar sucks up any extra water that drips on it without any problem.

Also See: Do I need Tape?

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