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RainbowCatepillar

Greetings family! Just wanted to pop in and say I love you guys! May your hopes, dreams and aspirations in this life manifest!
Dec 01 2020 03:52 PM
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    Arathu
    Right back atcha!
    Dec 01 2020 06:36 PM
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    Coopdog
    Very glad to see you, and I hope things are falling back together for ya my friend!

    Dec 05 2020 01:39 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

What constructive habits have you cultivated that helped you sort your life out?
Nov 24 2020 01:11 PM
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    Arathu
    Deliberately seeking to find gratitude, mindfulness of posture, stretching and exercise, breathing and meditation,persistence and long term self confidence.
    Nov 24 2020 07:00 PM
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    coorsmikey
    I find that if I help others out no matter what that I am surrounded with others that help me out. It all seems to come together like that.
    Nov 24 2020 10:10 PM
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    Moonless
    Creating the habit of having regular bedtime and wake up time really helped me in school.
    Nov 26 2020 10:03 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

If anyone out there can please read my latest post and give me some insight, I'd appreciate it. I'm so sad and need support..
Nov 05 2020 05:17 AM
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    Coopdog
    Sent you a PM
    Nov 05 2020 06:06 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

Myco family, please be safe. I personally know 6 people who tested positive for covid and a few others who were exposed to these positive individuals.. Luckily my lover and I tested neg following exposure through close friends.. Please continue to take the precautions..
Sep 28 2020 11:43 AM
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    Boebs
    My wife is a nicu worker.. we are exposed pretty much everyday..
    Good so far!!

    Sep 28 2020 01:22 PM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Boebs! Glad you and your wife are well. Does my heart good to hear that! Sending love and light to you!
    Sep 28 2020 06:59 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

This forum is so much more than a resource for learning to grow. I've found that I've grown much more as a person than as a grower since I've become part of this community. I enjoy all the comedy, beautiful pics, debates, the PH.D level analyses of psychology, spirituality, politics, etc.. This place is really something special! Much love to all of you who contribute(d) your time and energy to make this space what it is.. Love you all.. :)
Sep 09 2020 12:20 AM
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    Coopdog
    I came across this place about ten years ago. What a cool corner of the net to find. I love this place and many of those OG members are still here, even if they are not as active. Yep I love this place and agree 100% with everything you said.

    Sep 09 2020 04:53 AM
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    Arathu
    I concur......keep it going. It's definitely a beautiful thing.
    Sep 09 2020 05:05 AM
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    JustinLokey
    Yes Indeed, being an extreme introvert, this is one of my favorite social medicines. I need this as many of us do.
    Sep 09 2020 05:14 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

Know how you sometimes dream of people in your life? Isn't it strange to know that you're sometimes a mysterious character in the dreams of others?
Sep 03 2020 12:48 PM
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    Arathu
    For sure.....sometimes you can meet up with them too....try to train yourself in lucid dreaming...it takes plenty of persistence but what fun...
    Sep 03 2020 03:29 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

I prepped some wbs yesterday. 12 hr soak, 20 min simmer. I was able to PC 7 out of 9 jars.. The remaining two jars have been waiting. Won't be able to PC them till after work. By the time I get off, they will have been sitting for about 26 hours. Can I still PC the two jars or is it to risky to use them?
Sep 02 2020 01:28 PM
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    PJammer24
    If the grains have not sprouted, you can still run them with no problems... That being said, if you are using a 22-23qt cooker that holds 7 jars upright, you can actually get ten in there... You can lay three jars on their sides on top of the 7 up right ones with no ill effect...
    Sep 02 2020 03:26 PM
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    Arathu
    I would PC them...
    Sep 02 2020 03:32 PM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thanks guys! PC'd and waiting to 'noc em up!
    Sep 03 2020 10:36 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

My lover was immediately stressed when I asked if I could pasteurize hpoo in our home lmao. She ultimately said yes because she wants me to get the best possible yield.. She's so supportive but I'll spare her having to deal with the smell.. In other news, 8 agar plates growing mycelium!
Aug 24 2020 07:42 PM
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    Coopdog
    I always did a cooler pasteurization outdoors. No mess inside and once its done the manure smells like wet grass more or less. Hard to beat horse manure as a substrate in my opinion.
    Aug 25 2020 04:49 AM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thanks for the tip, Coop! May just do the cooler tek with a sous vide!
    Aug 25 2020 02:38 PM
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    Arathu
    I absolutely second the pasteurization in a cooler outside. I used to just throw a pillowcase (old of course) filled with HPOO into a cooler and add heated water....monitor temp and add more hot if necessary to keep it about 165F to 170F for four or five hours....winds up smelling like whatever the horses were eating.....wife will have nothing to do with HPOO cooking on her stove...PERIOD! :-)
    Aug 26 2020 05:53 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

First attempt at agar was stressful, lol.. Spilled my first pour but successfully poured the rest okay. Was a bit clumsy using the GB.. Inoculated after giving agar time to solidify. Accidentally gouged a couple agar plates when trying to put the spores on the surface, lol. Hope at least 5 of the 8 work out.. :)
Aug 20 2020 11:56 AM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thanks Arathu! I look forward to next time!
    Aug 20 2020 07:20 PM
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    YoshiTrainer
    Great start, the ball is rolling now!
    Aug 20 2020 10:30 PM
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    Severian
    First round was a shitshow for me too.
    Aug 22 2020 07:44 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

My friends, I want to start agar today. I got all the tools necessary, but I only have Malt Extract Agar.. Do I need to supplement the MEA with anything else to start agar work?
Aug 18 2020 01:34 PM
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    Severian
    Not necessary; though additives can be helpful.
    Aug 18 2020 03:01 PM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thankssss!
    Aug 18 2020 03:08 PM
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    Mycol
    A pinch of manure if you’re doing a dung loving mush . You can grind up the or leave whole the grains you use for grainspawn.
    Aug 19 2020 09:36 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

Anyone have any idea what that demon spider is in my latest post? I'm freaked out lol
Aug 16 2020 03:56 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

I have a few half pint jars that have two 5/16 holes drilled in their tops.. Can they be used? Or are these holes too big? Just thinking of brf cakes or grains with them..
Aug 12 2020 01:33 PM
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    Boebs
    Drop some silicon over them, they would would
    Aug 12 2020 06:40 PM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thanks Boebs!!! :)
    Aug 13 2020 02:28 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

About to set up a greenhouse that uses metal parts and a plastic cover.. Necessary to wash all parts before assembling?
Aug 11 2020 09:21 PM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Thank you so much, mah! Appreciate your input! :D
    Sending good vibes and love your way!
    Aug 11 2020 11:00 PM
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    Boebs
    Depends on whats going in the green house lol.
    Plants dont bother. Mushies, then i w
    Aug 12 2020 06:07 AM
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    Boebs
    Would
    Aug 12 2020 06:07 AM
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RainbowCatepillar

Ordered a few bags to fill with wbs. Forgot to order impulse sealer. Can get some cheap on offerup.. Anything I should keep in mind when trying to buy one? Like are there diff types for purposes that won't work for autoclavable bags?
Aug 03 2020 06:48 PM
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    PJammer24
    If you roll the tops well and then tape them down once out of the cooker, you should be ok... The zip tie likely would serve the same purpose as the tape... You may want to try using a vac-sealer if you have one...
    Aug 04 2020 08:44 AM
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    Mycol
    I use the heat sealer on my vac bag for other things but not stuff I put in the pc . I just have to keep hitting the heat seal button a few times for it to seal my needs
    Aug 04 2020 10:44 AM
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    RainbowCatepillar
    Great tips! Thanks guys :D
    Aug 04 2020 02:58 PM
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RainbowCatepillar

Has anyone had success transferring agar into liquid culture? I'm just curious..
Jul 31 2020 07:15 PM
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    coorsmikey
    yup 100s of times
    Jul 31 2020 07:49 PM
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    ElPirana
    It’s the only way I’ve inoculated LC
    Jul 31 2020 08:27 PM
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    rockyfungus
    yeah even better with sterilized syringe
    Aug 01 2020 07:29 AM

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