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#81 MrModeon

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

I can't wait to see some pin porn..............

You and me both!  :wub:  

 

This is me right now: 

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#82 MrModeon

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

I've been busy with other stuff so I forgot to update the log. That doesn't mean there's been no progress though!

 

I've got 6 trays in their spawn run now. Each holds 6L so that's 36L in total  :cool: I'm going to case them on the 1st of May and I'm very much looking forward to that. Sadly, there are still no pins to be seen on the small box I made earlier. It's been in there 10 days now so I hope to see something soon. 

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After finding out how much easier bags are to work with, I've now basically filled my entire house with them.  :sleep: There's 4 bags of 2L of WBS each for the next shroom run (again with Cambodian) and 5 bags of 2L of oats that I nocced with Galindoi. 

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I also stopped using the jars for WBS and just put oats with Galindoi in them. That way I'll only have to work with 'm once every few months and I can use them as decorative pieces in the meantime  :wub: I added too much gypsum during the making of the jars so there's a bit in the bottom but I hope that won't be problem. If the jars don't colonize like I expect them to, I'll just have to re-do them. 

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To prepare for the future I've also got some small WBS jars working to produce LC, hopefully isolated. I used the one drop of spore solution tek so we'll see how it goes. They're AA+, B+ and Burma. 

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And for the finishing touch, some nice porn of a jar of WBS with Galindoi. I was gonna use it to make LC but I have plenty so now it's just a show piece. 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the update. I'm really interested in the Galindoi.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:13 PM

 

I can't wait to see some pin porn..............

You and me both!  :wub:  

 

This is me right now: 

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Right me-ow?!



#85 Arathu

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

Oh yeah........moving forward...........

 

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#86 MrModeon

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:12 AM

Update time:

 

I've cased all the trays and they're now in the greenhouse.

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The jars are chugging along. They don't colonize as fast as Cubensis but I've got time. 

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The first tray I did still has no pins though (after 16 days), which is worrying me a bit :mellow:  Because the greenhouse is pretty full, I moved it to an incubator. I also had some casing left over from the big trays so I've put a small layer on there. We'll see how it goes.

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If anyone has an idea what could be going wrong here, please let me know!  :meditate: 



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

FWIW, I've successfully grown cubes under 60f several times now. It takes patience.

I read that some mushies prefer cold. I (think) P/Cyan is one.

I could be wrong but it seems cold (within reason) sets bacteria back more than fungi.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Update: 

I tried working with agar for the first time  :biggrin: There were still a lot of kinks in my technique but I'll get there. I tried to clone a store bought truffle on 8 plates and put some LC on another 2. Those last two aren't very useful but I thought it would be fun to see. 

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I also put some parts of truffle in rye jars. I'm not expecting much success but I'll give it a go seeing as there's nothing else I need them for right now. In two other jars I made some LC for future grows. 

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With the leftover agar from the petri dishes, I made some culture slants. They still have to be PC'ed though. 

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In less grow related news: 

I tried to do an alcohol extraction of about 12g of dry pins. I hope I didn't mess it up because I'm now officially shroom-less  :tinfoil: 

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I'm still waiting for my first box to show some pins after being in the FC since the 16th of April. Getting me a little worried now  :sad: The WBS jar with Galindoi I showed previously is now in the FC with that box, with a small casing layer applied. I've also added some perlite to the incubator so I don't have to spray it as much. 

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#89 MrModeon

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

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There are pins!!! I'll add pictures later, just wanted to share the good news  :wub:



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

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There are pins!!! I'll add pictures later, just wanted to share the good news  :wub:

Another fine porn stream coming......I'm so looking forward to the smut tonight....that's TWO of you.............hell yeah!

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:07 PM

Hahaha  :biggrin:  here we go!

 

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This cute little guy

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An overview:

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I know it's no sea of pins but they're the first ones that I made from start to finish. Finally confirmation that I'm doing stuff right  :meditate:


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

How long do you pasteurize?



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

How long do you pasteurize?

An hour and a half after the inside reaches 60C. Why? Is there something wrong? Now you've got me worried  :tinfoil:



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

 

How long do you pasteurize?

An hour and a half after the inside reaches 60C. Why? Is there something wrong? Now you've got me worried  :tinfoil:

 

 

I'm just not used to seeing pins that far from being 100% colonized. Is that a casing or is that uncolonized substrate?



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:27 PM

I'm just not used to seeing pins that far from being 100% colonized. Is that a casing or is that uncolonized substrate?

It's a casing layer. The substrate underneath was at 100% but the myc just moved into the casing. I thought partial colonization of the casing was normal?


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:31 PM

 

I'm just not used to seeing pins that far from being 100% colonized. Is that a casing or is that uncolonized substrate?

It's a casing layer. The substrate underneath was at 100% but the myc just moved into the casing. I thought partial colonization of the casing was normal?

 

 

Oh you're good methinks. I thought it was uncolonized sub.. my bad. :biggrin: (that's why I asked)


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:37 PM

I'm excited about it. Those are tiny little guys, I'm sure you're pin set will just get better every day.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:46 PM

 

 

I'm just not used to seeing pins that far from being 100% colonized. Is that a casing or is that uncolonized substrate?

It's a casing layer. The substrate underneath was at 100% but the myc just moved into the casing. I thought partial colonization of the casing was normal?

 

 

Oh you're good methinks. I thought it was uncolonized sub.. my bad. :biggrin: (that's why I asked)

 

No biggie! Thanks for keeping me on my toes  :tongue:

 

I'm excited about it. Those are tiny little guys, I'm sure you're pin set will just get better every day.

Good to hear, I'll put up an update when more show up  :sleep:  

 

More in general: I want to thank everybody that helped me with answers or good vibes  :meditate:  Seems it did the trick!  :cool:  It's nice to have people to share your progress with and bounce ideas off of. 



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

Here's a tip, if you make extra casing put it into a bowl next to your tub, add clear wrap and some holes.

This is your indicator bowl, go ahead and put your hands in it, for an idea of hydration.

 

You can also get devices that you can stick into the bowl.

 

Nice grow by the way!


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:06 PM

Excellent! I'm betting that more are coming...those are very early and just coming on and I see knots too so........ :thumbs_up:

 

Great job man! Keep the conditions steady and watch the magic happen.................the mycelium will move into the casing for sure.......

 

Even more good vibes coming......that first shot looks like a nice cluster so far.........SHWEET!

 

I never get tired of seeing pins............. :biggrin:

 

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Edited by Arathu, 10 May 2017 - 11:09 PM.





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