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Is Albino A+ a slow strain?


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#1 Windwalker

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

I am doing some AA+ cakes. they have been in the FC for going on 14 days and are just now starting to show tiny Primordia.The primordia are only showing on a few of the 8 cakes.

I only ask this question because I have done cambos and AT in the past and if anything they seemed like fast fruiters. I had full boomers in a matter of weeks. I have checked and rechecked the environs and everything should be pretty close to optimal for fruiting. Heres what I am doing, if anything stands out as a mistake or something I should or shouldn't be doing..please let me know.

 

TEk:PF TEK

Super cake formula containing BRF, verm, bee pollen, corn meal, powdered gypsum, Flax seed.

Casing: DEC

Strain: AA+(multi spore)

 

FC conditions:

Temps: 70-76ish

Humidity:95%

Light given by a 2 tube compact floro at 12 hours on/off cycle, light hangs about 2 foot above the FC.

 

I keep the casing moist as needed and fan about 3 times a day for about 30 seconds or so..

 

Some facts:

-colonization times seemed really slow..I nocced the jars up on August 20th , and didn't birth until about around 20th of Sept. I allowed an extra week in the jars to assure full colonization.

-Primordia growth seems slow

 

 included some pics for you to check out and tell me if these look like health primordia.

 

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I am just curious to hear from those who have done AA+ or done a similar super cake tek ..Was it slow going?

 

 

I appreciate all responses.

 

 



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

I played around with some AA+ cakes recently and they were on the slower side. Not sure how long. But I kept thinking it was slow colonizing and fruiting.
Cake could possibly be dry and need a dunk but if primordia are forming then wait it out a bit if nothing happens re dunk and double end case and try again.

I enjoyed the fresh fruits

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

I played around with some AA+ cakes recently and they were on the slower side. Not sure how long. But I kept thinking it was slow colonizing and fruiting.
Cake could possibly be dry and need a dunk but if primordia are forming then wait it out a bit if nothing happens re dunk and double end case and try again.

I enjoyed the fresh fruits

I've got six jars each of Golden Teacher, Gulf Coast, and AA+. All noced at the same time. My GT jars are by far the fastest to colonize and are almost ready to birth. The GC jars are lagging a bit behind the GTs but doing well so far.

The AA+ jars are lagging big time and only seem to be about 50%-60% colonized.

I'm a little worried about my birthing and fruiting schedule for all of these babies. I'm scheduled to be out of town from the Oct 29 thru Nov 14. I might be able to get a couple flushes from my GTs before I leave town, but I'm afraid I'm going to be looking at 12 invitro jars by the time I get back! Waaahhhh!!!

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

I didn't notice aa+ to be any different than other cubes. Cambos are fast IME. I've grown both extensively in the past.

Edited by CatsAndBats, 07 October 2017 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:21 AM

Seems to be fairly normal speed IME.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:36 AM

AT is probably the fastest pinning strain that I have grown, and Cambodian is probably the fastest colonizer that I have grown.

So looking at them as if they are horses racing; Cambodian beats AT out of the gate, but AT catches up in the home stretch.

 

Back to original question; IME with AA+ its average to just slightly slower than average when it comes to fruiting speed.

IME growing Cubensis 75% of the varieties' differences are very subtle. There are only a few with characteristics that stand out. AA+ being all white is only thing that stand outs to me about AA+. Although, TBH I don't recall every eating any of the AA+ that I have grown. I try not to eat mushrooms too often, because my mom told me that make you gay.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

 I try not to eat mushrooms too often, because my mom told me that make you gay.

 

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#8 Windwalker

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:45 PM

HAHA Cue ..Yeah that could be a problem.

 

Well I finally got some fruits going. 1 cake seems to be taking off I have one that hasn't even pinned yet.I'm scratching my head on that one.

 

I wonder if the Super cake Formula I am using made the process a little slower. seems like a lot of food to eat to me , but I am not mycelium so how would I know. I was wondering if it takes longer to get to the center of a tootsie pop when Supercake ingredients are used..

 

Anyway I know its only cake porn but I am happy to finally see some activity. After a 5 year break I guess you forget the patience part.

 

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:50 PM

AT is probably the fastest pinning strain that I have grown, and Cambodian is probably the fastest colonizer that I have grown.
So looking at them as if they are horses racing; Cambodian beats AT out of the gate, but AT catches up in the home stretch.

Back to original question; IME with AA+ its average to just slightly slower than average when it comes to fruiting speed.
IME growing Cubensis 75% of the varieties' differences are very subtle. There are only a few with characteristics that stand out. AA+ being all white is only thing that stand outs to me about AA+. Although, TBH I don't recall every eating any of the AA+ that I have grown. I try not to eat mushrooms too often, because my mom told me that make you gay.

Of coarse your mom picked the mushrooms instead of the coke to blame it on. Older generations have a hard time accepting that you were just born with the gene. :)

Edited by coorsmikey, 09 October 2017 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:54 PM

I grow AA+ on bulk regularly.  On a coir or coir/dung sub, AA+ colonizes in about 10-14 days.  Fruiting commences about a week later, and I normally harvest a flush in about a month from spawning.

 

The fruits are very strong, and everybody I knows loves the strain.  It is personally my favorite cube (thanks, Cat!).

 

I did run the strain on cakes a time or two and did not care much for my results.  I would have to do it more to tell you that it performs poorly on cakes, but I can say I love the results on bulk subs.

 

I would not call it slow at all, though.


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#11 Windwalker

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

I grow AA+ on bulk regularly.  On a coir or coir/dung sub, AA+ colonizes in about 10-14 days.  Fruiting commences about a week later, and I normally harvest a flush in about a month from spawning.

 

The fruits are very strong, and everybody I knows loves the strain.  It is personally my favorite cube (thanks, Cat!).

 

I did run the strain on cakes a time or two and did not care much for my results.  I would have to do it more to tell you that it performs poorly on cakes, but I can say I love the results on bulk subs.

 

I would not call it slow at all, though.

 

Interesting MLB, that you get different results depending on if it's done on cakes or bulk. I am about to try bulk for the first time. I was thinking of going with some African Transkie next which is personally my favorite strain, but I may also just give the AA+ another go in bulk. I have 8 more cakes fully colonized right now and gotta figure out what I am going to do with them. I was thinking about crumbling them up and mixing them with some substrate and doing a bulk grow. Food for thought.

Also based on the fruit I ate on Sunday I would have to concur on AA+ being plenty potent enough.






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