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#1 r36r0w7h

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:40 AM

So, I've made the decision to have a go at growing again. Last time around I couldn't get past the spawn stage. This time around I'm going with the PF tek. I want to see these things grow and journey into my spiritual growth with my own mushies.

 

Yesterday, I got 6 jars made up and PC'ed along with a quart of water for making syringes. This was all banking on the knowledge that I had a couple of prints from a friend. Come to find out, those prints have disappeared. Most likely thrown away at some point as I've had them over a year now I believe. So, I'm now on the journey to resupply my spores. I'm currently trying to get VIP to facilitate this.

 

Could anyone tell me how long my jars will be ok after being PC'ed? It wouldn't be a problem to make more if necessary, just wondering.


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:31 PM

Depends on your lid set up. I've got a little 4oz jar with hydrated sterilized grain (with a perfect lid/seal), that's been sitting on a shelf for a year or two that hasn't shown contamination yet.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 02:34 PM

Depends on your lid set up. I've got a little 4oz jar with hydrated sterilized grain (with a perfect lid/seal), that's been sitting on a shelf for a year or two that hasn't shown contamination yet.

 

It's all done according to the "Growing for the Masses" PDF that is pinned. Still has the foil hats on it. I'll give it a shot once I get some spores. If they don't work, they don't work I suppose and I'll just try again :biggrin:


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:35 PM

Alright. Got my VIP going. Now just need to get some spores. Will post more once I've gotten that far.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:12 PM

Ok... I won the most recent 48 hour auction from wharfrat. WOOT! 3 strains to pick from. I have 6 jars, so will probably make 2 of each. I may do some agar work on the prints as well just to "play" with it. I have done some agar work before. It's how I noc'ed up my Pcorn spawn on my first go around years ago. But it's something I'm interested in. Probably do some more digging into CatsandBats agar threads for inspiration.

 

So I hope to have more progress updates in the coming week or so :biggrin:


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

Your Set  GOOD  LUCK!


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 12:24 PM

Ok... I won the most recent 48 hour auction from wharfrat. WOOT! 3 strains to pick from. I have 6 jars, so will probably make 2 of each. I may do some agar work on the prints as well just to "play" with it. I have done some agar work before. It's how I noc'ed up my Pcorn spawn on my first go around years ago. But it's something I'm interested in. Probably do some more digging into CatsandBats agar threads for inspiration.

 

So I hope to have more progress updates in the coming week or so :biggrin:

 

Purrhaps get your agar on by germinating to it? :thumbs_up:


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

 

Ok... I won the most recent 48 hour auction from wharfrat. WOOT! 3 strains to pick from. I have 6 jars, so will probably make 2 of each. I may do some agar work on the prints as well just to "play" with it. I have done some agar work before. It's how I noc'ed up my Pcorn spawn on my first go around years ago. But it's something I'm interested in. Probably do some more digging into CatsandBats agar threads for inspiration.

 

So I hope to have more progress updates in the coming week or so :biggrin:

 

Purrhaps get your agar on by germinating to it? :thumbs_up:

 

 

That was the intent :tongue: Going to play with strain isolation some more and see if I can find some really good genetics.

 

And the wait continues for spores. Patience is a virtue grasshoppa :meditate:



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:11 PM

They came today!!! Thanks to Wharfrat for fixing a mess up with the mail. Total stand up guy? Lol.

I should get to noc up some PF jars this weekend. Going to make a new batch since the others have been sitting there for about a month, lol. Time flies when you're having fun.

Also going to get some spores germinating on agar at the same time and try to get several strains? of each going.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Nice thing about going from print to agar vs syringe, all ya need is a small scrape from the print. You can continue to use the original print for years. But I'm betting you'll have new prints of your own soon anyway.



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:12 PM

Nice thing about going from print to agar vs syringe, all ya need is a small scrape from the print. You can continue to use the original print for years. But I'm betting you'll have new prints of your own soon anyway.

 

Will definitely be making some prints. Never done that as I've never had a successful grow. Now is the time :cool:



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

I've spent all day getting things ready to get to work. Shmuv box things and PF jars are ready to go. Water for spore syringes. Working on the no-pour agar jars now. First 16 are in with 20 more to go after that. I may just throw them in the oven and get them all done so I don't have to wait for the PC to cool down enough and run it 2 more times.

 

Tomorrow will be the day things take off. :biggrin:



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

Ok... So I will have to wait for the PC to cool down enough to do 2 more runs in it. Or take the jar bands out and drop the rack in the PC so I can fit all 20 in at once. Oven sterilization won't work. Didn't think about the fact that it is a liquid and will need to get above boiling point in order to sterilize and that can't happen unless there is pressure to get the liquid up that high. Good thing I Googled :tinfoil:


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

Thank you for realizing the oven is not your friend when it comes to sterilizing. One more smack on a forehead prevented.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Thank you for realizing the oven is not your friend when it comes to sterilizing. One more smack on a forehead prevented.

 

Yeah, I like to do my research as much as possible. Better to figure it out beforehand rather than after. But stupid mistakes make you learn real quick :tongue:


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:44 PM

Indeed they do. I actually got into a fight with PF over the oven and his abuse of members talking about it lol.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 12:26 PM

Got things going yesterday. 2 PF and agar jars of each strain incubating now; Alacabenzi, God Seeker and Golden Halo. Can't wait to see things kick off. Crossing my fingers for success. Will post pics when things develop.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:01 PM

All my hopes..


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

BRF jars have myc growing :D going nicely I might add.

Agar jars still not showing any myc, although I do have 2 jars with contams. Oh well. Win some, you lose some.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:19 AM

Here is a pic of one of the BRF jars I took on the 25th, 4 days after innoculation

 

4days

 

I'll get more pics soon, hopefully today. I'll show my 2 jars of wonderful slime mold (at least I think that's what I got in those 2 jars). I'll get a shot of all the jars and the strains they are as well to document a bit better as well.






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