One and a half months later i have a flush!
Here are the results of the better one of two cakes
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i have a couple questions though.
I had two cakes and one of the two was really slow to flush and the mushrooms were small and seemed to stop growing a couple days in. I misted and fanned twice daily. any thoughts on why that would happen?
What does rolling in vermiculite do when fruiting? Ive seen this done but am wondering as to why it is.
Cool, what sub-strain? There could be a lotta reasons for a small flush, like genetics, too much or not enough humidity/fresh air exchange, temps too high or low. If the cake was turning blue then it's probably too dry, if the myc is yellow/browning it might be too moist with not enough FAE.
Did your furnace start running more(because of the weather outside) when it was flushing? That could stunt it, I had that happen, then I made it worse by over=compensating with a humidifier.
Posting pics here might help get a diagnosis.
Oh, the reason for rolling cakes in verm is that verm holds moisture and creates a micro-climate around the cake, naked myc/cakes would need the FC conditions to be more perfect so it don't dry out, SGFCs let in a lot of airflow and verm coated cakes should do better at retaining a near 100% humidity.
Edited by Billcoz, 03 December 2018 - 04:41 PM.