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#1 DBCMushie

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

Is it necessary to mist and fan once pinning starts?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:08 PM

I wouldn't mist or fan at all until it does start.... 

 

Fanning provides the mushrooms with O2 and helps them to mature in a high humidity environment by encouraging evaporation...

 

I think it is easy to mist too much but I mist the sides occasionally when humidity starts to drop and I only do this after I have been fanning so I can maintain humidity...

 

Some people will say that fanning helps to promote pinning. Others will say that Co2 buildup promotes pinning so you shouldnt begin to fan until pinning begins. Not sure which concept I subscribe too... Neither entirely I guess...


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:41 AM

oxygen is your friend


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:31 AM

So oxygen promotes pinning?

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

Co2 promotes mycelium growth. O2 is a pinning trigger.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:59 PM

Is it necessary to mist and fan once pinning starts?

 

There are so many things that are NOT necessary that many practice like it is religion. It is so easy to grow mushrooms once you learn sterile tek, so many additional steps and additives that work. Many folks don't realize that all the FooFoo is not necessary and think its mandatory because they read it on the internet. 


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:31 PM

Is it necessary to mist and fan once pinning starts?

There are so many things that are NOT necessary that many practice like it is religion. It is so easy to grow mushrooms once you learn sterile tek, so many additional steps and additives that work. Many folks don't realize that all the FooFoo is not necessary and think its mandatory because they read it on the internet.

Wait wait hold on there. Are you saying not everting on the internet is true???:-)

Same with cannabis! Everyone wants to be a hero.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:56 AM


 


 

 

Is it necessary to mist and fan once pinning starts?

 

There are so many things that are NOT necessary that many practice like it is religion. It is so easy to grow mushrooms once you learn sterile tek, so many additional steps and additives that work. Many folks don't realize that all the FooFoo is not necessary and think its mandatory because they read it on the internet

 

 

If the internet says it, it must be true!

 

To the OP, in all seriousness, o2 is a very useful tool for the home mycologist IMHO/IME.

 

Oysters help illustrate the difference since they love oxygen:

 

https://mycotopia.ne...akes/?p=1353629

 

I used to have problems getting good oyster fruits until I started doing this:

 

https://mycotopia.ne...r-some-friends/

 

Regarding cubensis (or most species really, aside from contaminate prone species like cordyceps militaris), I like to ask myself, "Would I like it if someone did that to me?" ie soak in bleach, enclose in a box with no ventilation, etc.. Keeping that in mind, I find that my colonies seem to respond very well to fresh air (read oxygen). When I have a cube colony that stalls or is a stubborn fruiter, I'll put it outside with tvcasualty's towel tek with success:

 

https://mycotopia.ne...-wet-towel-tek/

 

Here's proof!

 

https://mycotopia.ne...r-30/?p=1367222

 

The link was weird, here they are:

 

post-147940-0-86740000-1527539562.jpg

 

 

Anywayyyyyyyyyyyyy, hope this helps.


Edited by CatsAndBats, 17 February 2019 - 01:25 PM.

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#9 DBCMushie

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:59 AM

Is it necessary to mist and fan once pinning starts?

There are so many things that are NOT necessary that many practice like it is religion. It is so easy to grow mushrooms once you learn sterile tek, so many additional steps and additives that work. Many folks don't realize that all the FooFoo is not necessary and think its mandatory because they read it on the internet.

If the internet says it, it must be true!

To the OP, in all seriousness, o2 is a very useful tool for the home mycologist IMHO/IME.

Oysters help illustrate the difference since they love oxygen:

https://mycotopia.ne...akes/?p=1353629

I used to have problems getting good oyster fruits until I started doing this:

https://mycotopia.ne...r-some-friends/

Regarding cubensis (or most species really, aside from contaminate prone species like cordyceps militaris), I like to ask myself, "Would I like it if someone did that to me?" ie soak in bleach, enclose in a box with no ventilation, etc.. Keeping that in mind, I find that my colonies seem to respond very well to fresh air (read oxygen). When I have a cube colony that stalls or is a stubborn fruiter, I'll put it outside with tvcasualty's towel tek with success:

https://mycotopia.ne...-wet-towel-tek/

Here's proof!

https://mycotopia.ne...r-30/?p=1367222

The link was weird, here they are:

post-147940-0-86740000-1527539562.jpg


Anywayyyyyyyyyyyyy, hope this helps.
Thanks!!


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

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Does this look ok??


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