I wanted to make this post about the FCs I made from some trash. These were spawned on 2/28 and 2/29, each with a layer of sub as sort of casing that got colonized. They were left to colonize on a shelf above the lights over the fruiting area, which on top of the shelf is 78-82F.
On 3/3 I broke up the casing layer on 3 of the coffee cans, as JKDeth suggested to me in the past, and I'd like to see if it helps enough to bother. Each coffee can got 1/2 pint of popcorn spawn(a few B+, few burma isolations, untested for fruiting) mixed with either 1 1/2 OR 2 pints of a 50/50 verm coir mix to make a some 1:3 and some 1:4 spawn/sub ratios, and the rest of the trays were 1:4.
The sub in the clone dome is 2 1/2" inches thick, the cookie tray is maybe 2 1/8" thick, the small round black dish is 3 1/4", and the coffee cans are 3 1/2"(without casing) and 4 "(with casing), all parameters being written down and marked on the cans, so I can figure which works best for the environment of the fruiting area.
For the coffee cans, and the round black dish, I'll put a 1 gallon plastic bag over them for FCs, with 1" x 4"(inch), rectangle holes cut in, with micropore tape covering them from the inside of the bag, so the tape does not stick the bag sides together or trap crud and debris. The clone-dome(for plant cuttings) and cookie dome are both about 4-5" high off the sub surface, short for fcs but cool looking, they might get way full of fruits(hopefully).
This morning I opened them up and some were not as colonized as I want them to be before I introduce them to fruiting conditions, so I only put 1 coffee can, and the cookie tray/dome into fruiting for now, i'll give some of the coffee cans a couple more days at least to get more colonized, and I want to leave at least one to colonize even longer and I'll check every day, waiting to see if itknots or pins by itself. That way I can decide what I think the best time to leave em in colonizing conditions is. Some people say to leave it until it is basically begging to fruit, others say as little as 7 days, it's been 10-11 days for these.
Edited by Billcoz, 09 March 2019 - 07:17 AM.