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#61 Dimitri2teachme

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:32 PM

Straight coir can work, coir with verm fluffs better. Use I use at least 20 percent. I like the lower holes near substrate level. GE/FAE at substrate level encourages pinning.


If i see some verm I suppose i will grab some. I just scored a new job so why not?

Did you mean 20% spawn to 80% sub? Or verm to coir?

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:48 PM

I'm pretty sure he meant 80/20 coir/verm, usually spawn/sub ratios are typed out like this- 1:2 spawn/sub(1 part spawn to 2 parts sub) but some people use a 1:4 sp/sub ratio.


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 07:17 PM

20 percent vermiculite as a substrate component
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:34 PM

Just wanted to double check, so I did not make a silly mistake. Thank you!

The Agar dishes I had going, well, trying to save them.. They filled with a clear, nasty bacteria (i think it was bacteria) that smelled like new born baby diapers. It was no good, terrible, bad, awful, and pungent in all the above categories haha.

I think just inhaling the dish to sniff it made me sick, because I woke up the next morning, and BOOM sinus and lung infection. Maybe I'm paranoid, maybe it's coincidence. The syncronicity is definitely odd.

Would it be smart to wear a surgical mask for examining contam??

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:02 AM

I've never sniffed an agar plate. Not sure I would reccomends it. You should be able to recognize mycelium and transfer. Or at least potential mycelium.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:32 AM

I've never sniffed an agar plate. Not sure I would reccomends it. You should be able to recognize mycelium and transfer. Or at least potential mycelium.


This was definitely something muuuuch different, slimy, not woven in appearance like mycelium.

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

Hazaaaaaaah!! Happy day. I know this is me getting excited rather early, but after going through a bad spell, this is sweet relief. All 5 jars have about the same amount of growth on it. One has a black spot, I isolated it from the grow and will give the myc a chance to fight for a day or two. I only snapped a picture of one jar because I didnt want to handle them too much.

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:42 PM

The thread is probably dead, but has became more of a log where I can both share my results, and use for me to keep track of when I do things. And of course any advice given, is always GREATLY appreciated.

Just posting an update. I thought the babies stalled, but also thought, perhaps I have fooled myself. So, I circled the growth in the jars last night with my wifes eye liner (I got yelled at lol worth it). The myc has grown outside the lines in some places, just in 24 hours so now I know they havent stalled, and I can leave them alone for another week.

This is possibly something people know already? Not sure but im gonna say it anyway. I know people have had trouble using the 9er tek as far as shaking jars. However I have found if you can manage to break off just one colonized grain, by tapping the jar, you can move it wherever and start a new innoculation point and still get things moving around. I found what made this possible was I did not pack down the rice, only tapped the jar on my hand. The rice is loose as a goose up at the top of the cake.

I started more agar dishes. This time condensation was not a problem (sorry peacefrog, if you're out there. Dumb dumb here didn't read your prep right. Works like a charm when I actually pay some attention). I see obvious pin point growth, but who knows what the hell that is. I will post pictures when i find out what it is exactly.


The last picture is of the new innoc point I started last night, with a single grain of colonized rice that I managed to move to the other side of the jar. (My frog Tina was watching me photograph so i let her say hello)

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Edited by Dimitri2teachme, 27 April 2019 - 11:50 PM.





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