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#21 JanetPlanet

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:18 PM

Oops! I somehow forgot to attach the picture. 

Too dry?



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:23 PM

Picture: 

Too dry?



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:18 PM

I'll try, try, try again to post the picture. 



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:20 PM

I've tried and tried to post a picture. Glitchy glitchy! I'll keep trying. 



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:21 PM

Dry?



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

Update: I've been following this tek (and the excellent counsel I've gotten from you on this thread) https://mycotopia.ne...ovice-hobbyist/

Halfway through I had to give the tray a 10 day winter in the fridge while I was out of town. 

 

The tub has been incubating at around 80F, in the dark, with the lid closed to keep CO2 level higher to grow the mycelium. .

The tek says when it's 85% colonzed to initiate pinning by replacing the lid with a second tub overturned on top, and to " keep the temperature between 69 degrees F and 79 degrees F when you want them to start pinning. Lower temperature, more air exchange, and light tells the mycelium to start making fruit bodies. " 

 

I just opened the lid to check on it and YIKES! I have 5 little pinbabies! I didn't expect that any pinning would occur since it has been 1) dark; 2) high CO2 and 3)80F. 

Check it out: 

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What to do? It doesn't look 85% colonized....

Should I go ahead and take it out of the incubator, put a clear shoebox on top so it's exposed to light, and mist and fan 2x/day (i.e. initiate pinning?)

I'm very excited, whatever happens!

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:13 PM

Go for it!
The pin set may be uneven but they are going to keep on popping their little heads up.

Move them and fruit them!

 

Congratulations!


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:21 PM

Fruity fruit! Go for it. Set up your topside only mist if there's no condensation showing up. You probably should mist just before you put the new top on. After that you should be able to leave it alone till harvest.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

Roc and Deth, thank you godfathers! 

 

Should I add any material on top of the coir/vermiculite that's already there? Or just ler 'er rip as is?
Do I keep the micropore tape on the airholes in the lower tub? Or open those airholes?

Do I drill a 1" hole in the ceiling of the top tub and cover that with tape? Polyfill?



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 07:50 PM

Don't change the bottom, don't add anything. Your top tub needs a few holes, with poly fil or micropore a one inch might do it. I do a lot of smaller holes. I wouldn't do a lot of one inch.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:01 PM

Here's what I have:

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In a south facing window, set over the air conditioner register that has the highest CFM output of any in the house.

Sunrise 5:30am, sunset 7pm.

AC is set to 75F but if the room turns out to be too warm because of the sun I can move it to a north facing window. 

I opened the side air holes but don't have any holes in the top. 

Suggestions? 

 



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:28 PM

Your top tub needs a few holes, with poly fil or micropore a one inch might do it. I do a lot of smaller holes. I wouldn't do a lot of one inch.

I drilled 18  1/4" holes in the ceiling of the top tub, and covered all holes in both tubs with micropore tape. 



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:13 PM

Make sure you don't have direct sun on them. You're going to need micropore on those holes or it will dry out too fast. Did you mean the tub is directly on an a.c. vent? Better if the airflow is indirect.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:15 PM

Update:

I saw my first pins Monday, and put the new inverted tub lid on. 

Gazilloins of knots, and probably around 40 or so pins. 

 

Confession: I am so curious and excited that I'm having a hard time leaving it alone. I've done WAY too much reading online (the opposite of doing no research and asking this forum questions that are easily googled).

 

I have misted and fanned despite Deth's advice to just leave it until harvest. I did that because I read that fanning (air exchange) at the substrate lever encourages fruiting.

The relative humidity where I live is 22% outdoors. I have a humidifier going in the room where the tub is, so I have fanned too. There IS condensation inside. 

 

My main concern is again one of time: I am leaving for a month at dawn on May 18. I'm worried that I'll have to put the tub back in the fridge with half-formed shrooms.

Is there any way to speed fruiting from where I am now?

 

I have two excellent pictures but when I try to attach them the page crashes. 

I'm sorry I can't show you what I'm seeing but I assure you it's thrilling (to me)! 



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:37 PM

You can boost the temperature. Just higher temperature will also boost the chance of Trich taking over, If present.

Healthy tray with vigorous genetics can fruit for 6 weeks or longer, if you refrigerate it, pick it clean first.
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

Trying to attach the pictures from a couple of days ago:

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Close up:

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 01:05 PM

Oh you got it going on JanetPlanet!

Nice to see these results for a beginner!

 

Once again have safe journey's!


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:43 PM

Oh you got it going on JanetPlanet!

Nice to see these results for a beginner!

 

Once again have safe journey's!

Thank you for your good wishes and excellent advice along the way! 

I hope everyone who sees these pictures re-experiences the excitement of their first grow and gets a little rush of delight from the memory. 






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