The notion came from Professor Fanaticus. Standard part of the original PF Tek.
Yeah, I figured as much, but a lot of the preconceived notions about our beloved hobby have changed since the original tek was written.
If you want to play the "The notion came from Professor Fanaticus" card, then let's do this, smarty pants!
Why are there four injection ports? To watch the rhizo like one watches a goldfish? That's great and all, but if one puts one injection port and inoculates straight down the middle of the cake, one doesn't have to guess if the whole cake is colonized, one already knows because one started in the middle and grew outward as opposed inoculating on the outside working inward. Plus that's 3 more contamination vectors.
Wiping the rim of the jar to make sure that no excess verm is on the side is another worthless step, if one sterilized properly and practices mindful aseptic technique, it doesn't matter.
Perlite, clearly unneeded as not one of my actual examples pictured of cakes required perlite.
PC for one hour? Nope, 30min, I haven't had a cake contaminate since my first cake run.
Take a shower or inoculate in the nude?! That's ridiculous. Syringe work literally requires a lighter and a clorox wipe.
Spray the room down with iso alcohol? That's not how bacteria/molds work and alcohol barely kills anything.
A heat bomb?! WTF for? Cubes grow at room temperature and if one adds heat, one increases the likelihood of contamination exponentially, and most growers following the original PF tek are brand new to the hobby, and shouldn't increase their likelihood of contamination, they should be decreasing it.
Okay, I'm only halfway debunking some of the misconceptions that are in the original tek, and like I already said, I LOVE RUNNING CAKES and I will defend PF tek til the day that I die, but a lot of the steps in the original writing are nonsensical.
JK, I love you man, but don't come at me with some smart-ass bullcrap post like that. This site is about respect, and I found your post disrespectful to the voluminous amount of knowledge that I've imparted on this site through posting my successes and failures.
I stand by my work.
But please prove me wrong.
Edited by CatsAndBats, 04 July 2019 - 11:25 PM.