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#21 Myc

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:37 AM

When I look back at your sterilization notes I see that you may think that aluminum foil over the top of your vessels is unnecessary.

You should use the aluminum foil on the tops of the vessels. The reason is for moisture regulation. Pressure cooking can introduce moisture into your mix (at least, more than you intended). In this hobby, grams of water make a difference.

Perhaps what could be going on with your latest transfers is that (to me) it looks like that sawdust could be overly wet. This will create a situation which is difficult to colonize. Your spawn may be a bit reluctant.

Also, some of your jars seem a bit full - leaving little room for shaking.

 

Just some thoughts.

Hoping this helps.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:31 AM

When I look back at your sterilization notes I see that you may think that aluminum foil over the top of your vessels is unnecessary.

You should use the aluminum foil on the tops of the vessels. The reason is for moisture regulation. Pressure cooking can introduce moisture into your mix (at least, more than you intended). In this hobby, grams of water make a difference.

Perhaps what could be going on with your latest transfers is that (to me) it looks like that sawdust could be overly wet. This will create a situation which is difficult to colonize. Your spawn may be a bit reluctant.

Also, some of your jars seem a bit full - leaving little room for shaking.

 

Just some thoughts.

Hoping this helps.

 

ok. sorry i forgot to explain. after pressure cooking without aluminum foil. the cottons i placed in the holes of the lids were not wet.

 

things might be different if the bottles were stacked. i have not done this because my pressure cooker is small.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:14 AM

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started the fruiting process in 1 bottle

 

some bottles look wierd. grains turned black

it might be because of the pressure cooker failing

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:16 AM

please comment on the blackening grains.

 

thanks



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:16 PM

i changed my timer settings.

i have a 2 liter humidifier connected to a hose connected to the fruiting chamber.

 

my first setting was 15 mins every hour. the humidifier lasted a week before needing a refill.

 

the 2nd setting was 15min every 2 hours. it lasted 2 weeks.

 

the 3rd setting was 15min every 3 hours. it should last 3 weeks.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 02:46 PM

so from my first agar to grain transfer i made 3 bottles.

1 of which i threw away.

 

i made 7 bottles of grain to spawn.

 

4 bottles are in process of fruiting in chamber. 3 bottles look iffy.

 

i would like some advice on the blackish grains. the grains are wheat...

 

i made another 4 bottles grain to grain. i think.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:46 AM

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doing grain to substrate.

 

the empty bottled i pressure cooked.

cotton was dry.

looks like some moisture inside. the bottle isnt water tight. if u fill it with water. it will spill if u turn it to the side.

 

still having prpblems with a new cheap pressure cooker. the emergency valve opens. same problem as the last pressure cooker. it might be because i put too much water in the pressure cooker.

 

i pressure cooked 1 hr 10min. but again the pressure is suspect.... might lead to blackened grains again...


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:51 AM

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bottle blew up from the bottom. 

it was completely wet. i mustve forgotten to drain the bottle before i put it in pressure cooker.

 

i had placed it on top of my purifier fan for 15min. did not  notice the crack.

 

tried to save the wood chips by transferring it to unsanitised empty bottles. good luck to me :(

 

i think i will screw a sealed bottle cap next time i pressure cook. the woodchips inside the bottle might be blowing off my pressure cooker valve. 

wood might heat any residual water inside faster... will update next month



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:53 AM

the aluminum foil ppl place on bottle tops might not be for moisture entering. it might be to prevent super heated water from blowing up the pressure cooker



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Posted Yesterday, 10:24 AM

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update inside the fruiting chamber


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