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#1 secelica

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:17 AM

Hy all :* I have inoculated some jars 2 months ago and one of them stopped spreading so i shaked it and since then I did not have any time/knolege to take it to a mono box.

Question 1 : the jar is still white and I was wondering if i should try to take it to the next step. The grains started to move from the jars walls, it's like they are shrinking in the middle.

Question 2: I recently bought this green box and after I made holes in it I realized that the fact is green might stay between mushrooms and their light. Is it ok to use it? or should i buy a transparent one?

Have a lovley day all :*

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#2 DragonFart

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:06 AM

I would shake up that second jar again and wait for it to fully colonize. Mushrooms don't need light to grow, it just gives them a direction to grow towards so the green tub would be fine. My only concern is that it looks like you drilled those holes to low. Not sure what size tub that is but I use approx 30qt tubs and put my holes almost 5"up that allows room for your bulk substrate.

Edited by DragonFart, 07 August 2019 - 09:08 AM.


#3 secelica

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:16 AM

Thank you for your advice! I tried to mimic the substrate with water and i've measured 1cm from the subtrate line untill the bottom of the hole. Do you think it is not enough? Thank you again!



#4 DragonFart

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

Im sure you can make it work. You may not be able to put as much substrate in. All that means is your sub will dry out sooner and possibly need to be hydrated. What size is that tub? And how high up are the holes from the bottom?

#5 secelica

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:44 AM

So the tub is H:23cm L:30cm l:24cm and 3 cm from the bottom are the holes drilled. This is a picture with substrate in. I reall hope it's ok I also tried to add the black liner inside to avoid side pins.

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#6 DragonFart

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:27 PM

So that tub is roughly the same size as the ones I use. Im in America so im doing conversion from cm. I still think your holes are pretty low. It'll still work fine but like I said earlier your just not going to be able to fit as much substrate in the tub. I put my lower holes about 5" or 12cm? Above the bottom allowing me to fit a good amount of substrate in my tubs ensuring they don't dry out while fruiting. Since your using a liner, you could just keep those holes covered and drill new holes higher up. I use 650g of coco coir and 2 quarts of vermiculite and around 4 a 5 quarts of water until it reaches carrying capacity. And that fills up my tubs about 4 inches from the bottom and I place my holes directly above that mark.

Below ive attached a picture of one of my tubs so you can see the hole placement.15651986512233229551649977265799.jpg 15651987566386646894821123386978.jpg

Hope this helps

#7 secelica

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:18 PM

Thank you a lot for your time. It helped a lot. For the moment i only had half jar of grains so + 1 jar manure verm cal so I was tight on that. next try I will try to follow your subs recipe so i get more substrate. I hope the info that says I should use manure as double quantity as grains, so for example if i have 100 gr grains inoculated i should use 200gr manure?



#8 DragonFart

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:47 PM

Im not sure of the ratio of gains to manure , so hopefully someone more knowledgeable about that will chime in.

Edited by DragonFart, 07 August 2019 - 02:54 PM.





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