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#1 PsillyBilly

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:00 PM

Okay, I'm harvesting for the first time now, I have veils breaking in my tub. I want to soak my tub for a second flush once I'm done harvesting, and I'm not sure if I have to do it immediately after harvesting, or can I soak it later? If I waited until tomorrow afternoon to soak, would that effect the mycelium for the next flush?
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:24 PM

I think once you are done with the first flush you want to dunk pretty quick but I don't think a day will hurt any thing. :meditate:

 

I wouldn't wait too long though


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:27 PM

I think once you are done with the first flush you want to dunk pretty quick but I don't think a day will hurt any thing. :meditate:

I wouldn't wait too long though

Thank you. I'm not sure if all the shrooms will be ready before morning anyhow, but I just needed to know if it can wait a few hours after I'm done.

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:30 PM

Should be good, I think some people don't even dunk after the first flush but I guess it depends on the growing medium and how the substrate looks!



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:51 AM

Should be good, I think some people don't even dunk after the first flush but I guess it depends on the growing medium and how the substrate looks!

My sub has become very dry, while I easily held 99% humidity throughout the entire grow, now I'm struggling to get it past 33%. I think it needs a drink. Misting isn't even helping it. I'm thinking about soaking it for 3 hours when I get home.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:53 AM

I also have some more harvesting to do, I'm currently at 135g wet. I'm very proud of this first grow.
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

Awesome! what type of FC/sub are you using?



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:01 PM

You can wait a day or two... If I intend to keep a bag through several flushes, I will often not dunk until 3rd flush... If there is still substantial weight to the substrate I will sometimes let it ride... I have found that the sooner I start dunking, the earlier I can start to see evidence of bacteria on the bottom of the substrate.

 

So to answer your question, if you don't get it dunked for a day or two, it is not the end of the world but you will want to get it dunked before the start of the next flush. You can dunk with very small pins on the substrate but the larger they get, the more likely the chances of them aborting due to the dunk.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:13 PM

Awesome! what type of FC/sub are you using?


I used a 5 grain bag, and my substrate is Coco Coir, Vermiculite, Hydrated Lime and Gypsum.
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:15 PM

You can wait a day or two... If I intend to keep a bag through several flushes, I will often not dunk until 3rd flush... If there is still substantial weight to the substrate I will sometimes let it ride... I have found that the sooner I start dunking, the earlier I can start to see evidence of bacteria on the bottom of the substrate.

So to answer your question, if you don't get it dunked for a day or two, it is not the end of the world but you will want to get it dunked before the start of the next flush. You can dunk with very small pins on the substrate but the larger they get, the more likely the chances of them aborting due to the dunk.


I dunked it today for 3 hours. Introducing anything that can cause contamination freaks me out a bit. Side note, my first harvest produced 305 grams wet.
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:58 PM

That’s a great first harvest, great job man! I honestly been doing 24 hour dunks and been getting great results, this last one I just dunked tho, (first manure sub I’ve ever done) might just be a tad bit to wet. I put the usual dub tub with poly, and it was so humid it was getting a thin thin coat of fuz all over the new pins that I thought was a little more pronounce than I thought it should be. Took the lid off just a while ago to give more FAE

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:02 PM

No pics? Show us what we want!

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 05:18 AM

A few pics from the harvest, and a bit of veil porn.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:02 AM

Right on. Talk about morning wood
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:49 AM

Right on. Talk about morning wood

Right on! What's your drying process?

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:52 AM

I got a cheap food dehydrator. It has variable heat settings, but I later found that you don’t need to turn it down. There was a lot of talk about the heat not being good for them, but it was old info and most people will tell you just let it rip.
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:53 AM

After they are cracker dry I drop them in a mason jar with a silica pack. You can toss them in the freezer from there. They should be good forever if they are dried all the way to cracker dry.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:24 AM

I got a cheap food dehydrator. It has variable heat settings, but I later found that you don’t need to turn it down. There was a lot of talk about the heat not being good for them, but it was old info and most people will tell you just let it rip.

I'll have to look into that. I'm using a plastic container with silica in it. The ones I cut in half dried quickly, but I don't like the look of them cut in half. With the dehydrator, do you prep the mushrooms in any way first?

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:27 AM

If they are monsters I split them in half to speed the process along. I’d seriously look into a dehydrator if you plan to keep up with the hobby. I got mine for maybe 25 dollars. And it has been one of the most important investments in my opinion.
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:00 PM

If they are monsters I split them in half to speed the process along. I’d seriously look into a dehydrator if you plan to keep up with the hobby. I got mine for maybe 25 dollars. And it has been one of the most important investments in my opinion.

That's not bad. This is something I love doing now, I'll invest into it. Anything else you consider a good investment into this hobby?




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