So about a month ago, Dec 2, I inoculated a qt of rye berries with Pink Buffalo. I can see the eyebrows twitching up already. By the 24th the jars were colonized enough to give a good shake and twirl and by the 29th it was ready to be introduced to the substrate. A day later I inoculated another qt with Koh Samui Super. Those berries got a soak using the squeezin's from the substrate preparation for the PB. I checked in today with the substrate and already have good activity. Not so lucky with the KSSS but I know these things take time. I could take a pic but you all know how things look at this stage and the risks involved. My first go at the PB was a bust as trich took it and 3 other tubs out. Lesson learned, don't get so greedy. One start per month is enough.
I'll update as things progress and probably ask for tips.