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#1 tinman3913

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 07:10 AM

So I've got a situation that I've searched for and cannot find any info about.
I was short on time and rushing to get on the road to beat a snowstorm at the start of the holiday break.
I had some brf cakes that had only went through one flush butt I was going to be gone for two weeks.
I ground them up and put a fan on all of them but two, with the intentions of a possible alcohol extraction when I a) got home and b) figured out if that was even possible with cakes as this is my first grow and am fairly ignorant myco wise.
The other two I added to 50/50 mix of unsterilized miraclegrow potting soil and verm with water to what I am fairly sure was field capacity, covered with the lid, garbage bag to keep the light off of them and left.
I forgot all about them until today, I looked and there beyond what I would call pins. So I'm like sweet, took the bag of and fanned the tub.
When I did I noticed that one side of the stems is blue, almost like a vertical stripe.
Obviously my preparation and foresight leave tons of room for improvement, but other than that, does this make sense to anybody?

Thanks in advance and I blame nobody for the plethora of "you dumbass!"s that are sure to come my way.
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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:40 AM

Can you post a picture?

 

It sounds like you made a quick and dirty substrate and got lucky with the miracle grow soil.  It's not uncommon to grind up cakes and then make them into a sort of "bulk" grow or casing.  I don't know whether the miracle grow soil helped or just provided a medium for the ground cakes to regrow in.

 

But yeah, usually haste makes waste and it's better to read up and have a good plan based on what has worked for others.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 02:53 PM

Here's some pics, I just had to wait till I got home. I absolutely knew it wouldn't work, or at least shouldn't. I knew I would be cutting it close on time but my departure was moved a few days because of a job I had to finish up. The first flush provided me, my mother-in-law law and my father-in-law enough for a crazy night (with plenty leftovers to give to friends and a lil stash for my later indulgence) with my poor wife as a babysitter. They are a couple of old hippies that have not been able to indulge since college due to having a family and careers. Since retirement they have been looking forward to the opportunity to rekindle, if you will this relationship from their youth. I can tell you that it was an honor to be able to reintroduce them to their long lost friends. This to me is what it is all about. And for that I have this community to thank.f4739b6124210bf9ae65d4d6502c53a2.jpgecd06e3c8dd57faa3e3c3be6fff31113.jpg6b6e17f6883662170a02ec1a2e090ce6.jpge1186b36fe25ef3a562e6f6bda0e053e.jpge03d71a9c6ea0935655b3ce595c9891c.jpg8e217ab020faa855b4077db2340b1aeb.jpge549ead5ab6537ad39048d840c41b6f7.jpg
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Posted 24 January 2021 - 09:04 PM

Could be starting to abort maybe?

Id keep an eye on them, blue usually is from a bruise, but with every pin having the same effect, leaves alot of questions.

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:46 AM

As far as keeping an eye on it, I absolutely agree, albeit with my very limited knowledge. I'll try to keep posting pics just so y'all know what becomes of them. They have definitely gained some height today but we'll see what becomes...

Thanks again four the input.

Edited by tinman3913, 25 January 2021 - 03:46 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 02:12 PM

Here's some more pics, taken approximately 24 hrs after the first ones jic anybody's interested.445bed5a23cc4bc84389307162b07328.jpge5b0f8806078778e4cc3d3ec03293c15.jpg8b0c2ecf6bead36a97e93dbedc2a40f0.jpgccc799028c6cdb2b6150718eaf271466.jpgcdf444e34b1b1e470b1ad7694a5ff8cd.jpg34450b846f7334516298199618ea4ee0.jpg087cda15d63df4f735059b065da354b9.jpg3ddff6b0ccaa52f7cf00dfa757f068a2.jpg3df4af2d613b815bb9bdbd951a3e3428.jpg
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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:37 PM

Sometimes I would just leave the cakes in their jars and harvest fruit directly from the jars. Pins will even form from mycelium on agar in a petri dish or flask - all without being cased.



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 05:34 AM

What p.cubensis is that you're growing?

I've never seen caps that vibrant pumpkin orange color before. They almost look like azures.

As for the blue stems, it happens from time to time to me too, no idea why since I use a automated method so its not like they get bruised by misting or to harsh of a manual fanning (which has happened)

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 08:12 AM

Looks pretty to me. Is that bruised mycelium on the left of the next to last picture?



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 12:21 PM

What p.cubensis is that you're growing?

I've never seen caps that vibrant pumpkin orange color before. They almost look like azures.

As for the blue stems, it happens from time to time to me too, no idea why since I use a automated method so its not like they get bruised by misting or to harsh of a manual fanning (which has happened)

They are either amazon or ssks, I didn't really pay attention to which jar was which once I decided I was just going to try an extraction. It was only last minute that I opted to use two of the cakes in the miracle grow, with very low expectations of any fruits might I add.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 12:25 PM

Looks pretty to me. Is that bruised mycelium on the left of the next to last picture?

I'm fairly certain it is, although like I said, the cakes were my very first attempt at a grow so my ignorance far outweighs my knowledge. I have kept a rather constant eye on it for spreading (with none noticed) as at first I had concerns that it might have been mold. Is there anyone that would like to weigh in? Bruising, mold, alien DNA by way of semen, etc.?

Edited by tinman3913, 29 January 2021 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 01:13 PM

Are you misting from that direction? How big are your droplets? Is there a source of wind from that direction?



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:50 PM

Wind only when I fan, misting from all directions and as far as droplets they are as tiny as I am able to get them with one of the pictured sprayers.469603501ccff7be39ee4163f7d76092.jpg

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 03:44 PM

You should have cloned those, as that almost appeared to be a genetic trait amongst them. Very interesting.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 12:37 PM

Hey Tinman. I've seen this before from over misting. Mine is automated and i'd accidentally moved the dial. It piled full clouds into the tub every 3hrs. That night when I did a check, the stems all had the same blue mark. Could be from too much direct moisture contact. 

Might also be something completely different. You may have a drunk smurf running round pissing on your shrooms. 


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:41 PM

Hey Tinman. I've seen this before from over misting. Mine is automated and i'd accidentally moved the dial. It piled full clouds into the tub every 3hrs. That night when I did a check, the stems all had the same blue mark. Could be from too much direct moisture contact.
Might also be something completely different. You may have a drunk smurf running round pissing on your shrooms.

Gotcha spacenaut, deff good info.

And yes I'm certain you are correct regarding, the Smurf, I'm nearly positive I saw him today around 7 Grams Blvd and Couldn't Hit My Ass with 2 Hands Way.




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