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#41 Baphom3t

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 12:52 PM

I've got a few old aquariums and all the stuff that goes with them. Been thinking of trying an aquarium pump for air flow. If C02 settles does a person need vent holes down low so the co2 is pushed out as fresh air is pushed in? I'm dreaming of using one of the 4 ft long aquariums so I can see into the chamber. And I don't wanna punch holes in the glass. Not very discreet. But it sure would look cool with an automated mist generator.

Yep. Dreaming again.

I use unmodified clear 26-liter tubs that you can snag at Walmart.
The size of tub you use is your choice. If you give your tubs FAE 4 times a day you should not need to put any holes in them. Just remember to stay on top of misting.
You are doing BRF cakes so you have perlite in the bottom of your tubs. If your perlite is hydrated properly you should only maybe need to mist it once or twice a day.
I also use a monotub which directions to making one is not hard to find and I'm sure they are here on the forums somewhere.
Drilling little holes all over the tub is a SGFC = Shot Gun Fruiting Chamber and I've never used that as a FC

How long do you leave your tubs open for fanning?
I use the tub lid and causally fan my tubs for maybe 2-3 minutes.
One thing I have come to notice when getting fruits is that you will mist less as more fruits grow because the mycelium and fruit bodies create their own heat and humidity. You just got to remember to let them breathe a couple or few times a day and give them a couple of mists or three when needed.

Keep doing what your doing man, don't overthink it. Stay patient. Mushrooms will teach you how to be patient. You got the right idea. Keep researching and asking questions when you run into a problem.
 



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:33 PM

Old news, just use the heater unless you wanna dehydrate all day long.


So it's a myth? Or doesn't affect the potency enough to matter?

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:05 PM

Drilling little holes all over the tub is a SGFC = Shot Gun Fruiting Chamber and I've never used that as a FC
How long do you leave your tubs open for fanning?
I use the tub lid and causally fan my tubs for maybe 2-3 minutes.


I am probably opening them up for 3-5 minutes fanning a few times. Peeking around and taking pictures. As long as there is pretty solid condensation on at least 2 walls I don't mist. Some days they don't need it. Most of my fruits look pretty healthy to me. I have 3 large clear bins. I wanna say they're 60L /18gal and 2 smaller bins. Maybe 10L/3gal.

My first attempt was the shotgun chamber. It dried out real fast. I have taped up all the holes and am prepping that one for the cakes of Cambodia that are my final spore syringe on this first attempt.
I am using another large unmodified bin for the cakes that are producing. And the 2 small ones for experimental and salvaging the broken up chunks from the overlay failure.
The 3rd large bin I turned into my glove box.
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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:35 PM

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I was gonna throw this one out.

But when I screwed up the first round I decided to use it since I hadn't emptied the jars yet.
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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:27 AM

 

Old news, just use the heater unless you wanna dehydrate all day long.


So it's a myth? Or doesn't affect the potency enough to matter?

 

Been discussed to death...Have you ever boiled them? You trip balls...So obviously them sitting in 212F or 100C water doesn't degrade magic noticeably. Does your heater go above 212F? Seems people say it degrades somewhere between 300-400 (C?), that's fucking hot.

Edit: "Fruit bodies, if dried at temperatures not exceeding 40 °C, maintain high psilocybin content for a long time."
From a science study, most of us don't notice a difference with drying them in heat.


Edited by rockyfungus, 26 February 2021 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:15 AM

guess I didn't think of that fact. All those times making tea and the obvious isn't obvious until pointed out. All these years I've never known lemon juice helps before making tea either. Gonna try that one next time. The straight up lemon tek sounds like it will be an interesting experiment as well.

Been discussed to death...Have you ever boiled them? You trip balls...So obviously them sitting in 212F or 100C water doesn't degrade magic noticeably. Does your heater go above 212F? Seems people say it degrades somewhere between 300-400 (C?), that's fucking hot.
Edit: "Fruit bodies, if dried at temperatures not exceeding 40 °C, maintain high psilocybin content for a long time."
From a science study, most of us don't notice a difference with drying them in heat.



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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:49 AM

Today I am dunking and starting the 2nd flush on the chunks that I have been using in this thread. Over the last week they produced about 1/4 oz once dried. Not exactly an impressive haul. But it's better than nothin.

Thanks for all the info y'all.... I will add some more pics and updates when they're active again.

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

On a screen with a fan blowing over drys shrooms very quickly in a "room temp" scene...
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Posted 03 March 2021 - 02:35 PM

Hey y'all. Finally got a good time to sample my handiwork the last couple nights. I got some pretty heavy life going on and it was nice to get some positive me time with some mushroom assisted self reflection. It was pretty cool each time I realized that I grew them myself. Thank you all once again for your guidance and information. It's been really helpful.

I've been reading up on some of your agar work and bulk subs. Today I'm gonna search out some coir and do a test run with a few crumbled up cakes. Can anyone give me a solid time and temp to pasturize in the oven?

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 02:47 PM

Oh yeah... And the KSSS strain lives! The first lonely pin got too dry and stalled out. But then half a dozen more popped out. Pulling a few prints outta the glove box this afternoon.

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In the last pic you can still see that little guy who didn't make it.
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Posted 03 March 2021 - 03:06 PM

Check out the cool old file card box I got at a garage sale and forgot about. I'm about to take my spore collecting to a new level.

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 10:16 PM

So I decided to try a couple shoebox tubs using coffee/coir by following a wharfrat thread. One is seeded with a few chunks from the earlier pics. And the other one I used a 1/2 pint jar of the Cambodia cakes that are just finished colonizing. It'll be interesting to see how they work out. Im a firm believer in test runs even if they aren't perfect. The next ones will be better.

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 10:39 PM

These different projects and attempts are really turning this into an involved hobby instead of just a quick "grow me some mushrooms" I never thought it would be so fascinating. (Although growing herb is also more amazing than it seems)

I am only halfway through my 1st try and Im already thinkin I need a bigger closet. If only I had room for a secret lab....

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:22 AM

First new pins of the 2nd flush of golden teacher cakes. So far they look pretty healthy

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:30 AM

And a few more koh samui .20210304_231251~2.jpg

I like taking these pictures.
The complete randomness they grow in

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:00 AM

Awww. They just grow up so fast

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 12:19 AM

This just blows my mind the difference in 24 hrs.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 12:33 AM

That last pic is about ready to drop spores. I'd pick those and attempt a print.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 11:02 AM

That last pic is about ready to drop spores. I'd pick those and attempt a print.


Copy that.
I picked them immediately after the pic was taken. But it was late and I had just got home. So those ones just got dried.

Im gonna pull 2 more prints off each strain. I figure 6 decent prints each should give me plenty to get my 2nd grow started.

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 11:47 PM

Mushrooms are pretty neat.
I'm gonna make prints off these 3 healthy looking caps.

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