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#21 Arathu

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Posted 15 July 2021 - 06:22 PM

Might find out how poor we actually are at keeping insects out too....

 

Could be a good problem to have regardless of your stance on it.....

 

Prolly not indoors though......

 

Bugs love decomposing mushrooms.....and they smell like stinky fish sometimes...

 

The world of rot...

 

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 07:12 AM

Still going strong. Idk how many flushes they have done. I just keep picking and drying. I have been pulling the "stumps" out of the grow when they turn black. I should probably steralize the box and see what heppens today. b04f594015a40a7913529e23264fbe64.jpg

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 11:44 PM

If they are turning black why not just pull them out in the first place?
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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:25 AM

If they are turning black why not just pull them out in the first place?

I will next time. Some of them had or have mutiples growing out of 1 stump I called them. Once i harvest them, then I could pull those out too.

Learning takes time lol

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 01:00 PM

Got pics? Curious what's going on.

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:22 PM

Got pics? Curious what's going on.

Where some of them have been harvested the stub that was left is rotting. Obviously they will do that. But I read to pull after you harvest. So next time ill pull them. Then pull the stump after so nothing rots. Or tries. d7cef29d2f5c2f90f099834f8457e0b4.jpg

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 11:39 PM

I carefully twist the whole fruit out at once.
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Posted 24 July 2021 - 10:09 AM

Twist and pull works pretty good. Some of the bigger clusters you might have to do a rocking twisting motion to avoid taking off big chunks of substrate


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 07:32 PM

So, about a week ago I shut down my small tub that was growing the bigger fungi. I was in there atending to the big tub with the little fungi in it. Said to myself, hey why not look in the other tub and see what's up, if anything...

Well, I was pleasantly supprised. These were growing sideways to get to the light from the other box! No light on in their box, no heat on the water tub to keep it warm and no air pump going, and they grew that big.
I thought they were done before. I was wrong. Lol.

I bet these are going to be GREAT!

They are Cambodian..

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 12:24 AM

@smokies, yo, do more spore prints asap as it looks like you're on your last flush.  I only saw that you did two and packed them in same bag.  Your prints are your "spore bank" that makes you independent.  I mean sure, you can build relationships here and or buy prints/syringes but it's great to have your own stock pile of several bags of prints in the bank.  Just my 2 cents.  :)


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Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:37 AM

Yep. Makes sense, I did one print. Should have done more but I didnt for some reason. Oh well lol. Learnings half the fun!



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Posted 02 August 2021 - 06:46 PM

Vermiculite. Help retain some moisture.

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Did you pressure cook the fresh verm you put on top?  Seems like such a small amount would provide no real benefit and only risk...   How deep/tall is the bulk tub sub?...im curious bc I experimented with very thin bulk mats in the past.  i.e. it needs to be revisited.  it was as to be expected.  moisture content management was an issue...lol  CONCLUSION: thin bulk mats work with automated misters and can be consistent but due to the low volume of sub (bc of the thinness), don't expect more than 3 flushes.

 

The hypothesis was: will a certain volume of sub yield more where the growing surface area is smaller but the depth of the sub is X?  Or will a certain volumn of sub yield more where the growing surface area is larger but the depth of the sub is Y?  e.g. 8in cubed of substrate in the shape of (1) 2in x 2in x 2in where only the top 4 square inches receive light--or (2) 2in x 4in x 1in where there would be 8 square inches that receive light.


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Posted 03 August 2021 - 02:26 PM

Vermiculite. Help retain some moisture.

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Did you pressure cook the fresh verm you put on top? Seems like such a small amount would provide no real benefit and only risk... How deep/tall is the bulk tub sub?...im curious bc I experimented with very thin bulk mats in the past. i.e. it needs to be revisited. it was as to be expected. moisture content management was an issue...lol CONCLUSION: thin bulk mats work with automated misters and can be consistent but due to the low volume of sub (bc of the thinness), don't expect more than 3 flushes.

The hypothesis was: will a certain volume of sub yield more where the growing surface area is smaller but the depth of the sub is X? Or will a certain volumn of sub yield more where the growing surface area is larger but the depth of the sub is Y? e.g. 8in cubed of substrate in the shape of (1) 2in x 2in x 2in where only the top 4 square inches receive light--or (2) 2in x 4in x 1in where there would be 8 square inches that receive light.
Did not steralize before. It was ordered, so took the chance on it being sterile to begine with. I know, bad idea, but did it anyway.

As far as depth, one of my boxes was longer and shallower on top vs the other box that was shorter and had a thicker top.

The shallow box was longer and a little wider, not much wider, the biger box seemed to grow quicker and bear more fruit quicker, however they was shorter and smaller than the other box.

The smaller box was deeper, i don't remember the exact difference but it was defenatly around 1/4 thickness in difference, or more. Those fruits were much larger, but the tub seemed to grow slower. I was beginning to think something went wrong because the larger tub was already fruiting..
But they came up big and tall, just slower. And when they started it flushed good for how much inoculated spawn was added. Imo. But im a newbie Sooo. Lol

Either way. Think ill try and do both the same depth next time. Probably won't because I have the exact same amout to use this time as well exept for the inoculation, ill have more Inoculated spawn next time..

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 09:44 AM

Verm doesn't require sterilization, it's inert and I believe sterile right in the bag.  It' has MANY uses.  Vermiculite is of NO concern.  


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