I just realized it's time for an update. The APE tub is finishing up, but does way better cased (last round I cased after first flush and went 4 flushes and better pinsets), I think moving forward I'm just going to case ALL my PE varieties, you can get away with not doing it, but it's just easier for my dry climate most of the time (Thirsty too). Alright, rant off, still a successful grow regardless.
I was having trouble AGAIN with the OLB PE, I decided to case it with Coco/Verm combination, and two days later a nice PIN has popped so I think the Sub is back on track. The most finicky of PE's I have played with thus far, that and my ARC and Yeti which isn't my fault, and I'm no longer in contact with my old source, so I'll clean it up on AGAR.... Hopefully anyway. Seems to contaminate later in the cycle so I should be able to pull some clean growth. I've been able to with his other contaminated syringes, but I wasn't able to clean the PE Uncut, just wasn't possible. Bummer too, really wanted to grow out the UNCUT which has my favorite style helmet Caps. The OLB Pin looks to have a nice helmet, looks healthy hopefully it goes to maturation.
The two Melmac tubs are doing great, I cased them as well on day 11 from spawn and started poking through the casing (Day 13 Currently). I usually do Peat/Verm CalCarb, but I went simple.... Coco/Verm. I also worked out my levelling of subs issue, a fork works better for me, then I use a Plastic Spatula with grill openings and the levelling is much more consistent. Also taking my time lately instead of mixing tubs and moving on.
The Pan WC is doing excellent, I just cased the small tray today and I'll put it in the FC tomorrow. The 2 trays are doing great.
Smaller Tray of Pan WC
The Peace River trays aren't colonizing the casing very well, and I have NO hope at this point it will do anything. IT's just been too long. Who knows tho', it's not in the way right now.... UNTIL it is.
The two Mexicana A trays I spawned from Oats are just about finished. One of the trays is clear so I can see the progress.
The Mexicana A stone jar is changing fast, night and day difference from Oats to Rye.
The Tamp Stone Jars are just doing their thing. Been a little over 3 months from full colonization.
That's ALL.... For Now... Thanks for Looking!
<edit> I forgot to mention, the Pan Estero didn't make it and didn't like me stalling out the spawn. It almost looked like it was growing stones or something, it just kept growing and growing, I don't know if this is an Estero trait, but I won't be stalling Grain spawn out again with this one. Perfect jar that went South on me, I just didn't trust it. Smelled OK, but not Great so I didn't pull the trigger. I've never heard of Pans growing Stones, but it sure looked like it was, or blue pearls or something. Regardless, it didn't like me waiting to spawn it to substrate. Disappointed, but it's CRAZY fast on Grain (even a small Agar wedge) and I have it on AGAR so it's fine. I have plenty going right now, so maybe i'll finish up with the ESTERO.
Edited by MushLuvR, 29 March 2022 - 02:13 PM.