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#41 FunnyFarmer

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 01:42 AM

Last night I started harvesting from the A+ and continued today for a total harvest so far of 280g and it still has a dozen or so more to go. This is from a 32 qt tub. As for size they almost rival the TC for being on the small side with the average weight being around 2 to 3 g each. But what they lack in size they make up for in numbers.If these were the size of the BPK shrooms it would easily be 3x the weight. Hopefully the second flush will be a little bigger.

 

Yesterday I cut the BPK sub in half and used some leftover sub from the A+ as glue between like a layer cake. That one was only producing from around the top edges of the sub with practically nothing in the center. I'm not sure if it was because the sub was a little on the thin side or it's lacking in gypsum, it was an old recipe that was probably the cause of anemic production in all but a few previous grows. Since I can't do anything about the gypsum I'm doing that to hedge my bets. I thought about just stacking the layers on each other but I wanted to encourage them grow together therefore the sub glue. My first step was to give the sub a dunking prior to cutting it then I proceeded as outlined above. Maybe after the BPK is finished I might try shredding some of that sub into a fresh batch of sub...


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Posted 26 November 2022 - 10:22 PM

Here's a stark difference between the BPK and A+ Albino.

 

A+  DSC01919 (Medium).JPG    BPK  DSC01921 (Medium).JPG

 

It would be nice to see both characteristics combined in both varieties. Both started fruiting within a day of each other, second fruiting. Now that I seem to have the sub recipe sorted out maybe the next time... Now that I've layered the BPK they are quickly running out of head room, time for a dub tub me thinks.


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Posted 28 November 2022 - 09:52 AM

Here's a better size comparison between the two grows, the biggest of both so far.

 

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 04:20 PM

wow those look great! Nom nom



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Posted 29 November 2022 - 12:21 AM

Well crap, I was forced to end both tubs. My old nemesis came back, trich. I was doing the third (or was it 4th) A+ harvest of the day when I spotted a little patch in the tub. I didn't want to risk widespread contam so I moved the tubs to a different building to finish the harvest, leaving the shrooms closest to the contam behind. But I can't complain, the BPK managed to produce a total of 1071 wet grams and the A+ came out a little ahead with 1229  g. That was kinda  a surprise considering the A+ was in a 32 qt tub compared to the 50 qt for the other. I'll replace the HEPA filter in the air cleaner and forgo anymore grows for a couple months while it does it's work Now I get to spend a few more minutes a day doing woodworking.. I really gotta think about making a fancy box for my stash.

 

Another surprise happened with the tub that I split and layered together with the sub "icing". I wanted to check out the process of that experiment and when I went to pick off the upper layer the bottom layer came with it it was so well integrated together.






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