Well everyone, it's been A LONG WHILE, but I'm back. Lots of new news including lost jobs, new charges, new jobs, more money than I knew what to do with to nearly being without a place to live and back to middle class. Anyway, I won't bore you further.
A few months back I decided to begin new grows after approximately ten years. Since I had done it before I was gonna go from memory. LOL, I have the memory of a goldfish and the attention span of a humming bird, so you can guess how that went. I had moderate success with some contamination but so far I am happy with the yields I'm getting. Well not happy, I guess thankful because of how stupid I was when starting over.
I got some spores from friends (B+ and GT). Grown GT before but not B+. Fast forward and I've spawned to bulk improperly a couple times and had some successful mini tubs with about 2/3 of a mason jar full of B+ spawn to popcorn. I'm not here to go into all the different things I did with the spore solution and prints but my biggest problem I felt during spawn was actually BREAKING UP THE DAMN GRAIN SPAWN! Specifically the B+ and after just doing another 3 mini tubs like fifteen minutes ago with the remaining spawn and having a difficult time breaking it up, I wanted to check with the community.
HOW DO YOU BREAK UP YOUR GRAIN SPAWN?
Like when they're like full on ultra-colonized and have super thick myc growing throughout the spawn. I felt I had to be extremely rough with the grain spawn. Almost too rough and ripping them apart was a decent effort.
This particular jar had been in my mini fridge for about 2 months now, but even the previous, and again, specifically the B+ was VERY HARD to break up, I legit thought I was crushing the myc beyond healing. Would've been better to ask before but I'll be doing more agar work probably next week with a grain transfer not too long after, so I might as well ask now.
Thanks for all your help everyone