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Variables which affect water weight? / Wet weight to dry weight ratio?

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#1 Severian



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 03:18 PM

I've been tracking the difference between my wet weight at harvest and dry weight after dehydration, and noticing- one- some variability between flushes but more importantly, it seems as if there's more of a dip then the '90%' water weight I had thought was more or less the standard as far as mushrooms go.

Ive been working with gt on a substrate of year old garden compost coir and vermiculite-

An example- the other day I harvested 33.4 g wet-, was expecting 3.3 grams dried, yet they dried out to 2.8- which seems to me to be a bit more water than normal no?

Is this an indication of a lack of nutrients somehow? Or another issue

I'm running around .84-.86 wet to dry conversion on average- though I had a recent flush down to .79 (dry weight / wet weight)....

I'll be playing with using buffalo shit in the next bulk I run so I can see if the substrate composition makes a difference.

Any thoughts?

#2 Arathu



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Posted 15 November 2022 - 06:28 PM

Genetics that produce dense stems/mushrooms overall..... and definitely good nutrition......


The 90/10 is an approximation mileage has varied like that...


My two pfennig......



Edited by Arathu, 15 November 2022 - 06:35 PM.

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