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#1 Mycolangelo



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Posted 28 October 2006 - 08:28 PM

PF jars were innoced 9-28 and have been fully colinized for over a week and its birthday for 10 of them.
I read somewhere that mentioned dunking in a jar under a vacuume. Has anyone tried this? 5 are dunked normal and 5 under vacuume, you will be kept posted. Oh BTW a big thanks to Capt. Max for the super SA spores.

#2 Pedestrian


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 08:44 PM

The only advantage I think you might get with the vacuum dunk is the speed at which the cake will be saturated with water. It may only take minutes as opposed to hours. However, I also think that this procedure might be a little rough on the mycellia since lots of gas and water are moving at a rate that isnt natural.

Just a speculation, but I am curious to see what happens.


#3 Mycolangelo



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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:08 PM

Ok, It's 11-7 and we have pins!
The Vacuum dunk works! It seems the vac dunk are pinning better than the over night ones.
At birth the verm barrier was brushed off, cold water added and the lid vacuumed in place with a food saver. They were kept under vac for an hour and a half and then placed in the fruiting chamber.
Some were under vac for 6 hours and appear the same as the 1.5 hour vac dunk.
A big thanks to Capt Max for the prolific SA spores!!!

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#4 Mycolangelo



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Posted 11 November 2006 - 10:25 AM

Mushies are open!
It seems the VAC dunked cakes did as well as the standard dunk.
Standard submerged and in fridge 12hrs
VAC dunk 1.5 and 6 hr
All seem similar but the standard dunked cakes had darker caps initially but now look very much like the VACed ones
Will let them go a bit longer to see any general size diff.
In the pic the VAC dunked are on the left with the 1.5 hr on the far left.

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#5 Guest_vinz_*

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 10:57 AM

those look really nice..

do you have pics of how you did your vacuum dunk?
or how did you do it?

#6 golly



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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:43 PM

This is a great comparison ,was it Lazlo that came up with idea..? It would also be interesting to measure the weight gain between the two methods..

Really nice flush there Myco...

#7 Mycolangelo



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Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:42 PM

All the fruit has been picked and the 10 cakes VAC Dunked again on 11-12
They were only kept under vac for 2-3 min. When placed cleaned pick cake in 1 pint jar the water line was 1/2 to 3/4 up the cake.
When VACed may bubbles were pulled out, it sat for a couple min, long enough to get the next cake under VAC.
Now the cake is almost submerged and much heavier but did not weigh cakes.

In another tub there are 8 cakes that were standard dunk, in frig 12+ hours. In the terrarium on 11-11, this will be their first flush.

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