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#1 grfitch

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:49 PM

My FOAF has a mycobag that has completely colonized except for the bottom, is it ok to start fruiting yet or should he wait longer?

#2 Hippie3

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:15 PM

don't open the bag until it finishes

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:36 PM

What do you mean by fruit ? Lower the temp ? up the oh two ?

#4 grfitch

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:49 AM

my foaf said he was going to fruit it in the bag by light and lowering temp and from the looks of the bottom of the bag it looks like nothing is going to grow there, the mycelium is on top and all the sides just not the bottom.

#5 Hippie3

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:02 AM

can you tell what is wrong with the bottom ?
excess fluid or ?
fruiting in the bag [invitro] means you can start giving light
even before full colonization.

#6 siam_jim

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

usually the problem i found with the bottom is that they'er extra wet or the substrate wasn't loosen and is too packed.



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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:51 PM

you could try breaking it up, knead it gently, try to work some air in the bag, acordian style, if it dosen't colonize there may be a problem with bacteria, overlay, etc.

Once a FOAF bought a myco bag and it grew so darn fast that it died ( overlay ) if FOAF remembers correctly, there was part of the bag that remained uncolonized. At the time FOAF didn't know that it was dead until after it sat for two plus months and started to smell like fermenting garbage, he figured it out.

FOAF says that the bags he's fruited did so on thier own after they were fully colonized. Some bags took about two months to colonize. Some took 3 weeks and started to show pins ( thanks hip ) The bags were kept around 74 degrees and got 12 hours of lght a day. Hope this helps.

#8 coconut1225

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 09:01 PM

i have successfully inocullated a manure based myco bag.
Im still a week or to from being totaly collinized. my qeustion
is can i fruit the substrate out of the bag in a fruiting chamber
the same way i would fruit a pf cake. any advice would be
greatly appreciated

#9 RockyRaccoon

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

yeah . you can just cut the bag open and put it in the fruiting chamber . usually if you intend to fruit it in the bag , you don't need a fruiting chamber because the bag will stabilize the environment enough .




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