new growing question
Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:11 PM
1. I did not take my time. I read read and read but when itcame down to the nitty gritty i thought i knew how to do it and figured that it would work no matter what i did. I was wrong.
2. I think that some of my spores where bad but i dont have 100% proof of that.
3. Sometimes it just happens, you can ask anyone on this board and i bet they will tell you the same. No matter how experienced you are sometimes shit happens but it is not about how many times you fail it is how many times you succed and try to learn from your mistakes. I learned alot the first time i grew. One is that i need a PC. I steamed jars and have had success but it is time consuming and it is not the best. PCing is the way to go.
I personally dont use a glovebox but i am one of the few. Most people swear by them. I personally would make one. The next time i am def getting one. I would look in the archvies under sterilizing a room. Just be careful and follow directions to a T. Make sure that you read over them a couple of times and if you have a laptop bring up the page or print it out so that you can follow step by step. you seem to have a good grasp on what to do. Just remember that if you dont get it right the first time to try again. I got so discouraged when i did not have any grow. I would come on this site and read how everyone had success and would get mad reading it. I finally decided that i know i can do it. So i took out one of the syringes i had left made some jars and followed everything to a T. Guess what it worked and i was so damn stoked. It is very very very rewarding when you can eat your own. GL and make sure to keep us informed. Sorry for the long post got on a roll there and just kept on typing.
Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:06 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 11:51 PM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:12 PM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:25 PM
it says steam for around an hour, i do mine anywhere from 75-90 but atleast an hour i would say. Most of the time that i hit near the 90 min mark is cause i either forget or open the lid often to check water to make sure it is not low
Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:51 PM
he let cool all night to set up the incubation chamber and will hopefully inocculate today. he followed the pf tek booklet in the vaults. used the max fruiting formula and hopefully there will be no contams. crossing fingers. hell 1st time could eb a charm! only thing he noticed was the vermiculite seemed kinda fine compared tot he perlite. also the 1/2 cup verm to 1/4th brown rice flour and 1/4th cup water seamed to make more than could be used for one half pint? hopefully results we be shown in a few days! keep u posted!!! if he fails he will try try again and try to tweek it. the mixture seemed perfect tho and he added a lil bee pollen also as he read it helps potency? well wish my foaf luck!!!
he will need it now!!!
Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:10 PM
good or bad.
Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:32 PM
FOAF just has a large ice chest with a heat bomb, works perfect.
Do a search for the heat bomb
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:10 AM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:48 PM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:34 PM
Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:49 PM
Sometimes there isn't any growth at all from an inoculation point, and sometimes it's just got fewer spores there and it takes an extra day or two to see the growth. Shooting spores in before the needle has cooled completely from being flamed is a common problem that prevents germination as well. I've re-shot a jar that showed no signs of growth at all after a week and it worked fine (my spores were very old that time, re-shot the jar with a different strain).
Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:30 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:51 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:08 PM
An inch of Perlite is plenty. ½ inch should be enough. You just need enough to cover the chamber floor, really. The Perlite should NOT be dripping wet. Cakes should not sit directly on the Perlite.
Add water to Perlite FIRST and then add Perlite to tub. Again, just get it moist, not dripping. Some Peroxide won’t hurt at all.
No need to sterilize verm or perl unless the bag has been sitting around open for a long time. When new, they are both quite clean.
If you have access to any coir, a little in the DEC verm will help pinning.