signs of fruiting ? vermiculite casing
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:12 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:45 PM
There's still a few little pins present on the casing. Should she pluck them now and dunk the tray, or leave them to mature prior to dunking?
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 11:31 PM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:31 AM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:21 PM
She told me things have been going well, but was away for 36 hours which prevented fanning. The fruits formed irregularly probably due to the excess CO2.
I was sent this picture today, the stems seem dark, woody and slightly translucent. Is this due to the lack of fresh O2 and buildup of CO2? The deficiencies in the casing are where 4 fruits with broken veils have been harvested. The second flush seems a little more plentiful but the fruits are definitely smaller.
Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:16 AM
Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:49 AM
Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:57 AM
Elf: It's PF Classic
Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:44 AM
nice as being synthetic it, unlike many natural fabrics,
is not food for microbes so it won't itself be a target
nice fat specimens
pf always were thick in the stems,
my only 'pointer' might be to
add some coir to the casing mix next time,
mixed in with the vermiculite
seems to really improve pinset
Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:08 AM
She apparently has another jar that was fully colonized at the same time as the current tray, but it's gone into the fridge for another day.
Second flush was down on first - 4.73g cracker dry.
I guess the low O2, high CO2 dampened the yield significantly.
Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:54 AM
Coir works as a casing inoculant and another water source when used mixed with non-nutritious casing materials like vermiculite and peat moss. Or CAC (compost at casing). The coir, compost, exc. works a secondary nutrient source for lagging mycelia that's colonizing up to the top of the casing. It definately helps for sure. This is yet another reason I like to use potting soils for casing.
The original way to do this was called CI (casing inoculant). CI'ing is when a minimal amount of grain spawn was mixed into the casing material prior to being applied. Coir, compost or even a minimal amount of a manure can work in the same manner as a secondary nutrient source to improve pin sets and the speed of casing colonization. See what I mean?
Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:24 AM
Nice pics :)
Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:59 PM
Jetson, the tray is small at 6.5" x 3.5" x 1.5".