Pinning just get aborted, shrooms body get dark brown, what’s wrong?
Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:15 PM
Well I got success with my PF cakes when pinned in vitro but after first flush, y clean them, dunk them with little peroxide and my las to I added a little bleach too.
Y put them back on the terrarium with perlite, I put the directly on the perlite and do the pf casing method, after 5 days they begin to pin fair enough, but the little mushrooms get stuck when they are like 5 to 8 millimeter long, their caps turn dark brown and the body, steam, gets dark brown too and then is like they get stuck, sometimes they grow a little after a couple of days but then they look stuck again.
I fan the terrarium 2 or 3 times a day and I was misting after that, by hand, with a mix of water and peroxide, usually y mist the walls and the perlite and take care to not mist the cakes.
I saw the other day pf cakes buried by their sides on perlite, like a kind of perlite casing and a lot of pictures and in all of them the mushrooms looked incredible, big , fat and numerous, so i don't thik it is becouse i put themdirectly on the perlite, the one i saw where buried on it.
I know somebody will say low humidity, but my perlite is soaking wet, enough already, at the bottom of the terrarium we can se a couple of millimeters o water accumulated, literally a couple of millimeters, and I have a perlite layer of 3 cm.
The walls keep the droplet of my misting nicely, I have an hygrometer, but I don’t trust it, it was to cheap and it was measuring 95% a couple of weeks a go then suddenly begin to came down, and the environmental conditions are the same, I didn’t change anything, when it was going down, I took it out because it has moisture getting inside it, so I couldn’t see the measurements because of droplet inside it, I hand dried with a hair drier, it got down to 75% when I did that , put it inside again and never changed its measurements, it is one of those reptile, expo terra hygrometer, I think it suks.
I don’t know I am confused
Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:17 AM
They may also be oversaturated which reduces oxygen to the network and will cause aborts /poor fruiting..
Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:13 PM
They smell very shroomy there is no bacteria or contamination, I have a problem because I was going to take the pinheads that look like aborted since they stopped growing, they are like 5 to 8 milimiters, dark brown, but I will loses a lot of little pinn head that are developing, I was thinking in trying to be very careful an try to take just the aborted one but it seems is going to be impossible because any way with the handling I will destroy all the little pinheads that I see are coming, but the problem is that some aborted ones are beginning to get bad.
Well for the cakes directly on perlite, I saw a web page with many, many pictures of half pf cakes totally buried on perlite and day looked incredible, healthy, big mushrooms, I tried to find the link again but I don’t find it, I will try more.
I think I will begin to put them in separate containers, like 3 liter soda bottle or something lik that, so there will be more humidity.
But it dosen’t seams to be the problem
I really don’t know what the hell is wrong.
They are pinning a lot but after a wile the pinnings just stop growing
Is peroxid bad for them?
Y spray water with peroxide, and the perlite was moist with water and peroxide
They are beautifully bright white, and look very healthy and vigorous, and as I said there is today a lot of little pnining coming from them, but the aborted ones will begin to root at lest one was awful I took it out
Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:17 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:37 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:36 PM
My only problem with that method, was that it was kinda messy and used a lot of perlite that couln't be recycled easily...