fruiting sandbags [ using mycrotopia products ]
Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:59 AM
Thanks Hip, I'll try to do an air exchange as you described with the GT bag.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:19 AM
I think Hips method above of inflating bags is intended for spawn bags which are sealed. To "air out" a sandbag all you would have to do is unclip the top and open the bag, but I've never seen a reason to do this, especialy with the fan going.
Looking back at your pics the only other thing I can think of is that next time or even this time as its never to late, you could make one of the long sides row of polyfil a good 10" higher on the bag than that. That way you have one low side of polyfil and one high side , same one the end polyfil plugs. My theory is this creates a better "fresh in/stale out" airflow and its how my friend does all of his bags. Just a little tip from seeing a bunch of these done now. It also keeps 50% of the polyfil from touching fruits, which is 50% less work later.
Wheres the pics....
Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:44 AM
It makes sense that the air was probably not exchanged very well due to this oversight.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 07:47 PM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:25 AM
I've got some new pics that I will upload tonight. The EQ and Cambo bags have pinned nicely and there are a lot of little bastards heading skyward!
The GT bag air was exchanged and put back in the dark to see if it would colonize more before fruiting continued.
Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:07 PM
Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:47 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:11 AM
awwwwwwww shit.. nicely done! :thumbup: I'm sure you make sandman proud
Indeed :) :kewl: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:29 PM
First time growers who want to find success right away, this is the TEK for you! And anyone who hasn't tried this TEK needs to experience it.
Very Exciting and Rewarding!!
Will post more pics on Wed night.....stay tuned.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 01:55 PM
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:19 PM
I want to let the pics tell the story, but all I can say is WOW!!.
In only 3 months time it's hard to believe....and beautiful to see what somebody with zero experience & knowledge in mycology can accomplish with the help of this website. The Almighty Hippie & everyone here willing to share this knowledge selflessly, combined with Mycrotopia's amazing products and Sandmans brilliant TEK.
In the time frame of approximately 36 hours from the last pics that I posted, I was not at all prepared for what I found. If I would have been home at the right time, I would have harvested these earlier. Unbelievable.
Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:08 PM
Sandbags always tend to come on looking much weaker then they finish out. And boy can they turn black!
Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:57 PM
i guess in a way
sandman and me are parents-
of course i'm the dad
which makes him my...nevermind.
pic of month nominee methinks!
Posted 04 April 2007 - 05:30 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:21 AM
The black is curious Sandman......what do you know about this? I'm pretty sure that light exposure near the end of the fruiting explosion has something to do with the cause of it, but do you think there is anything gained or lost by this?
Also, what's the general consensus on allowing the spores to drop as far as potency affects?
Hippie........Thanks for the pic nomination! Here's some more.