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#41 seymorebunz

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:43 AM

Thank you Mr. Jesus!

I simply asked the right questions at the right place.
That, and I decided to not take allot of risks by simply using Mycrotopia's products. I followed Sandmans TEK step by step and didn't stray much.

I can't thank eveyone enough........way, way cool!!!

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:21 AM

Sandbags are for real.....Im sure that other TEKs will be explored, but how the hell do you top this? Seriously?

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.


I was referring to the fact that they start off kind of slow and mature fast. One night they look immature and you wake up and boom, spores everywhere.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:25 AM

sporulation more affects the taste than potency, imo.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:46 PM

I would have to say that is the biggest first flush of a first time grow I've seen since I've been here. Congrats, and well done friend.:bow:


This incredable yeild has my FOAF sold! She's gonna try this next, still have 1 1/2 bags of ozark doo left. Does this poo need to be repasturized after a time period if it kept sealed?
Or does the entire mixture need to be pasturized when mixed with the coir brick?

GREAT WORK! Nice pics.:eusa_clap

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

yes and yes. pasteurization is temporary partial sterilization, the critters will grow back.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:37 PM

Thanks Hip.

#47 seymorebunz

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 02:44 PM

The Ozark Mountain pasteurized donkey doo from Mycrotopia.com was not re-pasteurized in this grow.

When the donkey doo arrived, it was put in the freezer for about 10 days until the spawn bags were getting close to being fully colonized.

Then the doo was set out to thaw for a couple of days. Once thawed, the coir was pasteurized alone and than mixed with the thawed donkey doo.

Obviously it worked out okay. Maybe freezing it immediately upon arrival helps keep them sterile.

Hippie may still advise re-pasteurization.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:04 PM

:smokin: :smokin: i needed two cigerettes after all that...your foaf will never cease to amaze me!! kudos! kudos!

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

The Ozark Mountain pasteurized donkey doo from Mycrotopia.com was not re-pasteurized in this grow.

When the donkey doo arrived, it was put in the freezer for about 10 days until the spawn bags were getting close to being fully colonized.

Then the doo was set out to thaw for a couple of days. Once thawed, the coir was pasteurized alone and than mixed with the thawed donkey doo.

Obviously it worked out okay. Maybe freezing it immediately upon arrival helps keep them sterile.

Hippie may still advise re-pasteurization.

that was best, freezing would prevent any problems,
just stir well once thawed
so the water is evenly distributed.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:52 AM

FYI......there ended up being approximately 110 grams dry weight for the first flush....that's 48 grams for the Cambo's and 62 for the EQ's.

Not to shabby.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:26 AM

:bow:
well done.

#52 seymorebunz

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:11 PM

Thank you Hippie, and thank you for linking my thread as an example of Sandmans Sandbag Tek.

I'm honored.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

yeah mr. bunz, thats some nice work there. :thumbup:

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#54 seymorebunz

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:48 AM

Well two out of three sandbags is pretty good imo.....the GT's finally fruited and once dried netted around 10 g's. Will definitely make the adjustments that Sandman suggested on the next go around which is to add more poly holes and raise the row of poly holes higher on one side.

Sandman....any thoughts on when you're going to share your improved techniques? Not that there's much if any thing wrong with your current TEK.

2nd flush is well on the way in both the EQ and Cambo sandbags!

Now this is going to be an interesting summer. Stocked up fo real!!!!

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:13 AM

Hey Seymore, way to go man. I got two questions for you, and I apologize if they were already answered in this thread.

1. How much spawn did you use in each bag?

2. Did you do anything to rehydrate in between flushes?

I've got some Hawaiians colonizing now destined for a sandbag from mycrotopia (thanks to camMyco) I hope they do as well with this tek as yours.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:39 AM

Thanks Jesus! I'll be happy to answer any questions....

I used two of Mycrotopia's multi-grain spawn bags for each of the sandbags. In the pics above...you'll see 6 completely colonized spawn bags. Two were placed into each sandbag, creating 3 large sandbags.......but i did this to ensure rapid growth = less problems.....basically less risk.

According to hippie, you don't really need this much spawn. Also, if you're getting your sandbags from Myrcrotopia.....I believe that I read you were in your thread....those sandbags will be smaller in size than mine.

My sandbags were much larger......I'd suggest one spawn bag in each sandbag as a good safe starting place.

The most important thing is to make sure that your coir/poo is not to wet! Field capacity wetness = when squeezed tightly, you will only have a few drops of water squeeze out. You can can read about that on this thread as well.

About your second question.....I lightly misted only on the second flush, now on the 3rd i've misted more.....still waiting to see how this turns out. I'm simply monitoring the condesation inside the bag.....if there doesn't seem to be much....than I'll add more mist to increase the humidity. Still a beginner on this though.

Good luck my friend!

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:42 PM

damn, man - that's about 4 ounces! :puke:

#58 the jesus

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:48 PM

How did the second flush do compared to the first?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 02:27 PM

Nice job seymore! Nice indeed. :eusa_clap

#60 seymorebunz

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:55 AM

On the second flush........each of the bags yielded approximately 30gs dried weight. I noticed that they only pinned along the outside on the second flush. So......now onto the 3rd; mixed things up a bit. I know these bags still have a lot of juice left in them so here's what's happened so far.

The entire remaining substrate was flipped over and loosened up a bit, poured appoximately 10 oz's of distilled (bottled) water over each of the substrates and resealed the bags. The lights were turned off and the temps were brought back up to around 85 Ffor the past 24 hours to try and allow the mycelium to recover a bit.

Things imo are looking better, and it's believed that the bags will produce a more even pin set on the third flush imo. Obviously, this is still all very new and it's now become trial and error to see how much one can get out of these bags.

So far the two bags have yeilded over 170 gs dried weight!!!! Still allot more to go imo.

Will probably induce fruiting again today for the 3rd flush. Will keep everyone posted on this.




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