Posted 09 March 2005 - 05:38 PM
Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:03 PM
straw nugs ---> http://mycotopia.net...read.php?t=2335
clones all the way man.. who needs a massive pin set when your working with some fatty clones...
weight was 449g fresh off the first flush of 2 straw nugs... which are dunked and recovering for another flush.. got about the same from the first flush off these nugs as i did off of the first TWO flushes of 2 poo/straw pans of the same clone... the nugs take up way less room too.. i could probibly fit 5 nugs in the same room as 3 substrate pans... not to mention less mess and less hassle...
but ultimatly the choice is yours :)
Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:54 PM
Yeah Lost, you pretty much had me convinced about the value of the nug after talking them up in chat the other day right after you weighed the first one. My final question (I think) is: I don't have a clone but I have three pints full colo..and counting of rice with a Chinese Yunan strain from spores that I collected from a 2.5 inch cap. All 10 ccs of this solution went to the original 3 jars. THis syringe was fuckin black. Becasue of the amount used I got really rapid growth cuz I rotated the jar when knocking so I had max contact of spores to rice surface area. Fully colonized at like...2 weeks +/- a couple days. These jars look really rhizo and healthy but since its multispore, should I not venture with a large expenditure of time before I know the substrain is going to be as good a fruiter as the one I took the spores from?
Fruit a jar of grain first to test maybe?
Posted 09 March 2005 - 08:20 PM
Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:50 PM
best of luck to ya vrooota
Posted 10 March 2005 - 09:07 AM
Posted 14 March 2005 - 01:45 AM
Straw on its own will drain ok but if you have poo added you need to make sure that it is at field capacity: give it a squeeze and just a drop of water should come out, no more.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 06:28 PM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:49 AM
That said....Start by cleaning your work area. The kitchen will work ok, but it is not the optimum spot. Wash the counters and spray some lysol. This should be all thats necessary. Just make it look spic and span before you start.
An easy way to pasteurize enough substrate for 8 pans of that size would be to use a pillowcase in a pot of water. You will need a big pot. Put the substrate in the pillowcase. Mix your lime into some water in a separte bowl. Dump this water into the pillowcase. Ill also make the point to use a standoff plate in the bottom of your pasteurization pot. Tie off the pillowcase and top off the pot with water. Turn the heat on high until it gets to 160-170 deg F. Turn down the heat and try to maintain this temp for an hour. Dump out the water an set the pillowcase in a clean bathtub to drain. One it is at room temp then its fine to use.
Substrate depth is your choice. 1-2 inches should be fine.
A quart or less per pan should suffice.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:05 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 07:20 AM
set up a foolproof way
there is only one foolproof way,
otherwise you'll just have to stay on top of matters
like air exchanges
or the contams WILL come.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:14 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:23 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:33 PM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 07:42 PM
Squeeze it out until it is at field capacity: it barely drips water when given a good squeeze.
Posted 01 May 2005 - 11:03 AM
the 2 flower pots used to be one casing that wasnt ever pinning so i choppped it in half, crumbled it up, mixed in with coir and then cased with peat/verm/lime. i hope these do better than the straight verm casings.
Posted 01 May 2005 - 05:22 PM
Posted 07 May 2005 - 01:05 PM