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#1 Dipole

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:24 PM

I finally have a mushy grow underway. I have 6 pints of an emasculated version of hippie's super cake formula PC'ed and noc'ed up with B+ LC. The LC looks clean, but this is the acid test. I was so sure that I had contamed the spore water while trying to scrape a B+ print.

Jars are wrapped in foil and incubating in the dark. Temps are in the mid 70's.

I only had bee pollen and coconut to fortify the BRF mix. Wish me luck, I have not made good mushies for a year now, so I have given up grains and gone back to BRF. I will post some pics when there is something to see.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:43 PM

Well good luck.

What was happenning with your grain jars?

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:57 PM

Mostly popcorn. First time worked using broken up colonized BRF from a previous batch and noc'ed each quart of popcorn with a few pieces. Most colonized and were cased with 50/50 verm/peat. I got an OK harvest, and my last. After that quarts of popcorn noc'ed with agar would colonize slowly but contams alway won out. Failed 3 times that way. Did WBS noc'ed with agar, contams won again.

This is a throw back to 1970 rye and agar in a cooler. Pick'em out of the jar.

I was using tyvek to seal the jars. I think that made moisture control to difficult. Lack of temperature control and cold winter rooms were another possible problem.

I think my ability to come up with creative ideas screwed the pouch but good. So many tek ideas got me so mixed up.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:26 PM

Today half the jars have of a couple of small white patches.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:44 PM

Here are pics of the jars.

BRF B+ 6-25-07.JPG

day 5
B+ growing on BRF w/ bee pollen and coconut, temp at 75F.
The pic shows the best side of each jar. Are these doing OK
or are they too slow.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:46 PM

They look fine..I would suggest that you remove the foil from the top though..they will need some air to colonize fully in a timely manner.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:49 PM

I have a little water in the cooler. Will that keep the moisture stable enough when I remove the foil?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:00 PM

The moisture in the original mix(in the jars) will suffice..you can choose to dunk them after birthing if you like.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:00 PM

Why is all that pic info being printed out next to the picture?
It doesn't show when editing. What gives?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:02 PM

Why is all that pic info being printed out next to the picture?
It doesn't show when editing. What gives?


I was wondering the same thing..I'll see what I can find out

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:02 PM

Thanks Oibchip, I forgot about dunking, never did it before.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:05 PM

When you dunk..completely submerge the birthed cakes in water and place the container in the fridge for 18-24 hours then remove..."pat them dry with a clean paper towel and place in FC..I like to use the DEC method to retain that moisture.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:09 PM

I was thinking of breaking up the cakes and casing in peat/verm w/ CaCO3.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:12 PM

THat works better IMO...no worries then..you may not need to dunk..are you gonna mix the crumbled cakes with a bulk substrate like poo?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

I don't know if I am so bold to take that step yet. I would only have access to what is available at the nursery.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:19 PM

I wouldn't use peat in my casing mix ..stick with the Coir/Verm.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:23 PM

OK, I will get some coir. I have recently found that my nursery sells it in bricks.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for all the help and ideas Oibchip.

I strongly suspect a parsing error with the pic info. I don't think is likes file names starting with BRF or any other glossary term. I would have to do a test post, would that be OK?

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for all the help and ideas Oibchip.

I strongly suspect a parsing error with the pic info. I don't think is likes file names starting with BRF or any other glossary term. I would have to do a test post, would that be OK?


I don't see why not

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

Here are pics of the jars.

eBRF B+ 6-25-07.JPG
day 5

B+ growing on BRF w/ bee pollen and coconut, temp at 75F.
The pic shows the best side of each jar. Are these doing OK
or are they too slow.




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