PF Cakes with Peat (how I got the vermiculite monkey off my back).
Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:53 AM
such large particles,
too much unfiltered air getting in
sand would be better
Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:35 AM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:24 AM
is it because of low nutes? verm doesnt have any nutes at all and look how fast its flying. maybe consistancy? maybe myc likes the "taste" of verm more.
Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:40 AM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:06 AM
Verm - all cups done or almost done (tiny patches)
50/50 - nearly done, strips and sections uncolonized.
Peat - Argh! Only about half way there.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:32 AM
3 of Hawaiian Multispore.
2 (verm & peat only) of mexican clone.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:44 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 08:47 AM
those 99cent plastic cups stood up to steaming? damn, i think i may do thsoe from now on, i can fit more of those in a pot than my regular containers, damn!
did you just pack the brf/verm mix into the cups, then the dry barrier, then tied the tin foil to the top, steamed, and just innocced thorugh the foil? thats it?
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:17 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:39 AM
So increasing the alkalinity doesn't keep out contams? and the only sure fire way to keep contams out of a casing layer is to ensure that there are no nutrients in the casing layer?
Or is this extreme view of casing only needed if poor air exchange rates exist? Because don't contams thrive in high co2 which is opposite of what fruiting conditions require? (assuming they are given soething nutricious to grow on?)
Posted 10 April 2005 - 10:40 AM
i'm surprised but hey
that's what makes real experiments
so much better than conjecture and opinion.
but i too
would like to see more examples and further along as well.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:49 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:42 PM
also, just a rubber band and tin foil, would work fine? after innoculating through the tin foil, did u tape?
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:48 PM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:49 PM
still the cake is nearly fully colonized
and once can just shake off the peat...
but i see no sign of any trouble in
those recent pix.
he may have just pulled this off.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 05:06 PM
also, i think that way you're doing it seems way easier than using canning jars, plastic 99cent cups, tin foil and rubberbands, i think i m gonna do thse from now on, i can fit like 10 of these in my pot, as opposed to my 3 1 pint chinese food containers...
did you innoculate right through the foil? did u tape the hole afterwards? or just left it?