Holy Cow [ coir/eco straw pellets/dung ]
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:36 PM
These bins were not so heavily neglected as usual. Basically, when moisture condensation on the tops of the saran wrap lids built up heavily the boxes were tilted 45 degrees ala jethro's tek. this redistributes the moisture so that the drops do not drop directly on the fruits. However, the moisture was not released out of the chamber. The sides were not opened or aired out. No fanning was done, or any type of maintenance other than tilting the boxes. These seem more reminescent of past flushes with casings. However, there is no casing layer. The substrate has coir in it. It is making a big difference in opposition to the vermiculite used. the vermiculite does hold good amounts of water but none comparable to coir. You can definitely see the difference in flush. These are some meaty fatties! Enjoy!
the flush is all twisted looking because of diffused light source. basically they normally grow very str8 up. these flushes were left completely sealed off from the outside world the entire time. the bins were tilted at a 45 degree angle anytime extra condensation was builtup and this was a random movement of diffused light. in fact, the closet is barely light visible. what little light did get in. it did quite a nice thing.
the shades are kept to about 10% light in the room. the closet door is only opened a crack. so really its just a tad bit of light. this will explain the crazy growth of the stems. its a bitch to harvest but at the same time fun. you almost get lost in a jungle!
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:52 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:26 AM
but do you think that you would've had a better flush with the
normal air's out? like once a day? like i said, you are getting
obvious good results, but I might think they would be better
with an airing out once a day.. there is heavy condensation
on the pinning layer from the photos... might this have been
better maintained? I mean, it's mainly envy, my friend, but
just from a long timer point of view, do you think the extra
FAE might have been helpful?
Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:13 AM
also i believe the sub seems so moist because of the coir in the substrate. after flush the substrate looks like i misted it. i don't think i need to even dunk the sub this time. i think i may just spritz it with some water.
i try to do things at a minimal. i don't have alot of time to devote and if i can get away with as little work as possible. then im all for it.the fruits would have been tall and straight up but the lighting was at different angles everyday. so i think this twisted up everything a bit. i have another thread that states how i use these tubs. ill try and find it for you. generally these chambers do have constant fae. most of the time i open the corners of the saran wrap to allow a bit of moisture to get out of the chamber. this is basically open air at this point. but usually i don't open the corners for more than one evening.
really though i didn't fan once. nor did i open this chamber until harvest and pics. the condensation wasn't so heavy on the actual substrate itself until after the fruits started maturing. at this point condensation went to the roof. after harvest the substrate looks excellent. no tears nothing. the fruits were easy to harvest aside from having to tear about 25 at once from all different directions.
here is a link with how i do things. if you take a look. its open air!
seriously though, compared to what i used to go through doing hard work and devoting effort and time into things. i do very little work now. only about once every 3 weeks of hard earned work. i guess you can call it lazy or efficient. i can admit i am one lazy mofo!
Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:43 PM
I just noticed this but doctor i am scared of you now. your post was 666!
Hehe, yeah I noticed it too. I saw it coming up at around 650 posts. I changed my Title from Mycotopiate to "EVIL Doctor" for the occasion. Too bad it only lasts for one post though! I lose it as soon as I respond to someone's post. Won't happen again until post 6,666 - and that one is a LONG ways away. ;)
Good eye man!
Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:04 PM
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