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#1 Defiance

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:33 PM

Hey everyone, here are some pictures from a huautla grow that my friend sent me. I don't see many people growing this strain out there so I decided to share it with everyone. There are 24 cakes and an 18 gallon monotub. Everything was inoculated with a multispore LC. The substrate in the tub is 3.5 gallons of coir/verm/castings in a 2:2:1 ratio. It was spawned on the 15th with 1.5 gallons of crumbled PF cakes. The cakes in the terrarium are on their first flush, probably with harvest tomorrow.

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#2 mycobri

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:38 PM

nice one :D
never really see this strain either

thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:40 PM

mycobri tooks the words right out of my mouth. looks good! interested in
seeing how that monotub works out for ya.

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#4 Defiance

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:14 PM

My friend e-mailed me today:

The monotub has since fully colonized. It was set back a week because of humidity issues. I was using a press'n seal cover with a fan pointed indirectly at it to promote FAE while I was out of town. I ended up using the original lid to much better success.

I cased it a week ago with 3/4" of pasteurized vermiculite. Yesterday the surface began to pin:

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The side started pinning a bit earlier :loveeyes::

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These fruits are between 4" and 6" long and put the mushrooms I got off of the cakes to shame. The caps on the large ones are much darker than the others, although the pins on both grows have been uniformly long and thin.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 05:36 PM

:cool:

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 06:18 PM

Cool but why are the pics so small? Need a better view.:)

#7 Defiance

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:25 PM

The tub had its' first flush right before I left town.

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There was a lot of invitro growth between the substrate block and the walls of the monotub.

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Still, I pulled a few big guys off and ended up with a few ounces of mushrooms.

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#8 Defiance

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:42 PM

After picking the first flush I misted the substrate brick and flipped it. I recased with a thin layer of verm and set the tub in a warm closet for four days before the second flush started pinning, again the sides started first.

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Still, the surface is knotting up pretty well and I think I'll get a much more even pinset on the second flush. :loveeyes:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

:thumbup:

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:19 AM

Cool but why are the pics so small? Need a better view.:)

click on the thumbnails, not the inline
to see the full sized version

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

Side pinning in some circumstances can indicate a problem with moisture. If a sub is going to dry out the exposed surface will dry the quickest leaving the sides wetter. You might want to check this and decide if that is what is happening here or not.

#12 Defiance

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:48 AM

Thanks Dial8, it certainly was the case on the first flush. I had some humidity problems caused by a fan near the tub. I flipped the block and lined the tub with brown paper so cross your fingers that the side-pinning will diminish.

#13 Defiance

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:59 PM

Here's flush number two so far. I'm going to shoot for a few prints from some of the big guys and a clone from the cluster base.

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#14 CoyoteMesc

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:02 PM

looks really good Def, what happen to your tyvek over the holes?

#15 Defiance

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:04 PM

Thanks CM :)

There's postal grade tyvek taped with the print facing in, is that what you mean?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:45 PM

Nice clusters :eusa_clap
enjoy

#17 Defiance

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:01 PM

I finally retired this monster to the Great Outdoors today after 3 rather small flushes for a tub that size. I was going back over things and the initial problems I had with the Press 'N Seal lid really set things back I think.

Since this was my first try with it I'm wondering how you guys do your air exchanges with Press N' Seal lids. Do you take them off every day and fan manually or just let them sit and exchange passively?

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:24 AM

I have a mini-tub with a bunch of small holes in the lid. I recently grew Texas in it uncased and picked a little under an ounce dry in one flush, The Sub was poo/verm spawned from waylit cakes. My point is I never fanned but I did have a oscillating fan blowing on it. There was mad surface pinning as well, meaning good RH in the atmosphere and monter sized shrooms. Sometimes the best solution is the simplest, ime.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:44 PM

Is the Huautla strain relatively easy to grow? I've never tried before (actually, I've never shroomed before), but I'm collecting supplies and putting together the equipment for my first grow and subsequent first trip. I plan on using the brown rice flour / vermiculite cakes method.

Research indicates the Huautla strain can deliver strong hallucinations and 'spiritual encounters'. Any advice from anybody would be very helpful!

#20 Defiance

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:00 PM

I had pretty middling luck with it, but honestly I didn't put the time into this particular grow that I should have. Don't take my tub as an indication of the strain, I let it dry while out of town.

The cakes yielded fairly average for a multispore grow, there were no contams and colonization was relatively quick. I've had great luck getting prints from mature fruits with hardly any effort - all my prints were dark and the spores fell readily. They pinned quickly and I had few aborts. You could do a lot worse than starting with Huautlas - at the very least they were forgiving of my neglect.

Strong hallucinations and spiritual encounters indeed! I don't think you'll be disappointed, friend.

Edit: And welcome! You should start an introductory thread, and let all the growers say hi :)




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