Problem with aborts
Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:49 PM
Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:32 PM
Need more info...
Maybe you forgot to let it recover a little bit after crumbeling the cakes ?
Casing doesn't look good,I see no myc. on top...
Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:10 PM
I'd also dump/pull/spoon whatever as much of the loose vermiculite off it as possible. When I crumble cakes, I've never needed to add anything as a casing and got great results. It may or may not be related, but the only thing I see different about your bin from mine is the added verm layer (and my towel). So this time, I'd toss the verm and add a wet towel.
But that's me...
Posted 13 January 2007 - 11:47 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:28 AM
#2 I don't see any abhorts.
You're probably having humitity problems. Myc should be cased in trays sitting on top of perlite. It looks like you're trying a monotub type setup. You need to leave monotubs be so that the humitity can get hig enough.
I see no myc, that indicates that it hasn't colonised the casing layer properly. You might have cased too thick or not used enough colonized substrate.
Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:23 AM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 03:36 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:25 PM
I have speculated that your casing is vermiculite only.
If that is true then I would suggest adding a little bit of coir to the casing mixture. Mycelium loves coir. I am using about 25% Coir to 75% Verm.
You also mentioned that you were misting. I belive that misting is not good for pins.
Now if you mean that you misted the casing layer just after applying it then no problem.
I like to add my casing layer dry and then mist it down to field capasity or so.
However after that point I use the dribble tek. That means that I have a water bottle with distilled water and some fish tank tubing affixed to the cap to release the water slowly. I gently dribble water over the top every few days or so. For what ever reason this does not seem to harm the little young ones.
From what I have read (point and case) misting pins will cause them to abhort.
Hope this helps you
Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:13 AM
Another suggestion I have is to stop misting altogether as the pins set, and only spraying the sides of the bin itself if necessary. By the time they are set they don't need the full 100% humidity that cakes without a casing do. Soak 'em good between flushes.