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#1 mycobri

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:33 PM

9 1/2 pts. of pf style cakes were innoc'd with
Africa Transkei multispore solution
not a big grow, only enough to sample the strain

however a horrible blue / green mold
near the injection sites plagued most of the jars.
All the good myc chunks were brushed off and
dunked in icy cold fridge with a capful of peroxide.

then after a few days the myc was spawned to a
mix of 70% agway c-poo / 30% coir.
this time instead of oven pasteurization
the sub was loaded into 4 Qt jars and PC'd for one hour.

pins after 5 days. no casing layer.
here is how they looked in the morning
af f1 early day.jpg
then later in the evening before harvest
af f1 later day.jpg

i never heard much about what size the African Transkei tend to be :eusa_thin
either way they seem to be aggressive and fast colonizers.
also there was not many aborts.

here is the largest mushroom from the first flush

cap diameter 2.5" and 9" tall,
thats why Cubes are so much fun :amazed:

hopefully get another flush or two
and especially some nice dark prints.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:40 AM

This is one of my Fav' strains !
Great job, salvaging that cake :eusa_danc

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:42 AM

PHAT heads :hippie:

#4 Hippie3

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:20 PM

nice save
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#5 the jesus

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

Very nice victory over the green nasties bri!

#6 camMyco

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:53 PM

Excellent rescue! those are some good looking African Transkei.

#7 mycobri

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:03 PM

thank you :bow: it is a strong strain,
this one was not from a print but from TGS.

here is a little early Halloween spirit
with the same strain in the eyeballs
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1193360538

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#8 cheshire

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:20 PM

someone needs to get some shrooms to grow out of a pumpkins eyes :D

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:46 AM

Haha, If you can get some more shrooms growing out from the eyes, you definately got my 'pic of the month nominee', mycobri.:headbang:

The skull is awesome :].

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:06 AM

:cool:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:32 AM

cool pic Bri :amazed:
Definitly a pic of the month nomination

#12 mycobri

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:51 AM

:amazed: many thanks :bow:
i was hoping for both eyes to go at the same time
maybe another flush? ;)

yeah cheshire - a pumpkin would be a great idea
probably could get a pretty big crop from it too :headbang:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:48 AM

thank you :bow: it is a strong strain,
this one was not from a print but from TGS.

here is a little early Halloween spirit
with the same strain in the eyeballs
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1193360538

I second that pic of the month nomination, that's awesome.:thumbup:

#14 mycobri

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:37 AM

:headbang:

here is flush two
aff2.jpg
spotty..looks like a little un-even distribution.

but imo any fruits are good fruits
lots of nice prints this time too to keep the strain alive.
plus the syringe only cost $5 from TGS special of the month.
a good price for almost an oz of dried african cubes

not sure about flush three after all the heavy sporulation all over the sub :ballbat:;)

#15 cheshire

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:56 AM

african ppl have big... and can deposit alot of...





:hippie:

#16 mycobri

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

:lol:

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:57 PM

This was the only surviving cake and it had a strange
mutation of the caps.:eek:
i have seen it before in pics here
it almost looks like the stem is growing through the cap at first
:eusa_thin

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#18 cheshire

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:29 PM

iv had summin similar with my gts :) thought mine was either due to contam
that was lurking about or to the anti-bacteria i was spraying around

#19 koldj

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 07:21 AM

Great pinset on that cake and funny mutants ;p.

How's the skull doing? :) Any eyeballs growing out?

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

Awesome cake, also curious about the skull




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