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Stacked Mountain Tek: For The Real Mountain Folk

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#1 eatyualive



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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:23 PM

Eat's Stacked Mountain Tek: Pyramid Scheme


1) 1-3 flush subs
2) your hands
3) a bin that you were fruiting in.
4) vermiculite


1) after your flush, dunk your old substrate for about 4-6 hours. during this time pc your casing mix or vermiculite or pasteurize it
2) once dunked, drain the substrate out completely.
3) break your subs into squares or whatever shape makes you happy. you can be creative with this. Its better to stagger the cakes so you don't have them directly on top of each other like stacked pie.
4) add water to your now sterile or pasteurized vermiculite. in this case it was fine verm. coarse is preferred but work with what you have.
5) add the field capacity verm to the top and bottom of your stack. it may be easier to do this before you stack them. that way you get the verm under the mountain.
6) let em fruit.

Here is an example of creeper strain on 3rd flush. it has been stacked with a space between each piece of substrate like a pyramid effect. this gives it some space to fruit in between each piece of substrate or you can fill those areas with damp verm. The vermiculite was actually added after the stack had started pinning for adding moisture to the cake. but it would most likely work better if you add the moisture as you birth the cake. that way you have less exposure to your hands and dirty air. Anyway, I am sure this has been done similar to Patricks sliced flatcake tek. Fahtster utilizes similar methods with the way he rolls his subs and sets them side by side. this creates awesome micro-climates inside bins.But, this was just an experiment for fun. And it will make great pics. Enjoy! Made a tek bc it was quite funny. Not really a tek. More of something to do when you need to make room in your bins after you have already flushed them out. this way you can get about 3-4 stacked subs per bin. this will create a nice micro-climate that will eventually help you treat these subs like a giant stack of flatcakes or cakes. its like fusion mushroom cultivation. cakes and subs converted into one...hehe

this is also helpful when your sub breaks. sometimes this happens. its something to think about if a piece of a sub contams and you can isolate the contam and break the rest of the sub up like this with other broken up subs and free up room in fruiting chambers.

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#2 fedshtkpndrk


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:34 PM

Very nice write up :bow:

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:15 PM

looks like rez-effect after that....

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:01 PM

looks like rez-effect after that....

so you do mean, after these cakes break down, mix them up into 50/50 with verm and make a rez effect half spent sub? or is this rez effect? interesting idea.

i thought rez effect was where you placed 50/50 substrate to verm or coir and then fruited off that. before people called it rez effect this was common practice on topia long ago back in the day. don't know where the name came from. since making casings and things like this ive always used this method with mixing in a bit of verm to keep the substrate moist. its common practice to mix in a great deal of verm and coir in your substrate. it seems to help your flushes bang!

just was looking at some of fahtsters pics and i see that he was stacking pf cakes on top of eachother. cool stuff. very similar thing here. just not as organized. just got lazy and tossed the verm on it. probably better results if the entire subs surface were at least rolled or coated in verm. the fruits were already starting once this verm was added.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:04 PM

this is not rez-effect -
much more like a dec for irregular shapes

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