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#1 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 04:17 AM

Hello,

I put one litre jar of colonized grain to a plastic bag with microfilter and shake it well with pasteurized straw and cow poo (i did two bags one with Golden teacher strain and second with mexican strain). It colonized beautiful but now i think it stopped, what to do to allow mycelium colonize the top layer??

I think it can be caused by dried top layer of straw, and the layer is to loose.

Is it a good idea to mist the layer and press it and after that wait for colonize?

Sory for bad english.

Thanks for answers.

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#2 camMyco

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:45 AM

The top layer does not look dry in the photo, if it is you can mist or remove the non-colonized layer. Might be that it would be ok to mix it up, but I am not sure that is a good idea-wait for others to chime in on that.

The colonized area looks great.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:53 AM

no contams? no stinky shit?
how long has it been? did you expose it to light?

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:44 AM

i havent seen it for a week, it is in my friends house, but he say there are no contams, today im going to see the bags, and i want to know what to do with them, the substrates were putted in bags and mixed 12 days ago and for these days they were standing in dark place
, the gt bag is from the new spawn from jar inoculated by spore syringe,
, the second - mexican bag was inoculated by the grain from the old casing that give 5 flushes of big shrooms


thank for advice

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:31 AM

I wouldn't disturb them at this point but they should be getting light for pinning..And increase fresh air a bit too...

#6 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:59 AM

so dont need to wait for the top layer to colonize? will it fruit if i bring these bags to the fruiting conditions?(light+temperature) or try to make it colonize in ~100% ???

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:09 AM

Well after 12 days they are proly as colo'd as their gonna get ..Time is a factor here, as
you want to get that first flush going b4 compeditors move in..
The uncolo'd portion will act as a casing layer ..I would open the top of the bag for plenty fresh air ..Wait for pins to begin forming on the sides and gradually loosen the plastic so they can grow out..
Ideally straw bags/logs should have pinholes scattered around for FAE while it colo's..

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:37 PM

I wouldn't disturb them at this point but they should be getting light for pinning..And increase fresh air a bit too...

agreed

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:45 PM

let it do its thing. introducing anything may cause problems. so far the top looks like it has great moisture content.

#10 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:42 PM

ok, today friend said that every two bags started to fruit :headbang:


one question, i found something which looks like polyfill but dont know exactly is it really the polyfill or something else


here is the photo
there is a sticker with a "polipropylen wool" caption so i think i did a good purchase

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#11 MycoViator

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

That Polypropylene Wool is exactly what is referred to as polyfil.

#12 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:33 AM

New photo.

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#13 camMyco

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:40 AM

Nicely done! :eusa_clap

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:05 PM

Always nice to see invitro Filterpatch grows, good job with those!:bow:

Do you plan to dunk the substrate?

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#15 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:26 PM

yes, today we are going to pick the shroomies:rasta:

then dunk the substrate in the mineral water in the plastic box for about 15-20 hours in the fridge


in the mexican bag there are few shrooms, but one is going to be a real huge one!

photos later

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:35 PM

very nice
:bow:
pic o' the month nominee

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#17 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

like i promised , here are 2 more photos, monster on the right:cacti:

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:11 PM

great stuff! :thumbup:

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#19 Dr_T

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:05 PM

Very nice!

#20 tomorrow_boy

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:21 AM

giant shroom
30cm stem, 10-11cm cap diameter

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