What might be causing this uneven pinning?
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:28 AM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:22 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:32 AM
Thanks again oibchip.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:52 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:01 PM
Like skunk said, increase FAE. Maybe to 4 or 5 times a day unless you want to put holes in the side of your tub plugged with polyfill or tyvek then u might be able to get a way with 2 times a day.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:10 AM
Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:36 AM
Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:19 PM
When you're colonizing your sub, it is locked in your jars (high Co2) at a high temp, which equals mycelium growth. ;) Your temp is fine: 70-78. Since you DO have filtered holes in your tub, try putting an oscillating fan in front of it. This will help increase FAE when you're not around to fan it. :) ~Skunk
Good advice recommending the fan. Definitely is a c02 issue by the looks from those shrooms - long shinny stems and mycelium puffing up the base.
Fahtster has a great tek on late casing. I have tried it a couple of times a few years ago and recently again when I saw Fahtsters beautiful flushes. But, I never did get it down pat and always found rotted pins under the casing layer. I'm sure it was user error on my end. I prefer not to case anyways.
Mr natural, 3-5% agriculture lime in your misting water is better and healthier then bleach or peroxide as a disinfectant when in need of a preventive measure against contams. It maintains the ph of the substrate and casing in the alkaline range without harming mycelium or shrooms - resulting in further flushes. I'm sure you have by now but, those two large fruits are ready to be picked. :)
Also, given the advice on this thread to you I will add that you let those pins ride it out and grow. After that flush scrap off the casing, dunk and then re-case.
Hope to see some updated pics.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:54 PM
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:55 AM
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 11:12 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:37 PM
let me first say this ---- when it comes to casings and uneven pinning ---- most of the time this is due to an uneven casing layer ------allowing some area to pin faster while other struggle though (multispore can also play a role) ----- The fix for this universal problem ----USE DEPTH RINGS for your casing layers
now, your incident looks different ----
my guess is by covering the pins with mix, you may have caused some aborts, and the layer may be uneven, (perhaps unevely moisturized as well) --- Personally i'd scrape it off, and re-case sub --- buts thats just me --- looks pretty good otherwise