Arrrrg, stalled monotub!?
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:21 PM
The reason it may have taken so long to colonize was excessive moisture.
Now, it stalled though.
So what's up with this?
The tub was just opened and new air was circulated in there in hopes to rejuvenate the mycelium.
It seems as though co2 buildup was so high the mycelium stopped growing.
Was it stupid to introduce fresh air in the tub, or a good idea given the situation?
It is now going to be placed in dark at 70F or so to finish up.
What do you think?
Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:14 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:00 PM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:02 PM
There are no visible signs of contams....I didn't think I needed pics, I mean, it's all white & fluffy, not trich, but mycelium, and is like 95% done..doesn't smell...Still want a pic I bet huh ;)
you may have some bacteria in there...stalling is not a good sign that is for sure and is usually a contam issue....but with no pics thats just an educated guess.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:21 PM
Who says uncased?
Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:46 AM
By the way...from the pic it looks like it is very wet. If it is get some of that moisture out or it will sour.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:29 AM
Fruit it, air it out, don't let it be quite so wet. Plastic wrap seems like a good idea- but don't let it do too good of a job. Let it breathe a little.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:33 AM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:38 AM
You will be fine. Doesn't look like contams to me..and so long as you still have that nice earthy smell your all good. Won't be too long now and you will have some pins.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:58 PM
So this is why the monotub got the same treatment but I guess the method with the saran wrap (and holes/micropore tape) directly over the mycelium gives the mycelium more air? While the monotub just lets co2 sink to the very bottom and the micrpore tape holes are so far away they become useless? That's my theory.
Also @ shroomery it was said many a time that light is very important in pinsets, intense flouros are good, and better than indirect sunlight from a window, although that will work..Just relaying what I was told...although it makes sense...
Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:08 PM
Light is very important for pinsets and unless you just want to spend the money indirect sunlight works just fine. I've used both, although my lights were a little on the cheap side, and, honestly, I got better pinsets with indirect sunlight. That is just my experience.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:57 PM
What is lame is this: It's dry enough by the squeeze test yet the coco coir seems to hold excess moisture even when the squeeze test passes. Weird..