Mazatapec tub, Seedling tray, layered WBS spawn, worm castings & coir bulk substrate.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:45 PM
And here is the second flush in the tub finishing up.
Still waiting for 3rd flush but so far have gotten 3 ounces dry from this tub.
They look so majestic when their all dried out and blued on the stump.
Layering the spawn between layers of bulk substrate not only made things colonize faster but gave me my best pinset ever. I love wild bird seed, castings, and coir.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:07 PM
ya i perfer laying rather than mixing spawn
Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:42 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:19 AM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:42 PM
I used 2.5 Qts of wbs for the spawn in 2 even layers. Next time I plan on doing 1 Qt on the bottom layer and 2 Qt's on the top layer because they pull the nutrients from the top layer. Should increase my first flush yield.
I'm happy with the pinset I got though. I am still looking for a picture of the first flush, I accidentally uploaded it to my cells online album instead of emailing to myself so I deleted all those incriminating pix on the phone to be sure I'm clean lol.
It was 1 part castings, 2 parts coir, & 1 part wbs spawn. No verm.
I don't think using it for anything other than a fahtster style rez effect is beneficial because the vermiculite itself does not colonize, so the density of the substrate is weaker than a substrate thats does not include vermiculite.
This of it as osteoporosis for mushroom casings. The substrate colonized in 1 week & fruited 1 week later. There was no need to spray the sides of the tub it kept it's droplets even with 5 fannings a day and it fogged up again when the fruits appeared. The bedabeast coco coir kicks major ass IMO. Holds moisture well and colonizes evenly everytime.
It's a multispore project that came from one pint jar of LC colonized wbs spawned to 4 more pints of uncolonzied wbs in a ziplock freezer bag/spawnbag, once that spawn bag was ready I pasteurized all my substrate and made my tub that night.
Coming from 1 pint it was a big success IMO.
Thank you s'much guys the feedback you gave me is wonderful. :)
Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:27 AM