Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:17 AM
i use the same idea but i use red clay bricks, it seems too work just fine.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:23 AM
can't go wrong with a nice thick deep layer
more = better
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:32 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:33 AM
You already have the hydroton, so following what Siam suggests should work well.
And i agree with Hippie, a deep layer of the rock is best. My lava rocks were about 4-5 inches deep and the water about 2-3 inches.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:00 PM
On rereading it....you're putting bleach in the water in the rocks while the cakes are in there?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:09 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 08:26 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:50 PM
i would be careful,
bleach fumes can damage mycellia
this is what i thought. i'm picking up some food grade peroxide (35%) tomorrow...found it locally. I'm going to wash off the hydroton with bleach water tonight and let the fumes disapate before i put my cakes in there. How much regular peroxide should i be using to how much water in the bottom of the container? remember...it's 2 shoebox size containers hinged together so it's not that big....but i have 4 of them :grin:
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:07 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 10:08 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:03 PM
anyways, may be a stupid question but ummm, there was perlite on the specimen that i put into the jar to take a sporeprint and there is some perlite at the bottom of the jar in the sporeprint. problem? i guess not. we'll see.
i was tripping when i cut the cap and put it in the jar, so i was not so sure of my movements. the cap itself actually kind of freaked me out...i actually felt it's breathing life...it felt as if i was killing it. felt like i was a monster or something. so i dropped the cap in the jar and then stuck my finger in there for a quck sec to try and get out the perlite before i realized that i should get the top of the jar on quickly and get my dirty finger out of there. lol, anywayzzzz
Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:10 AM
If it makes you feel anybetter cutting a cap and printing it is a necessity to get that fungus' DNA into the future.
Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:11 AM
a light odor of bleach = no big deal
but if it's burning your eyes
it's hurting mycellia too.