Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:49 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:20 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:36 AM
its like the outer layer stopped growing but the inner kept striving on.:special:
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:40 AM
No man. Do you think FOAF's store-bought Spring water could be slightly base/acid? It seems they're doing this once they reach a certain size. Caps relatively an inch.:cry:
did you inadvertently spray bleach or lysol nearby ?
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:41 AM
Yeah, are you talking about the penis?:pirate: It's purple even.
its like the outer layer stopped growing but the inner kept striving on.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:44 AM
by chemical residues.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:45 AM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:56 AM
then what was see was likely caused
by chemical residues.
Ah well.... ehem. That cake was bleach dunked. But was clean dunk 12 hrs following.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:25 AM
like a gouge in the cake; like a bacteria infection. But my depth perception
might be off, can't really tell if thats going into the cake or just some verm
on the outside of the cake. I'd say that if you have just the one cake and
just the one casing, you should put them in two different chambers. the
cake doesn't need 6 FAE a day all by itself. I'd say you are drying it out.
The cake itself is bluing prematurely and the fruits aren't looking all that
healthy. The caps on the cake seem to be breaking away early and the
splitting of that one cap and the darkening of the others would make me
think that the cake is drying out. the casing does look dry and I wouldn't
mist it heavily at this point, unless you do as stated and give it more
FAE to dry up the pooling water. Another option is that since the sub is
pulling away from the sides, you can pour a little bit of water in that gap
and totally skip watering the top at all. it would be like doing a dunk
while the casing is fruiting. let it soak for about six hours and then pour
the extra water out carefully. that shouldn't damage the fruits at all.
I saw something in the archives called the chronic tek that would be more
(imo) suitable for that one cake than that big terrarium. A small
enclosed space creates the perfect environment around the surface of
the cake for pin production. It's like the next best thing to an actual
casing all around the cake. good luck!
p.s. - PE caps will tend to darken to that color when they get mature
but yours seem to be doing it too early. It's actually not a bad harvest
from the cake at all but the cake (in my eyes) looks to be struggling
and you probably could get a better flush out of it. Is it a 1/2 pint cake
or a full pint?
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:53 AM
They are Pint BRF cakes.
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:55 AM
Appearance in the cakes has improved and the casing appears to have picked up the speed
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:50 AM
The more vermiculite and rice flour you get under your fingernails, the better you get at this hobby, and the fewer strange problems like this you'll have. The closer an eye you keep on your grows, the faster you develop a "sixth sense" for how happy your cakes are or what they might need.
We can read all about the science of growing, but we have to teach ourselves the "art," so the most important thing is to keep doing it!
Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:30 PM
Interesting combinations. And I just wanna say, as a newbie, thanks for being simply friendly enthusiasts.
We owe it to our predecessors to take our TEKs and whatnot to the next level!! Ingenuity! Simply being loved is more than enough.