2nd Flush ending..ok to inject water instead of dunk?
Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:02 PM
Here's my 2nd flush of Equador in hpoo. The fruits are MUCH bigger than the 1st flush, but fewer of them.
Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:20 PM
Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:27 AM
I've grown Mex and B+ on BRF cakes. All that work for some small shrooms. Same for for more shrooms. I guess everyone starts with PF tek and moves on from there.
Hey, maybe adding 4% Karo would give the mycellium a snack while rehydrating. Good idea or no?
Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:33 AM
. I'd like to try injecting with a big needle and sterile spring water because after i dunk, my casing layer becomes nasty and have to recase the whole thing.
I'm too lazy to dunk, I just pour water straight into the pan... I just pick a corner and pour some in (if there's pins I don't want to disturb); if there aren't any pins I just pour it right on top... doesn't mess the casing layer up too much this way, but casing layer still get's removed when picking the mushroom... just keep a jar of vermiculite handy and do little pour patch jobs with a clean spoon... injecting with a syringe should work too...
Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:03 AM
So, I was on my 3rd Flush of EQ in HPOO spawn and decided to try an experiment to 'revitalize' my substrate.
I filled both tubs with Spring Water just up to the casing level. On the larger tub, I also injected sterile 4% Karo
solution using a 10cc Syringe in a checkerboard pattern every 2cm or so.
After they went back into the fruiting chamber, I was amazed to see the larger tub ( the one with the injected 4% Karo ) to have many more pinsets forming, and sure enough, MANY more fruits.
I can't really call this conclusive, because of the size difference in the tubs, but the myc seems to love the 4% 'snack'.
Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:03 AM