It's only been about 20 hours since I took them out so it's still kinda hard to tell. They seem to be recovering well. They were still buoyant when I took them out. There is new mycelium growth. 24-48 hours more and I should really know. The other 6 I dunked for 27 hours and they recovered very quickly. I know it's not advised to go that long, but I really wanted them soaked good. The other 6 that had that 27 hour dunk have close to 200 shrooms on them, maybe more, and I know that they are going to suck all that water out in no time. I read a thread where someone did a 3 day dunk and had fine results. He was trying to disprove the "no more than 24 hour dunk" statements we have all read. Also, I read a thread where someone did a 2 day dunk and it was fine, so I figured I would give it a shot. Time will tell.
I am excited to do PE6's. Maybe I will do a couple jars of PE6 with my EQ's. I don't think they have the same fruiting time frame so it may be difficult though.
i'm the guy who started telling folks that 24 hours was a limit,
not that you cannot go longer,
i've gone 2-3 days myself before
but began to see some tissue damage around the 48 hr. mark
so being conservative about wasting other peoples' time and effort
i went short on the safe side.
the real 'key', as such, isn't really the time-
it's the dissolved oxygen in the water,
and bacteria breeding in the nutes leaching from substrate-
both problems are easily solved
simply by changing the dunk water
for fresh water once a day.