Promoting pinning after first flush
Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:55 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:52 PM
Are they straglers or is this a very small 2nd flush and why ?
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:36 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:50 PM
Does cobweb mold prevent pinning ? I think I may have some but only 50% sure. The mycelium looks quite weak on the surface and I wouldn't say its a brillient white nor a dull grey it's hard to tell. I cant post a pic because my camera wont capture the detail. It's not really whispy either, as it's quite humid in my fruit chamber tiny little droplets of water have collected on the surface and sort of clung to the mycelium/cobweb and made it look "flat" but I wouldn't say it's "fanning" at all.
I sprayed a little peroxide in a small area and if it's cobweb or mycelium it did not dissapear. From what I have discribed does this sound like cobweb or mycelium ? Does very hunid enviroments cause mycelium to grow faint/weak ?
I am using the "layer of verm, layer of crushed cakes then a layer of verm tek"
Thanks for your opinions
Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:07 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:25 AM
after keeping a close eye on it I dont think it is cobweb, I have about 50-60 holes drilled in the lid covered with micropore tape so I took half the pieces of tape off to expose and let fresh air in. Looking closly I think that this was the end of the first flush as after picking the last remaining 10-15 shrooms 2days ago there has been no more pins appearing. I injected that hpoo liquid all over including around the edges where there was no mycelium and last night I noticed that the mycelium has started to spread out around the edges (looking for nutrients I think)
It's been 7 days since the initial bulk harvest and about 3 days since the last pin appeared. Do you think it will pin again, if so how long from your experience? I think the mycelium may be in recovery mode ... I hope.
As I said before, as the FC is so humid little tiny droplets of water are forming on the mycelium were it is exposed (about 75% of the surface) Is this damaging to the mycelium and do you think I should cover with vermiculite and lightly spray or is it ok to have mycelium exposed ???
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:08 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:18 AM
So should I cover the mycelium with some more verm ??? Obviously it was covered 100% at the start but since the flush I had and new growth before and after itt's very much visable/exposed.
Oh and I will invest in one of those themohyrdometer very soon.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:21 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:31 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:35 AM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:14 AM
Not sure about the weight as I dont have scales but including the 10 or so shrooms I picked a few days after I think I got roughly about 100 mushies :D
I tried some on the weekend, took 10 in a cup of tea and very good effects. I've tried treskei (south african) and Mazatapek (sorry about the spelling) and I think B+ has very different high as it's not very visaul but sort of a more mental high and not as "funny". When I took 10 treskei (south african) and Mazatapek each on differnt occasions the trip was like being part of a cartoon and simple tings like patteerns and a blank monitor and my computer mouse gave me hours of entertainment :lol: but B+ felt as strong but not many visuals at all and the hight came in waves but it always felt like I had both feet on the ground and I couldn't peak even after a few more shrroms :( I would discribe B+ as a more darker high as some of the thoughts whizzing around my head were quite weird to say the least. The trip lasted about 6 hours and when I closed my eyes to go to sleep I had some insane visuals. I can still remember them now :mistrust: some were quite weird and dark but at no point was I scared or paniced. Also I would say that B+ are very confusing as it took me 30 minutes to get dressed, put my shoes on and lock my front door due to fact I had thoughts whizzing around and would forget waht I was doing.
I've heard the type of high and potency depends on how they are grown and in what conditions they were grown in and obviously personnal enviroment as they say " a cube is a cube " but I think each one does have a slightly differnt "high".
B+ = dark and confusing imo
Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:28 PM
Going to wait and see what happens in the next few days... :smokin:
Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:14 PM
Not sure what happend but it just didn't wnat to pin, it's been 15 days since I harvested my 1st flush which I was very impressed with.
It's been about 2-3days since the first pin appeared in my feable 2nd flush and I was sure more would come but these 3 shrooms (3rd very hard to see) just kept growing and almost ready to pick and I can see no more pins. The mycelium doesn't seem to be doing alot but what is going on beneath the verm I have no idea but no noticable growth from what I can see.
Could more pins appear, could this be the biginning of the 2nd flush or has this little project come to a joyful end ?
I only used 2 half pint/370g jam jars, crumbled them up and layered with verm and on the picture above on the first flush I got about 90-100 mushrooms big and small.
What do you think, nutrients depleted ? and what the chances of a 3rd flush ? :lol:
Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:47 PM
many times. you will see fruits from pins that were formed on the first flush. some might not have matured due to lack of moisture or other larger fruits beating it to the finish. these will mature and frult. foaf finds this evident on substrates as well. but on substrates. after a few flushes. the sub starts becoming very hard. so at times it needs a good scratch to the surface to get it going again. or an application of a late casing.
but you can also see that sometimes the casing will pin again. it takes longer for this to happen. but with certain strains like tex. they pin very fast.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:44 AM
Only 2 -3 shrooms for my 2nd flush :eusa_booh :(
Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:12 PM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:23 PM
I am very pleased with this li'l project dont get me wrong, from getting 20 shrooms in total form a pf tek last year to a forest this time using this tek im more than happy and learning and improving more :amazed:
Lokking forward to my next project, 3 jars almost colonized from a print I made from my first flush :rasta: