Mesto does a monotub
Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:53 AM
So here is the plan:
1. Use Laz's WBS tek w/GT LC.
2. be patient.
3. Take 50/50 cow poo/ coir and mix 50/50 with WBS for fast colo. time.
4. Stick in tub about 4-6" deep and wrap in black trashbag for at least a week for colo of sub to take place.
5. After full colo. take and place in front of window for natural light. As I know mushies like it best of course. The window faces the sun most of the day so I get like 10 hrs of sun coming through.
6. Watch God do his work and harvest and enjoy!
Sound like a plan?
The last run the humidity inside the monotub was so high it looked like it was about to rain and the sub stayed too wet methinks, so I plan on removing about half of the tape. Question is: Should I polyfill the holes I open up? Or should I just leave them open. The growing room isn't exactly what I would call sterile so I worry about contams getting in and taking over.
Pics will follow over next couple of days as this will also be my first grow log. I haven't even knocked up the jars yet but am doing so tonight. Also will be using 1 pt jars to help speed colo. of WBS.
Thanks for the help and sorry I've been away for so long. Family issues on this end had to be dealt with, but I'm back now!
Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:28 PM
You definitely need filters for colonization.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:33 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:45 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:48 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 05:52 PM
Sangraal: I will go ahead and adjust the depth to 3-4" that is one I wasn't sure which way I wanna go.
I am working on the WBS as I post this. So will have pics in a little while!:eusa_clap
Posted 18 October 2008 - 07:14 PM
Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:08 PM
I'm at work right now and couldn't find batts. for the camera last night so I will post pics of the chamber later tonight. Not using any heating inside of it as it seems to be maintaining a nice and healthy 81 deg. Faren. all on it's own.
Also got the monotub retaped and ready to go I only taped up 4" this time and am increasing the number of holes it has. The footlocker is large enough to hold the monotub so I am going to put it back in there to colonize the substrate this time. The thinking here being that the thing is light proof and damn well better be completely sterile so it should drop the risk of contams that way.
That's all for now more to come. :eusa_clap
Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:23 PM
Taking an old baby wipe tub. (Things are handy all over the place!) and spawing 1-2 jars of WBS to straight Coir inside this tub. I will be placing this in it's own FC that I normally use for cakes. The tub is just shy of 4" deep if memory serves me correct, so I will be doing this sans casing layer on the top. This is more for shits and giggles than anything else but who knows may be a great way to case and minimize loss due to contams!
Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:32 AM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:20 PM
Also seeing the fist signs of growth in the jars. So things are coming along well. :eusa_clap
Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:59 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:54 PM
Update on the jars. Camera is still down, but I went ahead and lined the locker with 2" heavy duty styrofoam to help with heat fluxuation sp?. My GT's loved it. The jars are now about 40% colonized! I'm going to give them another day or two then give them a shake. I have to say this locker rocks! If I wanted to I could fit like 60 to 80 jars in this thing. Anyways more to come soon! :amazed:
Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:28 PM
Glad to hear positive progress!
can't wait to see pics and you to be fruiting!
Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:22 PM
I finally took the time to make a magnetic stir table. Using 2 hard drive magnets and a computer fan that I wired into an old cell phone charger, I also put a power switch from an old power supply in so I can shut it off without unplugging the whole unit from the wall. I was going to put a dimmer switch on but found no need after testing.
Also making my new glovebox this evening just waiting on my HEPA filters, all that Hell mart sold here were HEPA style. Didn't trust that so I ordered filters off a vacuum cleaner store website. A little spendy at $40 for two but that was with shipping so I went ahead.
I will take pics this evening of the stir table and GB if I get it finished this evening.
Also any ideas on a better way to cut arm holes in the plastic? I was using a hot knife to do it and ended up putting a small crack in the damn thing. Going to silicone the shit out of the area that I cracked. Should that be ok?
And as always thanks for the help Mycotopia you all rock! :hugs:
Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:11 PM
someone mentioned earlier that you can heat the lip of an empty coffee can and press it into the plastic to melt a circular hole . if you can find a can with the right dimensions , this might be a good approach .
Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:01 PM