the cakes looks dry, consider dunk after the flush.
... the photo isn't clear enough I guess, but the cakes are well hydrated. After harvesting a five to six hour dunk is performed, which some suggest is potentially excessive, or at a minuimum unnecessary.
The fruiting chamber has a high RH as you can see the condensation on the sides of the FC.
Been difficult to determine when exactly the fruiting cycles are ending. Generally, thus far the cakes are being removed after the first two largest stipes break veil. The intent being to prevent spores from spraying into the FC. Not sure if this is solid thinking, but I speculated that spores laying on the perlite might invite contaminants??
~~~ As for other comments, "experienced travellers" handled the dose, riding the wave. If one were to encourage a first time journey for a friend, they would act as a guide down the rabbit hole :space: