Keep some old gallon jugs or some type of drinks that you have from the store.
fill them with water and use those to weigh down your substrate under the water.
here i s something that works like a charm. use a few full gallon water jugs or some type of drink with a gallon or larger volume. use the black plastic from under the tub to reach it over your substrate . and place the jugs on top. then just fill the tub with water. the gallon jugs will keep the substrate submerged. screw all that adding another tub. then you have to clean the bottom and it gets messy. this way you can just take the jugs off once dunked. rinse them off then dump the water. simple as that.
but this is after you spray down the substrate with your sink spray nozzle.
scratching the surface with water using high pressure on your sink spray nozzle works like deep scratching a dry casing between flushes with a fork. only it works better. bc it rehydrates the casing with the Dunk as well and opens up pockets for those primordia that didn't have a chance first flush.
using a sink spray nozzle to clean your substrate between flushes
1) it rehydrates the casing or fruiting surface if your not using a casing.
2) it clears all the gunk and most dead smaller pins off the substrate to make room for primordia that didn't cut it first flush.
3) it will help if you have matted mycelia it generally wakes it up and makes it fluffy white literally in a day and half.
4) it speeds up your recovery time between flushes. making you be able to have a 2nd flush in just a few days after your dunk. this dramatically helps your rotation if you have one. speeds things up real quick.
your idea that you want is to help all those primordia that didn't push hard enough first flush to mature for the next round of flushes.
although you can also have a completely new set of pins form in a week or so as well with some strains that are not heavy pinners.
but your best bet is to get a strain that has heavy dense pinsets. the primordia that don't mature will mature 2nd and 3rd flush if you use a sink spray nozzle. it really works well. makes all the difference.
Edited by eatyualive, 28 February 2009 - 12:33 AM.