pins came early? before 100% colonization ?
Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:53 PM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:46 PM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:30 PM
The pins will make room for themselves if the verm layer is still there but it will be a mess when you harvest. Is it top or bottom that isn't colonized?
Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:39 PM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:18 AM
I have cut off uncolonized portions covering the bottom and sides- didn't get great results but better than nothing...
is invitro your overall plan or did you want to do a fruiting chamber?
how are the rest of your jars doing?
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:31 AM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:43 AM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:49 AM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 08:12 AM
if you feel lucky
birth cakes into clean terrarium and watch,
often any bare spots will be quickly covered by mycellia
in a day.
if not covered by 2 days
then cut down to colonized tissue, removing any uncolonized portions.
but i'd just let it be, personally.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:06 PM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:13 PM
Thank you Hippie your jars are as advertised, they are growing like gangbusters!
it's my pleasure to serve you.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:15 PM
Never had tape 'cause they are pre-sterilized from mycrotopia.
yeah, i never tape but i do use an extra thick verm. layer
Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:29 AM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:35 AM
but my regular cakes pinned before they were colonized
i dunked them and fruited with 2 of them fine..
then i tried a dunk and roll (with casing around the cake)
with 2 and they contaminated..
Its never a safe bet to do anything unless the cake is all the way colonized, but im sure some one will come along and tell you the specifics for invitro
Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:40 AM
. Should I Dunk the jars that are Pinning even though they arent fully coll?
leave jars sealed until full colonization
Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:43 AM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:47 AM
1 X 1/2 pint colonized popcorn of EQ from multi spore
2.25 quarts (or there abouts) of 50/50 verm/peat mixture divided up half on bottom half on top there is a little bit of lime in the mix too. spwn was boil sterelized for 90 minutes.
Tray was prepped in a normal sandwich manner. the popcorn is on one layer in the middle of the top and bottom halfs of verm/peat.
i had a problem with my heat bomb not heating to proper temp so for about 4 days it was only at about 78 degrees F. then i got a new heating unit and it incubated for another 5 or 6 days @ normal 82 degrees F. I have a peice of plastic over the tray while it incubated and lifited it once or twice a day and gave it a very mild hand mist once a day during incubation (less than 1.5 cc of water sprayed aprox.)
the tray isnt as colonized as usual, or maybee im wrong i havnt done a case grow in a long time ... what does the community think i should do? continue to incubate with plastic on or off? ( i have not misted the casing in about 2 days because i thought it was close to birthing) or should i switch the fruiting chamber over to a fruiting chamber and let it get light and take the plastic off the of the casing?
Pic 1 : 9-22-06
Pic 2&3: 9-25-06