pins came early? before 100% colonization ?
Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:55 PM
Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:09 AM
I picked all the mushrooms and aborts then scraped off any very small aborts and gave the spwn a soak. i used cold water with a splash of bleach. the mycelium had gotten very dry but it only took about 2 and a half hours to become fully hydrated again (gotta love peat and verm)
the same day i dunked the spwn i also prepped a casing of about 70/30 verm peat with a sprinkle of lime. the spwn went back into the fruiting chamber for about 20 hrs while the casing cooled.
on tuesday i cased and had noticed that the mycelium had already begun to recover very well and there were some large knots in it. i incubated the cased tray for about 30 hrs and when i poked my head in today to give the tray a misting there were about 6 or 8 pins breaking through the casing. the only thing is there is almost no mycelial colonization on the casing. oh well im gonna run with it and let the pins grow and see how the casing colonizes i can always let it incubate in the dark if no more pins form after the mushies grow out.
if anyone thinks i should just harvest the pins and turn the casing back into incubation mode to promote a better second flush let me know .. damn EQ mycelium is harder than stone to abuse lol.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:56 PM
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