Rez Effect Grow Log
Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:14 PM
It's a very simple way to get near-bulk results without using dung, straw, or compost. Nor does it require pasteurization.
Basically, rez effect is adding moistened vermiculite to your grain prior to casing it. This grow is going to be 3 qts. of Ecuador on WBS, with about an equal amount of moistened vermiculite per container.
Water is so key to getting large flushes! There's so much nutrients in grain, you get flushes until you either run out of water or you get contamination. You'd be hard pressed to grow off of grain until it was "spent". At least that's my opinion.
So until i can figure out how to put pics right in the text, here's pics of the colonized jars, the vermiculite, the two mixed in a 20 qt. tub, and then covered with foil to be incubated @80dF.
More to come! Hope you enjoy...
Posted 23 January 2006 - 06:02 AM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 07:19 AM
1) How do you moisten the verm? Soak it and drain, or add a measured volume of water?
2)Do you PC the verm after soaking?
3) Do you mix verm and colonised WBS in a glove box, or just in the open air?
Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:54 AM
but you can just have your verm in a tupperware and add water bit by bit, stirring, until its at field capacity [pick a small handful up and judge].
no, no need to PC the verm afterwards, just use clean [preferably distilled] water, [but if youre paranoid you can cook the verm in an oven first, or you could pc it i guess]
mixing can be done in open air, but try to keep it clean. all of the usual clean procedures [wiping containers, surfaces, hands and tools with rubbing alc first, shower that day heh, choose a relatively 'clean' room without a mangy carpet, etc]
Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:19 AM
Vermiculite was moistened just eyeing it up, then microwaved. Nuked it in a bowl and covered until cool, then mixed with the grain in open air.
Basically everything(container, lid, mixing spoon) gets an alcohol wipe-down a couple minutes before it's used.
Two of these tubs were put together yesterday, I expect them both to be solid blocks of mycelium by tomorrow.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:04 PM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 01:28 AM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:25 AM
Just a thought.
Any other ideas about giving a tray stronger defense for the long run?
Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:05 AM
but you really don't need lime for something like this..
as for maximum rez-effect results, again, check the tek..
after the first flush, you should dunk the tray in bleach solution. (1:200 bleach:water). rehydrate for max yield, bleach to prevent contam.
again, just basic stuff, nothing new.... read the tek in the archives
Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:23 AM
Alright, so a day and a half later we've got this:
And then cased.
I wouldn't usually use vermiculite that coarse in the casing layer, but I'm saving the finer stuff for the grain so we'll just go with it. Stores should be getting vermiculite back in stock Feb. or March.
Back to incubation....
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:46 PM
I hope it's clean! If it is, I'll do it up like this one.
I've always considered it the prettiest cube I've grown.
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:49 PM
this is going to be good.
Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:51 PM
Actually it was one of two prints I've ever taken in a half-pint jar. I really liked being able to simply open it in a glovebox, squirt in some water, and suck it up. Definately would take up a lot of space though if you used it regularly.
So anyhoo, here's a quick update. The two tubs have been uncovered and un-incubated (never heard that word before, have you?). Mycelium's poking through evenly (for the most part, I'm not a stickler with this) after one patching. Actually it's more of a redistribution of casing rather than a patch. If there's mycelium poking up over here, then I push over some casing from over there...you know?
Not much to look at, but hopefully in a week we'll have some action:
And just a little closer:
Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:41 AM
And here's a couple of the Hawaiian's I was talkin' about:
Probably another 4 days or so for pins...