Peruvian peat cake....
Posted 01 April 2006 - 08:06 AM
Well at least so far , hee...Just for grins - 8 cakes made from peat and wheat flour then nocked up with Peruvian ms...growth is very dense and progressive and provides excellent contrast to the dark peat substrate...
Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:27 AM
Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:48 AM
13/4 cups h2o....this is enough for a dozen jars....
The jars below are now at day 11...so they r growing pretty fast..
I injected thru the tin foil then replaced the lid loosely for some air exchange -there is no verm layer.....
Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:32 AM
I think it helps to pack loosely in the jars for faster colo + the 50% nutrient mix is helping too..
I plan to birth as cakes and DEC with more peat...
Half the jars are Tapalpa,,,I never even heard of Peruvians -got em in a trade....
Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:22 PM
Cased em with more peat/lime...
Also started new pan cyan peat cakes to see if they can do as well as these....
Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:27 PM
p.s. on a side note, golly... how did your pans do with the faht jar tek? i don't remember seeing any updates.. i could be wrong tho. at least i think that was you.. if not, sorry. nevermind. hehe :) just curious how it came out.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:35 PM
nice work here, golly:)
</ wonders if this could be done without a PC
you limed the peat that made-up the cakes, right?
this is a crucial step in keepin contams at bay the 2 weeks in the jar,
as that canadian sphagnum peat moss is slightly acidic, which enables contams
great pics, keep the updates comin!:)
Posted 06 April 2006 - 06:28 PM
Cap i add the lime primarily to give the mycelium a more friendly grow medium [less acidic]....I suppose these cakes could be made without a PC -like a PF cake...
We need to see how these fruit though b4 judging this as worthy method ,
sofar i'm impressed with the speed and density of the myc....thanx...
Posted 13 April 2006 - 08:54 PM
first sighns of pinning now on the tapalpa peat cakes ,the peruvians are just about to pop ..
the rhizo's are invading the lime buffered peat and all 8 are healthy...
If i can get the first harvest in 26 days -that would be record time for me with cubes from spores....will update later...
Posted 13 April 2006 - 10:22 PM
the black realy highlites the white
Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:11 AM
Golly, great job!!!!!!!! I love how the mycelium is tearing through that peat. This is a good way to go if out of verm, or don't like using verm! Thats a great pic of the month pic!!!!!
Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:19 PM
Pan Goliath - soon to be birthed as half cakes then cased with a microbially active concoction ,hee...!
Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:21 PM
without falling apart ?
how 'firm' is it ?
looks kinda fragile...