should i shake? [shaking grain jars merged]
Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:18 PM
I have some pint jars I noced multispore 3 weeks ago. Half my jars are 90% or more colonized. Some are only have the size of a dime to go. The other half are like 70 to 85 or so percent colonized.
Should I shake them up. Keep in mind the substrate in the jars are not as loose as rye or popcorn, they wont break up as smoothly. I also have that top verm layer. Will I invite contams?
Will the verm layer be spread out and keep the myc from colonizing?
If shaking is an option what would be a safe way of doing so? I only have tin foil over the top of the jars no tape or or other filter.
I would like to use all 12 jars at the same time.
In the past i used 1/2 pt jars and I was making my substrate layer in my casings way to thin. Only two jars of substrate to a 13x9x2 inch pan. Now I am planning to use two 1pt jars to that size pan. What do you all think?
Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:35 PM
#3 Guest_Peter Cottontail_*
Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:17 PM
Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:24 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 08:54 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:00 PM
Popcorn is pretty airy in the jar so not much shaking is required imho.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:12 PM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:30 AM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:33 AM
popcorn should not be shaken thereafter, imo.
shake at inoculation
then let it be.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:08 AM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:34 AM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:58 AM
What are you going to do? Are you going to dump them into trays and case the grain directly or are you going to spawn those to another substrate?
Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:14 AM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 03:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:00 PM
When it comes to putting together a casing does one want to do this inside of a glovebox or does anyone do it just in an open kitchen?
Very excited right now. I had some left over W.F.F. so I prepped a 1/2 pint jar and used one of the three spore prints I made from my A+ strain run--my first grow log here. I am very excited to see how this strain reactes to grains and being cased!!
Thanks again to all.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:30 AM
it's still wise to work
in the cleanest available area.
so if you can do it in a glovebox
then by all means do so.
if you must work instead in the kitchen
at least give a thorough cleaning/moping first
and remove any trash/garbage/dirty dishes, etc.
Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:36 AM
Also, don't breath or cough or sneeze while you are working. Clean hands (gloved hands) and don't make fast movements.
I like to have everything I need layed out and cleaned when spawning/casing. Then do a bleach mist of the area.
while the bleach mist settles, I shower and pull my hair back, brush my teeth. Then its time to work :)
Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:35 PM
Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:44 AM
Or any other suggestion, i really want to get at least a good print from this mystery strain.
Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:52 AM
bacteria in there i'd say.
don't think i'd risk shaking that.
proly better to open it and salvage
what you can- the fully colonized portions.