I don't get a chance to use a camera very much, so when i do i like to take pix and show em. :) this first pic is of a bin where nickel sized holes have been put in the sides of the bin. six for the long side and four at the shorter. then tyvek is taped over the holes on the outside. this seems to have helped when i went out of town for a couple days. the cakes looked healthier when i came back since i've done this. the rh doesn't seem to drop either as the sides of the bin have stayed dripping wet without extra misting (misted once when i birthed the cakes) this bin contains 23 cakes.
heres a pic of the cakes inside...
these cakes were birthed about a week ago. these tex pin so damn fast, the bin this one is sitting on was already picked and dunked a day ago. this bin was a bit dry so i added water to the casings slowly over a three day period and now are back up to par. :) the flush is kinda spread out amongst the cakes... some cakes are just starting to pin...
while some are almost ready to be picked. right now there are three bins in a closet with a small desk fan blowing down on them on low 24/7.
here are just some tex shots. :)
this shot gives an example of the cakes flushing cyles being off of one another.. the far cake is just starting to pin.
the other bin in the closet is an experiment with a corn "casing" (but not really) with a verm rez effect. i just added one handful of really moist (almost wet) verm. to each quart of corn and laid that out in a bin with similar holes and tyvek to the first pic i posted, except i put four large holes in the top press n seal "lid"...
this allows for nice gas exchange while i'm away. I also air out these bins twice a day when i am around. As you can see here, I split the bin in two halves. i felt better about having two casings instead of one big one. i think this will pay off. i wanted to keep it really simple so i didn't case it. i've tried casing rez'd corn before with bad results so i left that out to allow for better gas exchange from within the sub. the pinning doesn't seem to be affected very much... it's knotting up like crazy. pins are showing up exponentially. i test how dry the sub is by just taking a kernel of corn off the top and pinching it between my two fingers. if it mooshes easily then the kernals underneathe that are nice and hydrated.. will definately keep it updated. :)
Edited by Sidestreet, 02 March 2018 - 05:31 AM.