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#1 SoCalR1Rider

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:36 AM

As promised....

Pcorn jars: 1/2 pt, noc'd w/ Blu Mean and (2) 1 pt. jars noc'd w/ GT (I've heard much good about GT:)

Everything else pretty typical, 50/50 verm/coir, 24-hrs pasteurize sub via boiling water. 

Squeezed till field cap, etc, etc.

Layer of sub, crumbled cake, mixed thoroughly, top dressed w/ light verm layer. 

Incubation.

(btw, so far not really impressed w/ Pcorn. 4+ weeks to colonize...some cred given for recovery time after shaking tho..very quick, 12-24 hrs)

 

sry; long rectangular tub is GT, small black round tub is Blue M.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

I just moved from a food desert to a place that is laden with organics, raw, and natural foods......So, I have been experimenting with different popcorns.

 

I had some jolly-time popcorn(non-GMO, but not organic) left over. I noc'd up some quarts with Orissa India's on the 16th of last month and they are only at about the 90% mark.......

 

Then, I picked up some white organic popcorn. Proceeded to noc some jars with OI on the the 20th of last month.....Those jars were spawned 2 days ago.

So they finished about 2-3 days before the jolly time jars and were innoculated 4 days later than the jolly time jars, so about a week quicker on the organic white popcorn......

 

Both batches were MS from the same syringe.

 

Next will be organic yellow popcorn, and organic multi colored popcorn.

 

 

Those trays are taking off, good luck with 'em.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

IME corn alone doesn't fruit very well. I do much with invitros using WBS.

 

Here is an invtro jar using WBS hydrated in 15-30-15 bloom booster plant food.

 

With a rez effect since you aren't mixing spawn into a substrate and don't have to worry about the number of noc points, why don't you just use some cheap feed corn. It's much easier to prep too.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

From Dr H:

"Personally,Popcorn with a vermiculite casing is my favorite.And no you wont have to sterilize it.You can place it on a bake pan and pasteurize it if you like but it is not necessary.50/50-60/40 coir/vermiculite has worked for me but I find I get better pin sets when using straight vermiculite.Even if you plan on spawning to straw and poo you can still use a straight vermiculite casing.Either way straight vermiculite or any mix of coir vermiculite will work but as of lately I don't like to use coir.Here is a few links from a previous grow using both items."

Straight popcorn cased with verm...no chemical fertilizer, note the yield:

https://mycotopia.ne...ans-on-popcorn/

And another:

https://mycotopia.ne...ans-on-popcorn/


Cased popcorn works. Proven to work.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

Great info!

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

With a rez effect since you aren't mixing spawn into a substrate and don't have to worry about the number of noc points, why don't you just use some cheap feed corn

I guess I could, but like Jester mentioned above, they took over a month to be colonized  (noc'd 4/4 - spawned 5/6) to my satisfaction of 95-98%.

I may try Jester's white, non-GMO, orgranic Pcorn at some point in the future. I've got a few irons in the fire right now, esp. w/ spring/summer comin in full swing. :D

I've harvested everything that finished, dunked, and now need to "re-furbish" my FC (wash, clean, rinse, add htr+bigger fan,  etc. etc. blah blah)

It's gonna be a great weekend! :) I'll update pics of colonizing GT tubs tonight or tmrw...

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:03 AM

Just doin their thing...~4 days after...

btw, the sub (50/50 husk/verm) appeared a bit dry, so I taped off the holes and made them smaller)

 

 

 

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:00 AM

It makes no difference what brand popcorn you use, IME.  I buy the cheapest I can find.  Don't spend more money than you have to for no good reason.

 

The tray looks pretty good so far.  You can mist it if you need to.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:10 AM

It makes no difference what brand popcorn you use, IME.  I buy the cheapest I can find.  Don't spend more money than you have to for no good reason.

 

The tray looks pretty good so far.  You can mist it if you need to.

Getting tired of hitting the "like" button on your posts Jammer.

Costs is the main reason that I don't use popcorn. I'm paying $11-$13 for a 50# bag of feed or cracked corn. And I'm hearing the some of ya'll in the Mid western states are paying as low as $8 for a 50# bag.

Plus, IMO prepping the other corns is much easier.

 

Those that know me know I'm both cheap and lazy.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the tip Jammer, I'll give it a mist or two. 

Get outta my head! lolz


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:01 AM

Cue,

Cue,
Question, is there any difference in
Feed corn versus cracked corn at a feed store?
Or are they the sane thing?
Does cracked corn work just as well?

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:19 AM

Cue,

Cue,
Question, is there any difference in
Feed corn versus cracked corn at a feed store?
Or are they the sane thing?
Does cracked corn work just as well?

Yes there is a difference. Feed corn is large whole kernels, so it doesn't have many points of inoculation. But, I don't find that being issue if you are going to layer your sub/spawn.

 

Cracked corn is corn that has had the kernels broken into small pieces. So, there are many points of inoculation. Making cracked corn my corn of choice.

But, prepping these broken kernels is a double edged sword. While, they are easily hydrated, and only require a 24 soak, there is also a lot a starch released. If you don't wash all the starch off of the corn you will wind up with one big clump in the bottom of the jar. 



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:41 AM

Cue, thanks for thesharing your knowledge.

Online my feed store has:

Feed Corn & Cracked Corn
9.99 for 50 pounds..
That's way cheaper than popcorn or "organic" popcorn....etc thanks again.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:06 AM

Cue, thanks for thesharing your knowledge.

Online my feed store has:

Feed Corn & Cracked Corn
9.99 for 50 pounds..
That's way cheaper than popcorn or "organic" popcorn....etc thanks again.
Torn

Feed store prices beat the hell out of the $2.00 a pound that the grocery stores around here want for popcorn.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:52 PM

Seems to be in order, good close-up of a rhizo "fan"...

Btw, I just PC'd a cpl 1/2 pts. of quinoa and a tspn. of fine "play sand" (as I've had only problems w/ verm added to jars) to wick any excess moisture. Experimental station here we come...

(the B. Mean tub, black round, is about to rocket to the moon!:)

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:48 AM

I'm interested in seeing how the sand works. Because, once in dream I was told to use a little  sand. I usually don't put much stock in dreams, but there just something about this dream.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

I, too, have had this same dream. Weird.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:44 AM

Some MAD hyphae knotting going on herr....

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:04 AM

Put all the kids in daycare this afternoon, they were all being knaughty so I sent them straight to their beds, with only water and a few hrs of sun for them to ponder what they'll become
thnx for looking
Long rectangle tub: GT
Round black plastic tub: Blue Meanie
Square plastic-line alum tray: B+ (2nd flush; if 3 mush's can be called a flush...)
[edit: time from spawn to pins: 11-12 days (5/6 - 5/18)]
might add the larger tub finished just a day or two behind the small round one, even though there was 3 or 4 times the amount of sub)

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

Put all the kids in daycare this afternoon, they were all being knaughty so I sent them straight to their beds, with only water and a few hrs of sun for them to ponder what they'll become
thnx for looking
Long rectangle tub: GT
Round black plastic tub: Blue Meanie
Square plastic-line alum tray: B+ (2nd flush; if 3 mush's can be called a flush...)
[edit: time from spawn to pins: 11-12 days (5/6 - 5/18)]
might add the larger tub finished just a day or two behind the small round one, even though there was 3 or 4 times the amount of sub)

 

I like your setup and great results so far! Is that an aquarium heater in your FC?






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