What do these water droplets mean? Pix.
Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:44 PM
Any help is most appreciated?
By the way, you guys are awesome helped with tempeture and airflow issues nicely and I will get you a great grow log out soon. Thanks guys!
Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:56 PM
Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:59 PM
A lot of people use the double end casing tek as well, do a search on that
Posted 25 November 2005 - 07:23 AM
so it contains plenty of dissolved oxygen.
droplets on the cakes day after day, the water goes stagnant
[no dissolved O2] and smothers the underlying tissue.
Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:20 PM
Posted 10 January 2006 - 03:32 PM
I read somewhere that putting vasoline on the lid of the terrarium keeps water drops from forming on it. Is this true?
Probably. It makes sense. It would be like putting musk oil on boots. Petrolium is also very water repelant. I kinda like the drops tho. They fall like rain which helps to duplicate the natural environment. If you are worried about them falling on PF cakes just use the dual end casing tek. That way the top of the cake is protected by vermiculite and the drops will disperse thru that. If you have good air flo there should be no troubles.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:11 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:54 AM
Vaseline, however, will now condense on your finger tips every time you open the damn terrarium to work with it. Vaseline will smear on the rug in the carpet where you lie the lid on it's edge and it falls over. Every bit of dust/dirt/hair and other airborne crap in the grow area will stick to the vaseline.
And, finally, the vaseline will take on a most unpleasant odor after about two months.
Just let it rain, man!
Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:22 PM
driping condensation can be a real threat,
moreso to casings than cakes.
but i disagree with the others
if you are getting much condensation
it's worthwhile to try to stop/reduce it.
vasoline is just one of several ways to do that.
one wants the layer to be minimal, very thin.
not a 'nice, thick layer'.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 12 January 2006 - 07:27 PM
There is a slight advantage with bubble wrap (well I'm meaning GLAD's Clingwrap). Though this material is sorta fragile, I've let the wrapping hang low in my terr, which:
Or U can insulate the lid....Use clear bubble wrap [2 layers is best] for letting light through,,or a folded towel if u don't need the light...works gooot...
decreases the amount of open air volume in the terr so that:
open air volume TO moisture in perlite RATIO is improved in your favor (more humidity)
This is advantageous because it does so without restricted mush growth. If the mush needs to exceed the low ceiling, it simply makes its way by pushing the wrapper up.
My pic does a better explanation. You can barely see the top of my wrapper, which hovers inches above my cakes. If the mush needs to, it can grow past the terr lid.
My only disclamier is that the difference might be tiny.
Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:03 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:18 PM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:13 AM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:14 AM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:28 AM
Well, you can patch the mycelium that's exposed and wet with some new casing material. Make sure that droplets from the saran wrap don't build up too much, to the point they'll fall down. Put holes in the wrap, or change it accordingly so droplets don't fall down on the casing layer. You can also tilt the tray so the droplets will slide off the wrap or foil and down in to one end of the tray. Most of the time the casing layer will suck up that excess water.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:33 AM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:38 AM
How do they look?
Also, what do the water droplets mean on the Casing 03 pic?
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:04 PM
Casing is adding a layer of special soil to allow pins better formation. I add a cassing layer 1/2-3/4in thick, by dropping soil onto the substrate (keeps it airy).
After some mycelium can bee seen on top of the cassing soil, just add a little more casing soil to patch the surface. You want mycelium to be as even througout the surface.
For cassing soil you can use 50/50 verm/peet moss and hydrate to field capacity.
Ill find ya some links that will help
The droplets look like wet bubble, im not too sure. I think its caused by bacteria. Seen somthing like that in jars with wet spot bacteria growing beneath the mycelium.
Your mycelium is sure rizomorphic:dance:
Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:05 PM
A week fruiting time is pretty good...only advice I can give you to get a good grow with few aborts is to give plenty of Fresh air exchange, and don't mist directly.
The second pic looks really good....looks like you've got it down man...no worries..