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twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics)
    #15190406 - 10/07/11 09:04 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

ive never done a monotub before and i hope to get 1 or 2 more solid flushes out.. from your experience is twist and pull or cutting off better for the first flush?

cant wait to eat these guys
 


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15190409 - 10/07/11 09:08 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

Nice grow you got there! Congrats!
What are they, EQ ?


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15190410 - 10/07/11 09:10 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

twist and pull, just be gentle <3 :studmuffin:


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: russhroom]
    #15190417 - 10/07/11 09:10 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

word ill take your word for it.. these are some PE6 from funguy


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15190457 - 10/07/11 09:34 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

nice fruits !!  you did a great job:thumbup:  twist and pull gently like russhroom said..you wanna get the root of it out too, or it will rot in the substrate..


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03] * 1
    #15190530 - 10/07/11 10:03 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

You're supposed to cut mushrooms off at the base with a sharp knife to avoid damaging the substrate.  'Twist and pull' is just silly.  It removes chunks of substrate, which leaves openings for molds to get established.
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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #15190691 - 10/07/11 10:59 AM (3 years, 19 days ago)

i cut my first flush, then dunked the cakes for 12 hours and the resulting myc clumps looked all soggy and poorly... so as some people said 'cut' and others 'twist' I went with my gut feeling and twisted them off

should I have left them there?

i also left a few tiny pins on when I dunked and the tips have all gone very dark brown (can send pics later if you're interested)
have these become aborts? should i whip them off?

(sorry for the hijack there OP, hope this is useful to you too :smile:

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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: keeno]
    #15191606 - 10/07/11 03:01 PM (3 years, 19 days ago)

ahh wish you had posted that earlier RR, i went twist and pull :crazy:

next time ill cut.. here are the "fruits of my labor" :tongue:

I would say there are still about 150 mushrooms that have yet to tear their veils, mostly smaller guys though





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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15191639 - 10/07/11 03:08 PM (3 years, 19 days ago)

its all good.. i never cut mine, and i have never had contam problems..just give frquent fresh air, and the mycelium with ausually always eat up contams when they fall in the tubs..fresh air is your best friend to fighting contams..


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15191732 - 10/07/11 03:27 PM (3 years, 19 days ago)

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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: russhroom]
    #15192107 - 10/07/11 05:02 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

I thought it was twist and gently pull to avoid damaging the substrate?
Knife certainly hasn't worked out for me in the past, but with a correctly hydrated substrate they always pop right off.


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Viruk]
    #15192139 - 10/07/11 05:11 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

Cutting at substrate level is the suggested method. Ive never had rotting occur :smirk: In fact, I usually have great future growth from the areas I've cut from. Sometimes I twist and pull a tub, sometimes I cut. It really depends on if I plan to harvest another flush inside (cut) or if I plan to dump it outside (twist and pull).


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Wing]
    #15192157 - 10/07/11 05:14 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

thanks for the input guys.. i gave my roommate what i estimated to be 2gs and hes on the couch giggling with huge ass pupils and its only been like an hour haha.. i feel good about these guys. cant wait to harvest the other mushies


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Wing]
    #15192191 - 10/07/11 05:21 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

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Cutting at substrate level is the suggested method. Ive never had rotting occur :smirk: In fact, I usually have great future growth from the areas I've cut from. Sometimes I twist and pull a tub, sometimes I cut. It really depends on if I plan to harvest another flush inside (cut) or if I plan to dump it outside (twist and pull).




I'll have to try cutting again. I think it's partly my isolate, it has a very weak supporting structure, and most of the larger mushrooms just pop off and fall over themselves, it's fantastically easy. The issue I had with the knife is trying to get a good angle on the base of the mushroom without pulling up substrate by jostling other mushrooms, and the slightly longer time it takes. I also had a few mangled stumps rot and turn black, so there was a few reasons I chose not to use the knife before, but if you say improved growth, that I'm willing to try out.


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Viruk]
    #15192204 - 10/07/11 05:25 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

I usually barely tug on a few fruits until I find some that easily come off and then I use that cleared space to get my hand in there and get a good angle on cutting.


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Wing]
    #15192209 - 10/07/11 05:26 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

i love the amount of info that people on here can offer from their personal experiences.. never thought id be able to grow shrooms so easily. im definitely addicted to this hobby now haha


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: colax03]
    #15192325 - 10/07/11 05:47 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

scissors work wonders, especially the ones with angled tips.


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: Munchauzen]
    #15192830 - 10/07/11 07:56 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

Angled tipped scissors are a great idea, especially the medical ones, they're easy to sterilize. But I like this hyrbid method, pulling off a few loose ones to use angled scissors on the rest. I'll have to definitely test this out and see if it improves yield, or reduces contams, or the times it takes to pick them all.


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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: kingpsilo281]
    #15193364 - 10/07/11 10:18 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

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.you wanna get the root of it out too, or it will rot in the substrate..




no it won't. Cutting or ideally slicing with a razor or sharp knife leaves nice neat little stumps close on the substrate and they don't cause trouble.  For heavy flushes cutting is a lot faster and cleaner. At least IME. :lol:

OP you could use if you had really really massive flushes... :lol:

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Re: twist n pull or cut? my babies are ready (pics) [Re: kingpsilo281]
    #15193455 - 10/07/11 10:40 PM (3 years, 18 days ago)

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nice fruits !!  you did a great job:thumbup:  twist and pull gently like russhroom said..you wanna get the root of it out too, or it will rot in the substrate..




That is flat-out incorrect.  The substrate by fruiting time is 100% colonized with mycelium. Leaving the stump is not going to rot any more than the rest of the substrate will.  In addition, mushrooms don't have roots.

Best results are obtained by slicing off the stem at or just above substrate level.  Obviously, one needs a sharp knife.

Some strains barely attach to the substrate and fall over on their own when mature.  However, most are tenaciously attached to the substrate and need to be cut off.
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