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Monotub fruiting too early
    #16244318 - 05/17/12 11:22 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

I have a monotub going that is about ~50% colonized and I just noticed a fruit this morning. The problem is probably because I used a pretty low spawn ratio 2 quarts of spawn to 1 brick of coir. Should I put it into fruiting conditions and just take what I get or should I keep it shut and let it colonize a little longer?


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: Hang]
    #16244334 - 05/17/12 11:27 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

what are your colonizing conditions?  i would advize making sure your polyfil holes are taped up, wrap the whole FC in a big trash bag, then wrap it all up in a thick blanket and stick it in a closet until it's colonized.

keep a lookout for contam... i just realized you said a whole brick of coir... in one FC?  damn dude...


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: SexandIceCream]
    #16244353 - 05/17/12 11:31 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

how long has it been
early fruits can be cause by a contam or to much fae


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: SexandIceCream]
    #16244354 - 05/17/12 11:32 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

The colonizing conditions are pretty much exactly as you suggest. The brick of coir is one of the small lizard bedding ones from a pet store...not the giant industrial size ones. It's probably 7 quarts of coir, 1 quart of verm and 2 quarts of spawn.


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: SexandIceCream]
    #16244356 - 05/17/12 11:32 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

2 quarts of spawn to 1 brick of coir.....it might not colonize all the way. Wait to see how long it takes another fruit to pop up, and if it's soon, put it to fruiting conditions and take what you can get :2cents:


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: SexandIceCream]
    #16244357 - 05/17/12 11:32 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

What do you mean "shut it"?  If it's colonizing, you have all of your holes taped up and keep the lid on for 10-14 days, on average.  Never take your lid off while it's still colonizing.  If you opened the top before it was time, you gave it enough air to start fruiting.  I would keep the holes taped and keep the lid on until you hit 14 days, or until it looks mostly white (mine never achieve solid white).  The pins that are there will just have to fend for themselves.  Better to let them suffer by not having any fresh air than to expose your entire sub to a possible contam!


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: Bluemookie]
    #16244384 - 05/17/12 11:39 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

If you re-read the OP I said keep it shut not shut it. It's never been opened. That's why I'm like wtf? Never had this happened before but I usually use 5 quarts of spawn.


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: Hang]
    #16244849 - 05/17/12 01:49 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

Might be a loose fitting lid?  Ideally, your tubs should colonize, consolidate and then start pinning before you ever give it it's first breath of fresh air.  I would keep it shut until at least 10 days have gone bye.  14, if you're feeling particularly patient.


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: Bluemookie]
    #16244879 - 05/17/12 01:53 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

a loose fitting lid is what you want for GE
with that little amount of spawn im betting you have a contam
yup yup im putting my money on a contam


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: Hang]
    #16244882 - 05/17/12 01:54 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

In a monotub early pinning usually means contamination. Something went wrong. Maybe bad spawn or improper pasteurization technique. Try introducing it to fruiting conditions and see what happens. Uncolonized coir is fairly resistant to trichoderma and other molds but watch out for suspicious spots.


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: LeopardMan]
    #16245099 - 05/17/12 02:50 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

I used 6 quarts spawn... per one brick coco coir + verm


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Re: Monotub fruiting too early [Re: LeopardMan]
    #16262526 - 05/21/12 01:57 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

I usually use 5 quarts spawn. I just only had two left and decided to have a go at a low spawn ratio to see what would come of it. It's been a few days since I posted this and since then I picked the fruit and shut the lid. It's colonized a lot more since then. It's now about 75% and no signs of contam. We'll see what happens. On a side note I just checked my outdoor patch and found a cluster of about 7 BIG fruits. Temps are finally in the 80's and it's been raining like a mofo....woo hoo!


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