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I birthed my cakes about 12 days ago. Dunked first of course. A few of them have some pins only around the bottom part of the cake that are hardly growing at all. One of the cakes has a huge pin that really hasn't done anything in about 2 days. The cakes feel pretty dry. I do mist regularly but I don't think that's enough to give the shrooms the water they need. For the first week I believe my humidity was off for the most part. Probably hovering around 70. I was also forced to use very fine vermiculite to roll in. I read elsewhere this may suffocate cakes. So what are my options exactly? I was thinking about picking off the pins and trying to redunk and not roll.
Quote: screamingdeal said: Are those giant hole in your fruiting chamber? My guess is thats why your humidity is low and cakes are dry. Do yourself a favor and build a proper SGFC. 1/4 holes every two inches on all six sides
My humidity is good now. That is my fruiting chamber. I have the 1/4 inch holes across the bottom of the tub and around the 4 sides as high as my perlite goes. Which is roughly 4 inches. The bigger holes are taking the place of the rest of the holes. They are just a couple large ones instead of a 100 small ones. My humidity is 100% it will start to lower about 3 or 4 hours. Which is when I mist and fan.
The humidity was def too low the first week. I taped up 2 holes and it was able to maintain the humidity. I wasn't even getting pins until adjustments were made. I have only worked with monotubs the past few years. And when I did do cakes I just placed them in a Tupperware with no holes at all.just mist and fanned and had very nice results. Almost 6 grams a cake.
Did you let the jars sit an extra week after reaching 100% colonization? You probably just have to be a bit more patient, although that FC does look kinda crappy and like the others have mentioned, I'd recommend building a proper SGFC for your next grow