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InvisibleJason2632
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Early birthing
    #1038927 - 11/09/02 03:38 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Well I found out why my cakes (pktek) weren't pinning.. the jars were not fully colonized. I realized this AFTER I birthed them and put them into the dual chambered terrarium. I kept a couple contaminated jars in the dark longer than the others for the hell of it, and the mycellium growth was much stronger, so I know now that I should've held off and let the cakes colonize about a week more. That being said, is there anything special I should do now that the cakes are in the terrarium? More light, less light, less humidity? I'm going to start a new batch, but for now, did I mess this batch up for good or is there still hope? Thanks :smile:

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Re: Early birthing [Re: Jason2632]
    #1038933 - 11/09/02 03:42 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

If they are in jars, couldn't you tell by looking at them if they were fully colonized or not?


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Re: Early birthing [Re: Jason2632]
    #1038934 - 11/09/02 03:44 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

As long as they're birthed just go ahead and fruit them normally. You should get a few mushies if they don't contam first. Good luck.


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Re: Early birthing [Re: StS]
    #1038937 - 11/09/02 03:46 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

no just keep them at optimum temps and humidity and wait....its the hardest part. Its like watching a two week long horse race and you bet all your money on the horse in front. A real nail biter....good luck


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Re: Early birthing [Re: Jason2632]
    #1038943 - 11/09/02 03:48 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for the info guys.. This was my first attempt, live and learn!


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Re: Early birthing [Re: myco_holic]
    #1038948 - 11/09/02 03:49 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

What I was saying is when you are looking at them to decide to birth, how do you not realize they are not 100%?


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Re: Early birthing [Re: StS]
    #1038968 - 11/09/02 04:04 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

if the inside of cake isn't colonized it would be hard to tell, yeah? is there a way to tell about the inside?


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Re: Early birthing [Re: StS]
    #1038972 - 11/09/02 04:05 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

StS... I looked at them and they were white all around when I birthed them, however the few jars I left in the dark a week longer were MUCH whiter and densely covered then the other jars (could barely see the verm/brown flour, versus the others which were lightly covered in white). I saw white all around and assumed it was time, but I didn't know how white they jars should've been.


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Re: Early birthing [Re: Jason2632]
    #1039009 - 11/09/02 04:20 PM (18 years, 8 months ago)

Ahh I C. I thought you meant there were still spots with no white at all. That's why its usually recommended to let the jars sit another week or so after 100%.

Magician, as long as the outside is fully colonized, most of the inside should be, but the outside should protect the inside from contams.


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