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First LC......typical???? (pics)
    #11180359 - 10/04/09 03:10 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

This LC was prepared exactly 1 week ago, 3% malt/dex.  Since I don't know exactly what I'm looking for, I was hoping someone could assure me that this LC is looking normal. Everything in solution looks white, and fairly consistent throughout - obviously it has a brownish tinge to it when held up to the light.

Unfortunately I did not achieve the white cloudy appearance at first, but small aggregates are starting to form that resemble cloudy masses.  Initially it was just tiny white particles which all settled to the bottom.

The solution was lightly agitated before taking these pics:





(ignore the shiny red mass at the bottom)


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11180428 - 10/04/09 03:22 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Looks pretty good to me.  There is only one way to trully know if an LC is good and that is to test it out.


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: truskool]
    #11180517 - 10/04/09 03:37 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

thanks. and sorry about the shitty pic lol....I'd like to think a 350$ phone could take a halfway decent pic...


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11181478 - 10/04/09 06:31 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I did my first LC. It was 800 ml of water with 2 teaspoons of corn syrup. After steaming it it was still clear (the ones in the tek were yellow after being PC'd, I figured steaming it would do the same?). I knocked it up with spore solution but it's too soon to tell if it'll work. Any ideas? (don't mean to hijack, just figured it's better than cluttering the forum with another very similar thread)


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: sgaltair]
    #11181773 - 10/04/09 07:21 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

whether you PC'd it or steamed it wouldnt have any effect on the color of the solution....the only thing i can think of is the fact that you used 800mL and only two teaspoons of corn syrup, which is probably more diluted the one you saw in the tek, and that's why its lighter in color...


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11181838 - 10/04/09 07:29 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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staratsx said:
whether you PC'd it or steamed it wouldnt have any effect on the color of the solution....the only thing i can think of is the fact that you used 800mL and only two teaspoons of corn syrup, which is probably more diluted the one you saw in the tek, and that's why its lighter in color...




Oh wow I see what I did wrong. I looked back over the tek *facepalm*. Cyber used pint jars, I screwed up, I used quart jars, and filled to the top line. Curse my oversight. So that's shot yes? I don't imagine there's enough nutrients there?


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Edited by sgaltair (10/04/09 07:31 PM)


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: sgaltair]
    #11181886 - 10/04/09 07:36 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah I mean I wouldn't say it's "shot," I mean there's still nutrients in the solution...and it doesn't take much.  If anything I'd say it might not grow quite as fast, but I'd like to think it will still grow...id just put it off to the side and not depend on it lol...make a new one


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: truskool]
    #11200186 - 10/07/09 02:06 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

=(

I recently realized that most of the shit floating around in my LC is just debris from the malt extract, as a result of me not filtering it when i mixed it.  From now on I'm always filtering it....it had never crossed my mind because when I initially mixed it there was no debris (because I dissolved it in boiling water).  After it had time to cool down to room temperature a bunch of shit precipitated out...

It's very hard to tell whether or not my LC's are viable because they are so cloudy with debris (and hopefully some mycelia).  I wonder if the mycelia are colonizing the debris.  That would explain why I never got the desirable cloudy rhizomorphic appearance like most people get when they just have clear solution...


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11200241 - 10/07/09 02:15 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Filtering really won't help, you'll still get sediment. Just ignore it.
Starting from spores, I give LC 2-3 weeks before I expect it to be done.


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11200663 - 10/07/09 03:23 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

This sunday will be two weeks...thats when I was planning on using it.  I was hoping the colonization would be more prominent than it is....i was expecting it to be thicker.


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11200697 - 10/07/09 03:31 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

:shrug: You get what you get.
You said 3% malt/dex... what's the recipe? How much of each, how much water?


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11200815 - 10/07/09 03:51 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

3g light malt extract
3g dextrose
200mL H2O


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: staratsx]
    #11200839 - 10/07/09 03:54 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, it might be good by Sunday, or not. It's all up to the culture. Grain LC is better for this reason.


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Re: First LC......typical???? (pics) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11200865 - 10/07/09 04:00 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks =). I guess I'll try it out on sunday...


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