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I need help please
    #11195067 - 10/06/09 06:40 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Ok saturday will be the 5th week that my cakes have been in the terrarium. i have no pins what so ever. all of the cakes are blue and hard, even after being dunked twice. i don't know what to do. temps at 73ish most of the time and the humdity is above 90 all the time. lighting is indirect sunlite until the sun goes down, as i have nowhere in my studio apartment to put them for a dark period. i really have no idea here guys...any help is much appreciated. thank you


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195075 - 10/06/09 06:41 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Should i maybe try casing them or re-dunking them for a third time?


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195094 - 10/06/09 06:45 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

dunk, crumble, case. it will hydrate, then help in retaining the moisture if you can't seem to keep them hydrated


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195097 - 10/06/09 06:46 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

hard, dried out? are you misting? how long did they colonize for? are you sure it's blue and not green?


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Re: I need help please [Re: dkamp18]
    #11195106 - 10/06/09 06:47 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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dkamp18 said:
dunk, crumble, case. it will hydrate, then help in retaining the moisture if you can't seem to keep them hydrated





:werd: good advice


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Re: I need help please [Re: artizen]
    #11195424 - 10/06/09 07:33 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

yes i am misting, they colonized for a monthish and i waited a weed after colonization to birth the cakes. and yea its blue


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195458 - 10/06/09 07:38 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

break the cakes in half, and dunk them for 24 hrs. then crumble and case


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Re: I need help please [Re: dkamp18]
    #11195560 - 10/06/09 07:51 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

ok...i have 8 cakes though. do i case all of them at once in the same container? i have never done that before...


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Re: I need help please [Re: dkamp18]
    #11195585 - 10/06/09 07:56 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

What are you growing?  Cubes?

Did you let the cakes go a week after full colonization before birthing?

Did you dunk and roll?  I know you said they've been dunked.  Did you also roll them in verm?

Did you dunk them right after birthing or did you try to flush them first then when they didn't flush you dunked them.

Indirect sunlight is one good pinning trigger.  What about fresh air.  Did you fan them at all?  What kind of FC are you using?

Pics always help.

I've found that once a cake forms a very hard leathery surface they don't pin well if at all.  The dunk/crumble/case advice seems like your best hope for those cakes. 

If it was me, I'd start over.  5 weeks is enough time to start a fresh project.


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195588 - 10/06/09 07:56 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

if they are all the same strain, you could in theory case them all together. but doing something like that you would be just as well off using them to spawn to bulk.

you can buy 8 little mini loaf pans from walmart for $1.50 for a pack of 5, and case each cake individually.

if you have the room


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Re: I need help please [Re: terribleone77]
    #11195640 - 10/06/09 08:06 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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ok...i have 8 cakes though. do i case all of them at once in the same container? i have never done that before...




first do a search on bulk sub and choose your method. how many depends on the size of the container. i try not to go more than 1:2. i'm assuming you have 1/2pt. so 8 - 1/2pts. = 2qts + 4qts of substrate (1:2). total 6qts will just fit in a sterilite shoe box or a large lazagna pan.


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