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Colonization Times
    #11276340 - 10/19/09 12:05 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Once again as newbie I'm quite confused, especially reading hrs upon end on this site, I knocked up my jars on 9/16 and am at only 80% colonization on a few jars and maybe 50% on the rest( a total of 12 jars)so far looks like healthy white myc. My main question here is, do I need to be more patient yet? Also keep in mind that no matter what, my house is always a constant 68 degrees winter or summer.
The jars are stored in a box on top of a side by side freezer.Pretty close to the ceiling temp is @71 degrees.
The strain is gt and did a new batch on 10/9 w r44 and no signs of colonization yet.
Have I failed?


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276345 - 10/19/09 12:06 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Nope these things take time.  IS there foil lids on top of the jars still???


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276353 - 10/19/09 12:08 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

sounds right on track..

couple of stalled jars is no biggie..
flip em over and give em a whack so they slide to the top (which is now the bottom)

if the others are 100%, give em 5-7 days to consolodate and birth them..


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276383 - 10/19/09 12:18 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

your first batch of jars will always take the longest. when youre first starting out..
for most people anyway.


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: Shea25]
    #11276416 - 10/19/09 12:28 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

yes the foil is still on the jars, the other thing I noticed is that I have a jar that I must have only inoculated 3 sides cuz theres no mycelium on that side of jar, will this take longer to colonize, or is it a spent jar?


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276424 - 10/19/09 12:30 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Its good just takes alittle longer with only 3 innocs. Also take the foil right off. You will notice a increase in colonization they need Gas exchange right now and the foil can block that


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: Slimz]
    #11276438 - 10/19/09 12:33 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I take it after 100% do the dunk and roll tek that is on RR's video to birth?


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: Shea25]
    #11276446 - 10/19/09 12:35 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Tnx fer the reply Shea, makes me feel better, just as I understand I will have the verm exposed?


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276448 - 10/19/09 12:36 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Its Alright this is a common mistake people do thinking they need the foil still. theres no need for it you have a dry verm barrier to hold back contams. Trust me I have done lots of PF cakes loose the foil

The verm will only be exposed on the 4 little innoc holes on the lid its all good


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276485 - 10/19/09 12:45 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Holy Shit! Just as an experiment I took the 3 sided myc jar last night and but it on top of my water heater next to the hot water feed and WOW just over night the myc took over the dead spot HMM! the ambient temp is 74 degrees


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: spacetrucker73]
    #11276495 - 10/19/09 12:46 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

at around 86, you will see an explosion of colonization, but thats also how contams get started


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: Slimz]
    #11276503 - 10/19/09 12:48 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

t around 86, you will see an explosion of colonization, but thats also how contams get started




He;s right you want to keep them at room temp around 75. Thats a solid temp with minimal risk of contams


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Re: Colonization Times [Re: Shea25]
    #11276586 - 10/19/09 01:10 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Just one more thing I did not put 4 holes in medal lid just foil,I did drill a half inch hole and used tyvek, Once again with all the books and reading here it gets a little confusing expecialy when you want to do everything by the tee!
Plus it doesnt help after 10 years of smoking 4 packs a day,then going to 0 packs my brain is going bizerk, need to feed it with some mushies!
Tnx again guys for the input!


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