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My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal?
    #11334826 - 10/27/09 11:09 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Pics of the 3 shotgun terrariums i have going.

- All patched at 30-40% myc breakthrough of top layer, then put into fc.
- 50/50+ without oyster shells is the casing mix
- Used 1 teaspoon lime for every cup peat, 2 teaspoon gypsum for same.
- I use the lids to fan for approx 1 minute then i mist and put lid back on, this is done in the morning (b4 school) and at night (b4 bed usually) sometimes i do it 3 times a day.
- approx 2 inches of damp perlite in bottom of fc
- They have been in the fc for approx 7-9 days, (lost track)
-the smaller containers are clear, so i wrapped in al foil, half have no bottom casing layer, half do. approx 2 1/2 to 3 inch of sub, and 1/2" to 3/4" top casing layer. The ones that have a bottom casing layer its about 1/2"

Thats the first shotgun terrarium, both pietins are with birdseed spawn, done with 9er tek LC, of B+

And a close up of the further developed pie tin...


Thats the smaller containers, this pic is of the second shotgun terrarium as well *to not confuse* half without bottom casing layer, half with.
- also as you can barely see, there is another pie tin, its just not as developed so i didnt take a pic of it.

Thats the 3rd tarrarium, the small casings, the one on the left i just recently put in there.. The rest have been in there about a week..
-also there is yet another pie tin on the other side of the fc out of camera view.

Basically i just want to be refreshed in the knowledge I'm not screwing up i guess.. it just always seems like i am, like somethings going wrong.

I did birdseed one other time, like 6 months ago when i first started, the grain stuck like a rock in a hardplace, and didnt fully colonize.
-That however DIDNT stop me from scraping out the colonized part and casing, and that casing yielded like 1 oz, from the pie tin.. i wish i was good at this lol...


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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Tellmemore]
    #11334843 - 10/27/09 11:11 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

looks good just give it more time i have a APE tub now that is on day 15 the agar i used to inocultae with has pins but the tub dosent.


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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Tellmemore]
    #11334852 - 10/27/09 11:12 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Well clearly your trays are sitting on the perlite which is preventing your rH from getting where it needs to be. You need to raise up the trays off the perlite as high as possible.

I never had success using trays in my shotgun. I got so annoyed with it, I gave up and bought a greenhouse and put it in my closet. Have had zero probs since.

3 trays in the shotgun seems a bit too much.


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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Tellmemore]
    #11334879 - 10/27/09 11:17 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

From what ive read so far

- The casing layer itself provides a good humiditiy level, plus the addition of the perlite should put it up in the 90's, however i would LOVE to get a greenhouse man...

- i have a nice filterless cool mist humidifier, just sitting there doing nothing...
-I dont know about your guys's walmarts, mine doesnt carry the plastic closets.. ill get it tho man for sure id like to, the tubs are messy, perlite is messy, its a hassle to mist and fan and mist and fan.. im a busy guy u know?

- i had tubs like that, which worked, with WAY less holes, im talkin like 15 holes around the TOP of the container, with perlite stuffed in them, and the trays covered the bottom surface of the plastic rubbermaid, and they frutied magnificiently, but i had them on the floor, which made them 1 flush wonders, consistently...
-I have all tubs on a plastic table, with half pint jars on all 4 sides of each, keeping the bottom of rubbermaids elevated from ground.


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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Tellmemore]
    #11334896 - 10/27/09 11:20 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Well my friend... I got my greenhouse on eGay for like 19.99 and that included shipping. :wink:

Search ebay and you'll be amazed. It comes right to your door in less then a week!!! I put a drip tray under the greenhouse with perlite in it to grab extra moisture that drops from the coolmist and redistribute back to the gh.

All i was giving was my opinion on the trays in a shotgun. I had nothing but success with cakes. Once I started putting trays in, I had nothing but problems. I attributed the problems to the rH.

Just my 2 cents! :smile:

PM me if you want links for the setup I got. :wink:


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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Nuzzle]
    #11335373 - 10/28/09 12:32 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Give it more time.  The casing layer is only partially colonized.  You are correct.  The substrate will provide humidity just as the perlite does.  You replace that by misting.  Make sure you're giving them plenty of very bright light.  A few minutes per day of direct sunlight will often kick even the most stubborn mycelium into fruiting.
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Re: My Shotgun tubs, what is the deal? [Re: Tellmemore]
    #11335490 - 10/28/09 12:54 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

2" of perlite seems pretty thin.  I noticed a difference in RH% when I went from 4" to about 5.5"


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