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OfflineNSKiller
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Should my friends cakes be dry like this??
    #1138007 - 12/13/02 10:13 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Hi everyone, i tried lookin but couldnt find anything. i think my friends cakes my be dryed out!!! My friend touched one of the cakes today and it was not moist at all, and was described as being very dry like, and light. So my question is how to i get moisture back into the cake, and will it produce anything now? Before placing in the grow chamber the cakes were dunked and cold shocked.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1138024 - 12/13/02 10:18 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

When did your friend birth?


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1138037 - 12/13/02 10:22 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Sure, they feel dry but if you dunked them, they probably aren't dry.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1138048 - 12/13/02 10:24 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

You can also mist them. If it's sitting on perlite add more water to the perlite, raise the temperature to like 70-75.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1138057 - 12/13/02 10:27 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

You can give the cake a repeat dunk to rehydrate it, but unless you correct the conditions that caused it to dry out in the first place it will just happen again. How are you humidifying your fruiting chamber?


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: dog]
    #1138253 - 12/13/02 11:31 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

These cakes were dunked 7 days ago (12/06/02) and placed in the growing chamber. My friend has perlite in a rubermaid container, with clear xmas lights strung through it for 6 hours a day with lid on. Mist and fan 4-8 times daily... temp average 77-78


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1138862 - 12/13/02 02:58 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

ok, i guess im just gonna mist it more.... ill report back....


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1139129 - 12/13/02 04:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Hmmmmm.......have you noticed any signs of mycelium breathing (fluffy growth)? Also, 7 days is not a very long time when waiting for pins. I'm at 7 days also, just getting some myco growth.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1140082 - 12/14/02 04:35 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

When my friend first put his cakes in there was zero fluffy myc, but there is now growth on the bottoms of the cakes mostly, some have it all over, but most r only limited to the bottom of the cake.  :frown: 


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1140093 - 12/14/02 04:54 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

These cakes were dunked 7 days ago (12/06/02) and placed in the growing chamber. My friend has perlite in a rubermaid container, with clear xmas lights strung through it for 6 hours a day with lid on. Mist and fan 4-8 times daily... temp average 77-78




What strain of shoom are these?  I think that 8 fans and mists a day is a little excessive to be honest, and would probably stick at four.  Why so much mist if you're using perlite?  Is there a lot of water no the walls and roof of your container?  Could it be dripping on the cakes?   

If you're concerned that the cakes are too dry then you could se them directly on the perlite for a couple of days, this seems to work particularly well with PR's.  Or you could inject a syringe of sterile water into the cakes.    Then just leave them to get on with it :smile:  You can give them *too much* attention.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: cookdandbombd]
    #1140095 - 12/14/02 04:59 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

they're cambodians. at first there was water condensation on the top sides of my friends growing chamber, but there isnt any more unless my friend sprays the sides. theres plenty of water in the perlite..... i think my "friend" is guilty of paying too much attention honestly...... he gots some other cakes almost 100% that hes gonna try with if these pups don't pull through.


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: NSKiller]
    #1140767 - 12/14/02 12:20 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

In my opinion dont fan so much, just from MY experience, thats far too much, I have a bubbler system runninglike 6-8hours a day thats it, and i've had no problems what so ever, so im gonna keep doing it like that.... plus its far to time consuming to be around your terrarium 4-8 times a day...


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: arcadium]
    #1140778 - 12/14/02 12:28 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I agree,.. the rh in your terr. probably isn't getting built up enough. Fan it 3 times a day. this will be enough.:grin:
I do this with mine, (although i am using a big igloo cooler) and i dont even find it nessecary to mist. just pearlite :laugh:


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: arcadium]
    #1141487 - 12/14/02 06:05 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Are your cakes having normal flushes with only the bubbler's air?


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Re: Should my friends cakes be dry like this?? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1154616 - 12/19/02 10:40 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Not sure haha I havent got the second flush yet, the first one came in nice, so I figure the second one will, but who knows!...


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