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PF Tek Clarification (GE)
    #11397883 - 11/06/09 02:38 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Hello all,

  It has been one week since I inoculated my PF Tek jars (12) and only two of them show even the tiniest (smaller than a q-tip head) white spot.

  The first two days room temperature was ~62 degrees since I couldn't get my pilot light lit as our weather turned cold. So I suppose it's better to say they have been at room temp for five days total.

  What I'm wondering is, should I remove the tape I inoculated through for gas exchange? I see in the WBS Tek's they say to turn the lid a quarter turn for GE, is that recommended for the PF Tek too? I'm assuming removing the tape would be OK as the verm will be a contam. barrier?

  ...The problem w/ using search on PF Tek is too many damn hits! :wink:

  Sincerely,

  Sondor


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Re: PF Tek Clarification (GE) [Re: Sondor]
    #11397953 - 11/06/09 02:47 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

What I did with mine is took the tape off and things seemed to have been going faster, and yes the verm layer acts as a filter. As a matter of fact I am almost ready to move mine to the fruiting chamber. It wasn't until near the end of week two when I really saw some growth in my jars.


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Re: PF Tek Clarification (GE) [Re: shroom239]
    #11398015 - 11/06/09 02:54 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

After you inoculate there's really no reason to keep the tape on. I would remove it and just be patient. The cool temps no doubt slowed things down a bit as well.


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Re: PF Tek Clarification (GE) [Re: Sondor]
    #11398022 - 11/06/09 02:55 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

62 degrees F. is just too cold.

81 degrees F. is the optimal temp for colonizing PF cake syle jars.

If you going to colonize them at room temp, it needs to be in the 70's.

As far as the tape goes, it really depends on what kind of tape you used.


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Re: PF Tek Clarification (GE) [Re: shroom239]
    #11398027 - 11/06/09 02:55 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

always take the tape off for ge after innoculating them with pf tek.:thumbup:


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Re: PF Tek Clarification (GE) [Re: whyblameus]
    #11398456 - 11/06/09 03:48 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Hello all,

  Thanks guys. The tape I used was masking tape. Now removed.

  The temperature in that room has been maintained in the mid 70's for the last five days.

  Btw, Roadkill, love the DVD's! Looking forward to viewing the second one later today. :laugh: 

  Thanks again!

  Sincerely,

  Sondor


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