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Offlinedoug_philips_420
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Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!!
    #1151395 - 12/18/02 10:54 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Say that on Tuesday pins from the first flush have formed on a small casing (50/50 verm and perl) cased exactly one week ago.  Due to unforseen circumstances the casing will need to be abandoned on Friday night since it can't be taken on the road.  Is there any way to maybe speed up the pins' growth so that they will be ready for harvest by Friday?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks. :smile: 


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #1151402 - 12/18/02 10:57 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

If they already pinned keep them away from light. Keep good air exchange and humidity.


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: SixCee]
    #1151462 - 12/18/02 11:13 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks SixCee...absolute darkness, or can they get a little light?

Also, there is moisture on the sides of the container at the verm/perl level, does this show me that it is moist enough?

Thanks.


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #1151555 - 12/18/02 11:43 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I'm bumping this post up so more people can see it...I need all the insight I can get. Thanks.


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #1151564 - 12/18/02 11:46 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I say complete darkness as well, as mushies tend to grow bigger and better in the dark. Also, depending on how long you will be "on the raod" you could light them unti lfriday, in an attempt to slow down the growth. Then, in darkness right before you leave. You should have a nice batch waiting for you upon your return.


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #1151631 - 12/18/02 12:08 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

i also agree with sixcee. he has always given good advice that i've seen. how big are they now compared to when you posted? are the veils stretching? 3 days can be enough to mature a small 'un.

if you're coming back, you should look forward to a nice healthy 2nd flush on your return. if not, do an 'extraction' on the corpse, to drink it's last blood.


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: Newbie2000]
    #1151638 - 12/18/02 12:10 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks Newbie2000 and Shirley Knott...I will be gone for probably at least three weeks. I assume that is too long to let them sit unattended so I figured I'd just have to abandon this casing.

So does the 2-3 hours of light per day hinder growth once pinning has occurred?


Edited by doug_philips_420 (12/18/02 12:12 PM)


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Re: Timing issue...PLEASE HELP!!! [Re: doug_philips_420]
    #1151838 - 12/18/02 01:09 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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