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My First Grow Log(Completed)
    #1189438 - 01/04/03 06:56 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Well this is my First attempt of growing fungus :smile:
The medium is Brown rice and vermiculite as
in Pf Tec.The containers are throw away chinese
takerway containers cleaned then filled with
the medium,then toped with a verm layer about 1cm

Innoculation was in 4 spots through the tops
As there thin plastic no preholes were made
just 4 blobs or window sealant.Then injection
was done straight through the blobs and lids
into the medium.These then self heal as the
needle is pulled out(Read that hear some were
and it seems to work well :smile: )

Then incubated in a propergator identical to the one below
at a steady 80?f since the 14/12/02
Fruiting chamber


Again


This is another plant propergator that cost about ?10
No thermostat but temps can be controled but air intake vents.
Bottom heating elements keep it a constant 76?f with a pool
of water in the base to keep things humide

My first Pin :smile: :smile: :smile:


And my first pin appeared today :smile: the cake was birthed 2 days
ago.I had a false alarm the other day when i returned from the
pub to see what i thought was a pin but morning showed it to be
just a thicker part of mycelium lol.


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1190126 - 01/04/03 12:57 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Good to see you giving it a go.  First off, let me say its cool to see someone with origional and inginuitive ideas.  What did you colonize the cakes in, chinese containers?  Wow, that is simply amazing. 
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The containers are throw away chinese
takerway containers cleaned then filled with
the medium,then toped with a verm layer about 1cm


How did you sterilize these before inoculation? 
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with a pool
of water in the base to keep things humide


I'd recommend damp perlite, as it is considerably less of a vector for contams, but then again, this grow is anything but orthodox.  :wink:

Well good luck, and keep it up.  I am impressed.


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1190391 - 01/04/03 03:30 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

that shit is ingenuous!  amazing lookin cake keep us posted :grin:


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1190903 - 01/04/03 08:19 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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throw away chinese
takerway containers 




w0ah - crazy-g00d idea!~ l0l  :tongue: 


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: Skikid16]
    #1191106 - 01/04/03 09:50 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I Steamed them in a vegetable steamer
for 1.5 hours,and yeah i thought about perlite
or clay peebles to expand the surface area for evaporation
but decided to try just water out first :smile: thinking the
opposite of what you just said lol.I was thinking just water
with h2o2 wouldn't hold contams as well as perlite.
As i always see it turn green after a short time in
seed trays.Humiderty stays level at 95% anyway.

I also have 3 standard cakes and a more normal rubbermaid
fruiting chamber using perlite,aquarium heater and a bubbler but the cakes
are 3 or 4 days behind the above cake as it seemed to do better
right from the start.Only forseable problem  i think im going to
come across is the height of the propagator(only 5" from cake top to lid :frown: )
But if it works out i already have 7 heated propagators so im
thinking 1 cake per fruiting propergator would give them contam
protection from each other and they would all fit neatly into
my shelving :smile:

12 hours later the pin is twice the size with more apearing all over  :smile:

Thanks for replys :smile: ill keep this updated till the shrooms get crowded
or tumble of into the pool  :smile:
 

edit| i just spell checked this and there were 8 mispelt lol


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1191131 - 01/04/03 09:58 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ah i forgot to say that the propergator was also
the incubator for the cake.i just close the top vents
untill it reached 80?f then put the whole thing in a
box for darkness.It colinized(As its bottom heat i placed the cake on a mesh screen
so as not to dry out the cake base :smile:

No offence to who made that Pod thingi for $169
but these cost about $15-$20 ,max


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1192634 - 01/05/03 02:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The chinese containers - are they those plastic things?
And they held up ok sterilization?

Great idea - keep us updated! :laugh:
 


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: valour]
    #1193850 - 01/05/03 08:47 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Yep those dishwasher/microwave safe ones
held up easyerly to 1 1/5 hours steaming.
Ive only melted one so far and that was a
millet microwave test were the millet pops and
swells lol so pushes the plastic out of shape.

first shroom is now 2.5 cm with more forming.


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1193957 - 01/05/03 09:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I think its about time for more pics. I wanna see what this thing looks like with more than one pin.


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1194047 - 01/05/03 10:18 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Wow, that is simply amazing, you pretty much disregarded most rules in cultivation, and you are succeeding.  If it was the mid 90s, I'd do a Wayne and Garth (Wayne's World) bowing salute.  :grin:  Well I am even more impressed.  Good job, and add pics. 


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1194147 - 01/05/03 11:20 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)



Sorry the photos crap i was trying to hold the lid and get the shot at the same time.
When the g/f gets home ill ask her to hold the lid and get some close ups.




These are the sort of containers im trying.Next lot i start with some golden teacher
i think ill try as mini casings.By just incubating like this one but instead of tipping
out the cake ill keep it in and case the top with 50/50 As i think i left it a bit late to birth as the poor oldest shroom is upside down lol.

I didnt think i was doing to much different?As its mainly the temp humidity thing that does it right?I'm just using what i already had.The only thing i needed to buy
was brown rice and syringes(didn't by those i nicked em from the g.u.m clinic :tongue: )
Every thing else i had already.But thats just cos i keep fish reptiles and am a gardener.


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1194771 - 01/06/03 01:54 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i think that will work, im using something similar for a casing/fruiting chamber, except i didnt go all out like you and colonize my substrate in the container!  again: mad props! :wink:


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1208515 - 01/11/03 06:58 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Had a few probs with the plant propergator
as it was driping to much water onto the cake.
So as i made a fruiting chamber for the jar cakes
i have i thought id move the plastic cake in there.

And since getting there it stalled the pins a little.But the main shroom
kept growing and is my avatar pic.

But the pins have now started up again,and the bruiseing cleared up
as the new chamber has vaseline smeared on the inside of the lid.
im going to retry the plant propergator with the next lot of chinnese
container cakes but im going to modify the top or add a drip sheild.

My other jar cakes are all pinning now as well :smile:

so all that impatients was just that :smile: it just takes a bit of time.

Ate the first shroom last night not expecting much.
But had a nice mellow buzz :smile: little wall breathing
and screen swirling :smile: so looking forward to more. 


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Re: My First Grow Log [Re: G a n j a]
    #1208838 - 01/11/03 09:42 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

good work ganja. i recognise most of those props - mmm, spare ribs!!

pins ahoy - i wanna see the brick fruiting!
oh, and don't be shy, tell us again the syringe story in the other post :grin:


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Re: My First Grow Log(U.D) [Re: G a n j a]
    #1210023 - 01/11/03 06:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

ganja,

pretty cool way of doing things... Thought I would drop in an return the favor and say good job... keep it going man...

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Re: My First Grow Log(U.D) [Re: G a n j a]
    #1210043 - 01/11/03 06:39 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

You stole my name.  You thief. :smirk: 


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    #1210154 - 01/11/03 07:17 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: My First Grow Log(U.D) [Re: HappyLeftist]
    #1210444 - 01/11/03 09:10 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Look who registered first tho :wink:


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Re: My First Grow Log(U.D) [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #1210875 - 01/12/03 12:57 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

lol :tongue: so i did :smile:

i saw you post just after i registered ganja lol

Can i be ganja 2 :tongue: lol G a n j a with spaces is
my yahoo id so just carried on with  it.

But your right your the first  :tongue:
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Re: My First Grow Log(U.D) [Re: G a n j a]
    #1210888 - 01/12/03 01:33 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The pins i thought had stalled and would become
aborts are growing well :smile: i think they like the new
fruiting chamber more :smile:

as its more stable at 74?f we should se a fruiting brick soon :smile:
The fruiting chamber is 3" of water with a bubbler and an aquarium heater
in.With a tray on stilts just above the water surface.No perlite just water.
The action of water evapourating and running back down the sides
should stop it all stagmenting.The bubbler is working as and air exchanger and also working to create a pressure from inside the container meaning all
possible contam entries are blowing air out of the chamber thus not allowing contams entry :smile: hopefully.

i did have one small green patch apear on one of the jar cakes but i just dripped some 17.5% h2o2 onto the spot.It fizzed a bit and is now on the decline :smile: 


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