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Offlinexpander33
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What am i doing wrong
    #1218981 - 01/14/03 08:01 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

:confused: In the last two months I did about 15 Equador( from hawk eye) pf tek jars. In each 1/2 pint jar there is 2/3 fine grade vermiculite, 1/4 water, and 1/4 BRF. I then sterilize them using the pot boiling method for one hour at a low boiling temperature and let them cool for 12 hours before inoculating them. 4 days later they germinate  but they always turn up looking weak and kinda dry. So what am I doing wrong. I keep them in the dark at 85F. Use a pressure cooker instead? Give up?
 


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Re: What am i doing wrong [Re: xpander33]
    #1219031 - 01/14/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

they should be fine. u might need to readjust the water do a tester batch. say 1/2 cup verm and a 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup brf for starters and just slowly tweak the water. bump it up by 10cc's per jar and u can find an optimum range for your course of verm. don't giveup by all means. divide n conquer baby.


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Re: What am i doing wrong [Re: xpander33]
    #1219353 - 01/14/03 09:48 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

is probably the fine grade verm making it dry...i agree with socrates add more water...


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Re: What am i doing wrong [Re: xpander33]
    #1219574 - 01/15/03 02:25 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Anno did a test that shows how fine grade verm. holds more water then course verm. I Recently switched from course to medium-fine grade verm. I upped the water a bit and they're actually colonizing much faster then the course grade did. This suprised me as the substrate wasn't as "airy" as it was with my course grade verm. but the myc. doesn't seem to care. I'm also noticing that all jars are showing much more rizomorphich growth then my last batch of BRF and even my current batch of birdseed.


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Re: What am i doing wrong [Re: xpander33]
    #1219580 - 01/15/03 02:31 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Try annos tek were instead of adding an amount of water,
just put the vermiculite in a bowl and add water until it reaches
staturation point i.e it can hold no more water.If you add to much drain it
off.Then add the ground rice to the wet verm and mix in.

This seems to be a very good moisture level for me.

Edit : what sort of covers do you use over the inoculation holes?
and is your incubator bottom heated?


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Re: What am i doing wrong [Re: xpander33]
    #1220590 - 01/15/03 10:01 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Do they colonize? do they stall out?
whats the deal, need some more info please...


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