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OfflineRaekwon
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Low yeilds
    #1236011 - 01/21/03 09:05 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I am fairly new at growing mushrooms, but have read almost every guide and how to out there. I am using the PF tek method, in 1/2 pint jars and using vermiculite and a substrate. My terrarium is a 10 gallon aquarium with a plastic wrap lid, and perlite on the bottom. The temp is 76*F and 85% humidity constant. I also fan the cakes twice a day. What could cause the yeilds to be low, I consistently get one or two off each cake but not nearly as much as I would like.

Any suggestions would be great.



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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236044 - 01/21/03 09:47 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Try dunking your cakes.


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Necron99]
    #1236086 - 01/21/03 09:59 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I think you might need to get your humidity higher also for cakes.


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: zoomery]
    #1236102 - 01/21/03 10:02 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

How can you sugest doing that??? Also is my temperature okay (too high or low?) Like I said I am using an aquarium with a heat mat undernear.
Any suggestion on how to accomplish what you said???


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    #1236122 - 01/21/03 10:07 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Low yeilds [Re: vatoloco]
    #1236159 - 01/21/03 10:18 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

For dunking should I just do it before the first flush or wait until the second??? Is there any way I can get the humidity up with the set-up that I am currently using??? Also is 76 degree's too cold to hot or just right???
Are you suggesting that the humidity be closer to 90% or even higher?


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236163 - 01/21/03 10:19 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

How much light are they getting.?


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: motaman]
    #1236169 - 01/21/03 10:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They are getting 2 hours per day of indirect light (using a 33W glowluxs tube)


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236173 - 01/21/03 10:23 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Check ths out. Found in the FAQ's section. :smile:
optimal humidity for cakes
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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236193 - 01/21/03 10:32 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Some would say that is enough..but some would say more light. I am currently using about 8 hours of light until they pin then I decease it. But I am also new at this like yourself.


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236203 - 01/21/03 10:35 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

You could lightly mist the sides of the terrarium after you fan. But Be careful not to over do it.


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    #1236256 - 01/21/03 10:54 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Low yeilds [Re: vatoloco]
    #1236275 - 01/21/03 11:04 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well I am assuming the humidity gauge is accurate seeing that I just recently purchased it.
But what might some signs of low humidity be???


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236295 - 01/21/03 11:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

No water driplets forming on the walls.


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: SixCee]
    #1236337 - 01/21/03 11:26 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well there is plenty of water droplets just so everyone knows.
Vatoloco I will have to look into finding out if my humididty gauge is accurate.  But this still leads me back to the origional consern.  Regardless I am getting very low yeilds per cake.

The mushrooms only seem to grow off of one spot on the cake per flush and thats it  :confused:  I need to fix this issue ASAP 


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236480 - 01/21/03 12:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

what stran do you have?
after this flush is done, crumble and case .
:cool: :cool: :cool:
this may help

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3288



 


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: Raekwon]
    #1236490 - 01/21/03 12:02 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Never trust a hyrgrometer.  It sounds like you have enough humidity if water is condensing and dripping on your walls.  How do your cakes look? 

Your going to want to dunk your cakes.  It's amazing how much of a difference this makes.

Also, if you contine to use cakes, I suggest using the Inner Reservoir Tek at http://www.fanaticus.com    Helps a lot.  Good luck  :wink: 


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    #1236531 - 01/21/03 12:09 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Low yeilds [Re: vatoloco]
    #1237019 - 01/21/03 03:09 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Okay well I will try everything you guy suggested thanks a lot for all the help.

Any more suggestions would be great, let me know


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Re: Low yeilds [Re: vatoloco]
    #1237222 - 01/21/03 04:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I would
1. Dunk the cakes in cold water 12 hours in fridge
2. Raise temp to 80
3. Add water to the perlite and more misting
4. Add a stronger light source for a longer time


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