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Dumb but important question!!!!
    #1243366 - 01/23/03 04:17 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

in every picture of a cake fruiting shrooms, the top of the cake has some sort of brown stuff on it? like brown hair on the white cake.....what is this?? is there a layer of something there or am i just stupid?


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Re: Dumb but important question!!!! [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1243429 - 01/23/03 04:32 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Some growers apply a thin layer of damp verm to the top of the birthed cake to help retain moisture while fruiting


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Re: Dumb but important question!!!! [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1243533 - 01/23/03 05:04 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Also, one of the TEKs suggest covering the substrate with verm to fill the jar to the top prior to steralizing. I have found that it is better to put foil over the jar and make a "bowl" and fill this w/ verm prior to putting the lid on and then steralize. With verm right on the substrate sometimes it's hard to distinguish when the jar is fully colonized.
This is my personal opinion and not the rule.



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Re: Dumb but important question!!!! [Re: PinkFloyd]
    #1243991 - 01/23/03 07:41 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

tell me if theres anything wrong with this

fill the jars 3/4 to the top with the BRF/V substrate

put a layer of vermiculite about half an inch thick on top of this

sterilize


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Re: Dumb but important question!!!! [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1244264 - 01/23/03 09:43 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

depends on what you're going for. Adding a teaspoon or two of vermiculate before you add the substrate will make it easier to remove your cake from the jar at birthing. adding vermiculate to fill the jar after your substrate acts as a layer of protection from contaminants.

but really, you should look into casings, and forget about cakes.


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