Home | Community | Message Board


Magic-Mushrooms-Shop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineCreeper
Stranger
Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 4
Last seen: 13 years, 6 months
Slowed Mycelium Growth
    #1354000 - 03/06/03 07:05 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I'm a first timer though i've helped friends before with projects i know very little. We used standard rice/vermiculite pf tek with quantities doubled for pint jars. For the first week everything was fine with roughly 40% of the jars colonized after 6 days. Now after 20 days the growth has slowed and only 55% of the jars colonized. There are no visible contaminents but he beginning to worry, there is still growth just very slowly. Should he rehydrate the jars or wait it out? If he waits how much longer could this take and if hydration is necessary how much? Thanks ahead for any help.


Edited by Creeper (03/06/03 07:33 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledog
straw dog

Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2,790
Loc: Route 66
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354005 - 03/06/03 07:09 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Lack of air exchange can cause jars to stall. Are they able to breathe?


--------------------


Fascism (fash'izem) n. A governmental system marked by a centralized dictatorship, stringent socioeconomic controls, and often belligerent nationalism. see also: the Bush Administration.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCreeper
Stranger
Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 4
Last seen: 13 years, 6 months
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: dog]
    #1354033 - 03/06/03 07:22 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Not really sure what ya mean, like i said i'm a first timer. But the lids are on tight with the holes on the cap retaped. What would you recommend i do to let them breathe?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinethe spiral
Neuroscientist
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 1,769
Last seen: 1 year, 4 months
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354047 - 03/06/03 07:28 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

turn them upside down and take the tape off of the holes.
this lets carbon dioxide to drain out and fresh air to come in.


--------------------


"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." - Carl Sagan


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleChe_Night_Soil
Koinoniphobic

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1,533
Loc: Commonslaughtia
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354049 - 03/06/03 07:29 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

If you feel your incubator is a clean place :smirk:, you can remove the tape. Do your jars have verm layers on top? 


--------------------
if(human==autoPart){
for(i=1;i<infinity;i++){
getBorn(mind,soul);
getEdu(mind,soul);
getJob(mind,soul);
retire(mind,soul);
die(mind,soul);
}
}


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCreeper
Stranger
Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 4
Last seen: 13 years, 6 months
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: the spiral]
    #1354056 - 03/06/03 07:32 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks, i'll try that, how long should he let them air out?
Yes there is a dry verm layer on top.


Edited by Creeper (03/06/03 07:35 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinethe spiral
Neuroscientist
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 1,769
Last seen: 1 year, 4 months
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354063 - 03/06/03 07:36 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

keep them upside down overnight, that should be enough.


--------------------


"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." - Carl Sagan


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleChe_Night_Soil
Koinoniphobic

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1,533
Loc: Commonslaughtia
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354075 - 03/06/03 07:40 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

How big are your holes? If you made them with a nail, or whatever, just remove the tape from two of the holes and leave it off. Make sure the inside of your incubator is a sterile environment, though. Get a second opinion too. Actually, sorry, listen to harry manback. If your stuff is a little dry leaving the tape off could be bad. Flipping displaces Co2 immediately, so you can set them upright and put the tape back on after doing so.


--------------------
if(human==autoPart){
for(i=1;i<infinity;i++){
getBorn(mind,soul);
getEdu(mind,soul);
getJob(mind,soul);
retire(mind,soul);
die(mind,soul);
}
}


Edited by Che_Night_Soil (03/06/03 08:01 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCreeper
Stranger
Registered: 03/06/03
Posts: 4
Last seen: 13 years, 6 months
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #1354102 - 03/06/03 07:50 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

used a knife and made the holes just small enough for the syringe to pass through. would any of this cause the jars to lose moisture?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleChe_Night_Soil
Koinoniphobic

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1,533
Loc: Commonslaughtia
Re: Slowed Mycelium Growth [Re: Creeper]
    #1354113 - 03/06/03 07:55 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

^ edit.


--------------------
if(human==autoPart){
for(i=1;i<infinity;i++){
getBorn(mind,soul);
getEdu(mind,soul);
getJob(mind,soul);
retire(mind,soul);
die(mind,soul);
}
}


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* a question regarding slow mycelium growth and poor fruiting... nerol 1,652 4 06/28/10 04:08 PM
by br4485
* slow mycelium growth on whole rice cake pitriya 3,139 10 05/07/05 06:13 PM
by pitriya
* Slow mycelium growth? ReverendJeffy 1,322 1 10/17/01 12:47 AM
by geokills
* Fruiting Prob.(slow mycelium growth)
( 1 2 all )
bzRooom 2,914 23 07/18/07 03:21 PM
by bzRooom
* whats the best mycelium growth temp? Joker003 2,799 9 08/20/11 09:45 AM
by k00laid
* Possibility of starting mycelium growth by using a developed mycelium jar Rainman420 2,132 12 05/05/07 03:55 AM
by Blutjager
* Help! Just CANNOT get growth in my jars .. Monkeycyst 2,147 7 04/14/05 12:02 PM
by Monkeycyst
* First Signs Of Mycelium Growth!!! Noobey 4,412 17 11/30/14 04:00 AM
by budmanman

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
839 topic views. 5 members, 34 guests and 29 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.