Home | Community | Message Board


FreeSpores.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, Brown Rice Flour, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinebotanist
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/03
Posts: 3
Last seen: 14 years, 21 hours
No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars?
    #1409953 - 03/25/03 10:19 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

It seems that the bottom of each the jars will not grow mycelium, maybe because the weight of the cake is not allowing it to grow on against the bottom of the jar?

He took a couple of seemingly fully colonized cakes out for fruiting and there was still some substrate, from the bottom, that had been left un-colonized...

Does anyone else have this problem too?

Thanks....


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLotus
Im water swim tome be my fireburn with me.

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 228
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: botanist]
    #1409984 - 03/25/03 10:37 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

flip it over


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTxTec
Texas home andheart breaker...

Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 1,328
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: botanist]
    #1410011 - 03/25/03 11:15 PM (14 years, 1 day ago)

All the time...


--------------------
I felt a warm warm breeze that melted metal and steele


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebotanist
Stranger
Registered: 03/24/03
Posts: 3
Last seen: 14 years, 21 hours
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: TxTec]
    #1410787 - 03/26/03 08:32 AM (14 years, 21 hours ago)

Thank you guys...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedjd586
Underpants Gnome

Registered: 02/03/03
Posts: 1,655
Last seen: 7 years, 25 days
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: botanist]
    #1410804 - 03/26/03 08:42 AM (14 years, 21 hours ago)

Like Lotus said, flip the jars over. Mycelium growth will tend to slow to a snails pace towards the bottom of the jar due to lack of oxygen. In some cases, stunted mycelium growth is due to excess water in the substrate, or a lack there of. So if flipping your jars over doesn't do the trick, try to determine if there is too much or too little water in your substrated and modify your ratios the next time you mix up your substrate.


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

Phase 1... collect underpants... phase 2...??? ... Phase 3 - PROFIT!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSixCee
keep rolling
Male

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 3,720
Loc: US, Chicago
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: djd586]
    #1410900 - 03/26/03 09:17 AM (14 years, 20 hours ago)

Yes flip it over. This is a great tip!


--------------------
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-->The above statements may or not be true.
->Quote of the Moment :
"Yea. All bitches are whores who love sex." -Cubie
----> PMs checked daily.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMagashM
Da Bud Guru
 User Gallery

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 5,875
Loc: Near Hilo
Trusted Cultivator
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: botanist]
    #1410937 - 03/26/03 09:32 AM (14 years, 20 hours ago)

Also make sure the holes on the jars are open. I like to let the myc start to grow then take off the tape. The dry layer of verm is there to stop contams. I add a coffee filter to make myself feel better. (thanks to Skikid16 for that idea)


--------------------
All creatures tremble when faced with violence. All creatures fear death, all love life. If we can only see ourselves in others, then how could we possibly hurt another creature?


:growingweed: Join us at the Growery! :growingweed:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleDiploidM
Cuban

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 19,274
Loc: Rabbit Hole
Trusted Cultivator
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: botanist]
    #1411057 - 03/26/03 10:12 AM (14 years, 19 hours ago)

Quote:

It seems that the bottom of each the jars will not grow mycelium, maybe because the weight of the cake is not allowing it to grow on against the bottom of the jar?





When the jars are about 50% colonized, you can take the tape off to get some gas exchange going, and flip the jars over. Tap them a few times first to slide the cake toward the lid and make room at the bottom of the jar for the mycelium. By the way, some people don't use tape at all with good results since the dry verm on top is effective at keeping out contamination.

Quote:


He took a couple of seemingly fully colonized cakes out for fruiting and there was still some substrate, from the bottom, that had been left un-colonized...





If you do this, you should completely remove any uncolonized substrate before you put the cakes in your fruiting chamber. Leaving uncolonized substrate is an invitation for contaminants.

Good luck!

-Diploid


--------------------
Republican Values:

1) You can't get married to your spouse who is the same sex as you.
2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
3) You can't have a certain plant in your possession or you'll get locked up with a rapist and a murderer.

4) We need a smaller, less-intrusive government.


Edited by Diploid (03/26/03 10:19 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefleshofgods
SpiritualVisionary
Registered: 03/13/03
Posts: 444
Loc: In a daze . . .
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Re: No Colonization on Bottom Of Jars? [Re: Diploid]
    #1411091 - 03/26/03 10:30 AM (14 years, 19 hours ago)

If you want to get rid of the colonization "stall" at the bottom of the jars, all you need to do is put a thin layer of vermiculite on the bottom of the jar before throwing your brf in there. It will colonize much faster this way. It is called the "Invitro Double End Casing Tek"

http://www.mycotopia.net/teks/invitrocase.html

Hope it helps =-)


--------------------
Holler!


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

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* info need'd on wet colonized rye jars sweettea 790 1 12/18/08 02:34 PM
by iMtRiPpIn
* In vitro pins in a 90% colonized BRF jar! HELP!! (Pics) fIsh in my head 3,437 15 04/06/03 11:12 PM
by fIsh in my head
* Evaporation from colonizing grain jars & incubator questions ??? CDS 786 4 11/02/08 02:48 AM
by MHbound
* Jar Flipping crazychemist 979 5 11/04/03 08:14 PM
by LiL_KuSsH
* Can a piece of mushroom colonize a Jar? AlienTechKilla 1,112 16 05/16/09 11:27 PM
by Scucci
* Will cobweb fully colonize a jar? b3jamboree 1,550 5 03/11/08 04:03 PM
by blood4blood
* how long live a full colonized rye jar? x7x_x7x 977 0 07/31/07 08:05 PM
by x7x_x7x
* can contam grow on colonized brf jars? liftedoff420 1,391 10 04/23/03 12:26 AM
by Perk

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, Tmethyl
1,124 topic views. 10 members, 54 guests and 32 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.046 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 14 queries.