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OfflineSuperSpun
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Where are all the pin heads?
    #1468957 - 04/18/03 01:21 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

This is my friends first time growing, and he put his cakes in his terrarium almost two weeks ago, and still no pin heads. Whats going on? Does it take this long sometimes? He is using perlite. He has the perlite in a bowl in his terrarium with about an inch of water in the bowl. He has a humidity gauge in his terrarium and the gauge reads at 80 percent. Does he need to put more water in the bowl, or what?


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Offlinepillsbury420
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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1468990 - 04/18/03 01:39 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

he needs more humidity, you need around 100% for cakes. more perlite.. more water.. Did you dunk them? maybe you should and up the perlite.. hope this helps.


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1468993 - 04/18/03 01:41 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I'll second humidity. Are the cakes bluing at all? If so, case those cakes!

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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: BigJohnson]
    #1469032 - 04/18/03 01:57 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

He is not to sure what dunking is. He told me that he has looked all over the shroomery and he cannot find anything on dunking. Perhaps one of you guys could show me where it tells one about dunking so I can tell my friend all about it.


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1469041 - 04/18/03 02:01 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Forget dunking if you don't already have optimal fruiting conditions. Line your entire terrarium with perlite (1 inch/2 inch) and add half the amount of water.

What are your temperatures? Light? Air-exchange?


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1469047 - 04/18/03 02:04 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I have been keeping it at about 75 degrees, I put light on for about 3 hours a day, and I fan the cakes once a day.


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1469058 - 04/18/03 02:09 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The parameters sound fine to me. Humidity gauges are not very trustworthy, do you see condensation on the inside walls of the terrarium?


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1469065 - 04/18/03 02:13 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

AM seems to know his shit, but dunking still might be worth a go.

Dunk them by soaking your cakes in a sterile, closed container with water overnight. A good place to do it is in the fridge. This cold-shocks, as well.


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Re: Where are all the pin heads? [Re: BigJohnson]
    #1469120 - 04/18/03 02:39 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

no AM, my friend doesn't see condensation on the walls. I think his problem with the humidity might be because he has his perlite in a bowl that is about 4-5 inches wide, he thought he could make up for that by putting about an inch and half of water in the bowl. Maybee he does need to spread the perlite out on the bottom of my terrarium and keep the water at half an inch.
And he thinks that he will try dunking with one of his cakes to experiment. How exactly do you do it? Should he submerge the whole cake in water? Is there a link to a dunking tech you could give me?


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