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How effective is cold shocking?
    #1497472 - 04/27/03 10:06 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

It seems to me that if cold shocking were this great method that more people would be doing it. I have two trays that have been birthed for 2 weeks with no pins. Would cold shocking do anything? What about just dropping the temp to 50f instead of putting in the fridge?


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: thrice]
    #1497564 - 04/27/03 11:34 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Its just another trigger to fruit, not a needed trigger but usfull if your impatient :-)
I have used it succesfully and have fruited the same strains without.
If you wont to give your casings/cakes a push start i recommend it, if you
have time dont worrie about it.
Good luck with them.


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: thrice]
    #1497615 - 04/27/03 12:04 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

How effective is cold shocking?




Sometimes it helps. Doesn't hurt.


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: dog]
    #1498808 - 04/27/03 09:54 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

i cold shocked and had pins in 3 days...my casings that i didnt cold shock ave taken like 2 weeks


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: liftedoff420]
    #1498857 - 04/27/03 10:12 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

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i cold shocked and had pins in 3 days...my casings that i didnt cold shock ave taken like 2 weeks 




thats because it was afraid you were gonna ut it in the freezer next....  :grin:

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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: thrice]
    #1498861 - 04/27/03 10:14 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Not effective at all. This coldshocking business is a myth. In fact, I'd even say it's amongst the TOP TEN list of mycology myths  :wink:


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: OOOO]
    #1498880 - 04/27/03 10:22 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

I'd have to agree with you there. I'm not saying all mushrooms do not respond to cold shocking.. I'm just saying it doesn't really prove significant for cubensis.


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: f8L]
    #1499082 - 04/27/03 11:50 PM (14 years, 29 days ago)

i cold shocked one casin once and it gave me a nice 4th flush...


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Re: How effective is cold shocking? [Re: Robbyrob]
    #1499293 - 04/28/03 12:54 AM (14 years, 29 days ago)

cold shocking doesnt affect fruit or yeilds...it helps trigger pinning..thats its ONLY function...to drastically lower the temp so the mycelia will be taken out of colonizing stage and put into fruting stage


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