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InvisibleKlingonFromUranus
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    #1520328 - 05/04/03 10:07 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hey everybody. Just want to introduce myself. I've been doing a lot of research from this site and around the web and I just started to induce pinning on my first set of cakes (yay!!). So far this has been a real positive experience for me so far and I hope to learn as much as I can from you all. Thanks!


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1520333 - 05/04/03 10:08 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: SHiZNO]
    #1520352 - 05/04/03 10:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

welcome!!!!!!!!! :smile:


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: Juice7]
    #1520398 - 05/04/03 10:39 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yay....

try casing your cakes next time, u'll be glad u did.


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: GWAR]
    #1520441 - 05/04/03 10:55 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

and for casing, verm and coco coir are the esiest and best ingredients for a casing layer at any ratio-50/50 or so.


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: jakeholman]
    #1520466 - 05/04/03 11:05 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanx bros. I'm definitely going to case on my next batch which I have incubating on a heat pad right now.

One ques? Is it necessary to add oyster shell to the coco/vermiculite layer, and if so what is it used for? Nutrients? Ph?


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1520481 - 05/04/03 11:12 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Is it necessary to add oyster shell to the coco/vermiculite layer, and if so what is it used for? Nutrients? Ph?



Not absolutely necessary but it helps. It acts as a pH buffer, helping to keep the casing from becoming acidic over time.


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1520486 - 05/04/03 11:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

it is to neutralize the ph from a low acidic level-3 lets say-and raise it to the optimum 7-8. and watch out for that heat pad-you could be cooking the bottoms and resulting in stalled cakes, i highly recommend an incubating chamber. 2 rubbermaids of equal size with a fish tank heater and 2 bricks in the bottom with water is highly recommended.
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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: jakeholman]
    #1520488 - 05/04/03 11:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

and i was specifically referring to sphagnum peat moss by the way


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: jakeholman]
    #1520498 - 05/04/03 11:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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it is to neutralize the ph from a low acidic level-3 lets say-and raise it to the optimum 7-8.



If you are talking about crushed oyster shell you are incorrect. Crushed oyster shell is slow release - it does not alter the pH rapidly. That's why it is used as a buffer.

To change pH quickly, as when adjusting for a peat based casing, a powdered calcium carbonate or lime is required.


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: jakeholman]
    #1520524 - 05/04/03 11:33 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

why the bricks?


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: cheesenoonions]
    #1520548 - 05/04/03 11:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

My friend assumes the bricks are to support the interior container, keeping it off the bottom of the other.


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: dog]
    #1520606 - 05/05/03 12:04 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanx for the warm welcome everyone :cool:

Jake or anyone else, I'm using the smallest size heating pad (about 12''x18'' or so) on the lowest setting with a towel layered between the pad and my jars and then folded around them to keep the heat in and the light out.  I put a digi thermometer + hygrometer in the middle of the jars standing up and it consistently reads btwn 83-88 F, with humidity around 30-40%  Is this ok?  Thanx again

BTW, the first batch I did without the heating pad and it took about 4 or 5 weeks to fully colonize.  This time, I innoculated the jars with a piece of mature mycelium from one of my cakes on friday ala "shroom-wizard" and put them on the heating pad.  So far the mycelium seems to be growing voraciously with the added heat. No contams so far. 

Using cambodian strain given to me by my brother. 


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Re: Like to Introduce myself.... [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1520640 - 05/05/03 12:15 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)


Welcome.


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