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OfflineBatFly
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simple question about dunking
    #1705479 - 07/11/03 12:24 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

sorry if this is dumb, but i couldn't find the answer anywhere in the faq. nowhere have i read if i should clean off the 1/2 inch layer of just verm from the cake when i dunk/cold shock it. this is my first time cultivating and i am aproaching what i believe to be dunk/cold shocking time. an exact and detailed procedure of what any one of you amazing shroomites do for dunk/cold shocking would be most appreiciated. all the dunk teks put it so simply like it's a matter of fact to us newbies. i just need the a retard-could-understand-it-without-a-question dunk tek.
thanx in advancee
and also sorry again if i am dumb
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Offlinekukusz
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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: BatFly]
    #1705484 - 07/11/03 12:27 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

Why remove the verm? The verm soakes up water and creates a nice cheap-o casing effect on BRF cakes. Just leave the cake in the jar, pour some bottled water in there, close it up, tape up the holes or put foil on top of the jar, and place it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Take out, pour the water out, put the cake in fruiting environment. Some people say gently towel off the cake, but in my experience the excess water just evaporates quickly anyways.


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: kukusz]
    #1705501 - 07/11/03 12:39 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

AWSOME!!!!  thankyou, that is exactly the information i was looking for.  what to do, explanations of it, and why.  thank you so very much!  i bet you just helped alot of newbies alongs with me. 
ps, that's a great pic! :smirk: :wink: :crazy:
pss.  DAMN, 3 minutes, no that a quick response!    :smile: :laugh: :grin:

kukusz =  :mushroom2: :mushroom2: :mushroom2: :mushroom2: :mushroom2:


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: BatFly]
    #1705557 - 07/11/03 12:57 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

:smile:

lol no problem... yeah and don't I have a hot monkey!?


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: kukusz]
    #1705567 - 07/11/03 01:01 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

my mouse thinks your monkeys hot!


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: BatFly]
    #1705800 - 07/11/03 02:15 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

Here ya go. Dunking is coverd

Grow Log
Tek : PF
Strain : South American [SA]
Spores : Came from homemade prints. 36 total jars to be injected.
Substrate :Brown Rice Flour [BRF] and Vermiculite [Verm]
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10:15 PM 3/4/03 : Project is started. Jar prep is just putting small holes in the lids for the spore syringe and then taping them closed until inoculation. Tape used is the standard black electrical tape. First batch of jars is mixed. The mix used is 2 parts verm, 1 part water, and 1 part brf. [ This mix is the max fruiting formula by PF.] Mix is put into 1/2 pint canning jars lightly, not packed in, and left it airy. Put substrate in until it reaches the threads of the jar, then add dry verm the rest of the way.
Jars are PCd at 10psi or 240f for a period of 45 minutes. Then jars were left to sit overnight to cool.


8:39 PM 3/5/2003 : First batch of jars injected. (24 jars)

10:04 AM 3/6/2003 : Incubator is running to low 77F. Going to turn it up today.


5:45 PM 3/6/2003 : Second batch of jars is in the PC will be injected tomorrow. Turned up incubator runs at 83F. 86F is the best and if the incubator is 83F and myc growing in the jars is suppose to create a little heat I figure this should work out well.

1:11 PM 3/7/2003 : Second batch of jars is done. (12 jars)

12:10 PM 3/9/2003 : Jars are doing good, no signs of contams


2:54 AM 3/19/2003 : Tape removed from the holes today and coffee filters put over the top of the jars for added protection. Holes were opened so the CO2 in the jars could escape. I gave 12 jars to a friend who kept fucking up. 24 jar?s about 75%done.


12:13 PM 3/22/2003 : Well it's Saturday and the jars will probably be done by the 25th. So it was 36 jars. 12 were given to a friend, 24 done by Tuesday.

10:26 PM 3/23/2003 : 15 jars were done enough to put into dunk. I dunk and cold shock before birthing and after every flush. The other 9 jars have a spot the size of a pea that has to be covered so I'll do those on the 25th.


7:17 PM 3/24/2003 : 15 jars put into the pod. Put in and put a layer of moist verm on top. With geolite I just put the cakes on it. With some other chambers I put the cake on a lid filled with verm. This is done to give the shrooms on the bottom and the top of the cake some added moisture.
The other 9 jars just finished so I'm going to give them a couple more days to make sure the middle of the cake is done.


4:57 PM 3/27/2003 : 5 More cakes birthed today, 4 left going to do them tomorrow or 3/29/2003

3:58 PM 3/29/2003 : Well I lost another cake. My wife's little 1 cake pod made from a 2 liter and a small fish pump and a little geolite used up her last cake so I gave her a SA to grow. The last 3 are in the cold shock dunk.
So the total is 36 jars done all colonized with no contams. 12 given to a friend, 1 to the wife, 23 mine

12:08 PM 3/30/2003 : Last of jars put in

12:02 PM 3/31/2003 : The first 15 cakes are pinning nicely and some have shrooms coming from the bottom.


11:01 AM 4/3/2003 : Things look to be going well.


1:02 AM 4/4/2003 : Took the first flush from four of the cakes. More will be done later today.


5/8/2003 : Total 23 cakes 164 grams dried.


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: Magash]
    #1706184 - 07/11/03 04:23 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

lol I love Magash - always whoring his amazing results :smile:


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Re: simple question about dunking [Re: kukusz]
    #1706673 - 07/11/03 07:26 PM (14 years, 14 days ago)

i got an idea magash!  you'll enhoy this one! :cool:

check the mushroom cultivation area in a few!


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