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OfflineShpongloid
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Incubation Question
    #1775863 - 08/03/03 05:26 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Hey guys and gals, I'm just about ready to start my first little cake grow and I have a question regarding incubation. I want this grow to go as smooth as possible and I want to go about doing everything correctly, so, in order to keep my incubating cakes within the optimal temperature range I bought an aquarium heater and placed it horizontally on the bottom of my 10 gallon aquarium. I then filled the aquarium with about 2.5 inches of water and turned the sucker on. It stays at 83-85 degrees all the time. Now, I am planning on putting my 12 - 1 pint canning jars directly in the water for the incubation phase. Would this be okay? I don't see why it wouldn't be, but I'm a newbie and I just want to make sure it doesn't pose a threat. I am not going to cover the aquarium so there would be little if no humidity, thus the jars' water content wouldn't fluctuate, correct? Any info, advice, etcetera would be greatly appreciated!

Oh, and one more thing. I noticed many of the different cake-teks recommend using 1/2 pint jars, I, as you already know, will be using 1 pint jars. Are there any reasons for 1/2 pints being the recommended size. Do 1 pint jars yeild a significantly larger amount of shrooms?


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1775907 - 08/03/03 05:40 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I did that once and it's didn't work too well for me,I put the jars directly in the water and ALL the lids/tops rusted to shit because with the top on the incubator it kept in all the humidity but if you used a plastic cap you prob be ok


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1775938 - 08/03/03 05:53 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

1/2 pint jars colonize faster...think of 1 pint jars as two 1/2pint jars stacked on top of each other...if you can get the whole surface area of the 1 pint jar to fruit then yeah i'd say it yields more...


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1775973 - 08/03/03 06:04 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

as ps_monkey says, that'll create a 100% humid environment which isn't good. better to float a second tub in the water, and put the jars in that.

oh, and 1 pint jars with pftek are a nono because they take so long, the contam risk skyrockets and they dry out some. check out www.fungifun.org/pf and use drinking glasses. this is anno's site, if you want a pointer. say no more.


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: shirley knott]
    #1776007 - 08/03/03 06:20 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Wait a sec, how could it create 100% humidity if there is no top to my aquarium? I have a top for it for the fruiting stage, but I do not plan on using it for incubation.

What an idiot I am! I'm not using 1 pint canning jars, I took my 1/2 pints for 1 pints and my 1/4 pints for 1/2 pints.


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1776019 - 08/03/03 06:24 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

well if you have no top on it whats to stop the light from getting in the incubator?You don't want to have light nowhere near the jars when incubating.light tells the mycelium it's time to start fruiting along with temp drop so may get pins start to form or your colonize speed slow down and you now have any air born contams able to get at you jars


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Re: Incubation Question [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1776049 - 08/03/03 06:39 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Sorry, I feel like I'm just wasting your time. I did take into account the light factor. You see, my set up is out of the way in a cupboard where no light can reach it. I guess I need to be a bit more detailed with my posts. Anyway, let's assume there is no other factor to hinder the colonization of my substrate. Will what I've described above work... Will my 1/2 pint jars in an aquarium with water at 83-85 degrees F suffice for colonizing the cake without problems?

Once again, sorry for all this and thank you.


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