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OfflineShannon2633
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Question on colonization
    #1812658 - 08/14/03 08:52 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

so my friend has recently set out to grow mushrooms, she *thought* she had everything she would need and was good to go...

she innoculated 10 1/2 pint jars (PF tek) with Mazatapec spores on 8-3-03... she still barely sees any colonization going on.... just a TINY bit.

she neglected to put the jars into a incubator but did have them at a temperature of about 75-80 and in a dark place. Today she decided to change that up a bit and put them in a box with a under-the-tank reptile heater on TOP of the box (she knows putting it under will dry them out). The temp inside the box is now at about 84 degrees.

Do you think this will speed up the colonization of these jars or do you think something else may be wrong?

any suggestions or input would be great!


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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Shannon2633]
    #1812671 - 08/14/03 09:00 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Slow colonisation is usually due to either:

The substrate being packed down too hard (it should be very light and fluffy)

The ingredient rations being wrong

There being too much or too little water

Or spores of a low quality

So it might be one of these things. Perhaps.

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Re: Question on colonization [Re: OJK]
    #1812705 - 08/14/03 09:30 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Too low a temperature will also slow colonization; optimal temperature during the colonization phase is ~85F.

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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Diploid]
    #1812727 - 08/14/03 09:44 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks guys,  I think maybe it was just a bit too cold for them...

Hopefully this heater will work.  My terrarium sure is getting lonely with nothing to grow :frown:

I didnt pack the substrate tightly,  so I doubt it is that.
Hopefully its not the spores either.

I guess I will just wait and hope that this heater works.

Thanks again!


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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Shannon2633]
    #1812789 - 08/14/03 10:24 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Just be patient. I wanted a month for my Malabars to colonize. They were anolder syringe, and bang we ate them little bastards 2 months after inoculation and all I can say is WOO HOO!


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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Shannon2633]
    #1812990 - 08/14/03 11:46 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

you can just leave them in the box they came in, wrapped on the inside with foil and placed on top of a space heater set on low.



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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Shannon2633]
    #1813050 - 08/14/03 12:11 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

"so my friend has recently set out to grow mushrooms"
and then
"I didnt pack the substrate tightly, so I doubt it is that."

...
*cough*
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Re: Question on colonization [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1814224 - 08/14/03 05:52 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Mayby she packed the substrate for her friend :lol:

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