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I think my first attempt is a failure(pix)
    #1911123 - 09/12/03 11:33 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I have recently tried to grow shrooms using the PF-Tek. I think that I had the verm/brf mix too wet. I also think that I packed it to tight.

Will this grow


This jar wasnt so tight do you think this is contaminated?



This is a pix of my 2nd attempt. I think the mix was right and it isnt packed too tight as long as my syringe wasnt contaminated this should work.






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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1912235 - 09/13/03 11:45 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The top one looks like it might be ok, how long has it been?

Looks like some green mold beneath the spot of mycelium, also might be a wet spot.

3rd looks like it just hasnt colonized yet. How long has it been?

What was your sterilization method?

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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: mattch1]
    #1912559 - 09/13/03 02:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

bacterial shit
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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: procule]
    #1912734 - 09/13/03 03:10 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The first 2 jars have been about 2 weeks the last jar has only been about 2 days. All the jars were cooked at 10psi for 90 minutes.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1913382 - 09/13/03 07:24 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

No harm in 15psi.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: Jack_Straw]
    #1913640 - 09/13/03 09:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

All the store had was a little 4 quart, 10psi cooker. Im was told that 10psi would work for the PF-Tek, if used longer thatn 60min. I could only cook 3, 1 pint jars.

This is my first attempt at growing this magic fruit and Im severely limited in my funds. So Im going as small as possible. I just want to grow for myself, not to make a profit.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1914944 - 09/14/03 10:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

In your first two pics, your substrate is way too wet. Your thrid pic looks much better.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: djd586]
    #1914952 - 09/14/03 10:37 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I have some green shit growing in the 2nd jar too.

Should I throw it out now?

Will the ones that are too wet make it?

The 3rd jar is one of my 2nd batch. I got the mix right. I just hope my syringe wasnt contaminated!


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1916562 - 09/14/03 10:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

1st pic- You packed the substrate to thigh. Without proper aeration it won't colonize.

2nd pic- Probably bacterial contamination with some green mold, toss it.

3rd pic- The substrate is too wet and probably won't colonize.

You should try again. Don't give up at your first attempt, most people fail the first time they try.
90 min at 10 psi should be ok and i think if you don't have a budget for a new one you're doing fine. You should exercise on the PF recipe, don't pack the substrate and don't make it so wet. If you put too much water when making the substrate, you can squeeze the excess. The ideal amount is when you squeeze the substrate, it only drips, then mix it again with a spoon and just pour it inside the jars.

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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: MAIA]
    #1917378 - 09/15/03 04:55 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks MAIA!
I will toss the whole first batch.

The second batch is showing some growth now that I raised the temp from 75DegF to 83degF. I will hang onto it for a little longer.

When I go hunting agan I hope to fing a good shroom to use for my next print.


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    #1920818 - 09/16/03 09:35 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: Adden]
    #1922870 - 09/16/03 09:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

This is one of the jars in my second attempt.




It is showing some growth.

I will have to take more pix cause I think one of the jars is comtaminated. I am color blind and have trouble seeing the contamination.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1922929 - 09/16/03 09:30 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Can you take a pict. of the bottom pretty please and wal-mart has good 8qt PSI cookers for $40.00.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: casper702]
    #1924739 - 09/17/03 12:14 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Now, that substrate is looking better. Just have a little more patience.

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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: MAIA]
    #1925096 - 09/17/03 02:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Casper, I will post a pix of the bottom of that jar when I get another 400kb.
It should be sometime this evening.
I also have a pix of one of the jars that I think is contaminated.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: niteowl]
    #1925264 - 09/17/03 03:38 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The top jars look like the substrate is too compacted.


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Re: I think my first attempt is a failure(pix) [Re: baraka]
    #1928340 - 09/18/03 09:33 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I think you will have a much easier time using 1/2 pint wide mouth jars your first time. A friend of mine did 40 in one batch with no contamination yet.. at least up untill birth...


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