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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Vermiculite

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Steaming PF jars water concentration experiment
    #1916846 - 09/15/03 12:20 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Hi.

As I dreamt, I had some failures with the PF-tek. After some irrelevant induction, I came to the conclusion that my substrate was too dry. I had been using PF's max fruit formula. My hypothesis was that the steaming of the jars (I still haven't bought a PC) was drying the substrate, so I devised an experiment:

SUMMARY
12 jars were prepared exactly the same except for water concentration.

EXPLANATION
Jars were divided into four groups of three. They were made with 1/4cup brown rice powder, 1/2 cup vermiculite and a variable water concentration. They were innoculated with a relatively clear ecuador syringe. Water was as follows:


Group 1: 60cc's per jar (PF max. fruit)
Group 2: 75cc's per jar
Group 3: 90cc's per jar
Group 4: 105 cc's per jar



RESULTS
Ten days later, all members of Group 3 have germinated. No other noticable mycellial growth.

CONCLUSION
At least in terms of germination and early growth, 90cc's per jar seem to be optimal for these conditions.

I think it might be worth testing water amounts between 85 and 95 just to come up with a more precise figure. I'm just happy to have some growth.

I hope this info helps someone. I wish I would have had it a few months ago when I started trying and failing.


cheers!
redoC

EDIT: forgot some details


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Edited by Redoc (09/15/03 12:25 AM)


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Re: Steaming PF jars water concentration experiment [Re: Redoc]
    #1916868 - 09/15/03 12:29 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Forgot another detail: jars were put into already boiling water, covered, and left for one hour. They were then removed from the water, to ensure consistent heating.

redoC


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Re: Steaming PF jars water concentration experiment [Re: Redoc]
    #1918036 - 09/15/03 02:17 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Possible screw-up. Phorid larvae were discovered in Groups 1 and 4. I doubt this invalidates my results, but I still hope nothing hatches in the successful jars.

redoC


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