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cold shocking
    #1928327 - 09/18/03 09:26 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i have just cased 1/2 pint of spawn in two litres of vermiculite casing, its now ready to go in the terrarium,  can anybody advise me about cold shocking... 

1. has anyone done this with success??? if so,

2. when is the best time to shock,

3. and how long for?

4. after the first flush, do i need to cold shock again? and if so

5. how long after harvesting is best?

cheers for your time
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Re: cold shocking [Re: cheese_burger]
    #1928352 - 09/18/03 09:44 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

1. yes, I did this when my casings failed to start pinning. Just put in the frig (covered of course) for 24 hrs.

2. whenever they're failing to pin, either the first pinning or between flushes

3. 24 hours

4. I wouldn't unless I needed to, but that's just IMO

5. ??


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Re: cold shocking [Re: cyndyl]
    #1928934 - 09/18/03 02:39 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)


Most of the people say they do not have any problem without cold shocking... However, i failed a couple of times with some certain strains (especially GT and OI) without chold shocking.... Check for yourself and make your decesion..... :smile:


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Re: cold shocking [Re: ph_plus]
    #1929383 - 09/18/03 04:41 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I cold shocked 12 jars last night, and well I think It was the right move for me because it wasso hot in my grow room like 85 degrees always. So I say try a few

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Re: cold shocking [Re: casper702]
    #1929974 - 09/18/03 07:24 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

1.) hundreds, its very effective as an alternative.

2.) When your species is neglecting to fruit in a proper timely manner.

3.) 24hrs

4.) Generally when the mycelium has stopped vegitative growth and has started fruiting, given you have introduced proper growth conditions, it should keep poppin out shrooms until the end.

5.) If you mean "how long after harvesting a certian flush is it optimal to cold shock it again?" Id say, never. Coldshock once.

Psilocybe Cubensis is a very user-friendly species. Instead of worrying about cold shocking, make sure your terranium is easy to control and manage accurately as possible.

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