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lawn boy

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2 ?'s on popcorn
    #1945978 - 09/23/03 10:30 PM (14 years, 18 minutes ago)

in a slight spot of confusion here and would like some info if you folks have the time.

i shot up a bunch of 1/2 pint and pint jars full of popcorn with liquid myc. had everything go well no cantams, nice myc growth in a couple of days, etc.

my mistake was that i used tyvek filters for the lids, i put no actual lid on, just screwed the band down over the tyvek. seemed like a good idea at the time. but now i have the tops of my jars dried out.

the jar is 3/4's completely colonized and the part that is looks wonderful. its just the top 1/4 that shows no growth and is dry. my ? is can i just dump off the dry corn on top and proceed to casing.

2nd ? is how abouts do i make a casing with just straight popcorn. i plan on using just popcorn and then casing with straight verm. i tried the search but am unsure on how deep to make both the popcorn layer and the verm casing layer.

thanks so much for any help.

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Re: 2 ?'s on popcorn [Re: jumpship]
    #1945992 - 09/23/03 10:34 PM (14 years, 14 minutes ago)

is the bottom wet? Have you shaken the jars to mix around the mycelium?

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Re: 2 ?'s on popcorn [Re: daussaulit]
    #1946047 - 09/23/03 10:49 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

make the popcorn layer 2 to 4 inchs thicker being much better and keep the casing layer about 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches thick. If the popcorn wont shake up in the jars then you can just scrape off the uncolonzied popcorn and case whats left

herbs are fun

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Re: 2 ?'s on popcorn [Re: mushroomspoon]
    #1946215 - 09/23/03 11:49 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

thank you spoon!

and yes i did shake early in the colonizing period. it was just that the kernals that were consumed by myc and ended up at the top dried up. the bottom 3/4 looks great and the top looks as though it will just pour off. they are not clinging to anything.

thanks for the help.

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