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Offlineshroomidel
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Hmmmm....
    #1987757 - 10/07/03 08:12 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Damnit. It's been more than a month and my ONE jar has not fully colonized. For the first 4 weeks(!) of colonization the jar was sitting happily behind my VCR at a good house temp of around 75-70 degrees. Then, just recently I moved it into a dark dark closet w/ a heating pad with a towel on top of it and a small rag wrapped around the jar. Still, no increments in mycelial growth. What am I to do? Should I take out the half-colonized cake and remove the extra verm+brf substrate, or wait and see what happens?


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1987766 - 10/07/03 08:15 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

does the jar have air exchange? if not that can cause a jar to stall in that way.


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1987814 - 10/07/03 08:37 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

no i guess it doesnt. the lid is tightened all the way. i flip the jar over constantly cause i heard this can spread some air around in there.


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1987868 - 10/07/03 08:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Taking off the tape and flipping the jars should speed colonization. Try getting them to around 85 degrees as well. Shouldn't take more than 3 weeks with these parameters......


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1987950 - 10/07/03 09:22 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

should I just take the tape off all the way and leave it like that?


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1987983 - 10/07/03 09:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Light is bad for growing mycelia, it induces pinning. Like Newspore said, try and get your temps. up to 85 or so. I think darkness and temps are the first thing you need to worry about.


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: atomic1]
    #1988500 - 10/07/03 11:50 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah, I know light is bad, thats why I have it in my closet.
temp is pretty good (around 85 - 90 ) as it's on a heating pad. :cool: 


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Re: Hmmmm.... [Re: shroomidel]
    #1988681 - 10/08/03 12:58 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Cakes usually won't pin until fully colonized. Light shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Take the tape off. Stalled jars need air. If you have a verm layer, you're good to go. It will stay sterile. It is so colonized already, most contams won't stand a chance.


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