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OfflineTheFish
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Starting First Grow with a few questions.
    #2067898 - 11/03/03 01:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Here's the setup:

12-30 1/2 pint jars.
Vermiculite
ArrowHead Mills Brown Rice Flour
Perlite
Miracle Grow Enriched Potting Mix
3 syringes B+ Spores

I've setup a small closet where I live. I have a small fishtank on a stand, and a large suitcase box with a lock on it. I plan on sterlizing my work area completely, and preparing the first 15 jars with the brf and vermiculite, then allowing them to cool before injecting them. I'm going to put the prepared jars in the small box with the lock on it, does this sound like a good idea or should I leave them in a more open space in the closet? After they have fully colonized I plan on using 6 of them to make some casings using the miracle grow potting mix etc. Does this casing have to be in an aquarium with a controlled humidity or can I just cover it and allow the casing to provide it's own humidity? The fishtank has tubing running through the bottom layer of perlite and is connected to a pump to provide air in the aquarium and a raised humidity. I also have a small screen so the remaining cakes will not touch the perlite. I also have an air purifier running in the closet on a low setting. I know it's a lot of questions but I've spent over 2 months preparing for it and don't want anything to go wrong. Thanks


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: TheFish]
    #2067922 - 11/03/03 02:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Cover the casing with with pastic wrap and poke holes in it with a fork. Wait till the casing layer is colonated thenn remove the wrap and place the casing in the fish tank.


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: djd586]
    #2068313 - 11/03/03 05:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ya.... put the casing back in your suitcase and lock it for a couple days to keep them out of light. once you start seeing the mycelium then pop it in the tank.


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: TrippinSpinners]
    #2068355 - 11/03/03 06:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

15 jars us a lot for a first grow... You're gonna have to be careful to check all of them regularly to make sure they dont have contams that can spread. Otherwise your setup sounds pretty damn good.


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: TheFish]
    #2069590 - 11/04/03 08:29 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Be careful with that miracle grow stuff... I have no idea whats in it.. make sure the pH is close to neutral... dont wanna ruin your whole project ...


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: McSmeekle]
    #2069757 - 11/04/03 10:30 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Here's the list of ingredients on the miracle grow soil:

50-60% sphagnum peat moss
composted bark fines
Perlite
A wetting Agent
and a fertilizer

.18-.06-.12

what do you think?


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: TheFish]
    #2069826 - 11/04/03 10:58 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

optimum humidity for cakes and casings is different so ou may want to consider two fruting chambers. The casing will provide it's own humididty up to a point. You will also need to keep an eye on it to mist frequently. Also once they pin they will need some humidity and unless the ambient humididty is really high where you live you should probably get a fruiting chamber unless you are planning on spawning those cakes to a larger substrate that would not need a fruiting chamber. Oh yeah, good job on preparing. Prepare for things to go wrong too. Don't freak out, just learn from it. Wish the very best of luck.


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: thisone]
    #2070049 - 11/04/03 01:29 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I am preparing 2 fruiting chambers. Hoping to try 8 cakes on the perlite. Im planning on putting water with the perlite, and letting the air from the pump raise the humidity to around 95%. With the casing I plan on putting it in the same kind of setup, over perlite on a rack but should I just put water in the bottom of that one too? Or should I just mist it and monitor the humidity? The light source I am using is a 60 watt soft white light bulb. The walls are flat white so I know it will reflect well, and I hope that it will raise my temperatures some because I dont know how I am going to keep the closet around 75-80 degrees.

any suggestions?


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Re: Starting First Grow with a few questions. [Re: TheFish]
    #2073390 - 11/05/03 03:41 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ttt


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