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two questions
    #2081198 - 11/07/03 03:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

firstly, the compost is about 75% colonized, there are larger portions with no growth, would it be safe and/or smart to use a sterilized spoon to remix the solution evenly?
secondly, the mycelium is growing much like the oatmeal as substrate post, rhizomorphs are growing up off the surface like fingers, is this a sign of impending overlay? would it be wise, once the compost is fully colonized, to cold shock it to help induce fruiting? i sincerely thank you for any replies.


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Re: two questions [Re: being]
    #2081359 - 11/07/03 04:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

assuming it's been less than about twelve days, i'd leave well alone. much longer than that, and i'd think further on it.... it's said that a spawning should be completed within about 14 days (with straw-based, at least) or else contams are likely to awaken from their slumber, hungry, and see unclaimed food lying around.


if it's uncased, it can't overlay - you want it solid white.

if it's bulk-spawned cubensis, no cold shock is needed. let it incubate until 100%white, then (optionally add a casing layer and let this reincubate until myc just visible and then)  change to fruiting conditions. hope i helped. sk



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Re: two questions [Re: shirley knott]
    #2082164 - 11/07/03 09:44 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

eh , im just gonna remove my rant.
-ar393


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Re: two questions [Re: ar393]
    #2083035 - 11/08/03 04:28 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

damn, i like reading rants. what was the general gist?
i can take it. :laugh: 


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Re: two questions [Re: shirley knott]
    #2083201 - 11/08/03 07:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yeah i agree...bring back the rant.


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