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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Coir, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

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    #2083374 - 11/08/03 09:30 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well this is my first time with WBS so like any virgin I am making fun but messy mistakes
:smile: HA!

anyway, they are not messy....I have 4Q jars of WBS growing some nice mycelium

but since I am new to this .....before I even saw growth, I was shaking lightly without thinking about how it might effect things, I was trying to see the first signs of growth

anyway.......at one point I thought...."well WBS is quick and this took a long time, I dont think its going to work"
So I unpluged the heater, and the day I went to throw them out I saw the growth I speak of:)

And it seems that its REALLY SPREAD out already, so there is no point int shaking even though some jars seem to be at 50% aye???

I think my foolish shaking already helped me there :smile:?
what do you think???

Also I plan to case with Striaght Coir ,OR, 60\40 verm coir
whats best

I cant wait:)!!!!!HEHEHEHEHHE



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Re: shake shake STOP [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #2083383 - 11/08/03 09:39 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The shaking won't really help unless you can actually mix up the substrate -- I don't see how this is possible if the jar is full.

Someone swore that shaking a jar every day helps to speed things up, but constantly fucking with your jars is a good way to contaminate them.

Edit -- I didn't see quart jars the first time -- if there's room for air you could probably break it up, but it's a pain in the ass.

Just my take.


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Re: shake shake STOP [Re: micro]
    #2083927 - 11/08/03 02:38 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I read in one of the TEKs to sharke the jars immediately after inoculation. So, that is what I did. Growth started out thin, but started all over. In the end it took <2 weeks to completely colonize my whole 7/8 filled jars.

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Re: shake shake STOP [Re: TrippinSpinners]
    #2083937 - 11/08/03 02:41 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

shake after innoc..... shake when u got 5% colon....last shake when it's 50% colon...

works perfec for me.... !


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