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OfflineZ_Hound
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First timer
    #2153360 - 12/02/03 11:53 PM (13 years, 5 days ago)

Hello there!
Happy welcome to me.
Just started my first-ever mushroom growing experiment.
Following PF tek.
Innoculated three 1/2 pint jars with ecuador strain ( 4 ml per jar)
Innoculated eight 1/2 jars with PF strain (~1.3 ml per jar)
Have also B+ and T_Cost spore syringes.
Going to do those later upon gaining more experience.

Did not find the following Q in the FAQ or forums:
How bad could it be if I packed my first three jars very tightly with
the substrate? If bad, what is the best way to correct such mistake?

Thank you for your advice,
Z.H.


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Re: First timer [Re: Z_Hound]
    #2153416 - 12/03/03 12:11 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

They may colonize very slowly or stall. Probably nothing you can do at this point.


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Offlinejong21
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Re: First timer [Re: Demiurge]
    #2153622 - 12/03/03 01:26 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

Nothing you can do worth doing..if you want to have the jars colonize within 1 month you'll have to start them over...

Just a word of advice, from my past limited experience...temperature is very important...I've had 1/4 successful grows, the 3 failures were all because I let them get too hot for like 6 hours...keep em at 85 degrees or a little less. Now I have a nice incubator because my experience with leaving them on my subwoofer and heating pads always left me with 1 or 2 jars if any, and some really smelly substrate.


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Re: First timer [Re: jong21]
    #2153681 - 12/03/03 01:46 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

yea they might colonize a little slower, and also 4 ml of spore per jar is wayy to much for half pints


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Re: First timer [Re: GonzoCool]
    #2153720 - 12/03/03 02:01 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

You shouldn't pack the substrate at all. When you leave "holes" throughout the substrate, that's how the mycelium networks. I'd try to keep it a lil under 85 because it's warmer in the jars than outside. That's the thing about mycology.. even if you make a mistake, you learn. Good luck.


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Re: First timer [Re: pillsbury420]
    #2153844 - 12/03/03 02:40 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

You could take the jars out and put them in ziplock bags(sterile upon opening) and let it colonize in a bag. Just make sure you keep all the substrate together and be as sterile as possible.


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Re: First timer [Re: Z_Hound]
    #2153938 - 12/03/03 03:15 AM (13 years, 5 days ago)

welcome Z-hound  :smile:

relax, it's okay. maybe slow, but if sterile, still okay.
go get a digicam - i wanna see  :tongue: 


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Re: First timer [Re: shirley knott]
    #2167457 - 12/07/03 10:19 PM (13 years, 16 hours ago)

Seems that is working to some extent,

in the three jars that were tightly packed i see
several large white spots at the inoculation sites,
some reached the bottom already. keeping them on the top
of my refrigerator, T is around 75 degree F.
One has some black spot it, perhaps contamination, we ll see..

The seven loosely packed jars, innoculated with PF strain,
also show some growth, are kept in a rubbermaid box, around 80 degrees F.
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Prepared seven more jars for B+ strain, this time with newly purchased
pressure cooker ( the first one were sterilized in a pot)

Hopefully, it is going to turn out good. Gonna get a digicam, and will
have some pics soon.

Z.H.


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Re: First timer [Re: Z_Hound]
    #2168197 - 12/08/03 05:34 AM (13 years, 9 hours ago)

i got full collingaztion of 3/12 quart jars in 9 days last time... damn good if u ask me, they were incubated at about 85-100 degrees in the trunk of my car.


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Re: First timer [Re: AnAshA]
    #2168357 - 12/08/03 07:48 AM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

temps that high (above 90 really) would kill the myc, check your thermometer.

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