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Offlinekr0n
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it's been a week =/
    #2185582 - 12/17/03 05:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i'm basically using the pf tek with my puerto rican PC.. and its been a week, and still no myc. I waited a good 36 hours after sterlization to inoculate, and used about a cc per 1 pint jar, half cc per side.

i havent found a good heating method for the jars yet, so temps have been around 67-70F.. (its winter, its cold, running the heater is expensive). A friend thinks that my temps are too low, but im not so sure, you guys have any comments or suggestions? i appreciate any help you may be able to give.


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185593 - 12/17/03 05:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

an attic might be a good place for the jars, or you can put them in a room and put some heaters close to the jars. You're probably going to have to wait longer than 7 days to see rhizomorphic growth (white strandy stuff) pray to the shroom gods and all should be well. Good luck.


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: ChillyShed]
    #2185607 - 12/17/03 05:18 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yes, you're temps are definitely too low. I reccomend building an incubator. You said you're using the PF tek, but you're using 1 pint jars? Clear this up.


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185642 - 12/17/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

temps gotta go up closer to 80 degrees, you gotta up the humidity somehow and since you only used 1cc per pint jar they're gonna take a little longer to colonize. Make sure the jars are sealed up nice with only a tiny hole for gas exchange, you want a little C02 build-up to speed colonization. I'd suggest a big rubbermaid container, a warm spot in the house and a tiny bit of perlite in the bottom to keep the humidity at about 50% or a little more.
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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185658 - 12/17/03 05:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

with lower temps like that it takes much longer too see any growth. it could take weeks or even a month if they are too low. it would be well worth it to build an incubator. imo, you would want then to colonize as quickly as posible so that if there is any chance of comtams the mycelium will have a better chance of beating them out


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: Paul808996]
    #2185795 - 12/17/03 06:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

alright this is my current plan: i am able to fit 2 jars in my heating vent in my room.. temps in there range 80-85 depending on whether or not the heater is on. i have 6 jars, and i'll just rotate the jars every 24 hours.. im not so sure about the incubator thing, because i dont have holes in my jars anyway, i removed the lid in a glove box to inoculate. what do you guys think?


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185872 - 12/17/03 07:15 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

your mycelium needs air to grow...it cant grow with our proper air exchange..


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185874 - 12/17/03 07:15 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

uh, with no holes for air exchange, they may start to grow, but then they will soon stop...especially if you are using the PF tek with pint jars...that's a lot of shit to colonize with no air exchange...put a hole in it...it's not too late!


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2185885 - 12/17/03 07:19 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have my jars in the same conditions and have had no problems.As long as the temp. stays over 67deg.or so they will colonize in 3 weeks which isn't bad for winter time.But I have noticed that B+ seem to do better than some other strains.But I have amizon,eq,taz,and maz.going to and all are colonizing.So I would leave them alone and see if they colonize on there own.Putting them in the heating duct might cook them and leave you with nothing.
Good Luck!!!


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: kr0n]
    #2186529 - 12/17/03 11:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

My imaginary friend hung a electric blanket on a hanger rod in a closet and then put the jars on a shelf above it with a blanket on top. After some adjustments we can now keep the temp within 2 degrees of optimal. Oh yah, Case you Puerto ricans, they do shitty as cakes because their myc. network is so strong the cakes get too dense. once you get the temp right, you will know what i mean about the strenth. Happy shrooming


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Re: it's been a week =/ [Re: thechemist]
    #2186573 - 12/17/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

thechemist said:
your mycelium needs air to grow...it cant grow with our proper air exchange..




I never gave incubating mycelium air exchange, its not necessary.


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