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Noob Questions
    #2188143 - 12/18/03 05:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: Noob Questions [Re: DieCommie]
    #2188187 - 12/18/03 05:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

1) Yeah. PF-tek is probably the easiest way to go. And B+ teaches you how to be patient.

2) Here's what I do. I remove the lid and the dry verm layer as much as I can. I fill the jar with tap water, put the lid back on and drop in the fridge for 18-22 hours. Then, I remove the cake from the jar and roll it in a big bowl that contains sterile moist vermiculite.

3) Do it before putting it the the terrarium for the first time. You can make it sit on the lid with verm at the bottom and additional verm on top.


Here's the result :




Note that after a couple days sitting in the terrarium, mycelium covers most of the side verm.

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Re: Noob Questions [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2188428 - 12/18/03 07:02 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

If you put the water in the jar, won't only the top of the cake absorb any moisture?


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Re: Noob Questions [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2188438 - 12/18/03 07:06 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)


Most of the times the cake shrinks a little bit while colonizing so there is always a little space between substrate and jar.

It's always completely submerged in water and the cake is actually floating in the jar.

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Re: Noob Questions [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2188448 - 12/18/03 07:12 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Great, thanks. I have some fully colonized cakes and I think I'll try that right now!


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Re: Noob Questions [Re: Comfortably_Numb]
    #2188675 - 12/18/03 09:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Definitely dunk before birthing and in between flushes. I'd use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the dunk water. Good luck!


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Re: Noob Questions [Re: DieCommie]
    #2189091 - 12/19/03 01:00 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: Noob Questions [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #2190198 - 12/19/03 01:37 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for all the info! One of those threads says to use dry verm, while the other says to use wet..... I think ill try wet.

fIsh in my head- What are those red balls pictured in your aquarium?


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Re: Noob Questions [Re: DieCommie]
    #2190253 - 12/19/03 01:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The red balls are geolite. It's similar to perlite, but it's non-reflective and I believe it has a couple of other benefits. You can purchase them at most hydroponics stores.


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    #2192795 - 12/20/03 01:40 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Ok i have two more simple questions-

*How cold is too cold? My fridge is barley above freezing (32-33F) and the water bottles in the fridge often freeze up. (Stupid ghetto apartment fridge)

*Should i transfer the cakes to a set of clean jars, or just fill water in the jars there colonizing in?


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Re: Noob Questions [Re: DieCommie]
    #2192800 - 12/20/03 01:46 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

cold shocking cubensis is not needed,only cold climate species need this treatment.so just dunk at room temp for 24 hours then roll them in dry verm,double end case(sit the cake on verm and cover the top with verm also)...mist the whole thing down and put them in your terraruim.


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