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InvisibleMagashM
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The PF Tek
    #2237263 - 01/12/04 04:14 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

I like to post this every so often. Seems to help some.

Grow Log
Tek : PF
Strain : South American [SA]
Spores : Came from homemade prints. 36 total jars to be injected.
Substrate :Brown Rice Flour [BRF] and Vermiculite [Verm]
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10:15 PM 3/4/03 : Project is started. Jar prep is just putting small holes in the lids for the spore syringe and then taping them closed until inoculation. Tape used is the standard black electrical tape. First batch of jars is mixed. The mix used is 2 parts verm, 1 part water, and 1 part brf. [ This mix is the max fruiting formula by PF.] Mix is put into 1/2 pint canning jars lightly, not packed in, and left it airy. Put substrate in until it reaches the threads of the jar, then add dry verm the rest of the way.
Jars are PCd at 10psi or 240f for a period of 45 minutes. Then jars were left to sit overnight to cool.



8:39 PM 3/5/2003 : First batch of jars injected. (24 jars)

10:04 AM 3/6/2003 : Incubator is running to low 77F. Going to turn it up today.



5:45 PM 3/6/2003 : Second batch of jars is in the PC will be injected tomorrow. Turned up incubator runs at 83F. 86F is the best and if the incubator is 83F and myc growing in the jars is suppose to create a little heat I figure this should work out well.

1:11 PM 3/7/2003 : Second batch of jars is done. (12 jars)

12:10 PM 3/9/2003 : Jars are doing good, no signs of contams



2:54 AM 3/19/2003 : Tape removed from the holes today and coffee filters put over the top of the jars for added protection. Holes were opened so the CO2 in the jars could escape. I gave 12 jars to a friend who kept fucking up. 24 jar?s about 75%done.



12:13 PM 3/22/2003 : Well it's Saturday and the jars will probably be done by the 25th. So it was 36 jars. 12 were given to a friend, 24 done by Tuesday.

10:26 PM 3/23/2003 : 15 jars were done enough to put into dunk. I dunk and cold shock before birthing and after every flush. The other 9 jars have a spot the size of a pea that has to be covered so I'll do those on the 25th.



7:17 PM 3/24/2003 : 15 jars put into the pod. Put in and put a layer of moist verm on top. With geolite I just put the cakes on it. With some other chambers I put the cake on a lid filled with verm. This is done to give the shrooms on the bottom and the top of the cake some added moisture.
The other 9 jars just finished so I'm going to give them a couple more days to make sure the middle of the cake is done.



4:57 PM 3/27/2003 : 5 More cakes birthed today, 4 left going to do them tomorrow or 3/29/2003

3:58 PM 3/29/2003 : Well I lost another cake. My wife's little 1 cake pod made from a 2 liter and a small fish pump and a little geolite used up her last cake so I gave her a SA to grow. The last 3 are in the cold shock dunk.
So the total is 36 jars done all colonized with no contams. 12 given to a friend, 1 to the wife, 23 mine

12:08 PM 3/30/2003 : Last of jars put in

12:02 PM 3/31/2003 : The first 15 cakes are pinning nicely and some have shrooms coming from the bottom.



11:01 AM 4/3/2003 : Things look to be going well.



1:02 AM 4/4/2003 : Took the first flush from four of the cakes. More will be done later today.



5/8/2003 : Total 23 cakes 164 grams dried.


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: Magash]
    #2237430 - 01/12/04 05:36 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Very helpful tips and pics, but... 3 days of incubation generated all that mycelium?!? That's incredible, I'd like to know (pls) the paramenters of your incubator (temp, humidity...) and also the species you inoculated... Sorry I'm not able to tell it by looking the pics :-))

Thanx and Greet,

R.


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: Mex]
    #2237470 - 01/12/04 05:50 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

acording to the text that first growing jar is 4 days old. Dark syringe makes a big difference. So does using polyfill filters to provide gass exchange for your growing myc. Magash uses a tub in tub. Do a search and you will find LOTS of info on it.


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: Magash]
    #2237534 - 01/12/04 06:32 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Thank you so much ... I've read the PF tek over and over again but I still smile everytime I read one of these ... oh and I love that first flush! Hehe


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: Magash]
    #2237616 - 01/12/04 08:25 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Magash- Im sort of a newbie at this and i have questions about your revised pf tek (which by the way i think is awesome!)

First ?'s. Why do you have a pump in your incubator, i only have a heater, does this make a difference?

Second ?. When you removed tape from the metal jar lid and replaced it with the coffee filter, do you leave the metal lid on and just cover it with the coffee filter, or do you replace the lid with the coffe filter and put the second lid on to hold the filter?

Third ?. How exactly do you dunk the cakes that are still in the jar? could you please explain in more detail for me. About how long do you cold shock/dunk for? This information would be a very big help to me. Thankyou for passing on your experience to newbies! :smile:


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: KreeprCeepr]
    #2237714 - 01/12/04 09:17 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

1.) If you can find a pump, it's good to use one - they circulate the water around which prevents hot spots and helps prevent nasty crud from growing in the water.

2.) I'm pretty sure he just put the filters on top of the lid - that's pretty standard.

3.) Just pour water into the jar, put a lid on, and stick in the fridge for 12-24 hours. I tend to prefer right in the middle around 18 hours, but it doesn't seem to make a huge difference.


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Re: The PF Tek [Re: mobiusrunner]
    #2237861 - 01/12/04 10:15 PM (13 years, 8 days ago)

Thanks for summing that up for me Mobius. I like to be safe and know how to do things in detail. like i said im a newbie and am always looking for advice! Thank U


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