Home | Community | Message Board


Magic-Mushrooms-Shop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon Humidity Meter, Perlite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Caps Splitting
    #2308190 - 02/06/04 12:15 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Upon checking my casings today I found a pretty interesting problem. Many of my mushroom's caps have split. They've either prematurely pulled their veil away, or the cap has split into two different sections. I also have a pretty high number of aborts (yesterday they were perfect inch tall mushrooms, today almost a quarter of them have aborted).

I'm pretty sure my humidity and air exchange are fine (I have a PMP with perlite, I also fan/mist once a day) so I can't think of any explanation for this happening.

Here's a picture:



--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Edited by MycoCat (02/06/04 01:25 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinegrowmore
up it goes
 User Gallery
Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 752
Loc: Cow field
Last seen: 3 months, 26 days
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: MycoCat]
    #2308227 - 02/06/04 12:30 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

The normal cause for that is the humidity you may think it fine but you may want to try and up it some because cracking caps indicate that its to dry for them . do you have a humidity gauge and if so did you calibrate it . if you don't know how to do that this is how its done , put the gauge in a zip lock bag or any other air tiet container put some salt in a bottle cap and put in a drop of water or two put it in you container and let it sit for a couple hours then you should get an acurit reading and this way you can tell if your gauge is off a little or right on the dot .
Hope this helps you (growmore)


--------------------
check my journal for my trade list

You see what you want to see not what it makes you see. I see said the blind man to the deaf women .


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: growmore]
    #2308246 - 02/06/04 12:36 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

The humidity definitely isn't too low (in the pic I'll be posting you can see humidity collecting on the sides of the cake pan). But I don't have a humidity gauge to check the exact RH.

Any other ideas?


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Caps Splitting [Re: MycoCat]
    #2308303 - 02/06/04 01:04 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

that sounds like humidity to me too


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: ]
    #2308352 - 02/06/04 01:27 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I just posted a picture.

Do you still think it's humidity, or could there be another reason?

Thanks for the help.


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: MycoCat]
    #2309046 - 02/06/04 04:59 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Bump...


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Caps Splitting [Re: MycoCat]
    #2309069 - 02/06/04 05:05 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

no thats not what I was thinking....I'm not sure whats going on there to be honest


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: ]
    #2309090 - 02/06/04 05:10 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Right now I have two six cake casings in my terrarium and both of them have about %35 of their mushroom's caps split (not to mention about %15 aborts).

Could this be some type of mass mutation, or did I do something wrong?

This has never happened to me before by the way.


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMycoCat
a.k.a. ShroomCat

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 1,042
Last seen: 3 years, 7 months
Re: Caps Splitting [Re: MycoCat]
    #2311898 - 02/07/04 03:57 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

This sucks.

I checked the casings today and found that one of the casings had stalled (no growth whatsoever during the night, other than the fact half seemed to abort and the other half have their caps starting to pull away when they're less than an inch tall) but the other had grown; but half the caps on the casing that grew had begun to peel away as well.

So, in reaction, I did a few things. First off, I dug up my air wands to see if they were working. They were, so I mixed up the perlite very well in case it had compacted and was restricting air flow. Secondly, I misted both casings heavily (to answer your question preschooler, yes the casings are pulling away from the sides a bit). I then fanned the whole thing.

I'm planning on fanning twice a day now (once in the morning and once at night) and also misting heavily each time. Do you think this will be enough to stop the rest from splitting? Because as it stands right now my yields are going to be significantly reduced by this, to say the least.

Here's a picture taken this morning:


--------------------
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.

Meow.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon Humidity Meter, Perlite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Lil help, Monotub - caps splitting in center **HD Pics** DZ 2,611 19 05/15/09 10:34 PM
by veda_sticks
* Caps splitting - Please Help - Emergency! TheDude1234 1,327 5 03/31/02 09:44 PM
by cookiewhore
* caps splitting too much rh%? mtnbob 931 2 10/18/02 01:08 PM
by Green_Velvet
* Cap splitting as the veil is breaking...can I print it? patchwork 646 4 06/29/05 01:11 AM
by Roadkill
* Caps Splitting.... afdispatch 776 4 12/08/02 09:40 PM
by MuShARoom
* Cap Splitting discoabe 1,218 11 05/15/04 12:26 PM
by CptnGarden
* Caps splitting infamous 435 2 03/06/05 10:05 PM
by infamous
* Cap Splitting FarmerD 479 1 02/01/05 03:34 PM
by dobinky

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
4,970 topic views. 28 members, 94 guests and 43 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MushroomCube.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.024 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 16 queries.