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Offlinegodot
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Mid-1st grow help request /progress report.
    #2320532 - 02/10/04 05:24 AM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Hello everyone,
    So far I've tried many techniques, fractional sterilization being my method of killing bacteria for grain.  4 qt. popcorn, 4 qt. wbs, 4 pint PF, 4 pint coffee/hominy, some honey, and some karo. 
    I'm looking for the spawn that best works for me, and, in addition, which one I like :smile:.
    Though out of 4 popcorn, 3 were contaminated and thrown out, 2 wbs were thrown out, and the rest I am not certain of.
    On the plus side I believe I've met all of you guy's main enemies (wet spot,  lipstick), minus trich, she hasn't been around yet. :tongue2:
    I am almost certain that fractional sterilization is not my problem,  since one jar of popcorn went okay.  In fact, my problem, I believe, is with the filters I have been using.  I tore apart a new air conditioning filter I had laying around,  and stuffed it in a hole I drilled in the cap.  This seems to have a certain fail ratio associated with it, and I am going to try using tyvek in my next batch :smile:.
    Okay, enough of my rambling, onto my question.

    The uncontaminated jar of popcorn was 100% colonized and cased yesterday.  However, I believe I might have messed up.  The dish I used was too large, the popcorn barely created a thin layer across the bottom.  I seem to have overestimated the amount of grain that I had, and it is definitely not an inch in height across the pan(maybe 1/2").  :shake: I've seen many people suggest that it should be no less than an inch... what do you all think?  Will it work at all?  I put a thin layer of coco/verm on top, and it fills the 1.5" deep pan about 50-75% of the way...
    If it's pointless to continue with this casing, should I try to salvage it into a smaller container?  Or spawn the coco/verm/popcorn mixture into poo/straw?
    Maybe I can fold the aluminum container to push the stuff together?  (instead of a '___' , '\_/' )
    What do you all think?

Thanks for any advice shroomerites,
-Godot
ps This is a very rewarding hobby, and I'd recommend it to anyone (if it weren't illegal).  :rolleyes:


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Re: Mid-1st grow help request /progress report. [Re: godot]
    #2320538 - 02/10/04 05:27 AM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Leave it now, it will work nevertheless.
If the pinning is going to be OK, you will get many, many small fruits.


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Re: Mid-1st grow help request /progress report. [Re: Anno]
    #2321425 - 02/10/04 04:07 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Wow, that would be cool. Okay, I will leave it then. Thanks for the quick response Anno!


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Re: Mid-1st grow help request /progress report. [Re: godot]
    #2321482 - 02/10/04 04:23 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

If its not even 1/4 thick i would put it into a smaller dish. Whats up with the other jars you have? Can you put some of the WBS or PF on top then recase?


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Re: Mid-1st grow help request /progress report. [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2321490 - 02/10/04 04:25 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

"Or spawn the coco/verm/popcorn mixture into poo/straw?" i like this idea best.


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Re: Mid-1st grow help request /progress report. [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2368730 - 02/22/04 07:01 PM (13 years, 5 days ago)

Well I am happy to report that the small, long casing has a LARGE amount of pins on it, most of them are growing decent sized (not that I'd know, this is my first time) just as Anno predicted. The largest pin has gotten what looks to be 'rosecomb', and grabbed a piece of coco/verm coming out (it's absorbing it!)... what a freak! I assume since it's just a mutation it'd be safe to eat.
I'll probably try cloning it, and breeding a whole race of freaks...

At times like this I wish I had a digital camera... it's that heart / stomach wrenching morbid beauty :-D.
In response (late response) to your question Gr0wer, I didn't have any others to case with it, but it looks like it'll be alright anyway.

Thanks again,
-Godot


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