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Invisibleidiotek

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beginner casing..
    #2446803 - 03/18/04 01:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I would post pics right now but I didn't want to use my buddy's camera without asking..


Anyway, my friend's friend colonized a few jars of what I think are called "tapalpas".  I am not entirely familiar with the different strains of cubensis or other psilocybin mushrooms.  Once they were fully colonized, he cased them with peat moss and vermiculite, and they've since been resting in a humid (probably could be more humid) and dark environment..  it's been about a week.

Yesterday, my friend's friend peeked inside and noticed a few spots where pins had pushed themselves about an inch out of the upper casing layer.

they're really light colored pins, though.. and they haven't shown much if any improvement since they sprouted, which was probably yesterday.  air circulation is done 2 - 3 times per day, but the humidity is definitely minimal..

should he try to raise the humidity and air circulation?  it would suck for those pins to abort and the casing fail or something.. luckily, just in case it does, he has a single cake on perlite in a mini-terrarium next to it in hopes that he can salvage at least one spore print from this strain.  :smile:

any help would be appreciated.. sorry for the lack of photos or detail on my part, I'm relatively new at this.


Edited by idiotek (03/18/04 01:00 PM)


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Re: beginner casing.. [Re: idiotek]
    #2446885 - 03/18/04 01:29 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Waht are the casings in? They should at least be in a decent sized tupperware container. The casing layer will provide the humidity in an enclosed space. If you've got mushrooms growing give them light right away and yeah just keep fanning. And if the first flush is weak, just dunk the casing and wait again...you might be surprised by the increased size of fruits in flush #2!


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Re: beginner casing.. [Re: mockeylock]
    #2446895 - 03/18/04 01:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks a lot!

they're in a large Rubbermaid container.. what sort of temperature should be maintained?


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Re: beginner casing.. [Re: idiotek]
    #2446911 - 03/18/04 01:38 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The idea is to incubate your casing for a couple of days at colonization temperature(84-86 degrees) until the mycelium begins to take hold of the casing layer. When the mycelium begins to peek through the casing, then you drop the temp to around room temperature, give light, and air it out regularly. This initiates pinning. Just maintain these conditions until it's pickin' time!


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Re: beginner casing.. [Re: mockeylock]
    #2447397 - 03/18/04 03:54 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i thought the ideal pinning temps were around the mid-to-upper 70's.  not room temp. am i mistaken?  :gd_icon:


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Re: beginner casing.. [Re: idiotek]
    #2447454 - 03/18/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

depends on the subspecies of the strain, which i assume is p. cubenis...but ya, around 72-76 work for me


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