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Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback.
    #2458520 - 03/21/04 10:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: ]
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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: diacamomo]
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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: ]
    #2458896 - 03/22/04 12:08 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Perlite... geolite or lava will replace the ultrasonic just fine. Looking good. Search for geolite or perlite... you'll save some $$$


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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: Rose]
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    #2459104 - 03/22/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

you need brown rice powder and a way to incubate the jars at ~86


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    #2459125 - 03/22/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Thats some good Perlite. Same exact bag my buddy got :smile: hehe...

Perlite is awesome for humidity purposes on floor of terrarium for fruiting cakes.  Don't know bout casings.  What are you doing, cakes or casings?

You will need verm for making the cakes with, and after birth for if you want to DEC.  Also I've read you can do casings with verm too.

Get a bag of natural or organic long grain brown rice and blend it to a chunky powder for the brown rice flour... it seems to work very well. 

To sterilize you jars, you can use big pans with lids.  Put a rag down in the bottom of the pan.  If you use big enough pans you can put 4 jars in at a time...  Put a rag in the bottom, put the jars in, fill with water half way up the jars, put the lid on and put on the stove.  Bring to boil, adjust heat to maintain a low boil, and start you timer.  Cook for one hour, then turn the stove off.  Let the jars sit in the pans overnight to cool.  Innoculate them in the morning, then put them in your incubator if u have one.  86* is optimum.

Edit:  Oh be sure to leave the lids on while the jars are cooking, you want the steam to build up inside.


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    #2459183 - 03/22/04 01:59 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yes, if you are doing cakes, you will need both verm and perlite.

Basically the verm is used for a few of things:

1: Mixing your substrate.  You mix the verm with the BRF with water to make your subrate.

2: Dry Verm Barrier.  If you put dry verm at the top 1/2" of your jars before sterilizing, this will make a sterile layer that will trap any contaminants from coming thru the holes in your jars.  (Speaking of which, be sure to put your holes in the lids before you sterilize, otherwise you'll have a big vaccuum that will be detrimental to your progress).

3: Double End Casing.  After you birth your jars, you can put moist verm on your lid or foil that you will set the cake on.  This provides water for the cake to soak up as it needs.  You also put some on top of the cake and that way you get extra moisture from top and bottom, and this will supposedly increase your yeild.

Now for the perlite: 

Perlite will be used during the fruiting process.  Since you already have it, you may as well hang on to it for when the time comes.  Basically when you get ready to set up your fruiting chamber, youll want to mix some perlite with water and peroxide (not saturated, just moist) and put that on the floor of your terrarium.  This will provide humidity into your controlled environment.  The humidity is necessary for the pins to form and continue to grow.  Cakes like lots and lots of humidity.  A 2" layer should work, adjust according to your cakes specific needs.  :smile:

As for an incubator, it is really easy and inexpensive to build yourself one.  If you've seen the growlog I have going for my friend you can see that he built one out of stuff he had around the house, with the only real expense being the heater.  Look around your house, see what you have to work with, and get creative.  Check out other peoples grow logs, and the incubator teks on this and other websites and use one of those, or incorporate those ideas to build your own using what you already have.  A real cheap way to go is one of those strofoam coolers.  That will make a great incubator with a jar of water inside and a subermigible heater.  Or you can do tub in tub, or a variation thereof.  There are lots of ways to build one and most likely you can find all the things you need right under your nose :smile:.

Good luck!  Hope this helps!


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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: PseudoPsychoSix]
    #2459192 - 03/22/04 02:01 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Perlite replaces your need for an ultrasonic humidifier.


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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: ]
    #2459213 - 03/22/04 02:07 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

the perlite goes on the bottom of the terrarium. its that white stuff on the bottom of like every pic with cakes in it.

perlite has tiny little pores in it that let water in, then let it evaporate easily. when the perlite is moist, it will cause the humidity to rise.

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Re: Prepearing for 1st grow, need some feedback. [Re: ]
    #2459259 - 03/22/04 02:26 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Dude, the jars are fine... now... smoke a bowl... and look at your list. Compare it to the pf tek checklist... and see if you're missing anything.

I think you are pretty good to go... once you get some spores.

Do a search for "tyvek" or "polyfill" too... you won't be sorry...

"Dunk and roll" is another tek worth searching for...

So is the "poor mans pod"...

Good luck... and happy reading... you're almost there.

I'd recomend getting two different strains instead of 2 of the same syringes. Two types is more fun than one... in fact... you may want to search for "strain of the month."


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