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Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question
    #25274722 - 06/17/18 05:21 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

Hi all...
First off a quick introduction - I'm a 59yo who wants to, um, study the effects of mushrooms for the first time. I looked everywhere amongst friends and acquaintances (or at least their grown children) for a place to purchase same, then realized growing was going to have to be it. I've done sooooo many things wrong, or at least ill-advisedly. Bought the spores with a cc. Didn't use a recommended vendor (because I didn't know better!) Bought a dad-gum grow kit that I then realized was useless, opened an account here with a forum username I've used elsewhere...not even mentioning that I evidently need to have some DOD-level IT experience to hide my computer activity!!

And don't get me started with the huge gallery of images of "what a contam looks like!" So many things can go wrong!

OK, OK...to my question: jars are pinning without having fully colonized. My understanding is that I birth these puppies NOW.. (right?)


Oh...yes, I used the jars that came with the grow kit. Way too full, I know

What then about the jars that are not fully colonized? Do I birth them anyway? Wait until they're ready and then add them to the bc?

Also, if my jars have made it this far uncontaminated, am I out of the contam woods?

Thanks

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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: GrowGrannyGrow]
    #25274983 - 06/17/18 07:24 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

I wouldn't fruit them yet. If you take them out now, you will most definitely get some trich on there. Just leave them alone. Let them grow in vitro if you have to. But taking them out now will ruin all lf your hard earned rewards.


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: CloudLight19]
    #25275045 - 06/17/18 07:55 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

give em the week it needs. the mushies will be just fine.


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: Ziran]
    #25275302 - 06/17/18 10:31 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

Oh, sh!t! I was so sure y'all were going to say to birth them. So I did. : ( I've got them soaking overnight. Am I really screwed?! I was so proud to have succeeded thus far despite my newbie-ness.

Why does early birthing cause tric?

I guess that answers my 2nd question- once you birth them are you safe from contam. Obviously not

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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: GrowGrannyGrow]
    #25275800 - 06/18/18 05:07 AM (2 years, 7 months ago)

I also read a couple of times to birth the cakes once they start pinning. I don't think you are terrible wrong. Just go ahead now.

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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: GrowGrannyGrow]
    #25276918 - 06/18/18 06:05 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

You'll probably be alright. Maybe you'll only get one flush, but that will be alright. :smile: You'll do better next time!

Sorry, I've never done cakes, but if you're getting large pins in them, I have read to simply wash off whatever isn't colonized and fruit them. So that is repeating what I have read, not my experience.


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: ShroomyToons]
    #25277371 - 06/18/18 09:13 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks. I've got them washed off and in the fc. We'll see.

This could be my one and only grow, depending how my experience goes. Can't wait to try!


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: GrowGrannyGrow]
    #25277674 - 06/18/18 11:37 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

It looks like a large portion of the center isn't colonized yet. Which means that all of that substrate is open for whatever lands on it. Just keep a watchful eye for strange colors and smells. If it atarts to go bad toss it. Definitely don't eat anything from a contamed cake.


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: CloudLight19]
    #25278199 - 06/19/18 08:17 AM (2 years, 7 months ago)

So do you still have your spore syringe? If so, maybe do some agar and then after you have that isolated, go ahead and go to grain with it and do a monotub or shoebox grow.

Nice to see another woman on here, too! We're a minority here, but it's all good.


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: ShroomyToons]
    #25279713 - 06/19/18 09:57 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

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CloudLight19 said:
It looks like a large portion of the center isn't colonized yet. Which means that all of that substrate is open for whatever lands on it. Just keep a watchful eye for strange colors and smells. If it atarts to go bad toss it. Definitely don't eat anything from a contamed cake.



Ah...I get it now. I did roll it in verm, so maybe that'll shield it from bad stuff?

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So do you still have your spore syringe? If so, maybe do some agar and then after you have that isolated, go ahead and go to grain with it and do a monotub or shoebox grow.




No. So outta luck there
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Nice to see another woman on here, too! We're a minority here, but it's all good.



Likewise!


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: GrowGrannyGrow]
    #25279819 - 06/19/18 10:50 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

I wouldn't count on verm to keep it protected. But I wish you the beat!


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: CloudLight19]
    #25280277 - 06/20/18 07:02 AM (2 years, 7 months ago)

Verm is really to keep the humidity levels more consistent. It's not going to protect the cake from contaminating though.

Maybe it will be strong and outrun any of the bad stuff. That would be nice, huh?

Anyway, if you keep posting and get over 50 posts and are in a spore legal state, then you can check out the marketplace and maybe catch someone doing free prints and then you can either scrape spores to agar, or make your own spore syringe and go from there.

Not sure if you know or not, but the search function to use is the one that says "search posts" next to the forum index link in the bar that has your account name. The one in the upper right that is more like your standard white bar that is common on forums is almost guaranteed to give you old and outdated info that will just confuse you.

Best to you, and I hope you get some mushrooms for your efforts!


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Re: Newbie...Intro and Pin & Colonization question [Re: ShroomyToons]
    #25287374 - 06/23/18 03:31 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

I am getting some nice fruiting and so far, so good, no contams. They're smaller than I expected. Maybe that's due to my premature birthing?

Some are ready to harvest, which I'll do tomorrow because I have friends coming over tonight and don't want to explain the dehydrator. I'm not ready to consume yet.

Another newbie mistake - I inoculated with both Z and Thai Tantric then mixed up the jars and now have no idea which is which. But interestingly 6 are farther along than the other 6...maybe that's a hint.



Meanwhile I guess I'll start figuring out how to do this again with fewer mistakes.


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