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Stalled popcornTek monotub
    #25343693 - 07/24/18 06:44 AM (2 years, 9 months ago)

Hi, first time grower here. I was following this guide.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-guide-to-growing-mushrooms/

I'm attempting Ecuadorian

Everything was going OK until colonisation of the monotub, which has been running for 12 days now and looks very ... not happening.

I added a casing layer when I started this tub off, which I'm not sure if that was correct or not - but I would have expected different results.

Here's some pics of the popcorn, the verm/coir (which seemed at field capacity to me), and the tub as it was before the casing layer, it got wrapped in a plastic sack for 10 days and when I opened it I was a bit disapointed.  You'll notice the air holes are sealed with plastic over coffee filters.




Start





Humidity and temp


the current sad state



Any thoughts or suggestions.  I'm thinking something serious is wrong here.


Edited by captaindream (07/26/18 06:10 PM)


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: captaindream]
    #25348433 - 07/26/18 06:05 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

I guess there's nothing anyone can tell me about this.

how depressing


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: captaindream]
    #25348454 - 07/26/18 06:18 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

well you added the casing layer at the beginning which essentially all you did was increase your spawn to sub ratio which slows the spawn down. You are suppose to add a casing layer when the tub is near or fully colonized if I am not mistaken if I am wrong someone correct me as I am new to this too. You probably can't see myc underneath but its there. I would give it a little more time. Might be the strain as well. Time will tell. the cakes looked great though.


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: jtraccs]
    #25348685 - 07/26/18 08:27 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

I think you are correct about the casing layer, I don't know what I was thinking - it was a last minute brain fart. However I'm concerned that by slowing down colonisation I've left myself open to all kinds of mold and contamination.

I'll leave it another few days and then take it out of the darkness and put the fan on it. That will tell me if there's anything in the box worth keeping. It seems unlikely.I'm annoyed with myself because it seemed to be going good before this last stage.

I have the required bits to go again.  I just wish I was certain what the mistake was here so I don't repeat it.


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: captaindream]
    #25348741 - 07/26/18 08:58 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

A B+ tub was just started with popcorn as well, and I hope I don't run into any problems. Maybe you just dont have enough spawn?


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: LetsGetSchwifty] * 1
    #25348758 - 07/26/18 09:05 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

Your whole method sucks. From the spawn used to the way the tub is drilled. Start over and follow the links in my signature.


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: 36fuckin5]
    #25348767 - 07/26/18 09:10 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

How thick is your casing layer? If it's thicker than a quarter inch it could take some time before you see the threads poking through the top. If it's very thick like an inch or more you may never see the myc poke through. Put it in to fruiting conditions and be patient. I think you'll get some fruits yet.


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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: elasticaltiger]
    #25348827 - 07/26/18 09:43 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

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elasticaltiger said:
How thick is your casing layer? If it's thicker than a quarter inch it could take some time before you see the threads poking through the top. If it's very thick like an inch or more you may never see the myc poke through. Put it in to fruiting conditions and be patient. I think you'll get some fruits yet.




It may be 1/2 or even 3/4 of an inch thick, so yes. I think there's a chance you are right.  I didn't intend to do a casing layer and misunderstood something I was told.

I'll switch it to fruiting conditions tomorrow and see what happens.
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Re: Stalled popcornTek monotub [Re: captaindream]
    #25350974 - 07/27/18 08:38 PM (2 years, 9 months ago)

and fyi there is no need to leave it in darkness. light and fae from the start is just fine. Perhaps you are over thinking it too much. Try a unmodified monotub. Much easier and more of a set it and forget it grow. Look up BODS UNMODIFIED TUB TEK


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