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LC pf tek record * 1
    #25868524 - 03/11/19 11:02 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

Although this is my first post on Shroomery, I’ve completed a few successful grows in the past using the PF-Tek for simple minds method with a few improvisations, One of those was a total failure, where I attempted to revive some spores in a brf substrate from a cracked Petri dish :smile:. My first grow was 10 years ago when was 18 and  brought some spores back from Amsterdam. Thus far that’s been the most successful.

For the past two grows I’ve been using some Syringes I got from a friend of a friend

The reason I decided to post this grow was due to some misinformation floating around out there regarding how long you can keep syringes. From what I’ve read on the forum, the recommended time is somewhere on the order of a few months, with the outlier (not recommended) at about 6-12 months. There have been a one or two  posts I’ve come across that claim something like 1.5 years.

While this is by no means recommended, the expiration date on the syringe I used in this grow is over 3 years old, and for my past grow it would have been 1.5 years old. The previous grow was a limited success ( low yield ), however the sterility seems to be a non issue this time around as well as the last time.

To recap the previous grow:

Costa Rican P.C
Brf cakes using spore filled syringe
1 month for colonization
2 weeks to pin in FC
2 flushes
2 grams total yielded ( 4 1/2 pint cakes ) lol

Some of you are probably thinking...why in the hell would I go to the trouble of growing mushies with the same syringe date if it yielded 2 grams (0.5 grams per cake) 1.5 years ago.... and most/if not all of you would be right to ask.

I don’t really have an answer aside from the fact that I love the process,. And I wanted to see if it was possible.

For this grow I’m using Hawaiian PC, and I’m about 11 days into the Shotgun FC, with no signs of contam. If we’re following the previous grow, that would mean I’m roughly a work week away from the first pins! Ohhh yeaaaa ( koolaid guy breaking through the wall)

Since my yield was sooooo low last time and I’m out of spores,  I’ve set my self up to run a clone on agar once the first flush ( if the first flush) matures.

If any of you peeps can beat my record, lay it on me. Fingers crossed that my grow fruits lol.

Here are the pictures that your limbic system craves.



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——-And here are the photos from my last grow:———





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I hope y’all get a kick out of the shotgun FC from my last grow. I had to go out of town for a week , so I setup a UI for remote monitoring and climate control :smile:


Edited by Chicachicaboom (03/14/19 11:27 AM)


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25868531 - 03/11/19 11:05 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

youre growing like its 10yrs ago. welcome back. read up on new teks and guides.


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: mushboy]
    #25868580 - 03/11/19 11:33 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

Thx mushboy

For the next run I was planning on cloning w/ agar, colonizing in grain, and then spawning to bulk in a mono tub.

I wanted to keep it simple this time, since the syringe was a gamble.

If you have a TEK in mind, feel free to drop me a link and blow my mind
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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom] * 2
    #25868588 - 03/11/19 11:35 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

i learned mostly by reading people signature links.:derfase:


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: mushboy]
    #25868593 - 03/11/19 11:37 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

Quote:

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i learned mostly by reading people signature links.:derfase:




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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25868596 - 03/11/19 11:38 PM (11 days, 17 hours ago)

Was that your FC being monitored by a webcam attached to your computer? Thats adorable :datass:

So did u get any spores? Did u make any clone?


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Mr. Funguy] * 1
    #25868607 - 03/11/19 11:41 PM (11 days, 16 hours ago)

Quote:

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i learned mostly by reading people signature links.:derfase:




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peoples** :blush:

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classic.:popcorn:


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: mushboy]
    #25868609 - 03/11/19 11:42 PM (11 days, 16 hours ago)

So classic :awehigh:


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: LogicaL Chaos] * 1
    #25868685 - 03/12/19 12:14 AM (11 days, 16 hours ago)

Lol... logical chaos has jokessssssss

That does look ridiculous, but read the post clownnnnnnn...and make me a balloon.

Theres a Custom C# UI in one of the photos that I used to control the FC  lights, fans, and heater w/ humidity feedback... and a webcam to see if they started growing while I was out at a conference. I would just remote into the PC connected to the FC.

PC to the FC:crazy2:


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25868709 - 03/12/19 12:25 AM (11 days, 16 hours ago)

Big Brother: Shroomery Edition

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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: LogicaL Chaos] * 1
    #25874761 - 03/14/19 11:13 PM (8 days, 17 hours ago)

12 days into the FC!

I’m hoping to get some pins here in the next couple days.



The RH is has been holding steady at 99%, and the temp in the low 70s/high 60s. They were dunked for 24hrs before I put them into the FC, but I didn’t roll them.

I haven’t been fanning.. just opening the FC up for a few minutes twice a day to aid in FAE.

The cake on the right concerns me a little. It stopped developing fluffy mycelium in that front spot.

Is it possible it’s a contam issue??

Also, should I be fanning them, or just let them be? There are plenty of holes with poly(top) and microtape (bottom)



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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25874932 - 03/15/19 01:07 AM (8 days, 15 hours ago)

I have several questions. One, is your FC a HC/SGFC hybrid?

Second, u should trim back that foil to just around each cake. Less is more. Ok, that wasnt really a question.

Third, how come no dunk and roll?


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: LogicaL Chaos]
    #25875025 - 03/15/19 01:54 AM (8 days, 14 hours ago)

Thanks for the tip. Do I even need the foil at all?

I guess you could call it a hybrid of sorts. I built it based on a bulk tek that required no misting/fanning. I also liked the fact that the chamber used filtering in the holes, since I haves  a couple pups running around the house during the day time. I didn’t want too much bacteria making its way inside.

I added a few extra holes for FAE. I also added 1/4” weather strip to the top which raised the humidity from ~95 to 99%..

Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I’m worried it’s not getting enough FAE. Should I be fanning these puppies, or just be patient and let it play out?


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25875032 - 03/15/19 01:59 AM (8 days, 14 hours ago)

I find fanning unneeded. Its the passive FAE u want. Also im not sure how efficient the perlite will be with your hybrid design. Time will tell.


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25875068 - 03/15/19 03:03 AM (8 days, 13 hours ago)

You should've followed the tek. You may have some results, but it's always recommended to follow teks in the beginning. Bacteria won't do anything to your mycelium if it's fully colonized and healthy.


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    #25875079 - 03/15/19 03:32 AM (8 days, 13 hours ago)

ill just drop in and say hello. buncha links in my sig. a buncha things to improve on, and some reading to do.


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Ziran]
    #25875150 - 03/15/19 07:00 AM (8 days, 9 hours ago)

No such thing as bad syringe. They expire when they don't germinate anymore. Since your syringe worked it's inherently fine. The conditions explain the low yield.


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: bodhisatta] * 1
    #25875155 - 03/15/19 07:09 AM (8 days, 9 hours ago)

wot in tarnation


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: southbounpachyderm] * 1
    #25875448 - 03/15/19 11:34 AM (8 days, 5 hours ago)

I trimmed the foil back per logical chaos’s suggestion



No doubt this grow is not optimal. My goal for this grow was ONLY to get a first flush for cloning. The AGAR and SAB are ready and waiting.

Is there anything else I can do to improve the performance of this grow right now, in order to trigger pinning?

Or should I just dance with the girl I brought and see what happens??


Edited by Chicachicaboom (03/15/19 11:50 AM)


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Re: LC pf tek record [Re: Chicachicaboom]
    #25875480 - 03/15/19 11:53 AM (8 days, 4 hours ago)

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