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CrashTest PF Tek Grow
    #26823584 - 07/14/20 07:42 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

Hey guys how’s it going. Fairly new member to the forums but I’ve known about Shroomery for over 10 years and had only 1 successful pk tek jar back then, and haven’t been able to get back into cultivating until now. :sun:

My goal for this is to update as time goes, and eventually I will move to agar.

Inoculated twelve 1/2 pint wide mouth brf/verm jars between 6/21-6/27 with a B+ MSS. I lost two due to some mold after a week, which I tossed, bleached, sterilized and reinoculated, and now four more are showing signs of bacteria. I attribute this to my poor sterile tek while learning.

These are the four funky/questionable jars,  I have them isolated, waiting for full colonization to mix with some coir and put outside. I will NOT be opening these jars inside



Question- is it safe to eat dried mushrooms if they grow outside from these bacterial cakes ?

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I’ve learned a lot and from what’s left was able to birth two cakes today after seeing full colonization on 7/8:eek:



I have two more jars that fully colonized 7/11,



And two more at 95%


I also inoculated 10 more brf/verm jars of APE MSS on 7/11 and you can see that starting to germinate here


I got a bunch of jars going.



Hoping to see my contam rate go down as well, As Ive improved on my sterile tek. I use a SAB and sterile procedure but it gets warm in my closet setup which is invitation for contams. usually I’m able to keep it around 78 though when it’s 90 outside.

Going to be utilizing Mateah’s HC Tek for BRF cakes using 5L tubs and slightly over hydrated coir, after a 20 hour soak I’ll put those first two into fruiting and post updates. Minimum two cakes per tub, for a better microclimate.

Any tips appreciated
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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26823744 - 07/14/20 09:03 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

Hey CrashTest, good to see your getting a few good jars off to a start here, I would say more than likely it's the MSS, or you've answered your own with sterile proc, you definitely got to get your agar session going though, nothing like good clean practice, whether or not it's needed for pf-tek it just helps to have a clean culture to rule out contams there in the first place. 

You planning on cloning?

My two cents on fruits growing from bacterial sub would be if they grow and their not slimed up and look ok, dry n try or you can boil up and make a tea from them if there's enough

Good luck man and I'm gonna keep eye on your updates


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: ROTIFIER]
    #26823759 - 07/14/20 09:17 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

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Hey CrashTest, good to see your getting a few good jars off to a start here, I would say more than likely it's the MSS, or you've answered your own with sterile proc, you definitely got to get your agar session going though, nothing like good clean practice, whether or not it's needed for pf-tek it just helps to have a clean culture to rule out contams there in the first place. 

You planning on cloning?

My two cents on fruits growing from bacterial sub would be if they grow and their not slimed up and look ok, dry n try or you can boil up and make a tea from them if there's enough

Good luck man and I'm gonna keep eye on your updates




Thanks dude, already got my media bottles and just waiting for my plates to arrive. I’m planning at minimum to get as many prints as I can, and hopefully have plates ready to clone. I don’t have a PC yet but I think I can do it in an instapot or steam sterilize, for a test run to see if it will work. If not I’ll invest in a PC sooner rather than later.



I actually was thinking about that, is it possible to clone a dried shroom?

As far as the bacterial jars go, as I stated I won’t open those inside at all, so most likely I’ll bring them outside with some coco coir and just crumble them up near my garden. Then I’ll make sure to clean myself before going back to my spawn closet


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26825448 - 07/15/20 05:03 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

Well here we go, after about 20 hours of soak time, rolled in verm and set into the fruiting chamber/HC tek.

RH in the room is about 50%, after 10 mins in this tub the RH inside is already 85%, lid unlatched. I removed the small handles which left two holes at the top which I covered with micropore tape. I have issues with gnats because we have so many house plants and a bunch of roommates. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to colonize a bulk substrate until I get a handle on the gnats.

Everything smelled awesome and I’m just going to leave it alone and see what happens.



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    #26825467 - 07/15/20 05:19 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

fresh cakes do have nice smell.wait till you open fruiting chamber the smell will be more amazing.


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    #26825498 - 07/15/20 05:51 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

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I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to colonize a bulk substrate until I get a handle on the gnats.



Gnats can't invade your substrates if you have the lids on during colonization.
Also Idk how a few gnats would possibly mess up a colonizing substrate, never had that happen to me altho I've seen a few gnats over the years :super:
Agar as all liquids can be boiled/steam sterilized :thumbup:


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: Mateah]
    #26825501 - 07/15/20 05:55 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

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I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to colonize a bulk substrate until I get a handle on the gnats.



Gnats can't invade your substrates if you have the lids on during colonization.
Also Idk how a few gnats would possibly mess up a colonizing substrate, never had that happen to me altho I've seen a few gnats over the years :super:
Agar as all liquids can be boiled/steam sterilized :thumbup:





Thanks dude, that boosts my confidence a bit. Also thanks for checking out my thread, your HC tek for BRF cakes was truly inspiring.

Have everything to start agar/pastyplates except for a PC. Can I steam sterilize these glad mini rounds ?


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    #26825517 - 07/15/20 06:13 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

If the containers can handle boiling temperatures then yes you can steam sterilize the agar mix in those :thumbup:
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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: Mateah]
    #26825767 - 07/15/20 08:47 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

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If the containers can handle boiling temperatures then yes you can steam sterilize the agar mix in those :thumbup:
And neat looking HC's :super:




Thank you dude that means a lot.:thumbup::heart:

I used pp5 glad mini rounds, 4g agar, 4g LME and 200mL of water to make 8 pasty plates that I steam sterilized for 45 mins. Probably could have halved that recipe. I’m gonna let them cool overnight and leave them wrapped in the pot until I can attempt to inoc with two different methods.

I have a bunch of MSS syringes and an inoculation loop I made from an old whisk. Also have a homemade blade made using a razor and a coat hanger. Followed some videos from the forum. Should be easy to flame sterilize. I also have a mushroom that was dried and gifted to me that is huge, with the stipe intact that I’m going to try to clone on agar

Wish me luck! Going to have to start getting a grain jar prepped so I can do some shoeboxes


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26827124 - 07/16/20 04:40 PM (2 months, 8 days ago)

About 24 hours since I took these out of the dunk and rolled in verm and placed in the HC. Getting about 95% RH in the tub, I flipped the lid for a little more FAE but it’s looking promising, let me know what y’all think, it smells great in there.

I haven’t misted at all but wondering if I should give the verm a mist



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    #26827223 - 07/16/20 05:32 PM (2 months, 8 days ago)

Wouldn't hurt to let go of a few rounds of the spray bottle from at least 3 feet away, let the fine mist gently hover down towards the general location of the cakes as the fins mist lands lil here and lil there finding its way into the HC from practically all directions and angles. This technique guarantees gradual buildup of these tiny tiny marbles everywhere inside the HC, and don't be shy with the spray bottle I sometimes squeeze off 20-40 shots from 4-5 feet awsy while I stop to check on the cakes surface conditions every 5-6 sprays. of these so don't be check up on the surface conditions every 5-6 rounds to notice gradual buildup until you achieve what you view as desired conditions. don't aim specifically for the cakes, sometimes il mist all over except directly towards the cskes depending on what kind of micro climate I'm creating/maintaining. All I'm ever looking to create is those densely packed micro droplets, they should barely be visible to the naked eye except for upon closer look, this kind of surface conditions always produce great pinsets as long as I maintain those handsome conditions on top and around the cakes. Droplets should cover the entire cake but should NEVER break the surface tention of the colony on top, prolonged standing water on top will eventually soak the surface and may damage the myc beyond the ability of  to create to get absorbed and soak the surface  thus nor collecting on top as small pools or big droplets. Always should be that Hydro phobic resembling surface tention where thousands of micro droplets can rest close to one another but never merging into one another. Hope that makes some sense :thumbup:


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: Mateah]
    #26827246 - 07/16/20 05:44 PM (2 months, 8 days ago)

That makes perfect sense, and pretty much exactly what I did except about 20-30 fine mist sprays from about 2-3 ft away over the tub but not aiming for the cakes specifically. I took a closer look just now and I can see the tiniest of droplets suspended on the myc.

Will check again in about 12 hours for these droplets but 99% RH with the lid flipped and tiny gaps for FAE is pretty dope

Thanks again Mateah  :rockon:





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    #26829133 - 07/17/20 04:23 PM (2 months, 7 days ago)

Almost 2 days in the tub. Is that a knot? Everything still smells great, gave them another light mist, but 99% RH inside the tub. Since no one will ever know I’m doing this except for my lady, this is the only place I can share pics lol



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    #26829218 - 07/17/20 05:02 PM (2 months, 7 days ago)

You know when a pianist is about to begin the concert and he's warming up his fingers and stretching and what not. That's what the cakes are doing now, they have meeting right now discussing technicalities and signing papers. I wish them gl on their new job on Monday :bongload:


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    #26829278 - 07/17/20 05:42 PM (2 months, 7 days ago)

He’s getting ready! Think this was the fastest colonizing cake. Fully consolidated in 20 days. Just dunked 2 more cakes that were 100% and will fruit tomorrow in a second HC, the same way. I have one more cake that’s fully colonized/consolidated but I don’t want to put one cake in a HC. Maybe top fruit it in the jar? I have some coir that’s ready to go, maybe shred it and put it in a small Tupperware container with a lid ? I won’t have any jars ready to fruit with it for a couple of weeks.

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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26829331 - 07/17/20 06:05 PM (2 months, 7 days ago)

Is it just me or are those 1/4 pints? 1/2pints are a little taller unless it's just the photo's


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    #26829350 - 07/17/20 06:11 PM (2 months, 7 days ago)

Nah these are true 1/2 pint wide mouth jars, they’re 8oz. Also the tubs are 5L tubs



These are hard to come by. I ordered 24 and I think at least 6 of them came smashed/cracked lol. My grow will not be for getting the most yield. It’s more about learning every process on a smaller scale as anything I cultivate is strictly for personal use.

Now I have 5 jars that look bacterial, and an overgrown veggie garden outside that I used store bought mushroom compost for, originally. Planning to mix these 5 bacterial jars with coir and spread it near/in my garden. Anyone know if I can do this before they are 100% colonized or should I wait ? I will be bringing the jars outside and opening them outside


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    #26830969 - 07/18/20 05:02 PM (2 months, 6 days ago)

So I wasn’t going to wait for weeks for these bacterial jars to fully colonize so I crumbled them up with some prepped coir and threw it outside near my veggie garden with some leaves over the top of it. Not expecting much if anything.




Then I showered and changed my clothes and prepping more coir to fruit three more cakes. I’m going to top fruit one in a bag with coir casing just to try it out, and another HC with two more cakes.

Here’s an update on the first HC on day 3



Looks like it’s about to explode lol


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    #26831142 - 07/18/20 06:43 PM (2 months, 6 days ago)

Just make sure the myc doesn't jump off the cake onto the wet coir, I let it happen once and the results werent good. Gl


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    #26831147 - 07/18/20 06:46 PM (2 months, 6 days ago)

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Just make sure the myc doesn't jump off the cake onto the wet coir, I let it happen once and the results werent good. Gl





That looks like what is happening. Should I make it a bigger tinfoil circle ?


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    #26831182 - 07/18/20 07:09 PM (2 months, 6 days ago)

I picked the cake up and placed it on an upside down mason jar lid for now, hopefully it will be ok, kinda tore off some myc that had coir attached.



Also got 2 more in a HC today



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    #26831967 - 07/19/20 07:34 AM (2 months, 6 days ago)

Holy shit boys spotted my first couple of pins today



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    #26834114 - 07/20/20 02:00 PM (2 months, 5 days ago)

I have pins!!!!! :smile:

And they are looking healthy asf



Any idea what’s going on with this other cake ? The myc is growing like crazy but no pins yet. Everything still smells great





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    #26836319 - 07/21/20 05:19 PM (2 months, 3 days ago)

So I have 3 cakes in humidity chambers but only one is pinning and I’m not sure why



Ended up putting two cakes to fruit in the jar with a coir casing. The original plan was only to top fruit one jar, but noticed something suspect on one of the cakes in the HC so I put it in the jar to top fruit.



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    #26838475 - 07/22/20 04:29 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Got my IR thermometer today in the mail. I realized I’m probably keeping my room too cold because my closet has a hygrometer that reads 77*F, however with the IR I’m only getting around 70. Nothing has been calibrated so maybe I need to do that first.

But here we are the only cake in the HCs that has pinned so far



They are looking a bit fuzzy foot and also a couple of dusty caps and the really small ones look like they might abort. I attribute that to my over misting; I probably didn’t need to mist at all for this flush I don’t think I understood how the HC works until now.

The two I have in the jars have two tiny side pins. Hoping if I keep the tops moist they will come to the top  I just did this as an experiment because I wanted to see these grow out of the tops of these jars



Also if anyone can tell me what is happening with this cake that would be awesome. Is that myc on top of it ? It looks like myc and doesn’t smell bad



Here’s the best example from my 7/11 inoc of the APE jars, they’re all germinated and colonizing at this point but this one is the farthest along



At this point I have a far better understanding of this HC tek for BRF cakes however I think I’m going to end up shredding some BRF cakes to mix with coir and other ways to utilize BRF cakes if all 20 that are going right now have 0 contams. Which would surprise me but I’ve taken my sterile tek extremely seriously.

I think the big mushroom’s veil is going to break in 2 days or less I gotta get ready to print it so I can save it for when I can buy a PC


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    #26840861 - 07/23/20 05:04 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Today:



Veil is now broken on the two biggest shrooms. Probably going to harvest and print them tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Seeing pinning inside the jars on my cakes that are top fruiting too. Hoping some will come thru the coir on the top.


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    #26841090 - 07/23/20 07:05 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

18g wet, first cake



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    #26841257 - 07/23/20 08:31 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Hey man, nice to see at least some fruits! If I hadn't been so busy lately I'd have been online several days ago to tell you tell mist less of to stop listing completely, from what I can see evaporation has slowed down too much constant too high humidity is no bueno. But I also know that cakes will recover instantly just as long as they're in the right environment. Do you still have cakes in the HC trying to pin?


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    #26841277 - 07/23/20 08:40 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

This is how busy/lazy I've been lately lol nevertheless the point is I don't even mist these, I might still mist once every 3-4dYs but that's just cause it doesn't sit well with me I tuitively to NOT mist substrates even tho it's probably not needed with this method, this is just to give you some idea on how little misting is needed when you have an environment that's constantly very humid. Like I've said before the only thing you have to worry about with HC's is overmisting and not allowing enough evaporation (too low FAE rates).



These kind of pinsets are basically the normal for every substrate I put inside HC which I then neglect partially-mostly. As long as you're maintaining those micro droplets on the subs you will always get killer pinsets. I simply can't imagine not getting these pinsets nowadays and I can't really give myself credit as the 'maintainer' of these conditions cause they maintain themselves basically.


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: Mateah]
    #26841283 - 07/23/20 08:44 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

Yeah I do. I stopped misting except maybe 2 or 3 sprays a day and I usually just open them a few times a day. Probably going to stop for the most part. I didn’t understand fully how the HC & coir work together to alleviate the need for constant misting. I can tell by the caps and the fuzzy foot and the aborts that I over misted. I’m soaking that cake now for only 3 hours then it will go back into the HC and I’m not gonna mist it. Should I re roll it in verm ?

Thanks for all of your tips. Never expected to even get what I got so I’m excited to press on and I have a sleeve of 20 sterile dishes and my PC should be here within a couple of weeks.

I have 22 more jars going, 2 are almost 100% which I’m gonna shred to coir in bulk in either one of the 5L tubs or into a 2.75qt Tupperware container with coir and verm

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    #26841384 - 07/23/20 09:33 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

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maybe 2 or 3 sprays a day



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LOL that's 100% why you didn't get the results you were looking for, but fuck it, at least now you know positively what to do and how often not to mist :hatsoff:
And I honestly don't know yet what kind of variety is in the qt jars that I put in the HC time will tell but it's either AA, LGT or RW.


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    #26841434 - 07/23/20 09:58 PM (2 months, 1 day ago)

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maybe 2 or 3 sprays a day



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LOL that's 100% why you didn't get the results you were looking for, but fuck it, at least now you know positively what to do and how often not to mist :hatsoff:
And I honestly don't know yet what kind of variety is in the qt jars that I put in the HC time will tell but it's either AA, LGT or RW.




Hahaha yeah I was like why is it “drying out” and I’m not seeing the surface conditions I thought I needed to see, but what I didn’t realize at first about the HC is that it creates the surface condition with the lid closed and still provides enough FAE if you just leave it alone and no need to mist lol.

Definitely learned from that

The ones I’m trying to top fruit in the jars are pinning on the sides and bottom but not on the top  :facepalm3: Lol. I think it’s because the coir layer I added on top was too thick so the myc is colonizing it first


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26845516 - 07/26/20 06:58 AM (1 month, 30 days ago)

Here’s an update. Both of my jars that are top fruiting have been pinning on the sides and bottoms for a couple of days and they finally popped up to say hi yesterday.



Then we have this guy who is definitely battling some bacterial contamination and losing.



And I have two cakes in another HC, one on its second flush and one on its first flush, both looking good and I’ve pretty much stopped misting except one spray a day if that, pinset is looking better on the first flush cake



I have two cakes that are almost ready and I’m gonna shred them to coir


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    #26846638 - 07/26/20 09:19 PM (1 month, 29 days ago)

About 15 hours later... a true clusterfuck



But they’re pinning and this gives me the confidence to start shoeboxes or monotubs knowing that if you have clean spawn your sub shouldn’t get contaminated. Those jars were a fun experiment and they’re looking healthy.

Here are 2 cakes in the HC, both pinning, one on its first flush, the other on its second flush. Pretty much stopped misting and I will fan them/flip the lid when I’m around, but with 99% RH in the tub, plus the quick evaporation characteristic of the coir, it’s pretty easy to set and forget.



Now this cake is all by itself because it looks weird af and it’s been like almost 2 weeks, def bacterial I think, honestly just waiting to see if it will pin



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    #26846845 - 07/26/20 10:52 PM (1 month, 29 days ago)

Starting to look better for the pinning cakes, and less promising for the snowball in the lower pic. You'll soon enough find the sweet spot when it comes to evaporation rates and pinsets and then it'll be the most neglectable thing ever that's always achieved anyway through minimal maintenence... :cheers:


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    #26846880 - 07/26/20 11:03 PM (1 month, 29 days ago)

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and less promising for the snowball in the lower pic




Lol right, myc is fighting a battle and losing in that tub. Thank you again for your tek and all of your tips, much appreciated.

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    #26846897 - 07/26/20 11:15 PM (1 month, 29 days ago)

Enjoy cultivation :crazy2:


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    #26847521 - 07/27/20 11:52 AM (1 month, 29 days ago)

Thanks dude !

Just spawned my first shoebox with two half pint BRF cakes some coir and verm bucket tek to field capacity. Gave it a quick mist and shut the top and put it into “fruiting conditions.” For me right now there is no difference between colonization conditions/fruiting conditions; everything gets 12/12 light and 60-70*F, with RH in the room around 40%. May have to adjust my conditions when winter hits but for now it’s looking good



The pin sets on my other cakes are looking much better since I’ve stopped misting


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Re: CrashTest PF Tek Grow [Re: CrashTest]
    #26850027 - 07/28/20 04:20 PM (1 month, 27 days ago)

Harvested my second cake this morning before work:

17g wet

edit; I’ve stopped misting.




Slowly building my stash. Ate .3 dried yesterday and didn’t feel much but it could just be a combination of the amount of food I ate and my tolerance as I’ve been taking .3-.8g doses lately, more regularly.

This cake is on its second flush



My two top fruited jars were extremely successful, going to harvest one of these in a few hours after some more pics and after I let the rest of the veils break



And progress on my shoebox 1 day after spawning it



Overall happy with my progress so far, it was a bumpy start but I haven’t seen any mold or bacteria (touch wood) since I tossed my first few jars. Still have 20 more BRF jars going of APE/PE with no signs of bacteria/contaminations.

Looking forward to my PC arriving, already have everything I need to start agar and hopefully I will have some APE to clone, not really a fan of the B+

edit; 2 hours later I harvested everything. Just under 3oz wet and into the dehydro, that’s over 94g wet harvested today. Stoked



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    #26861017 - 08/03/20 04:33 PM (1 month, 21 days ago)

A little update here..

Cakes are still flushing, think they are on their third or fourth flush but they’re going to the garden soon. Averaging an oz wet per cake



I tossed this cake cuz it lost the battle, it was in a HC by itself



And here is the progress on my shoebox



So far it’s going well, I’ve got like 4 jars of ape that are almost 100% that I’m gonna shred to tiny monos by utilizing my 5L tubs with a 1:3 ratio 1/2 pint to 1.5pt of coir/verm


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    #26862032 - 08/04/20 08:09 AM (1 month, 21 days ago)

3rd flush on this cake fruited one mushy but it was a decent sized guy



Really can’t wait for the PC to arrive this week then I can start agar. I have b+ prints and last night I fruited two half pint APE brf cakes to 1.5pt of coir in my little 5L buckets. This might work out well for 1 cake per tub type of tek for beginners. We’ll see if it works out but at least this way if a cake is bacterial I’m not wasting more than one cake by throwing away a 5L tub substrate. Also if I get more than 1oz wet from the tiny tubs then I will consider it successful


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    #26863354 - 08/04/20 09:49 PM (1 month, 20 days ago)

I got pins in my shoebox





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    #26866921 - 08/06/20 07:35 PM (1 month, 18 days ago)

Shoebox is pinning



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    #26868545 - 08/07/20 04:39 PM (1 month, 17 days ago)

About a day later



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    #26870984 - 08/09/20 07:03 AM (1 month, 16 days ago)

Couple of update pics on my shoebox

About 14 hours ago:



About an hour ago



Harvested the bigger guys with the broken veils and the cluster and going to let the rest of the flush finish up today. 52g wet picked so far



Also finally started some agar plates. My BRF jars were still being colonized by the myc after I fruited them, which was crazy to me but I decided to flame sterilize a blade and take samples onto two agar dishes. Then I dropped a MSS Golden Teacher onto two more agar plates. I made 10 total plates but still have agar leftover in my media bottle. I think I can remelt it in the microwave and it will still be sterilized ? I could just PC it again

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    #26891446 - 08/21/20 12:15 PM (1 month, 4 days ago)

A little update. Ended up shredding 5  APE BRF cakes to coir/verm using the unbucket tek. For the shoebox I used two cakes and for the tiny 5L tubs I used 1 cake per.

298g wet in total from 5 1/2 pint BRF cakes



I cloned a few to agar and just ate 14g fresh :rockon:

I still have 3 more shoeboxes I’m waiting on for their first flush. As soon as I’m able to get a clean culture on agar I will sterilize my grain jars.


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