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Offlineel_dusto
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limited growth
    #2759242 - 06/03/04 01:58 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i have a bunch of PF cakes in a rubbermaid with perlite for humidity; i'm using a 7.5w bulb for light/heat, and it keeps the temperature stable at 70 to 71 degrees F.

Some of the cakes have produced fruit; after a week, i have maybe six mushrooms, none of which were longer than 5.5cm wet. mostly, though, there are lots (10-15) of little aborts that look like tiny babushka dolls, maybe a couple of millimeters in size. my last growing experience led to much larger mushies, and not nearly as many aborts. i have a couple of pins in there now, but most of them i think dried out too badly. also, i've noticed in the past day or so that mycelium has started to grow over some of the aborts.

what's wrong?


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Re: limited growth [Re: el_dusto]
    #2759304 - 06/03/04 02:24 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Two of the main factors that could be involved are humidity and air exchange.

-J


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Re: limited growth [Re: FunkyBudah]
    #2760652 - 06/03/04 02:03 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

i don't have a hygrometer, but the humidity in the box fogs up my glasses whenever i open it.

i was misting the cakes, but then i stopped, and now i'm starting again 'cause they look dry. i don't spray them directly, but i put a good 10 or 15 squirts of mist into the tub.

how many times a day should i fan out the box? i've been doing it once when i wake up and once when i get home from work (about 12 hours apart)... is that not enough?


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Re: limited growth [Re: el_dusto]
    #2761706 - 06/03/04 11:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Well the air is suppose to fully exchange 1-3 times per hour so the more the better. 6+ a day is primo  :thumbup:


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