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Offlinecolormepurple
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To mist or not to mist, That is the question
    #2963837 - 08/04/04 01:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yesterday morning, I woke up and fanned my cakes. Much to my surprise I had a total of 40 pins on 2 pf cakes, this morning I woke up and that number was doubled the pins were also doubled in size. My question is should I continue misting the cakes now that they have pins or should I only mist the inside walls of the aquarium? I have searched the forum and can't really find a definitive answer. Some people say mist the cakes with pins and some people say not to. I really don't want to kill the babies so please somebody help me out. Thank You in advance. I have attached a picture of one of my pinning pf cakes.


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: colormepurple]
    #2964089 - 08/04/04 02:12 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Mist above the cake and let it fall on the cake.


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: colormepurple]
    #2964154 - 08/04/04 02:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Once you have your pins set misting does not hurt them just like nature friend :wink: I always use a very fine mist from a pumpup misting bottle ($6) If ya don't have one of those and you really should then like DrewBaccA said mist above the cakes so only the fine mist soaks them, Those cakes with that many shrooms waiting to happen will need lot of moisture that the cake alone will not provide, I'm also hoping ya have those cakes double ended as that makes for a very nice water reservoir! :wink: Sounds like your going to have some fun, congrads!!!


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: hyphae]
    #2964219 - 08/04/04 02:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I would use a syringe and inject spring water into the cake to moisten it if it needs it. Misting can make the pins abort if you overdue it. Use about 10-15 ml per cake I'm guessing. It really seems to make them bulk up in size as they mature.


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: colormepurple]
    #2964679 - 08/04/04 04:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

if the cakes are good and moist and the humidity of the terrarium is at a good humidity than misting is not really needed.


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: The_Cultivator]
    #2964889 - 08/04/04 04:51 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

On a related matter...if the casings are pulling away from the sides, this indicates they're drying out, correct?
I've got moisture on the sides of my fruiting chamber, but even if this is the case, casings can dry out, is this correct? Thank you.
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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: colormepurple]
    #2965037 - 08/04/04 05:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks everyone for your quick and helpful replies. I guess I will mention that I did a water dunk on the 2 pf cakes that I have. I soaked them in distilled water for approx. 12 hours. My aquarium is also very humid. I have the aquarium covered in plastic wrap with 1? to 2 inches of perlite covering bottom. I fan about 6 times a day with a small wear around your neck type fan and then mist the walls after fanning. The pins appeared about 4 days after the water dunk and 24 days after innoculation. I do not have the cakes double ended.his is my first grow and I just followed pf tek beginning to end except I couldn't find brf so I used brown rice whole. I also have some rice cakes (just brown rice and water) They are being water dunked as I speak.


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: colormepurple]
    #2968432 - 08/05/04 04:46 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Not misting the casings IMHO is very bad, your casings aren't going to wick the moisture needed to keep the substrate from drying let alone the massive amounts of water mushrooms require to mature. I have seen totally saturated casings with pools of water when a fogger malfunctioned and they came back as one of the best yielding flushes I've ever seen in my life and I've seen the best BTW! I've always preached and this is a fact mycelium grows optimally with a casing at "near saturation" which means no dripping or run off. If your casings are pulling away more than a little then your casings are being depleted of moisture plain and simple. The only time ya don't want to mist directly is when you are pinsetting other than that it's just fine just like real life outdoors just don't over do it, several light mistings are always better than one heavy misting!!! Water delivery is often misunderstood by the novice but in time they will learn :wink:


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: hyphae]
    #2968626 - 08/05/04 05:28 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Ive found that syringes give the best water supply without risking aborts. Aborts will almost always occur if the pins are sprayed directly. Also, it sometimes kills the overlaying mycelium, turning it yellow. Water Syringe=success!  :mushroom2:


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Re: To mist or not to mist, That is the question [Re: QandA]
    #2968778 - 08/05/04 05:58 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I've never had a problem myself unless over watered but different strokes for different folks! :wink:


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