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OfflineShroomCat
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Psilocybe cubensis PF-Tek
    #3132919 - 09/14/04 02:54 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

As I mentioned in a previous post, after I tried mushrooms I knew I had to grow them.  I looked up how, started on the PF Tek, and here I am now  :thumbup:

I am currently on day 16 of my operation, and my first cakes have been birthed for 2 days.  I initially inoculated six 1/4 pint jars.  A few days later, I did another four 1/4 pint jars.  I had saved some of my 12cc syringe until I went out and bought some 1/2 pint jars, which I did.  I inoculated six of those with only 1/2cc each.  I am now out of spore solution, and really hoping I can grow a few good shrooms worthy of giving spores.

Of my six cakes that had colonized 100% (they were completely covered in about 10 days, and I waited a few more to be completely sure), I birthed two directly into my terranium, cold shocked two for 24 hours, and am leaving two in their jars to pin before I birth them.

I have built a simple dual-chambered terranium and am hand spraying for humidity.  I spray 6-8 times a day, fan it out twice a day, and remove standing water once a day.

The two that I birthed directly have bumps of mycelium all over them, which I hope are knots.  Perhaps you guys can tell me by looking at my pics.  They are the two on the left in the first pic, and the close up is of the one with the biggest bumps (at the back of the cake.)








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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3133187 - 09/14/04 06:10 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

looks good :thumbup: your the first person ive seen on this to use the drip shield :grin: you should try perlite, alot less work :wink: what site did you upload your pics into?? when you make a post into the shroomery it sais above the smileys thing "insert pictures in this post" you have an upload of like 250kb or something and they turn them into thumbs automatically :smile:


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: aussieone]
    #3133686 - 09/14/04 11:35 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks aussie for the info.  Pics are now thumbnailed.

I'm using the drip shield because when I first started, I didn't have internet access, just a saved copy of the PF Tek.  The dual chambered terrarium was the only way detailed.  I don't really mind, as it gives me something to do while I impatiently wait for my shrooms to start growing :smile:

Next grow will most likely be with perlite.


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3135161 - 09/14/04 06:08 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

haha yeah, it's good in a way, it gives you another reason to check them out!


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: aussieone]
    #3135298 - 09/14/04 06:35 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

FYI perilite sucks, its hard to clean up and u will end up waisting alot ( I did) Geo lite with a bubbler is alittle more money(check garage sales/junk stores) but is better and easier to clean up... just PC the rocks and u can re use em.. theyre realy nice in an aquarium.


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: Legoulash]
    #3135438 - 09/14/04 07:07 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks for the tip Rah. I'll look into it for my next grow.

I think I recall seeing some in a few pics. . . is it red and cooling looking, or have I lost my mind?


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3135854 - 09/14/04 08:44 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, sort of reddish, it's basically little clay pebbles. But like expanded similar to how perlite is made, just bigger. Think big pink perlite and you're real close. It is the best it seems, but if you can't find it local then lava rocks work too. Anything porous really, which will wick (but not absorb) water and is sterile with no nutrients of its own. Which sadly seems to be perlite, hydroton/geolite/whatever, and lavarock.


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: Spudz76]
    #3137156 - 09/15/04 01:48 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks Spudz. Always right there with good info.

So can anyone tell me those bumps on the two left cakes resemble knots, or am I just getting too anxious? Or are they just freakish blobs of mycelium?


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3137259 - 09/15/04 02:25 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

they look like it, how many days since you birthed them??


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3137776 - 09/15/04 07:40 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'm loving the dripshield!!  :smirk:


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: aussieone]
    #3138136 - 09/15/04 11:38 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Aussie:

In the pics, it had been 2 days since I birthed the two cakes on the left, and once day since the other two came out of a 24 hour cold shocking.  Today, it's been 4 days since I birthed the first ones. . . there are more and bigger bumps on all the cakes now.  I'll probably take another pic when I get home from work.

Thanks SocietyRejects  :smile:


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: Society]
    #3139379 - 09/15/04 05:43 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Yea thats what I was thinking hah. It's just such a weird thing that basically only people who completely follow the MMGG use.

cool, rock on


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    #3145447 - 09/16/04 10:17 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Not really an update, because not much has happened except the bumps of myco have gotten a little bigger, and there are more of the little ones too.

Day 5 after birthing.



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Re: New Pic [Re: ShroomAcolyte]
    #3145459 - 09/16/04 10:21 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

the little ones are going to be pins bro. YOUR excited!


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Re: New Pic [Re: scape]
    #3145765 - 09/16/04 11:27 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'm totally stoked now :smile:

Seriously, I can just sit there and stare at them.  Does anyone else do this, or am I just insane?



I guess I should mention that I started this thread, and changed my name to avoid confusion with MycoCat, AKA ShroomCat.


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Re: New Pic [Re: ShroomAcolyte]
    #3146557 - 09/17/04 02:19 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

haha oh yeah i do it to the extreme!


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Pins! [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3151269 - 09/18/04 04:55 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Oh ya!!!  One of my cakes has pins!  I am so very, very, very excited right now! :mushroom2:

Figures that as I try to take a picture, my camera batteries die.  Oh well, they're rechargable.  Expect pics in a few hours.

WOOOOHOOOO! :mushroom2:  :thumbup: :smile:


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Re: Pins! [Re: ShroomAcolyte]
    #3152447 - 09/19/04 12:06 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

This was day 7 after birthing the cakes, day 21 of the overall grow. Only one picture turned out, and the pins are little difficult to make out; they are much more apparent in real life.

I've been misting 6-8 times a day with plain water, up until today. I finally went out and bought some hydrogen peroxide, so now I'm misting with a 1:10 mix. I also fan the terrarium twice per day, and remove standing water once a day. After a few more pins show up, I plan on cutting back on mistings.

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Re: Pins! [Re: ShroomAcolyte]
    #3152764 - 09/19/04 01:35 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Yea don't mist so much. If there is enough standing water that you have to empty it everyday that is too much.
I have no experiance with cakes so I don't know how much help they need, but 6 sounds like alot.

Looks good though, some pins are about to bust out


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Re: First Time . . . on-going log with pics. [Re: ShroomCat]
    #3158802 - 09/21/04 02:33 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Update. Day nine since birth, day 23 since knocking them up. All my four cakes that I birthed orignally now have pins. The ones I cold shocked actually took longer to pin; go figure. I birthed two more yesterday, dunked and rolled them.

The pins really are doubling in size every 12 hours. Here are some pics from about an hour ago. Pardon my crappy photography skills. . . I promise some good mycopr0n when I harvest. . . I don't want to take them out of the fruiting chamber until then.







By the way, is it more or less normal to just get pins only at the base of the cake? Does anyone know why that is?


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