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Offlinemushroomike
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small shrooms?
    #3193126 - 09/28/04 09:40 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I harvested my first four shrooms today and for some reason they were really small. The biggest one I have is 1 inch long. Why is this? They are not aborts, they look like regular mushrooms but very small. The strain is B+ BTW.


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3193138 - 09/28/04 09:43 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

maby not enough water


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3193157 - 09/28/04 09:48 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

How long were they an inch.
I assume you waited a bit?


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: NOS4A2]
    #3196203 - 09/29/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

It was in inch for about 3 hours then the vial broke so i picked it.

The humidity in my fruiting chamber is about 80%. I am using perlite with air stones at the bottom. I spray the sides, the lid and the bottom(perlite) about 4 times a day. I spray the casing lightly with a very fine and soft water/h2o2 mixture about 2 times a day. How can I raise the humidity. Temp is about 75 f.


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3196482 - 09/29/04 06:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Do you have any holes in your PMP?


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3196531 - 09/29/04 07:00 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have a similar situation going.. but they arent quite that small.. I definately want to hear some answers to this one =)


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3197189 - 09/29/04 09:34 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

No, I have no holes in my PMP. Should I have them and if so how and where should they go?


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: mushroomike]
    #3197194 - 09/29/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I wanted to make sure you didn't.


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: ricelicker]
    #3197501 - 09/29/04 10:45 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Putting in holes can't hurt if they're filled with polyfil.

You didn't say what you harvested them from. If you broke up one cake into a casing that was to big then you'll only get small shrooms about that high. Thicker substrate=bigger shrooms.

You may also have not dunked the cake before casing it if you cased a cake. I'd say probably either a thin substrate layer or lack of water (not just humidity). If its a thicker substrate try dunking the casing (put a little h202 in the water) for 24 hours in the fridge for further flushes.


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Re: small shrooms? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3199137 - 09/30/04 09:34 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks scatmanray that helped. The problem was I used a cake that didnt colonize 100%(it stoped at about 75%, which I think was due to a Co2 buildup. I should have let some air into the jar, which I didnt know then.) And I cased in a 50/50 virm-soil mix, I heard shortly after that poting soil is not good to use. Next time I will use Verm-Peat Moss-Lime, is this a good mixture? Again thanks all for the help.


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    #3199167 - 09/30/04 09:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: small shrooms? [Re: Citric]
    #3200474 - 09/30/04 05:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Well you said in your first post for some reason your shrooms are small and few and you just answered your own question:

1) used A cake
2) not 100% colonized cake, only 75 too
3) soil in your casing mix
4) 80% humidity (need at LEAST 85 but I like 90's)

Verm, peat and lime is a good mix though I do prefer verm/coir mix, no lime needed. Coco coir replaces the peat and lime but otherwise its the same. It can be found at pet stores in a solid brownish brick. Called Bed A Beast or Eco Earth or some such. Expands when you add hot water. Can be broken off in layers but otherwise is very solid. Just add warm water and mix in verm. Can be harder to find the peat moss but they have two different kinds at the PetCo near me and everyone says they have it if you can make it there. If you cant find it, the other mix will work.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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