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OfflineChimera
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What was your first "newbie" mistake?
    #3197048 - 09/29/04 09:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I thought this would be interesting to see what everyone's first real mistake was in the art of cultivating mushrooms. I remember when a friend first started out, he decided to go for wild bird seed as the substrate. He had quite a big fish tank heater and the incubator got up above a whopping 100?F. Of course, the substrate dried out and the developing mycelium probably suffered thermal death or just stopped growing due to the dry bird seed. Oh well, he chalked that one up to experience!

I'm curious to hear any stories you guys might have about any beginner mistakes you or your friends may have made.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197160 - 09/29/04 09:30 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hmm well the only mistake that I thought I made on my first grow was doing the cold dunking and then the next night the crubling and casing while drunk. Not fun, ahhhh
Obviously I had other mistakes and my grow was not under optimal conditions, but it was not bad at all and no major mistakes.

This time I fucked up bad and lost more than half my jars to contams, didn't sterilize the jars long enough because I was fucking stupid. oh well I don't do it for the money, I just love growing shrooms yay


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197178 - 09/29/04 09:32 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Impatience. Dude was in too much of a hurry.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197184 - 09/29/04 09:33 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I made my first mistake last night. Too much water in the substrate/verm mixture. Had to start over.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: holio1]
    #3197185 - 09/29/04 09:34 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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holio1 said:
oh well I don't do it for the money, I just love growing shrooms yay




Word!  :tongue:


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197260 - 09/29/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

made a casing for my first grow and had horrible humidity (actually, I dont know for sure, but the casings started to look pretty dry), and the temp was probably about 65 F. What I find amazing is that I still got an abort from that horrid casing. Thats why I still use ecuador cubes :-D


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197278 - 09/29/04 09:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

My first mistake was to loving them to death! :frown: Thank God they got a last minute pardon! :laugh:


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: hyphae]
    #3197283 - 09/29/04 09:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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hyphae said:
My first mistake was to loving them to death! :frown: Thank God they got a last minute pardon! :laugh:





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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197413 - 09/29/04 10:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

My first real one was stupid, I fruited, I seen a black spot, I cut it out, peroxydeed it up, patched it, then slaped my head and realized it was spores  :rolleyes:


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197432 - 09/29/04 10:26 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

My first mistake was drowning my perlite. The water level was almost all the way up to the top of the perlite. The perlite didn't have enough surface area to bring the humidity up to the right level. Thankfully, I realized that fact early on and was able to save my cakes and achieve a nice yield.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197468 - 09/29/04 10:36 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Heated my grow room to 84 all winter long :crazy:


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197474 - 09/29/04 10:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

First mistake - trying to replace a pressure cooker with a small pot of hot water..

And it wasnt even boiling... ROFL


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197476 - 09/29/04 10:38 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thinking that the whole "sterile" environment when innoculating was bullshit


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: blink]
    #3197478 - 09/29/04 10:39 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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blinkidiot said:
thinking that the whole "sterile" environment when innoculating was bullshit





Hahahaha, I can see how that could cause some problems.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197525 - 09/29/04 10:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Sterility and fruiting like they tell you in the PF tek. Casing gets many more shrooms.


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197531 - 09/29/04 10:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I started on the PF tek and got some decent results, then went straight to a bulk straw project inside the infamous Magic Mushroom tent. I had no real clue as to the intricacies(sp?) of the mushroom life cycle, I just had visions of a carpet of fat shrooms. Unfortunately, I don't know what I did wrong, probably cuz I did several things wrong. And that damn tent hung out in my bedroom for like 2 months without doing a damn thing, besides starting to reek. Then the flies started to breed in it, and a couple ghost mushrooms came up. A waste of time, effort, money, and PF cakes because I didn't have the knowledge to back it up. I suggest to most newbs - "Baby steps."


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Just_a_Shadow]
    #3197542 - 09/29/04 10:58 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I did the EXACT same thing!! If those spores land on a cake, will the fruit?


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197546 - 09/29/04 10:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

blowing up my room mates pressure cooker last week. wasn't my fault though. i'm just glad i wasnt in the room :P


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: Chimera]
    #3197585 - 09/29/04 11:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

telling her my real name...


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Re: What was your first "newbie" mistake? [Re: deviation]
    #3197611 - 09/29/04 11:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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blowing up my room mates pressure cooker last week. wasn't my fault though. i'm just glad i wasnt in the room :P




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