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Offlineironcloudz
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pinning in jar: birth?
    #3238868 - 10/10/04 01:08 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Greeting FungiFanz:

I have two PF TEK 1/4 pint jars which are starting to pin. This despite the fact that there are small areas (mostly)near the top of jars which appear non-(or semi-)colonized.

Seems to me now is the time to birth. Would not the MC continue to spread to these areas even after birthing? Or is the risk of post-birth contamination too great?

Comments?

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Re: pinning in jar: birth? [Re: ironcloudz]
    #3238876 - 10/10/04 01:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Are you using a top layer of plain vermiculite?


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Re: pinning in jar: birth? [Re: Land_Crab]
    #3238932 - 10/10/04 01:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yes, top layer of Verm just as the TEK recommends.

I guess you implying that that is the layer of non-colonization which I am seeing?


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Re: pinning in jar: birth? [Re: ironcloudz]
    #3239260 - 10/10/04 03:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'd birth'em........if you do then be sure to scrape away the uncolonized parts cause they will most likely contam. :mushroom2:


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Re: pinning in jar: birth? [Re: atomic1]
    #3239639 - 10/10/04 06:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

To my understanding (I'm new), the mycelium will not colonize the top layer of plain vermiculite, because it is not mixed with the brown rice flour, which provides the nutrients.

I believe you're supposed to wait until the substrate appears fully colonized from the outside, then give it another 2-3 days to ensure it has colonized the center of the cake.


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Re: pinning in jar: birth? [Re: ironcloudz]
    #3239811 - 10/10/04 07:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I birthed two of them, the ones which have started to pin. One had been MC-ing for 25 days the other for 28 days in dark room with temps between 70-80F. The time seems right.

Looking at them out of the jars it does appear that the dry vermiculite layer is what is uncolonized, with perhaps a bit of that dryness which absorbed the wetter stuff.

I did no surgery on the cakes, will see what happens.

They are in a 10-gallon all-glass fish tank with about an inch of LECA "grow-rocks" on the bottom, 1/2" water under them.

Temp is mid-70's and humidity at 95% in a well-lit room.

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