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OfflineMindBent
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newb cake Q
    #3263772 - 10/22/04 02:50 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

OK so i have cakes colonizing that are 12 days old,2 are 45/60% done an the other two are maybe 15% done :frown: temp between 81/83degrees but humd is only 47% i read this doesent matter but it still worrys me.cakes are verm/brf/crushed oyster shells.im planing on doing 4 more cakes on monday any thing u suggest to speed it up abit. thanxs for any suggestions


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: MindBent]
    #3263773 - 10/22/04 02:52 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

don't pack the jars.

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Re: newb cake Q [Re: Sam1912]
    #3263817 - 10/22/04 03:44 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

i dident pack any jars i just scooped the mix in with a fork


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: MindBent]
    #3263865 - 10/22/04 04:54 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

how tight are ur jar lids? You might want to lossen the jar lid a bit, and then put the foil back on


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: blackcat]
    #3263869 - 10/22/04 04:57 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

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blackcat said:
how tight are ur jar lids? You might want to lossen the jar lid a bit, and then put the foil back on


????

Sounds like a very bad idea to me.


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: discman1]
    #3263875 - 10/22/04 05:03 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

12 days and 45% sounds like a good pace.

I was talking about new jars. I find it much faster if you keep it as fluffy as possible inside the jar.

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Re: newb cake Q [Re: Sam1912]
    #3263892 - 10/22/04 05:12 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

discman1 wrote:
Quote:

????

Sounds like a very bad idea to me.




I agree with blackcat, try loosening your lids and replacing the foil on them. Don't loosen them much, 1/4 of a turn is enough to increase air exchange because you still want high CO2 levels. Mycelium loves high CO2 for it's vegetative stage, but too much CO2 can be bad.

Your substrate could also be dry, or is this not a possibility?

- Silven


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: Silven]
    #3264115 - 10/22/04 06:46 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

my substrate might be a little to dry. how can i tell.what can i do if it is.


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: MindBent]
    #3264128 - 10/22/04 06:53 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

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runin said:
my substrate might be a little to dry. how can i tell.what can i do if it is.




When you make your substrate take some in your hand and squzze.Should leave your hand wet but no drops.If its to dry it will stall latter or just stop growing.IMO

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Re: newb cake Q [Re: KaptKid]
    #3264141 - 10/22/04 06:57 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

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KaptKid said:
When you make your substrate take some in your hand and squzze.Should leave your hand wet but no drops




I was always under the impression that when you squeeze, "just a few drops" should come out of the substrate/verm. mix? A few, but some.


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: MoneyAddyct]
    #3264179 - 10/22/04 07:10 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

thats what i did i squzzed it kinda hard an just a drop or two came out


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: MindBent]
    #3264192 - 10/22/04 07:16 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

I am having the same exact problem. So don't despair. It happens to all us newb's. Mine have all seemed to just STOP after 2 weeks. Not even up to 30%. Not sure what to do at this point. Let me know what you have done to correct, and if it has worked. Thanks.


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: blueyedgrl2]
    #3264297 - 10/22/04 07:53 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

i dunno what to do exept wate, but i did turn 2 upsidedown could someone tell me if this is a good idea


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: blueyedgrl2]
    #3264311 - 10/22/04 07:58 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, turn them upside down and turn their lids 1/4 of a turn.  Looks like you know what you're doing :smile:

Next time you prepare your substrate, if you use the BRF formula, to get your vermiculite to the right moisture content try this:

Dump all the verm in a bowl that you will need for all your jars and then slowly add water while stirring (which you probably did).  Now, push all the verm out of one section of the bowl and continue adding water.  Everytime you add even a little amount of water, tip your bowl with the clear spot at the bottom of the inclined bowl bottom.  As soon as you see a VERY SMALL trickle of water come out from under your verm, you are golden.  Then just stir in your BRF. :smile:

Works for me everytime now.

- Silven


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1) Scorpios are the most highly sexed of all the signs of the zodiac.
2) Scorpios are prone to excesses: booze, drugs, sex, bad puns, etc.
They usually exploit the weaknesses of others, who fall victim to
their capacity for total lust & sexual abberation.
3) Scorpios possess great intellectual curiosity & creative talent. They
think they are rebels & are arrogant, proud, conceited, and worth every
penny of it.

What do you bring to the table?


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Re: newb cake Q [Re: Silven]
    #3264413 - 10/22/04 08:30 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

so add my brf last after the verm is at the right consistensy.i will do this on my next batch on monday. that sounds pretty easy thanx for the tip


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