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OfflineNoodleSalad
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Dry Cakes
    #3286363 - 10/27/04 09:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have 3 pf cakes that are in 300 ml jars. They were growing fine and then they started to slow down. One of them looked more down then the rest i just dunked it but it looks like they stalled because they got too dry. Is there anything i can do to the other 2 like adding water or putting them in a moister place. Also the one i did dunk i am started to wonder if the inside is colonized so if it is not what would this do to it and its harvest.


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: NoodleSalad]
    #3286437 - 10/27/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Welcome to the shroomery  :smile:
Check out the  Dunk Tek


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #3286494 - 10/27/04 09:56 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Welcome!

Did you dunked a cake not fully colonized? The biggest concern with this is contamination. If it doesn't get contaminated, it'll just take a while longer to finish colonizing in the fruiting chamber before it gives you fruits. Actually, since you are using a fairly large jars, they probably will start to fruit while they are finishing up with colonization. Keep it at 76F for fruiting. It should be enough for finishing colonization.

Keep a very close eye and nose for contam. Keep everything extra extra clean.

As far as the other jars... take the tapes off the holes if you have them on. Flip the jars and let them finish upside down. If you have foil on there, make sure the jar has at least a bit of room to breath. No rubber bands or any of that.

Good luck

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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: Sam1912]
    #3286505 - 10/27/04 09:58 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Also, in the future, be patient and don't take cakes out of the jars until you are fairly sure that it's 100% colonized inside and out(usually 2-4 days after outside is done)

Good luck

Sam


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: Sam1912]
    #3286773 - 10/27/04 10:49 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

The outside is fully colonized but i don't know about the inside because i obviously can't see it. I waited 3 days after it was fully colonized but when i open it up to dunk it it was almost bone dry at the top which made me wonder. The other 2 are already upside and have been for a while but i was wondering what i could do to keep them from getting as dry.


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: NoodleSalad]
    #3286930 - 10/27/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Beg? Pray?

j/k. if you have condensation problem, you can rest the jars on their sides... but best thing to do is give them time.

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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: Sam1912]
    #3287315 - 10/28/04 12:10 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I use my computer to incubate them because it stays about 84 degrees and the computer is really dry and dusty so is that why they might be so dry. If so should i try one of those polyfil filters or something?


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: NoodleSalad]
    #3287377 - 10/28/04 12:22 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Okay.. is it just me or does all newbie think their cakes are either TOO dry or TOO wet?

I think most people need an excuse for jars not colonizing fast enough, so they blame the water content. I mean, there are real cases of too wet or too dry, but this is coming up over and over again...

Follow the Tek and use max fruiting formula. Few extra degrees or air flow over the foil won't dry off your cakes.

1/2 cup verm
1/4 cup BRF
60cc water

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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: Sam1912]
    #3287557 - 10/28/04 01:01 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I am a newbie so that is why i was asking but after i scraped the top layer of verm off i thought the colonized cake was rock hard. I just assumed that meant it was dry, but this is also my first time so maybe I'm just paranoid and over analyzing. Also Sam thank you a lot for the quick replies.


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Re: Dry Cakes [Re: NoodleSalad]
    #3287656 - 10/28/04 01:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Also, when you think your jars are fully colonize, I'd give them another 2-3 days to finish up. This should ensure full colonization.


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