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OfflineTheGreatButtPaca
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Question with caking
    #3330963 - 11/07/04 09:19 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

my friend asks...Is it a good idea to cut the half pint cakes in half and have two smaller cakes? He mainly wants to collect spores from this grow so he's willing to experiment


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Re: Question with caking [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3331026 - 11/07/04 09:34 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

hps are pretty small as it is, I wouldnt cut it in half. Dont think youll get a larger yield and might get contams. If youve already done cakes why not try casings? this will definately increase your yield. If you want to get some spores fruit a cake or two just to be safe incase the casing doesnt work out.


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Re: Question with caking [Re: beejay]
    #3331043 - 11/07/04 09:39 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

yeah definitely case man its the only way to fly

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Re: Question with caking [Re: phantasm]
    #3331061 - 11/07/04 09:45 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Do you recomend cutting them in half to make a casing layer...

3 cakes cut in half per case...


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Re: Question with caking [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3331073 - 11/07/04 09:49 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Id just crumble them personally, but some have cut them like disks, then added some crumblemd mycelium in the space between. Stick em in a new ziplock and break em up, then case em. Some people let em heal a day before actually casing, in the case of crumble and case, but I just case em and it turns out well. Just make sure theres at least an inch of substrate, better yet 2. heres some inspiration...
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...rue#Post3297476


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Re: Question with caking [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3331077 - 11/07/04 09:50 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

crumble them and lay evenly across the bottom at least 2-4 half pints per casing you ll get more shrooms than from a cake so dont worry about the fact that it takes more cakes

crumble crash course:
1. take jar in hand
2.birth cake into fresh plastic bag
3.crumble with hands from out side of bag
4. place in casing as bottom layer

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Re: Question with caking [Re: phantasm]
    #3331121 - 11/07/04 09:59 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

so you say that i don't require a bottom layer of verm...

just use the substrate and a top layer?


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Re: Question with caking [Re: TheGreatButtPaca]
    #3331139 - 11/07/04 10:02 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Just leave it as is. Bigger cakes tend to give bigger shrooms. Bigger shrooms mean larger prints.

Also try picking all but 2 or 3 pins. You'll get larger mushrooms that way.

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