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Good idea or...not?
    #3331819 - 11/08/04 01:39 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I'm making cakes out of 2:1, verm. and brf. Instead of using pint jars or half pints, i decided to use jars that were a bit smaller than the halfs. I've been looking around and haven't found anyone saying anything really about colonozing smaller cakes to quicken the process, instead of waiting 4 wks. I figured that since the jars are smaller they'd colonize quicker b/c there's less area to cover, so is it better like this for the myrcelium tissue or worse?  Thankx

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Re: Good idea or...not? [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3331828 - 11/08/04 01:44 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i'm sure it would colonize quicker, and if you used the same mix they'd fruit about the same.. the only thing different in the smaller would be less nutes for mosnter fruits... or maybe you have a too thin of verm layer on top and would risk contams moreso.. but i'm a newb.. just my thoughts.

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    #3331831 - 11/08/04 01:45 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Once the mycelium starts to grow, they really grow. Momentum thing. I have 270ml jars. I think it makes very little difference in 30ml.


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Re: Good idea or...not? [Re: Sam1912]
    #3332413 - 11/08/04 08:20 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Surface area definately effects the growth process. But once a big jar gets going it really flies. Im not sure what the ratio is in 24-48 hours but on grains I see my mycelium colonize almost double nightly. Im not too sure about pf tek, I gave up on it and went straight to grains and havent had a problem yet. Save yourself some trouble, if your a meticulous kinda guy grains are the way to go. Then you can use quarts and be done in half the time as smaller pf cakes.


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