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OfflineMerlyn
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Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong?
    #341458 - 06/15/01 02:47 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

I made 24 rice cakes with the PF tek, and did not lose a single one to contamination. But, I've got them set up in the PF style cooler terrerium, and I can't get them to fruit. I tried outdoor terrium, pop bottle terrerium, and now cooler w/ spray bottle for humidity. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but fluffy white mycelium is growing but no fruits. Mycelium is even growing onto the wet paper towel in the pop bottle terrerium, but will not fruit. Does anyone have any idea what I should do?Thanks



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: Merlyn]
    #341495 - 06/15/01 03:35 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

how are you keeping the humidity up. Using perlite?
I put a 1/2pint pf cake w/ pf strain in a tupperware box w/ perlite and it started to pin in about a week and a half. How long has it been since you birthed the cakes?



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: havinfun]
    #341504 - 06/15/01 03:53 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

I inject humidity via spray bottle 3-4 times a day, and I fan the cakes twice a day. the cakes sit on a wire mesh frame and i mist a drip shield above them. i just dont get why the mycelium is growing upon itself but not initiating fruiting. i have some mexicana cakes and some cubensis, and cant get either to fruit.



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: havinfun]
    #341507 - 06/15/01 03:55 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

its been about 15 days since i put the cakes in the terrerium.



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: Merlyn]
    #341508 - 06/15/01 03:56 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

What temperature range are you working in.

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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: havinfun]
    #341510 - 06/15/01 03:57 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

its been about 15 days since i put the cakes in the terrerium. pointy cones of mycelium are growing out all over the place, but nothing else.



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: lounge lizard]
    #341514 - 06/15/01 03:59 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

indoors, room temp. probably 65-70



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: Merlyn]
    #341518 - 06/15/01 04:02 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

They are getting light...right?

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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: Merlyn]
    #341520 - 06/15/01 04:04 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

I dont know, maybe try casing?



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: pyromaniac]
    #341521 - 06/15/01 04:06 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

tried casing. that didn't work either. waited 4 weeks on that batch. i give them about 2-6 hours of light a day, w/ a UV light.



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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: Merlyn]
    #341526 - 06/15/01 04:14 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

Wow dude, I am stumped. HMMMM, did you try asking the cakes to fruit? That is about all that I can think of.

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Re: Can't get cakes to fruit. What am I doing wrong? [Re: pyromaniac]
    #341543 - 06/15/01 04:34 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

I would recommend more air, less water. Can you measure the RH in your chamber? Sounds like you may be overdoing it w/ the moisture.



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    #341544 - 06/15/01 04:35 PM (20 years, 7 months ago)

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