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cutting the cake
    #3418211 - 11/28/04 02:59 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

I have a batch of cakes that are on the brink of being fully colonized, so I am looking forward to taking them out of the canning jars and moving them into the terrarium pretty soon. I used regular 1/2 pint (tapered) jars. They seem kinda tall, and I was thinking I might have a nicer yield if I cut the cakes in two before placing them in the terrarium. Is this OK to do, or do I risk harming the mycelium network by cutting the cake into two pieces?


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: sub_simple]
    #3418221 - 11/28/04 03:03 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

its not gonna do a lota harm, but its not gonna do a terrible amount of good... they will use all the nutes in that thing if its cut in half or if you leave it be...you might be more shrooms, but probably about the same yeild either way.

just to clarify i'm saying that cutting it in half might yield more actual mushrooms, but the same actual weight.. its not gonna hurt anything, but it won't benefit in anyway.


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: sub_simple]
    #3418223 - 11/28/04 03:03 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

There is no point in cutting them in half. Any increase in the number of shrooms will be offset by the smaller size due to less substrate.


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: RRhoads]
    #3418240 - 11/28/04 03:09 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

So are you saying that in yeild it will probably work out the same way? If this is true is it also true that you he would get his total yeild faster? Just curious?


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: largosnook]
    #3418376 - 11/28/04 04:17 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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f this is true is it also true that you he would get his total yeild faster?




it might because the cakes would be spent faster, but i prefer meaty shrooms i dunno about you.


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: sub_simple]
    #3418398 - 11/28/04 04:30 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

I tried it a bunch of times and it never amounted to a bigger yeild. You get lots of smaller shrooms which is a pain to clean.

I use to play a lot with cakes


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: Magash]
    #3418417 - 11/28/04 04:39 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

Magash, do you find double-ended casing to be better than the roll technique?


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: madsickpenguin]
    #3418851 - 11/28/04 10:45 AM (12 years, 15 days ago)

hey Magash, thanks for the practical advice taken from your experience. Just curious, what is all that brown, granular stuff sprinkled on top of the cakes in your pic?


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: sub_simple]
    #3418987 - 11/28/04 12:19 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

its verm its called rolloing your cakes.


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Re: cutting the cake [Re: sub_simple]
    #3420151 - 11/28/04 08:14 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

anyone have any experience with better results from double-ended casing or with rolling?


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