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Offlineblueloon
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Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking?
    #3460920 - 12/07/04 07:41 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

my cakes are going to be pretty dry after this first flush and so I'm going to dunk them for about 18 hrs. but there are still lots of really small pins (maybe a 1/4" long) on the cakes. I'm afraid that if I just leave them, they'll end up aborting because the cakes are too dry, but if I pick them will I still get a good 2nd flush??  :confused:


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: blueloon]
    #3461099 - 12/07/04 08:11 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

If you decide to dunk your cakes you should definately clear them of any pins. If you leave them on you stand a chance of them getting waterlogged and then rotting and turning into an awful mush on your cake.


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3461131 - 12/07/04 08:18 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ok, thanks. and here's a picture of what I'm dealing with:

http://asuaf.org/~psilocybin/rh/files
user/pass: kida/amnesiac


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: blueloon]
    #3461339 - 12/07/04 09:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

just uploaded 3 recent pictures to the url in above post. please take a look and give your opinion. wait them out, or pick them now and dunk?


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: blueloon]
    #3461345 - 12/07/04 09:07 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Put them up somewhere else, they cant be viewed without an account.


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3461399 - 12/07/04 09:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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scatmanrav said:
Put them up somewhere else, they cant be viewed without an account.




it should work, just use the username/password I gave: kida/amnesiac


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: blueloon]
    #3461428 - 12/07/04 09:30 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Dude, you have a MASSIVE pinset going with those cakes. If you're worried about the over-all hydration of the cakes, I suggest placing them directly onto the perlite layer for 1-3 days. The mycelium will wick up water from the perlite and re-hydrate itself. Be careful not to leave it on the perlite too long as it will start to get soggy. Good luck!


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Re: Is it necessary to remove even small pins before dunking? [Re: blueloon]
    #3461438 - 12/07/04 09:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Oops missed that part.

You can't dunk with those pins on. Once the cap turns brown you shouldnt submerge the pins. White primordia is fine. However its my opinion that thats all the first flush and none of those ave aborted yet and you should pick off shrooms as they mature but let those all go. When the flush is over everything will stop growing and then you can pick it all. Keep it moist and roll it in verm. I'd also put some extra verm on top.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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