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Offlinelepiota
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no pinning (with pic)
    #3623019 - 01/13/05 01:21 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i am doing PFtek at room temperature (65-70?F), it took about 2 months (yes, two months!) to have the cakes fully colonized but now they are. after dunking in water+fridge for 24 hours i birthed them on a bed of wet perlite (see pic). humidity is ok (always above 90%), but temperature is still 65-70?F, a little cold. today is day 10 since birthing and still no pinning, only a little white hair growing on the cakes. WILL THEY EVER PIN?, and, is temperature the main reason for their delay???


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: lepiota]
    #3623037 - 01/13/05 01:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

try to get that temp. up to 75F if u can, also i'd recommend from experience setting the cake on a jar lid w/ damp verm. in it, really helps  the cake looks good, just have patience :smile: GL


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: SoK]
    #3623054 - 01/13/05 01:32 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

temperature matters but then again it doesnt. i birthed my cakes at 58-60 degrees and set them on a lid with fresh vermiculite and peroxide. make sure u are giving them the proper light for pinning activation. u may have birthed them too soon and the inside may not be fully colonized. looks good though-u should have some baby smurfhouses arriving within the next 5 days-keep us posted!


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: beaumcrunner]
    #3623069 - 01/13/05 01:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yes temp will delay pinning. Make sure your giving them 12-16hrs. of light a day and 4-5 fresh air exchanges a day too. Expect 2-3 weeks for pins to develop.GL


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: hyphae]
    #3625830 - 01/13/05 11:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yes! rolling in verm helps a lot! and temp is the reason its taking so long...no worries they'll come.


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: lepiota]
    #3626161 - 01/14/05 01:21 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

looks like you're due any day.


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Re: no pinning (with pic) [Re: lepiota]
    #3626550 - 01/14/05 02:36 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

shit nigga, my cakes took about the same amount of time to fully colonize. i've had my 3 cakes birthed for about 2 weeks now, temps were at 67-70, then i read that they should be at 70-75, so change temps to 70-73 about 3 days ago. no pins yet.

i thought the temps were suppose to be a little bit low because of the "cold shock" technique.


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