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OfflineMammoth
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Dry Substrate
    #364343 - 07/31/01 07:49 PM (22 years, 7 months ago)

I'm on my first cultivation try. My BRF/Verm cakes are about 90% colonized and moving slow now. I put one in a zip lock and crumbled it as to prepare for casting. The cake was pretty dry and a little hard. Normal? Should I inject some water into the rest of the jars or just case now for moisture?

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    #364369 - 07/31/01 08:55 PM (22 years, 7 months ago)


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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: Mammoth]
    #364436 - 07/31/01 10:53 PM (22 years, 7 months ago)

Hey Mon,

They tends to sometimes get hard when incubating. I usually use a little more water than recomended by mmgg. If you plan to case them it won't be too big of a deal.

Good luck, keep jammin


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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: ParrotHead]
    #364492 - 08/01/01 12:15 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

I used a propagation mat from my MJ growing under a nursury flat filled half way with water. The temp was 83. Maybe the heat dries it up.

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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: Mammoth]
    #364545 - 08/01/01 02:53 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

Think about it, if you leave something wet on something warm it will dry out. You've got to keep the humidity up with these incubators.


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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: puscle]
    #364586 - 08/01/01 05:17 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

Ive found that dry substrate will still take when cased - im talking concrete hard dry substrate

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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: puscle]
    #364588 - 08/01/01 05:36 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

Next time just wait until all your cakes are ready, then birth and case to keep them moist instead of doing them at different stages.


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Re: Dry Substrate [Re: Mammoth]
    #364592 - 08/01/01 06:04 AM (22 years, 7 months ago)

is it ok to add abit of water to colonizing jars to add bit of water, cakes at 95% done at best and 10% for worst one, All look pretty dry, were in a cupboard which was abit too hot about 90-95f for first 10 days. Wpuld this have dried cakes out too much?

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