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OfflineXAZIA
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newbie questions
    #376388 - 08/22/01 12:00 PM (22 years, 10 months ago)

I would like a little feed back from some more experienced growers opinion. I'm going to cultivate for the first time and i have ordered two PF syringes(in case the first run is a total foul up, I'll have a second on hand).
Which guide is better fort a first timer....Pf tek or MMGG v3.2?
and which will give me more productive fruiting...a ultrasonic humidifier or perlite technique? and what is your opinion on each
and finally...i have a large pot with a lid i was going to use for sterilization(like a big pot used for cajun cooking, yum...) is this sufficient or should i really invest in a pressure cooker?.
i would like to get the best results for my first run..
thanks in advance..



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Invisiblepuscle
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Re: newbie questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #376394 - 08/22/01 12:08 PM (22 years, 10 months ago)

Go with the PF-Tek, it's kinda fool-proof. Perlite is all you need. Your pot should be good enough, but sooner or later you'll want a pressure cooker.


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Re: newbie questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #376400 - 08/22/01 12:15 PM (22 years, 10 months ago)

Agreed. I have grown four separate races, and the PFTek has not failed me yet. Perlite keeps me from having to mist as well. One thing I would recommend you do is to case at least 2 of your jars just to try the technique. I did this last time using the simplest casing tek (the one that recommends using a Solo cup--but I just used a little plastic bowl) and got an amazing yield from just 1/2 of a 1/2 pint jar. I'll never go back to growing on cakes again. The shrooms were much bigger and they all grow at once instead of a couple at a time. Much more trippin for a lot less work.



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OfflineXAZIA
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Re: newbie questions [Re: fungusboy]
    #376404 - 08/22/01 12:22 PM (22 years, 10 months ago)

thanks for that advice. I've beenreading alot about cakes and casing and was wonder what type of difference it would make as far as yeilds go. you answered that question for me.



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http://www.mycotopia.net/teks/hongus.html

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Re: newbie questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #376411 - 08/22/01 12:36 PM (22 years, 10 months ago)

cakes are cool to start on, after a doin cake for a bit u should try casings. More weight per jar used in the end.



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