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OfflineNolgthorn
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newbie question about mushroom size
    #388195 - 09/07/01 08:33 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

i am trying to figure-out at what point in time i should harvest these little sweeties...

when is it best? if i wait too long will they lose potency? will they continue to get larger? is that a good thing? when i harvest these, will new ones continue to grow? where is the missing yellow sock??? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388216 - 09/07/01 08:55 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

When the cap begins to open(and the veil begins to tear).

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Anno]
    #388220 - 09/07/01 09:07 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

...hmmmm twas what i had read earlier, however for some reason it seems they have grown with open caps. perhaps not enough humidity? i've actually kinda been fairly crappy at that this first round.

i hope to post pictures later today if that would help?



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388221 - 09/07/01 09:11 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

pick em right after the veil breaks, they wont get much larger and they wont gain any potency ( i think) more pinheads will appear in 2 to 5 days usually, this is calle dthe second flush. there can be many flushes of shrooms. enjoy



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: gaastra]
    #388229 - 09/07/01 09:19 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

they seemingly GREW already open... what do you make of this?




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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388240 - 09/07/01 09:30 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: ]
    #388303 - 09/07/01 11:25 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

how big would the caps normally get on p.cubensis (sorry i may have spelt that wrong)



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388320 - 09/07/01 11:54 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388366 - 09/08/01 12:45 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Caps usually get about this big


Harvest them when they're about this size




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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: slither]
    #388381 - 09/08/01 01:04 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: slither]
    #388384 - 09/08/01 01:10 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

wow!

okay then this is my first harvest ever in the universe. i think i may still need a few tips on growing mushrooms. these ones grew really quickly, as in about 3 days - but i don't know if that's all good. they grew directly off of the cakes, as i had only found this amazing page as of today.



misted almost daily, and have them at the perfect temperature that i read they like... they have light for just over twelve hours of the day and are on a timer.



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: ]
    #388385 - 09/08/01 01:14 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Nah man, wouldn't do that :wink:  Nah, but for real, harvest them when the veil as breaking just as the one in this pic



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388388 - 09/08/01 01:19 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

That is an excellent first harvest, my first couple of attempts sucked, but I grew alot of pretty mold and bacteria :smile:



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: slither]
    #388390 - 09/08/01 01:20 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: ]
    #388490 - 09/08/01 03:27 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

that there is.... 8 250ml cakes (sorry for conversion)

i seem to be getting lots of really small shrooms as opposed to a few really big ones, which is what i should be looking for right? perhaps larger cakes?

Edited by Nolgthorn on 09/08/01 02:30 AM.

Edited by Nolgthorn on 09/08/01 02:30 AM.



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388510 - 09/08/01 04:36 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Well you want alot of big ones, but you're doing really good. I'd work with cakes for awhile then try moving on to cased grain, then bulk substrates.



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388644 - 09/08/01 01:18 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Excellent, it's a good first flush for a first timer!!! Congratulations. Try casing the cakes, there's plenty of info at the grow/find section(main page) on how to do it.

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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: MAIA]
    #388664 - 09/08/01 01:57 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

alright then, do you think i could break-up my current cakes right now? they've fruited the once, can i case them still would they be alright?

Edit: if i were to instead of throwing these beauties away, say possibly enjoy some really horrible tasting orange juice with some friends instead. is there anything to know about the smaller shrooms? potencywise or anything?

Edited by Nolgthorn on 09/08/01 01:00 PM.



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Re: newbie question about mushroom size [Re: Nolgthorn]
    #388669 - 09/08/01 02:12 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, go ahead and case them. Wait for them to flush. Smaller shrooms are just as potent if not more so than mature fruits.



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