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Offlineknobenheimer
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Happy with quantity, but not size
    #3930216 - 03/17/05 01:45 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hey Shroomery,

My mushrooms have been growing great, but they never grow very large. They probably average out to the size of a bic lighter. However, I do get plenty of them. I filled the bottom of a paper plate and had to begin stacking them. This was off two half pint cakes (amazonian and GT first flush).

So my question is how do I increase the size? I know this will most likely decrease the quantity, but how do I grow those big fuckers that fill your entire hand?

My RH stays at 96% and the temp at 72. I have two pumps pumping to 3 bubble wands with a hydroton/geolite barrier.

Thanks guys.

-Knob


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: knobenheimer]
    #3930240 - 03/17/05 01:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

To get the bigger guys you'll need to move up to a heavy nutritional and moisture laden substrate. Horse poo is the easiest, most cost effective route to big mushrooms in my opinion. On top of that, poo is pretty contam resistant. Mycelium eats through it so fast, contams can hardly establish a foothold.

Cakes can only go so far.


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: knobenheimer]
    #3930248 - 03/17/05 01:52 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

strain/ substrain/ substrate/ conditions. Think of the weakest link idea. Each needs the one to the left to be "the best it can be!".

2nd flushes are usually better shroom size wise, too.

Just my opinion...


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: Holydiver]
    #3930315 - 03/17/05 02:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Diver said:
To get the bigger guys you'll need to move up to a heavy nutritional and moisture laden substrate.  Horse poo is the easiest


Couldn't have said it better myself :laugh: :thumbup:


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: thenewguy05]
    #3930553 - 03/17/05 03:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

ahhhh,

Thanks a bunch!

-knob


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: knobenheimer]
    #3930606 - 03/17/05 03:23 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Whole grains will get you some decent sizes (bigger then Bic lighters) but only 1-3 gram shrooms usually, 3-5 inches tall or so (unless you make the substrate really thick). Straw/poo/compost (bulk) will all get you monsters when you make thick substrate (2-6 inches). With optimum conditions and a nice strain of course. Some strains just dont get tall too..they get fatter and bigger, but not taller. Orissa Indias are the biggest cubies of them all, grow them on some thick poo and you'll have monsters.


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3930715 - 03/17/05 03:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

at the very least move to 1 pint jars if you want to stay with the pf tek. A friend of mine did 1 pints because that was all they could find at the time. The size of the mush was pretty big and decent yeilds. they finally found the 1/2 pints and tried them.....lots of mush but they were small in size.


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: hotrod]
    #3934637 - 03/18/05 10:21 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

ah shroom envy....

remember, it's not the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean! :smile:

bigger shrooms aren't any better than smaller shrooms IME. They do impress people... but I'd take a full tray of medium sized cubes over a tray with just one or two giants (that's usually how it's worked IME) any day.


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Re: Happy with quantity, but not size [Re: gsmith]
    #3934677 - 03/18/05 10:38 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

poo


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