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A little validation
    #393759 - 09/13/01 10:52 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Ola. New to the forum and to growing, just wanted to go over my thinkin' see what folks have to say.

Used PF Substrate with reservoir. Working with 12 1/2pint jars. Didn't have pressure cooker, so settled with boiling 4 jars at a time for 1 hour on top of a wash cloth to "minimize heat transfer". This is my second time around, first time tried the Shroom Wizard Tek w/o success, never germinated. So I started with one hole in the lid right in the center. This time around i poked 2 more holes on either side of the center hole at the edge of the lid so a total of 3 holes in a straight line. covered the top with foil before boiling. Let the jars sit for a few days to make sure there was no visible contamination then innoculated with 2 syringes (feeling greedy) from hawkseye-EC. Basically shot about .75cc in each side hole for about 1.5cc per jar. Taped the holes and put in the dark back in the Ball box.
Did this on the 7th, now the 13th. No real noticable growth as of yesterday so i started wondering if I should build an incubation chamber. My house is typically in the 60-70 degree range, so asked Ryche and he recommended that I up the temp. Decided to build the chamber with rubbermaid type container filled with 2inches of water and a 50 watt submersable fish tank heater at 82 degrees. Jars in another plastic container elevated above the water. Both containers have about 6 vent holes, left the tape on the jars. How does this sound so far?

For fruiting (if i get that far!) I'm wondering about perlite humidification...with simply perlite, cakes, and fanning once a day. Sounds too easy relative to other teks out there. I have read many success stories with this tek, but also roamed the contamination forum and started to get a little nervous.

Sorry for the ramble, just feeling like i'm walking around in the dark.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

peace.

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Re: A little validation [Re: I_N_I]
    #393853 - 09/14/01 12:19 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Your jars are doin good so far. Its a good move to build an incubation chamber to up temps. Be carefull of water dripping on the jars (it could offset the water ratio if it gets in)

For your terrarium, sounds good just up fanning to 2-3 times a day with a mild misting after each one.

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Re: A little validation [Re: I_N_I]
    #393872 - 09/14/01 12:38 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

sometimes takes over a week to show definute signs of growth.



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Re: A little validation [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #394051 - 09/14/01 07:08 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

glad to hear no red flags. checked temp and humidity in the container with the jars and its 80degrees with 100% humidity. i've read that it's ideal at 60%...is this a problem? what are some ways lower the humidity if so?

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Re: A little validation [Re: I_N_I]
    #394065 - 09/14/01 07:43 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Air humidity is not a concern when jars are colonizing. Each jar contains water in the substrate. The only problem you might run into is if you have them sitting on a heat register or something like that. Then you could run into problems as the substrate would dry out. But in a regular room, it should not be a problem.

When you birth your cakes, then humidity is more of a concern.

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Re: A little validation [Re: I_N_I]
    #394223 - 09/14/01 01:19 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

For incubation humidity is rather irrelevant (unless the humidity is very low and it is very hot, causing drying of the substrate :shocked:)  But for fruting the cakes I would suggest bringing it down.  Fanning more often will help remedy this.

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Re: A little validation [Re: I_N_I]
    #394500 - 09/14/01 06:53 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks for the feedback all. Starting to get some nice growth. It's definitely wet in there, but the jars are looking nice and dry. Keeping my fingers crossed (and my water nicely treated with peroxide).

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