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Invisiblep4kSouL
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Verm Questions?
    #3942211 - 03/20/05 01:01 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Some more irritating questions if you all wouldn't mind-  :crazy:

1. Should I roll my cakes in dry vermiculite or damp vermiculite or does it really matter?

2. How does rolling your cakes increase the pinning amount?

3. Do I really need to air exchange my growing chamber wile the cakes are waiting to produce pins? I don't see no need to as the cakes have no mushrooms producing yet.


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: p4kSouL]
    #3942218 - 03/20/05 01:04 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Roll it in dry verm after dunking so it sticks...then spray with water.

This technique creates a mini casing layer that provides extra moisture

Good air exchange will really help develope healthy and plentiful pins.


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #3942225 - 03/20/05 01:08 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Kron covered the first two...a little more in depth on:
3. Do I really need to air exchange my growing chamber wile the cakes are waiting to produce pins? I don't see no need to as the cakes have no mushrooms producing yet.

Mushrooms have three triggers that tell them when they are above ground and its time to pin. First is temperature drop. Thats least important but a good 10 degree temp drop is always good. Second is light. Some may say this is least important but I fruit at low 80's al day long.. Couldnt do it without a few nice flouros. And third, and definatly most important is fresh air. In nature when they get above ground, there is wind and abundant fresh air. Thats how they know its time to pin.


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Invisiblep4kSouL
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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #3942226 - 03/20/05 01:08 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

do i need to worry about the water in the spray bottle to be sterile?


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: p4kSouL]
    #3942244 - 03/20/05 01:18 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Use distilled water if you have it, tap works (thats what I use) with a small splash of h202 in it (about 20:1 ratio).


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3942506 - 03/20/05 02:45 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i was always told it was 10:1


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: LethalX5]
    #3942511 - 03/20/05 02:50 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

That works too... I've found a little less does a little better, but thats my setup.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Verm Questions? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3942555 - 03/20/05 03:15 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Either will work.

Fully colonized cakes are tanks. Only a small fraction of them will fail before two healthy flushes regardless of the peroxide ratio


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