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Dunking Questions
    #4081181 - 04/21/05 02:42 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Hello everyone,

I have had several sucessful crops now, but I have never dunked before. Looking at the photos on this websight, I am not convinced that I need to start dunking ASAP.

I have read the Dunk TEK on this websight, but I still have some questions that you can hopefully help me with.

#1. What cake preparation techniques do you recommend? Should I scrape all remaining vermiculite off as well as remove strings and small mushrooms?

There is a lot of talk of dunking between flushes, but I hardly ever have a point where there is not at least 1 mushroom growing from a cake. They do come in waves, but there are usually some between the waves. Should I just pluck these off beforehand??

Also, what works better...

Allowing the cake to stay in the jar until it begins to produce mushrooms (as recommended on this sight's PF TEK)

OR

Removing the cakes from the jars before mushrooms have formed & dunking them?

Any help or general advice appreciated. I plan to dunk the cakes individually in disposable gladware containers, in the fridge, for 12-24 hours.


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Re: Dunking Questions [Re: AllyKat]
    #4081212 - 04/21/05 02:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Clean off all aborted pins that you can, dunk for 24 hours completely submerged, add a little bit of H2O2 to help fight off any contams. Dunking isn't necessary but it will tremendously increase yields.

I always dunk the day before they are ready to go into fruiting chamber.





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Re: Dunking Questions [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4081386 - 04/21/05 03:32 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

whadya think kronny, should i dunk my first bulk casings (straw/hpoo) before i fruit them either today or tom.? i'm contemplating and not sure if i should or not


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Re: Dunking Questions [Re: SoK]
    #4085783 - 04/22/05 06:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Well, I dunked 3 of my Treasure Coast cakes immediately after birthing before putting them in the fruiting chamber. I dunked them in individual containers, with water and a little H202 as recommended.

It seems so contrary to good sense to dunk them! I hope they do ok...

One of them seems to have a small brown spot...are contams more common after dunking? Should I be especially watchful?


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Re: Dunking Questions [Re: AllyKat]
    #4094573 - 04/25/05 11:19 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I dunked on 4/22 & it is now 4/25 and I see few changes in my dunked cakes. How long should it take before they start to pin?


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