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    #433442 - 10/22/01 07:01 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

My cakes have been sitting in a perlite humidified terrarium for about two days now. They are starting to get fuzzy in spots. It just looks like a series of bumps / fuzz. Is this what I want to see? Should I see brown heads emerging soon after? thanks


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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: phrozendata]
    #433471 - 10/22/01 07:26 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I'de just like to add another question. I had some jars (8 days old, no colonization) and I put a mug of very warm steaming water in the incubation chamber without thinking straight. The water formed massive condensation and all the tape on top of the jars were wet. Moreover, the dry (not anymore) verm layers also got wet and now the jars have a funny smell. They show no growth (or contamination) but am I doomed?


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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: phrozendata]
    #433487 - 10/22/01 07:41 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Also, if I were to go out and buy one of those cheapo reptile humidity guages and calibrate it can I expect it to give me good enough humidity readings? Also, if my perlite is very lightly (can only be felt if I run my hands on the side) condensation would artifically hand spraying the sides be cool? If water were to get on the cake could it just be dabbed off. Would it be harmful?


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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: phrozendata]
    #433557 - 10/22/01 08:58 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

One, maby more later. Sorry but i'm sure its better than making a new topic every question. After I steam jars for a good hour I notice quite a bit of condensation inside the jars. Is this fine. Also, even with a foil covering the tape on the lids get wet. Not soaked, but wet. If this is happening, would the dry verm layer be getting wet? If it was, could it bring contamination?


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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: phrozendata]
    #433594 - 10/22/01 09:30 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

When I first started to grow, I did the same thing and used cakes. After a day or two, I noticed the same tiny white bumps, they almost look like very tiny cotton balls growing all over the cake. To make a long story short, I got alot of people to reply to my ? I tried everything that was mentioned with very very little results. So I had about 3 cakes after that and I went for it! I cased......
Well now it's 4 years later, and my record(if you want to call it that)....I lost one casing........thats it. I have no specail equipment, i use the oven tek...no glove box! My terr. is nothing more than a medium size plastic tub, with a lizard heating pad underneth hooked up to a temp. gauge. Humidity/ fresh air are supplied from a bubbler system that i've designed....My whole set-up is small, tight, clean, and very productive :)
Well to get to the point......case. You came this far....so you must be clean. Your shrooms will be 10x better then what any cake will give you, and if you ever notice....their are more problems with cakes then casings.
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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: fiddler4u]
    #433700 - 10/22/01 10:58 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Thank-You for your opinion. I was hoping somebody had acutally answered my questions. Please, can somebody? I might case after I get a first flush but I really need to get some shrooms to spore print.


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Re: fuzzy cakes [Re: phrozendata]
    #434047 - 10/23/01 12:10 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I am by no means an expert, but my experience has been that the cakes start pinning about 3-5 days after the appearance of the fluffy fuzz. At any rate, don't worry: as long as they look and smell healthy the shrooms will come.


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