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InvisibleSkunkhuffer
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Cut PF Cake in Half?
    #4510625 - 08/08/05 03:49 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The majority of the pictures I see where people are growing PF Cakes, I usually notice that shrooms grow from ONE spot on the cake.

I assume that this is a result of uneven pinning. I know there are ways to control pinning to mushrooms grow all over the cake, but I'm a noob, and havent got all the answers yet. So what I was wondering is, would it be possible to cut the cake in two halves before putting into a fruiting chamber?

I assume the nutrients from the cake by growing mushrooms (if pinning was uneven) would be used up so that other primordia/pins would abort. So, if cake was cut in half, you would most likely get better results. No?

Any input on this potential procedure would be helpful.

If this is really unneccessary, what would help even pinning, and a larger first flush, as that is what I'm trying to accomplish.

Thanks.
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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Skunkhuffer]
    #4510693 - 08/08/05 04:14 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's work, and it'd also increase the surface area of the cake. But you must be very stable, and try not to touch the cake too much. You don't want contamination after all that hard work.


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Jabberw0cky]
    #4510745 - 08/08/05 04:41 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Cool cool.  I mean, if I didn't HAVE to do it, I wouldnt.  But, as a first test run, I only did 2 cakes.  One got a contam after 18 days.  :frown:  Twas about 85% which really bummed me out. 

SO.... I only have 1 cake 100%, which is just chilling at the moment in some nice indirect light.  It's looking quite fuzzy in the jar.

Anyway, surface area is what seemed like the answer.  If I cut it in half, it would almost double the first flush.  (or at least thats what logic tells me, and what I'm hoping to accomplish)

Has anyone tried this before with good results?  I'd hate to fuck up my first grow, especially since my other 5 jars are only at day 12. I've never been so one-track minded in my entire life. Even when I had a bad trip off 4 really powerful hits.  heh heh

MUSHROOMS mushrooms MuShRoOmS!  :mushroom2:  :eek:  :crazy2:  :crazy:  :wink:

I'm thinking of going the ziplock route to cut it in half.  Then I don't have to touch it.  But damn, my contam'd one was tough as hell.  Hope I can pull it off, if need be.


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Skunkhuffer]
    #4510773 - 08/08/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's possible. There's a couple of tips about it in some of the casing teks.
But I'm sure it'd work as long as you avoid contamination.
And it wouldn't double the size of the flush. IT only adds just a little bit of surface area.


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The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
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Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Jabberw0cky]
    #4510818 - 08/08/05 05:09 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

And what would be the benefit of doubling the size of the surface area?

Logic tells me that if there are two separate halves, fruiting would double, as there would be two separate cakes, and shrooms wouldnt have to compete for nutes. First flush would at least double.  Flushes after the first would suffer of course.  But hey, if first flush is doubled, that would be excellent.

Then again, I'm not a mushroom, nor do I think I know that much about them.  :wink:  This is just logic talking.

Thanks for the info though.


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Skunkhuffer]
    #4513531 - 08/09/05 07:32 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

*cough*

Anyone?


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Skunkhuffer]
    #4513542 - 08/09/05 07:40 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

mushrooms generaly grow in size proportionate to the substrate, reduce the size of the cake, get smaller mushrooms


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4513762 - 08/09/05 10:55 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

So the same as plants. Small pot = small plants.

So, a 55 gallon drum would be a super excellent container to colonize and fruit in?  :smile:  j/k

Guess I wont be cutting anything in half.  Might as well let my first PF Jar fruit the poor mans way.  Perilite and fanning.

Next will definitely be a grain grow, prolly with liquid culture innoc.  Not sure if I'm ready for a casing though.

Thanks.


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: Skunkhuffer]
    #4513904 - 08/09/05 11:54 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)



Most of the Shrooms woudlnt even grow on the Cake!


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Re: Cut PF Cake in Half? [Re: SouthPArk]
    #4513920 - 08/09/05 12:00 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Dont Give up on the HAlf Cake!

Give it a Try at LEast!

If your Worried about trying Casing's then Keep with the Half Cakes!

They actuallly Work Fairly Well if done right...

here is 8 Cakes cut in Half



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