Home | Community | Message Board


Azarius
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineshafty
fungus is urfriend
Male
Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 78
Last seen: 9 years, 2 months
improv. cold shock
    #4621756 - 09/05/05 06:29 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i'm about to dunk/cold shock my cakes in plastic containers, organized by strain. i don't have room in my refrigerator and am not willing to just throw food out, so there in lies my problem. i want to cold shock them to induce pinning and was wondering about any methods used/known. i was thinking about using a smaller plastic container filled with ice to hold down the cakes underwater and provide some sort of chilling factor. would ice be too cold? they(the cakes) wouldn't be in direct contact with the ice. but ice melts fast in room temperature water and i don't think i'll have enough time to keep loadin that bitch up with ice. any help/advice on this subject would be appreciated. -thanx :crazy2: :mushroom2: :crazy2:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblebackupwards
peon

Registered: 04/02/05
Posts: 3,022
Loc: somewhere else
Re: improv. cold shock [Re: shafty]
    #4621760 - 09/05/05 06:35 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

cold shocking is not necessary, it will stall the myc and delay pinning. cold shocking is more valuable when growing edibles than cubes. so just do your dunk and forget the cold shock. do roll them though that will help out.
:peace:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRogerRabbitM
Bans for Pleasure
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 41,968
Loc: USA Mountain Northwest
Last seen: 2 months, 13 days
Trusted Cultivator
Re: improv. cold shock [Re: backupwards]
    #4621890 - 09/05/05 10:20 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Agreed. There is no reason to cold shock a species that grows in Texas and Florida in the summertime. The reason for dunking in the refrigerator is to prevent bacteria growth while the substrate is submerged in water. If you have no room in the refrigerator, simply rinse the cakes very well under running water both before and after the dunk.
RR


--------------------
Download Let's Grow Mushrooms



semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinePsyWonderCap
Stranger
Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 73
Last seen: 11 years, 3 months
Re: improv. cold shock [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4621925 - 09/05/05 10:46 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

one idea:

Get a cooler and fill it 1/3 of the way or more with ice. Open the spikut (nozzle thingy to let water out) and put your plastic container resting on top of the ice. Your plastic container will do the dunking and the ice cooler will keep things cooler than outside and provide a sterile enviornment yet not FREEZE them. Sound like what you wanted?


--------------------
"Dunk and Roll" How-to


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* cold shocking, who does it?
( 1 2 all )
the_END 2,287 28 09/18/06 04:26 PM
by HippieChick
* Re: Suggested cold shocking duration vts1134 922 6 04/23/00 07:07 PM
by Hippie3
* At what step do you cold shock a casing? TheGanjaGorilla 967 13 11/01/03 02:39 PM
by Che_Night_Soil
* Cold Shocking TacoHerder 1,748 10 09/24/14 02:07 PM
by cronicr
* Cold shocking Golden teacher? shroomishroom 1,727 4 03/19/06 11:28 AM
by Hippie3
* cold shocking after birthday zingos1 1,059 2 08/19/05 06:31 PM
by zingos1
* What's the deal with cold shocking? deXtrous 9,196 13 05/07/06 03:05 PM
by BMArts
* cold-shocking susej 1,193 13 05/26/02 04:48 AM
by Hippie3

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
385 topic views. 24 members, 108 guests and 33 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.