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OfflineMycoGod
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An Important note for first time growers!
    #4729367 - 09/29/05 03:19 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I am a first time grower, and I learned first hand that AIR EXCHANGE IS CRUCIAL! I had tape on the tops of my jars that covered the holes where I inoculated. At first I left the tape on, and I saw 0 contaminates and 0 growth after 15 days...took the tape off and viola, they started to colinize quickly. So once again, make sure your jars can breathe, no oxygen equals slow to 0 growth of mycelium. Look at the teks that use filters of dry vermiculate layer to protect against contaminates.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: MycoGod]
    #4729407 - 09/29/05 03:28 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

thanx for the tip, might i suggest polyfill in those holes?


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: shroomr4life]
    #4729455 - 09/29/05 03:42 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

In one of my first grow attempts, I used silicone glue to seal the holes in my jars. Worked great! No contams! ...no myco growth either. I put them aside in a box in the basement and forgot about them. They finally contaminated after about 3-4 months. It would be a good technique for long-term storage combined with an air tight box.

Note: If glue is used, it should be removed before inoculation. The glued holes had an effect similar to canning. When they cooled they the lid depressed and would made a popping sound if opened. When I inoculated one of the jars, it sucked half the syringe in because of the vacuum.

Talk about a learning experience!


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: MycoGod]
    #4730022 - 09/29/05 07:18 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You can always just leave the lids on a little loose too.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: FooMan]
    #4730147 - 09/29/05 09:12 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i'm on my first grow right now
i put foil over the holes to sterilize. i took it off to inoculate and never put anything back over the holes. fast forward 12 days. half of my jars are completely colonized and half are almost done. none of them are contaminated.

don't cover the holes
as long as you have a layer of dry verm on the top you have nothing to worry about


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: JackTackle]
    #4730204 - 09/29/05 09:41 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

JackTackle said:
i'm on my first grow right now
i put foil over the holes to sterilize. i took it off to inoculate and never put anything back over the holes. fast forward 12 days. half of my jars are completely colonized and half are almost done. none of them are contaminated.

don't cover the holes
as long as you have a layer of dry verm on the top you have nothing to worry about




right on :thumbup:


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: backupwards]
    #4730539 - 09/29/05 11:01 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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backupwards said:
Quote:

JackTackle said:
i'm on my first grow right now
i put foil over the holes to sterilize. i took it off to inoculate and never put anything back over the holes. fast forward 12 days. half of my jars are completely colonized and half are almost done. none of them are contaminated.

don't cover the holes
as long as you have a layer of dry verm on the top you have nothing to worry about




right on :thumbup:




:thumbup: :thumbup:  You are correct sir.....yes.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: srgtm1a]
    #4731153 - 09/29/05 01:10 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

^^good good.
if you've read here before you inoculated, you would have known this.
oh well, you learned first hand.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4732156 - 09/29/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Might I add if you're crumbling your cakes to make a casing and you've decided to give the myc a day to recover, do not make the container they're recovering in air-tight. It causes a fermentation smell and in my experience opened the door to big green (not Brian Dawkins, the mold). I was told that colonized substrate couldn't get contaminated but I guess between being crumbled, weakened due to anaerobic conditions, and then heaped with unbuffered casing layer, anything can happen.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: JackTackle]
    #4732459 - 09/29/05 05:37 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

JackTackle said:
i'm on my first grow right now
i put foil over the holes to sterilize. i took it off to inoculate and never put anything back over the holes. fast forward 12 days. half of my jars are completely colonized and half are almost done. none of them are contaminated.

don't cover the holes
as long as you have a layer of dry verm on the top you have nothing to worry about




leave the foil on... the foil serves as a barrier to contams and doesn't impede air exchange one whit...


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #4732491 - 09/29/05 05:46 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

While were at it i suppose i should mention the dramatic difference in growth in terms of temperature. 3 days at 84?F i got the same amount of growth i did in 11days at 70?F, and i foil + layer of verm for my cakes too :smile:


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: Foley]
    #4732744 - 09/29/05 06:50 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i read you dont need extra foil(covering the holes) if u have a dry layer of verm, and my jar was colonizng slow so i took it off, i think about a day later it was full of green...


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: caboomers]
    #4732757 - 09/29/05 06:53 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

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caboomers said:
i read you dont need extra foil(covering the holes) if u have a dry layer of verm, and my jar was colonizng slow so i took it off, i think about a day later it was full of green...




If you had done the process correctly then removing the foil would not have been a factor assuming it was a factor at all.


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Re: An Important note for first time growers! [Re: Bamaman]
    #4736289 - 09/30/05 01:16 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

why exactly a day later tho, i had 2, one growing slow and one doing pretty good, so i took off one so i didnt mess up 2 jars if it didint work and sure enough one kept going, the other was full of green...they were both incubating in a garage(LONG time ago before i wised up to this hobby) so yea that could have been it but...


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