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induce early pinning
    #493444 - 12/17/01 02:27 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

If you take a partialy colonized cake, and expose it to light,
will it start to pin?

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Re: induce early pinning [Re: chillin48]
    #493489 - 12/17/01 04:03 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

not necessarily.
the mycelium has to be at a state which is ready for fruiting. This involves the proper humidity, fresh air, sunlight, and amount of water available.

interesting.. i just made two new casings on 12/13, both 50/50 verm/peatmoss. both casings contained one 1/2 pint jar of colonized substrate. One casing i split the substrate in half and left some of the mycelium stick out the top of the casings; the other casing i crumbled and buried in 1/2 " of casing layer. The crumbled casing shows no signs of fruiting after 3 days, but the other casing with 2x 1/2 jar in half, has about 10 pins growing rather well already.

just food for thought, but i was trying to get some mature fruits before christmas.

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Re: induce early pinning [Re: chillin48]
    #493614 - 12/17/01 09:33 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

yes, eventually.
i routinely give my cakes light from inoculation on, and usually see pinning by the 19th-21st days, and they are usually finished colonizing by 14th day.

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