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Offlinechapstick23
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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #522595 - 01/16/02 05:20 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I recently decided to try to grow my first batch of shrooms. I have the cakes in the perlite and they're 100% white, but they've been like that for a couple weeks. They haven't started growing little hairs or anything, and there certainly haven't been any pins. WHAT DO I DO???????????? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #522629 - 01/16/02 06:03 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

What Tek are you following?What does your setup look like ?What is temp and humidity of your growing chamber?Do you have a temp/humidity gauge(if not i would highly suggest radio shack $25.00).


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Cabee]
    #542669 - 02/06/02 05:29 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I'm following the Magic Mushrooms Growing Guide v3.2
I have four totally white cakes in a plastic box that's taped shut and aired out twice a day. I keep the humidity and temperature in the safe ranges. I spray water sometimes and the cakes are sitting on tinfoil with holes on top of perlite. What am i doing wrong????!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Cabee]
    #542670 - 02/06/02 05:29 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I'm following the Magic Mushrooms Growing Guide v3.2
I have four totally white cakes in a plastic box that's taped shut and aired out twice a day. I keep the humidity and temperature in the safe ranges. I spray water sometimes and the cakes are sitting on tinfoil with holes on top of perlite. What am i doing wrong????!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #542671 - 02/06/02 05:31 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Nothing. Patience is a virtue.

Ack! I misread weeks as days. My bad.

Depending upon the age of the spores, it can take up to a month before you see signs of growth... though my friend has never had it take more than two weeks. I posted a lengthy answer of possible problems to an identical question just a few days ago, do a search.


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Edited by Seuss (02/06/02 05:35 PM)


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #542672 - 02/06/02 05:32 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

what are the temp and humidity?


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Hammerloaf]
    #542679 - 02/06/02 05:42 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

temp - 70's
humidity - 80-90%


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #542698 - 02/06/02 05:57 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Humidity is too low. It should be 95-100%.


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #542703 - 02/06/02 06:00 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

dude, raise your humidiity! cakes need high humidity. I keep mine at 98%rh. 80-90%? how do you know? get a humidity gauge to have an exact rh. a few weeks is accually a little long. I have never had a cake take longet than 5 dayz to pin


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: pleezr]
    #542884 - 02/06/02 09:36 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

what's the easiest way to raise humidity?

working on building cool mist humidifier filter to keep water out...just wondering..


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: RedeyedElf]
    #542913 - 02/06/02 10:04 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

perlite works great, and its cheap and simple. it can sometimes be a bit messy though. I have yet to use a humidifier but if and when i do it will be cool mist, helps with air exchange as well as humidifies


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: chapstick23]
    #543097 - 02/07/02 12:44 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Dude,

Listen to Anno.
Your humidity is too low.
Get your humidity up into the high 90's or 100%.
You might want to inject 10cc of water into the cakes.
Since they might have started drying out in the low humidity.
And start fanning them.

Good luck!


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Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Roadkill]
    #543218 - 02/07/02 02:57 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I have a good idea for you chapstick. Use a light drill, wipe the bit with alcohol. Drill a hole in the center of your cake(s). Just about 2/3 the way down. Oh yeah, make sre your drill bit is the same diameter as a plastic straw, like a McDonalds straw. then cut the straw to about 4 1/2 inches and stick it into the hole. You can deliver water to the center of the cake via the straw with a syringe. Use mineral water. That works for me to speed it up a bit. Just dont get anxious. Sometimes it takes a little time. Ane you may want to add a bubbler to your terrarium. There is a tek for that. PM me and I will fill you in if interested. Hope that helps.


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