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OfflineOdhinn
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My first try(things are looking up)
    #537746 - 02/01/02 01:30 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

6 days ago I inoculated 24 BRF/verm jars with B+ and now, the first little bits of growth


this is my "best" jar, it has a little bit of myc. growth


My 24 jars in their home


My mushies flat, complete with a door lock

I plan on using my cakes as spawn for a dung tek and 50/50 case them
could some one give me a few tips on seting up a fish tank heater to a thermostat?



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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #538671 - 02/02/02 05:00 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

a fish tank heater has a built in thermostat.
keep us updated.
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Re: My first try [Re: fresh357]
    #538672 - 02/02/02 05:04 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Just put a aquarium heater in a jar of water with some sort of sealed top. Tin foil works good because you can place the heater right through it. You'll have to play around a little to get the correct tempurature. Aim for 80-83 degrees because the jars are usualy warmer than the surrounding air.


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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #538941 - 02/03/02 01:33 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

yep i got one yesterday and i have constructed a small insulated hut. i just put a pan of water put my heater in and then stack my jars in there and put the whole lot in the hut, so far its 80* ill try to hit 83*. ill keep you posted


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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #538973 - 02/03/02 02:40 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Aw, your first try.

Yep. when you see them first shrooms come up, such a precious moment...10x "the first signs of white" moment


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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #539402 - 02/03/02 05:34 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)


8 days after inocculation, 12 of my 24 jars are growing at the same rate but the other 12 ( diffrent syringe) are not growing at all.


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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #540445 - 02/04/02 06:25 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

12 of my 24 jars are around 20-30% colonized while the other 12 are around 0-5%, the first 12 are developing very rhyzomorphic growth.


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Re: My first try(2week update) [Re: Odhinn]
    #545294 - 02/08/02 10:53 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

its now very close to the 2 week mark and 12 of my jars are showing great growth, they are ripping throuigh the BRF and are close to the 50%+ mark.

BUT 10 of my "other" 12 jars have shown NO growth at all, only two jars from the second syringe are growing and even now they are only less than 5%, im starting to worry, i have one more syringe and i am thinking if i see no growth in 5 days im going to re-inoculate the 10 non-growing jars.


This is my fastest growing jar 13 days after innoculation


and this is my jars make-shift incubator, i used a 50W fish tank heater in a 2L pop bottle and have my jars stacked around it.



please give me some info on what to do with my 10 non-growing jars


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #546401 - 02/10/02 06:36 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Looks like your doing just as good as me! Im doing B+ and theyre pretty easy hey? :smile: Just hope mine with fruit in my terrarium, what kind of terrarium do u have? 


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #546402 - 02/10/02 06:37 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

PS: Heard that B+ isnt tha fastest colonizer


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Northernsoul]
    #546992 - 02/10/02 09:43 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

i have heard the same thing about b+ but the thing that worries me is that half of my jars are going great and the other half r not going at all, i think it was jsut an extremly old syringe or somthing.

for a terarium i am using a 102.2L rubbermade tub, i plan on using my cakes as spawn for dung/straw tek and then jsut casing it and poping it in the tub with a pan of water and my heater.


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #547230 - 02/11/02 01:23 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Have patience, I am in your situation right now (a little farther ahead). But, 2 of the 16 jars I innoculated colonized extremely fast, within one week and they were at 75% done! The rest showed no signs of white, by the time the other 14 jars started showing only a little white, the other 2 were done and I threw them into the casing phase at least 2 weeks ahead of the rest... The rest are now 50% colonized, so having patience with this is a virtue :smile: Don't worry, as long as you don't see contams, your doing fine. 


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Zylo]
    #547995 - 02/11/02 04:16 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

ok thanks for the info, once i birth my 12 fast growing cakes ill take a few pics and then start 6 as spawn and 6 cased for imediate enjoyment


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #549403 - 02/12/02 10:54 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

dammit, thismoring i woke up and looked all my jars over like i do every moring, and the one jar with the big mother fu*@ing crack along one side had a litttle bit of green on it. I birthed the contaminated cake early and i discovered that the mycelium was about 1 CM away from the contam and the contam itself never actually was exsposed to open air. So now i have half a cake cased in verm, ill let ya know what happens, and would the fruit from this cake be edible or am i stuck with using it for prints?


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #549431 - 02/12/02 11:20 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Guess what! I made 6 birdseed jars a while back using the polyfil tek and I kept 3 with foil left on over the polyfill and 3 with just the polyfil and the ones without the foil went 100% faster. I took the foil off the others now, and there was some nasty shit growing on the polyfil, i wiped it off with alcohol. One jars polyfill is so nasty I decided to quarentine it just in case it spread to other jars.
That sucks about your jar. Wonder how it cracked? HAve you ever looked at the incubator that they show on PF for dummies, you should check it out, it works great for me. Just thought Id throw that in for ya.

http://www.fungifun.org/pf/incubator.htm


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Northernsoul]
    #550558 - 02/13/02 10:39 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

drunken posts never make sense


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #553174 - 02/16/02 01:37 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

My mouse pad has moved to the next step of mushroom growing, spawing the bulk substrate. Its microwaved aprox 2 leters of horse dung and put it in ziplock bags with a cake in each, since it has 12 good cakes and 12 more on the way it can afford to [Email]fu@k[/Email] around :smile: i will post a few pic for my mouse pad (since it has no arms) once the mycelim has recovered from being crumbled and has started to colonize the diung.

can some one give me a time frame of when i should notice growth in the bags and some tips on other bulk substrates, that do not stink up your whole house for weeks?   


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Re: My first try(2weeks and haveing a few problems) [Re: Odhinn]
    #553227 - 02/16/02 02:31 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Straw is a great bulk substrate, and worm castings too. Most sites have these teks. You should see the first signs of growth in the next day or two. Good luck


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Re: My first try [Re: Zorba]
    #555432 - 02/18/02 04:51 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)


no thats not green

This is a pic of one of my cakes i was forced to birth early (60%) due to the a massive crack in the jar. The caseing has colonized and i have been faning twice a day, and i have put it in a slightly colder area. Now my question, do i just keep fanning and wait for pins?

also the dung i am trying to colonize is showing no growth :frown:   


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Re: My first try [Re: Odhinn]
    #560300 - 02/23/02 01:46 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

the first pins are forming on my casing, i will post some pics in the moring when they are a bit bigger, also my dung is colonizing like mad now that i put it in a try with some air flow.


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