Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
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
OfflineTankGurl
Stranger
Registered: 01/13/02
Posts: 17
Last seen: 14 years, 8 months
I think I'm Ready!
    #561559 - 02/24/02 02:39 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Okay, I have read all the teks that I could find online, and I even ordered a cultivators book, but it hasnt got here yet. From what I have been reading up on, it seem's that the PF tek seems to be the easiest method for a new culitvator. I have gotton all my supplies but I havent got any syringes or prints yet. My concern has been who to get from. Well anyways, I know I should do cakes first and then go to a more advanced tek later, but, I like how the casings produce what seems to be more shrooms for the effort put fourth. Would you guys advise that I do cakes for the first time and then after that go to casings? or can I do half and half? And if I decide that I don't like doing cakes, can I take those cakes and case them? Even after a 1st flush? And lastly, who should I purchase from? (or does anyone want to send a lady a free print lol) Thanks guys!

~Brandi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblephrozendata
Carpal Tunnel

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 5,015
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: TankGurl]
    #561562 - 02/24/02 02:48 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Yes, but do atleast one casing. Yes, you can case after a first flush but it isn't really worth it. The mycellium will have switched from colonization to fruiting and you might not get your casing to flush. Purchase from any of the vendors here. Visit the vendors forum.


--------------------
"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self. So you have to begin there, not
outside, not on other people" - Aldous Huxley


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefungichick
Your mom
Registered: 11/21/01
Posts: 55
Last seen: 3 months, 16 days
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: TankGurl]
    #561576 - 02/24/02 03:16 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

PF Tek is definitely one of the easiest methods to use for a newbie. As for whether or not to do a casing as it's your first time...it's up to you. I wouldn't suggest putting all of your eggs in one basket (direct translation all of your cakes in one casing). If any one of your cakes were contaminated the entire casing could get infected. I've only recently begun casing my cakes. I usually do half and half just for the heck of it. Half of the cakes are cased and the other half of the cakes I just plop into a terrarium. I've cased cakes after their first flush and they seemed to produce pretty good over all.

Vendors. There's quite a bit out there which one to choose? When I first started growing mushrooms I ordered my spores from PF. Mainly because I lived in Seattle and I got my prints VERY quickly as PF was also in Seattle. I also felt the need to support PF as if it wasn't for the PF Tek I happened upon surfing the web one day I probably wouldn't be growing mushrooms. The main issue with PF is there isn't as many available strains to choose from. Use the search feature on here for the vendors you're interested in and see what other people on here have to say. You'll find quite a bit on customer satisfaction/dissatisfaction, average turn around time for orders and what people think about the quality of the spores they've received. I'd say overall the main vendors on here all are pretty good. You'll find that if one is offering some sort of special or discount, the other vendors are soon to follow and you can get some pretty good deals.

Good luck.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinethenetherworld
journeyman
Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 67
Last seen: 11 years, 9 months
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: fungichick]
    #561615 - 02/24/02 04:18 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

FSR or Lilshopofspores, lil shop does a super job, I know , they have proven themselves to me. Good luck, try and learn.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePapa_Smurf
member

Registered: 11/17/01
Posts: 163
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: thenetherworld]
    #561630 - 02/24/02 04:33 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I would just stick to cakes at first. Casings add another aspect of complexity. Should probably get a feel for how they grow with the cakes first.

STAY AWAY FROM THE SPORECHICKS. That's my only advice for vendors. They havent gotten my order to me (its been 4 months). I think they just took my money and ran - shady bitches.


--------------------
"Only after you have lost everything, are you free to do anything"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTankGurl
Stranger
Registered: 01/13/02
Posts: 17
Last seen: 14 years, 8 months
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #562085 - 02/25/02 02:31 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for the advice guys!

~Brandi


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMeneerCactus
Ex Operator FSRE
 User Gallery
Registered: 01/20/02
Posts: 1,098
Loc: The Low Lands
Last seen: 3 years, 3 months
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: TankGurl]
    #562096 - 02/25/02 02:52 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

High,

A am a newbie and working with casings. I don't encounter any problems, it is just working fine. I can see the mycelium growing through the casings.

I thought is was quite easy to perform.

MeneerCactus
www.meneercactus.nl


--------------------
"Millions of years of evolution just to .... light up a joint"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTankGurl
Stranger
Registered: 01/13/02
Posts: 17
Last seen: 14 years, 8 months
Re: I think I'm Ready! [Re: MeneerCactus]
    #562101 - 02/25/02 03:05 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

What kind of substrate did you use for your casings? And what is a good strain that fruits easily with little contamination?

~Brandi


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

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Adding JetDry to vendor made spore syringes? Sam_Kohui 731 2 09/06/03 04:08 PM
by Psilocybeingzz
* newbie ready to grow with roadblock sk8footage 480 4 09/25/06 04:01 AM
by Roadkill
* real interested in those ready-prepared spawn bags... jonogt 397 3 01/23/08 04:48 PM
by jonogt
* Re: Pan Cyan prints "vendor quality"
( 1 2 all )
Anonymous 2,292 38 03/25/01 07:15 PM
by ralphster44
* Re: *NEW* Thailand Cubensis PICS and Spores ready
( 1 2 all )
Anonymous 2,648 20 02/26/01 04:50 AM
by Dystopian Harbinger
* ready to go kits- QUESTION- help please indkebr 1,190 12 07/13/02 05:20 PM
by godsdumpster
* Jar Vendor? KainMagus 563 12 06/16/05 01:17 AM
by scatmanrav
* im getting ready to start my first, questions asked, advice needed thirdeyeopen23 644 11 01/03/05 11:21 PM
by buckeye

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
728 topic views. 18 members, 74 guests and 21 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.034 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.