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OfflineNorthernsoul
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Caps getting splits, not even mature..
    #571093 - 03/06/02 12:16 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

Anyone know what this is caused by?


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Re: Caps getting splits, not even mature.. [Re: Northernsoul]
    #571118 - 03/06/02 12:55 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

I am not an expert at all... but I have only experienced this when it is too dry!

I would inject my casing with some sterile water and increase humity...


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Re: Caps getting splits, not even mature.. [Re: Splat]
    #571161 - 03/06/02 01:46 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

Humidity is High up to 85%....maybe its the air pump hose blowing over them, could submerge it to create moist air but theres no room ....ill point it another direction cuz you might be right about the dryness. Thanks.


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Re: Caps getting splits, not even mature.. [Re: Northernsoul]
    #571380 - 03/06/02 08:52 AM (21 years, 11 months ago)

My initial reaction is dryness, but it seems like I remember some contams that might cause cracking. Not sure though, and I don't have TMC here, somebody may want to check. Dryness is more likely though. How accurate is your hygrometer? You can calibrate it with salt, water and tupperware.

You could always hang a small container of water for the hose to bubble through on the side of the terrerium, thus not taking up real estate. Something small would be fine.


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Re: Caps getting splits, not even mature.. [Re: Northernsoul]
    #571813 - 03/06/02 06:42 PM (21 years, 11 months ago)

I took a look TMC ...

'The effect of dry air on Psilocybe cubensis caps, a condition known as "scaling".'

I'm assuming dry air could have an effect on the caps during any stage of a mushroom's life so you may want to try increasing the humidity. If that doesn't work it may be contams.


Are you using a casing?

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Re: Caps getting splits, not even mature.. [Re: fungichick]
    #571848 - 03/06/02 07:28 PM (21 years, 11 months ago)

yep, using a casing..50/50+ actualy. The humidity is fine, I think it was just the dry air comming out of the freshair hose..I pointed it another direction....Interesting to think it might be some sort of contam though. ......I know this is off the threads subject but I picked my shrooms right out of the dirt and patch the spot where they were picked....I had to press down on the casing a little to uproot the fruits...I didnt wanna use a scalpel or sharp knife to remove them because I was thinking what was left behind was just a dead piece of meat for contams to feed off of, or even rot........maybe ill post a separate thread for this question


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