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OfflinePinkFloyd
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Cakes in the blender???
    #571570 - 03/06/02 02:46 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

I might have screwed up. I read a post here a couple of weeks ago...so I tried it. Put 2 1/2 pt cakes in the blender (1 at a time) and then mixed in w/ the casing of verm/peat/lime/ and oyster shells. The casing was at field capacity. It has been 3 days at 86 degrees and the mycelium shows NO sign of recovery. Did I kill it???


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: PinkFloyd]
    #571640 - 03/06/02 04:24 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Well if you MIXED the blended substrate in with the casing, that was not a good idea. :frown:

You were supposed to blend  and then set a layer of that in the container, THEN put tthe casing layer on that. 3 days, still is short, and it will take sometimes 4-5 days to see mycelium growing through.

See what happends, and if you see your mycelium coming through, you might wanna ptu a thin layer of casing and then just fruit.


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: PinkFloyd]
    #571704 - 03/06/02 05:45 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

i have blended few cakes for a casing once. it makes the substrate easier to make flat and level but it is just another step and dishes to wash. they can be broken up by hand just as wel.

and yeah you dont want to mix everything in the blender just the colonized substrate.


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: pleezr]
    #571719 - 03/06/02 06:08 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

OK...well I'll give it another 3 days, or until I see something. It's my first time, but from most of the posts I've read here...once the mycelium is exposed to air it goes nuts. B+ is supposed to be a fast colonizer, so I guess I was expecting to see SOMETHING by now.


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: PinkFloyd]
    #571767 - 03/06/02 07:37 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Actually, B+ is not a fast colonizer.

And you don't mix it in with your casing. You layer it.


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: Zylo]
    #571802 - 03/06/02 08:30 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

NOW YOU TELL ME!!! LOL. Ok, so I already kinda screwed up...Will this work, or should I start over...


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: PinkFloyd]
    #571816 - 03/06/02 08:44 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Why blend a cake just to case it? No offense to anybody that does it, but why? What is the supposed benefit over just crumbling and casing, or for that matter, casing whole cakes and crumbling only enough to fill the gaps?

The only reason to blend a cake IMHO is if it's in water to make a slurry of innoculant. Or do it dry and use the powder to innoculate a bulk substrate like straw. Theres a guy whos been talking about doing that for a long time, and nobody ever seems to pay him much attention. But, it will colonize the straw faster than you can read this post, almost. Now that's worth the extra dish to wash!


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Re: Cakes in the blender??? [Re: pleezr]
    #571853 - 03/06/02 09:37 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

B+ is a slower colonizer IMO......dont need a blender, just gives you yet another step to go thru and some dirty dishes.....being simple is the key, crumble with your clean hands. I use 99% alcohol on my hands and rub by hands together all over till it evaporates...werks!


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