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Newbie needs help
    #5730487 - 06/09/06 02:09 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Hi,
I'm new to this. I got a Mycodome. inoculated 16 jars. Only two with no contaminants. They've been in the dome, with light, 100% humidity, fan them twice a day. 3 weeks. All I have is rough looking "feathers" and about 15 small, tan inch long pins with slightly darker heads. Any suggestions? Please?


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5730494 - 06/09/06 02:11 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

keep fanning and keep the humidity up

why did ur jars get contaminated?


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Atheist]
    #5730533 - 06/09/06 02:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I have no idea. I was careful. I believe 6 of the jars were compromised during shipment.
Is there a point where you just figure this isn't going to work?


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5730557 - 06/09/06 02:25 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

When you say fanning, what exactly is involved? I've been tipping the dome and briefly pushing air with a magazine (30 secs) but I'm sort of cautious about contamination. Really want this to work.


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5730799 - 06/09/06 03:36 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

you don't need to fan them...

the mycodome has an air pump.


it's like set it and forget it.


can you post a picture?



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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Roadkill]
    #5731047 - 06/09/06 04:57 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Just as soon as I can I will...thanks


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5731093 - 06/09/06 05:10 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5731098 - 06/09/06 05:11 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Hey, it worked, too cool. Does this help?


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5734746 - 06/10/06 06:29 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5734750 - 06/10/06 06:30 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I guess I decided to pull the "aborts" and dunk and retry. I hope I did the right thing.


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5734761 - 06/10/06 06:35 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I don't think those are all aborts. They're just immature mushrooms.


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5734861 - 06/10/06 07:08 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Oh crap. I probably acted too early, but it had been 3 weeks, and they weren't getting bigger. Thanks.


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5735015 - 06/10/06 07:51 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

James1207 said:







the cakes are suppost to be sitting dirrectly on top of the geolite(the rock)
the wicking action from the geolite will give more moisture to the cakes.

so I'm thinking your mycodome isn't setup right.

can you take a wide angle shot of your setup?



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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Roadkill]
    #5735062 - 06/10/06 08:06 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The cakes are sitting on their lids and the lids are sitting on a perforated plastic "disk" that sits on the geolite. I thought that was how the "instructions" said to do it. I'm sorry, my camera broke, so I can't take another shot. This is tougher than I thought, and I have been reading all I can. I probably "killed" a few pins, but I thought after 3 weeks, the whole thing was going to catch something. And I only had two survivors (cakes.) They looked wonderful when I started. Beautiful, snowy white and "thready," I think that's called something? The threads?


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5735072 - 06/10/06 08:10 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

you want your cakes sitting dirrectly on the geolite like this....



take the plastic cover off...

and take the cakes off the lids and put them dirrectly on the geolite.

and you will get this...




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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: Roadkill]
    #5735084 - 06/10/06 08:13 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Thank you very much. I will do that. I appreciate the help!


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5735094 - 06/10/06 08:17 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

yw

np

:smile:


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5753426 - 06/15/06 02:27 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Roadkill, I owe you "big time." I dunked the cakes for 12 hours, put them back in, directly on the geolite, and 3 days later, Pin City! And they're different than last time, bigger, growing by the hour, and shiny caps. I'll send pics as soon as my new camera arrives. Yippee!


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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5753495 - 06/15/06 02:52 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

glad to hear things worked out for you!~

:smile:


be sure to post some pictures if you can!~



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Brainiac said:
PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



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Re: Newbie needs help [Re: James1207]
    #5757247 - 06/16/06 03:06 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)



Roadkill, does this look "normal?" I mean the white "flecks" on the cap?


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