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OfflineGanjaKing
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My setup what do you all think? Suggestions?
    #577037 - 03/12/02 05:20 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I am new to the world of magic mushroom cultivation. This will be my first foray into the field. I have spent many hours doing research and collecting the needed resources and now I believe that I am ready to get this thing under way. First though I wanted to put my idea out so that those of you with more experience can let me know if there is anything that I need to change. Firstly I ordered my spores in the syringe form from www.sporeworks.com I ordered two syringes of Psilocibe Cubenis Ecuador (pardon my bad spelling). I intend to use the PF Tek method. I have purchased 24 1/2 pint jars but I plan on only using 8 per syringe. For my terranium I purchased two large opaque rubber maid containers. I plan on layering the bottom with perlite. As for light I purchased two square 8 X 8 inch pieces of plexiglass which I am going to install in the lid of each terrarium. I also purchased some small 25 watt incandescent bulbs for each terrarium which I plan to position above the plexiglass to keep the moisture up. Do you think it is okay to keep the lights on all the time or should they be on a timer? I plan on pretty much following the PF-Tek for dummies guide step by step. I was wondering about what percent of attempts actually end up producing mushrooms. I plan on being very careful with my sterilization and I am wondering what kind of success rates people have with these things. Any tips, suggestions, or comments about my setup or any of my questions would be greatly appreciated.
-GanjaKing


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Re: My setup what do you all think? Suggestions? [Re: GanjaKing]
    #577086 - 03/12/02 06:16 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

you might wanna ge a humidifier ...this is a good tek keeps the humidity .... highhttp://www.shroomery.org/findorgrowthem.php?View=docs&doc=102

good timeing with the post


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Re: My setup what do you all think? Suggestions? [Re: GanjaKing]
    #577122 - 03/12/02 06:50 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

My setup is identical and I just birthed 3 jars using the PF Tek for dummies method a few days ago.. As of now all cakes are fruiting and fairly healthy.. It has been hard to find a good temp balance considering the weather ouitside has been fluctuating madly in the past few weeks, but my cakes are doing ok.

I have 10 more PF jars colinizing as we speak, and I plan to try birdseed with the 50/50+ casing tek in the next week or so...

Details on my terrarium -
-2 50 gallon opaque plastic tubs stacked
-2 inches of water in the bottom tub with a 100w variable temp submersible fishtank heater
-2 inches of perlite with half as much water in the top tub
-20x6 inch peice of plexiglass secured with silicon over a hole in the lid
-17 inch fluorescent bulb fixture with a plant bulb for light over the plexiglass hole
-cakes sit on top of a little white metal grate...about 2.5 inches above the perlite


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Re: My setup what do you all think? Suggestions? [Re: jeldrid]
    #577207 - 03/12/02 07:57 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

im on my first try too, i saw my first pins today, it was great. i didnt have problems with containms yet(knocking on my wood-like desk material). the only jar i lost was cause i tried to birth one early cause i was (and still am) feending for some mushies.

as for:
>small 25 watt incandescent bulbs for each terrarium which I plan to position above the plexiglass to keep the moisture up

i dont think lights help for moisture in any way, although maybe you were trying to say something else, and i just understood it wrong, anyway, goodluck with your frist try.


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Re: My setup what do you all think? Suggestions? [Re: dDigitalPimp]
    #577216 - 03/12/02 08:08 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

basically i was thinking that the light would cause the water to try and evaporate out of the perlite but the plexi glass would keep it in. i think that would help keep the moisture up.


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Re: My setup what do you all think? Suggestions? [Re: GanjaKing]
    #577227 - 03/12/02 08:22 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The only way a light helps water to evaporate is through the production of heat, and you definitely don't want too much of that... 70-80 degrees for fruiting from what I understand...


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