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my First Pin ! But all alone?
    #589041 - 03/25/02 04:16 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

Woohoo, after about 5 weeks of work and worry, I have a pin in one of my casings! :smile:
The substrate the myceluim grew on was brown rice, worked alright.
Much slower then the rice/honey I have going now but anyways...
The casing layer is fertelized dirt, I keep the humidity high and shine blue light on it a few hours per day and fan it a couple of times a day.
I had seen no signs of pinning in a bit over a week (even with cold chocking) when I desided to deep scratch it. That was three days ago and as stated I now have one pin. Sorta wishing there where more though, any ideas?
(the casing is about 15*20cm, 3cm deep) 


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Re: my First Pin ! But all alone? [Re: melic]
    #589047 - 03/25/02 04:34 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

Personally, I wouldn't mess with it that much with the cold shocking and the deep scratching. I have had times where it took two and a half weeks for cased mycelium to show pins. Let nature do its thing. What is the temperature in the room where you are casing? What strain are you growing?

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Re: my First Pin ! But all alone? [Re: frank_grimes]
    #589195 - 03/25/02 07:29 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

My bird casing is doing alright I guess.... A lot of humidity in the terrerium, but she keeps some plastic wrap over it, so it doesnt saturate the casing. Mycelium is poking thru though... Good sign for her I guess.


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Re: my First Pin ! But all alone? [Re: frank_grimes]
    #589674 - 03/26/02 05:53 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

The strain is called South American, got it from a friend as spore prints.
As for not messing so much with it, yeah I probably should leave it alone, but the thing is I was taking some mycelium out to test something and well, shortly after that read about deep scratching and desided to give it a go.


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