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Offlinequack180
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How Many Had First Time Success?
    #592209 - 03/28/02 09:16 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I was just curious as to how many of us mad scientists had at least a small yield their first time growing? If not, what were the reasons? This might help and encaurage some of us 'newbies'.

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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592233 - 03/28/02 09:46 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I had a horible first experiance. I tried 12 jars about 3 years ago. About 10 of them got close to fully colonized jars. With about 90% of the jars covered, i noticed a red growth starting in most of the jars. (I wish i would have took some pictures now) The rusty color tained all of my jars and i threw them away. Now over 3 years later, i am trying this again. This time i got a pressure cooker to sterilize and am being much more careful. Most people i talked to before said that it was probably rust or something of that sort. I used plastic ball jar lids this time with the inoculation holes the same as you would do it on the medal lids. I am hoping that if it was rust, then it wont come back with these plastic lids. I still have not harvested anything yet, but i feel like i will succed this time. (With the help of people here of course)
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Offlinequack180
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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592248 - 03/28/02 10:02 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Wow! Three years is a long gap of time- were you discauraged and gave up? Or was it something else?


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592295 - 03/28/02 10:55 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

the first time I tried I inoculated my jars when they were still hot and got growth butt nothing spectacular.I learned from my mistakes and kept on trucking.Growing is trial and error and learning what works best for you.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592298 - 03/28/02 11:01 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

me. if you want success, and you don't know what you're doing, listen up. these are simple tips for new growers. Use the PF tek to make jars. It's good, but kindof lacking in the jar making instructions. Follow most of it, except where it differs from what I write here. Use half pint jars ($7), vermiculite (gardening store ($5), brown rice flour ( don't grind your own, get it at a health food store $3), and distilled water ($1 anywhere). Get a big mixing bowl and pour out a half cup (dry measurements) of vermiculite for each jar you're gonna do, plus 1 cup. Pour water on until it is saturated, keep mixing, you should be able to form a small puddle if you tilt the bowl, but not a big puddle. You can drain off excess water. Then put in half as much brown rice flour as you did verm. Mix Mix Mix until well blended. Lightly spoon into jars, (DONT PACK IT DOWN). spoon very lightly, shake it down, but no pressure from above. PF substrate must be airy. then put the dry verm seal ontop. Bowl at a low boil for one hour, keeping the jars off the very bottom (tight lid jar, yes, you can stack them). Inoculate like PF says, and put someplace clean, dark, and preferable warm for 3 or 4 weeks. When fully colonized, throw them in a terrarium with perlite humidification. They'll need light and air exchange to grow. Harvest when the veil breaks. Dry with dessicant. (note: soggy dessicant will not work, so it must be suspended off the bottom of your drying chamber so the water it collects can drip out). Eat.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: Smokemon]
    #592312 - 03/28/02 11:19 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

My friend grew a very nice pink mold her first time.:)bluhoney 


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: bluhoney]
    #592330 - 03/29/02 12:01 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

grinding your own brf is a very good way to have very great success... you will have much better results with freshley ground brf... use mahatma long grain in the bag and it works great they have it at your local wal mart.... brf works fine... but just you saying to not use rice that is ground by you is not good advice imo&fe


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: LSD_4me]
    #592342 - 03/29/02 12:16 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I lost modivation mostly when my crop failed. I didnt really think about it to much after, i moved states, finished school and wanted to start a hobby. Contamination suckS!


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592482 - 03/29/02 03:31 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I read the magic mushroom growers guide by O.T. Oss and O.N. Oeric. Had first time success.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592494 - 03/29/02 03:53 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Around 4 months from first trial to success.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592500 - 03/29/02 04:15 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I was succes full the first time, except my casings were to dry and not 100%. But still some nice flushes.

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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592502 - 03/29/02 04:20 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I was succesfull the first time too! Not perfect bur some pretty nice flushes:)


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592549 - 03/29/02 06:19 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

The 2shrewmen are on the verge of first time success. Shrewman1 is blessed with a green thumb. Not green cakes! Despite a minor setback with an ultrasonic humidifier setup (firstimers-don't try!), they dunked, and switched to perlite (much less stress!) and now have lots of pins and a few babies on three out of six cakes that were inoculated Feb. 25 (two were screwed up and are still colonizing). Advice and Encouragement to newbies from newbies: Read as much as you can and follow directions! Don't try improvising until you learn the basics. Start simple with the PF TEK and move on from there. If you were baking a cake for the first time, would you follow the recipe or change the temp, ingredients, etc.? Follow the recipe and you'll succeed!


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592589 - 03/29/02 08:34 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

First time success was easy (following mmgg to the letter), its the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time that is my trouble. Guess I ought to follow the guide instead of trying new things....Nahh


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: 2shrewmen]
    #592590 - 03/29/02 08:34 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I'm on my second flush ever and am having success...the yield isn't as much as I want it to be, but I will soon be changing that. My first flush wasn't all that great but I learned so much from it that it was worth it.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592615 - 03/29/02 09:16 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I started when a friend gave me a single cake. From there I was able to successfully fruit the cake and take spore prints. I continued the cycle and now have several species and use several teks.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: MrNobody]
    #592623 - 03/29/02 09:27 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I was successful the first time. No contams, eq & b+ fruited well for a first-timer. Biggest problem I had was getting my humidity right. I would advise every first timer to set up their fruiting chamber a week before they expect to use it. Gives you plenty of time to get it right. If you wait until birth, you'll end up handling your cakes a lot while you tweak your chamber. I waited til the last minute to set mine up, and the problems caused delayed fruiting and bruised cakes. Didn't stop them from producing, though. I didn't weight what I got off those first cakes, but I was happy with the yield.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: babyshroom]
    #592657 - 03/29/02 10:37 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I got enough from my first two GC rye grain cakes to trip twice both with a friend... Though the cakes took over 2 MONTHS to colonize which I'm guessing robbed from the nutrients- no contams nice full fruitbodies, but I'm aiming for more than just a few trips this time--- good luck to you!

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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592662 - 03/29/02 10:48 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I have recently had first time success. Started in February. Picked first flush last week. Got 3 oz dry. Have 5 more tubs coming along. First tub complete first flush, next 4 tubs are pinning and should flush in the next week.


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Re: How Many Had First Time Success? [Re: quack180]
    #592716 - 03/29/02 12:04 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i was successful enough i guess. my first attempt was a spore print i got from fsr pf strain. made the syringe put 2cc in jars of rye. at the same time i purchased a syringe puerto rican i forget who from but put 2cc in each jars of rye. started with 12 jars lost 2 to contam. colonization took a little longer than i expected but when complete i made 2 4cake casings an two 1 cake. two days ago my wife and i had tea made with the pf's and damn. it had been a while since i had shrooms but damn. the pr's are about 4 inches now and are about ready to harvest probably late sat or sun. am having a tea party sunday.
do's and don'ts. skip the ultrasonic humidifier. my first flush was small because i don't know what the hell i'm doing.
use perlite. the pr's are much bigger than my first flush of pf and pr's are supposed to be small.
actually check out thehawkseye.com i saw on there pics of casings where he took a clear rubbermaid container lumped it with perlite. it looked to me like he put two full cakes in the recessed center then covered with dung bros. compost. i just made four casings that way last night and am waiting for them to start pinning.
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