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OfflineRodRoddy
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So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer...
    #669928 - 06/09/02 01:25 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

I did some finch seed cakes in quart jars. Oddly enough, they really took off, more so than anything else I've done. The cakes are very dense and I can't get them out of the jars. Usually my substrate shrinks with the mycelium enough that they will make it through the top of the jar, but this time they stayed about the same size. Has anyone else had this problem?

I really didn't want to cut the cakes since they are going right into my HydraPod. They fit very well as small perfect cakes.


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: RodRoddy]
    #669940 - 06/09/02 01:36 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

You will not be the first.
My first ever shrooms i grew came from a rye grain jar(broken with a hammer, be sure to wrap the jar in paper or a towel so you don?t have any glass pieces flying around...), bedded on moist vermiculite in a flower pot.




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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: Anno]
    #670026 - 06/09/02 02:44 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Is everyone breaking these things with a hammer? It seems that there should be a much easier way?


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: RodRoddy]
    #670049 - 06/09/02 03:04 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Well thats why most people do it in the smaller wide mouth jars. Then they slip out easily.

But your method reminds me of my Egg Tek, which is for people who can't find the right jars. Just use any old jar and when it comes time to birth, gently break the jar open like an egg!


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: ]
    #670077 - 06/09/02 03:41 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

been there, done that, got glass stuck in the cake, cut hand a bit, mess

bot wide mouth jars after that


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: RodRoddy]
    #670464 - 06/09/02 07:49 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Why not cut it out and case? You'll get a more abundant flush, and save yourself a jar.. I did this with a starbucks frappucino bottle that tapers in at the top, worked fine.. Just a thought.


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: ShadowTH]
    #670672 - 06/09/02 09:57 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

That sucks, do you guys really think that`s the best method?
Sound like cavemen
Rather listen to Shadow.
Sterilise a spoon, scrape all the substrate out and case it.
simple.


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: ShadowTH]
    #670686 - 06/09/02 10:03 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

He said:
"I really didn't want to cut the cakes since they are going right into my HydraPod."


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: Anno]
    #671026 - 06/10/02 06:03 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Yea, I saw that later on last night.. guess I was kinda tired.. hehe
Still, it would be an advantage to get some casing experience under his belt, but if cakes are a must, might as well go find some nice widemouths..


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: ShadowTH]
    #671092 - 06/10/02 06:48 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

from the hydrapod site:

" Due to the fluctuation of environmental conditions which commonly occurs within larger grow space and commercial bulk production applications, it is often necessary to add a protective casing layer over the culture in order to help protect it from becoming exposed to overly dry conditions which can quickly cause severe damage to the young and sensitive forming primordia during it's earliest stages of development.

Because of it's compact size, the Hydra-Pod's grow space can easily maintain the proper range of humidity that is crucial in protecting the cake's cropping surface from ever becoming too dry; which, in turn, eliminates the need for a protective casing layer altogether. This also helps to lower your chances of breeding any unwanted contaminations since many molds can be traced back to foreign particles which are introduced by the casing medium.

By eliminating the use of an additional and protective casing layer over the culture or cropping surface; the user benefits by also eliminating the additional time and nutrition spent on waiting for the casing layer to become colonized. This means that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor much sooner than those using cased-tray culture applications."



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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: LingChi]
    #671120 - 06/10/02 07:06 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

OK, didn`t see that either.
Buy the widemouth jars
No reason to use anything else.
What I`ve done as well is using plastic milk cartons.
That way when the cake is ready you just cut the carton open.
Also you get bigger cakes that way.
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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: LingChi]
    #4521496 - 08/11/05 12:05 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

By eliminating the use of an additional and protective casing layer over the culture or cropping surface; the user benefits by also eliminating the additional time and nutrition spent on waiting for the casing layer to become colonized. This means that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor much sooner than those using cased-tray culture applications




Yeah, fuck waiting the 2 extra days just to get 5 times as many shrooms. :rolleyes:


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: Smallworlds]
    #4521506 - 08/11/05 12:09 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

why? this post is 2 months old.


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Re: So i'm breaking these jars with a hammer... [Re: backupwards]
    #4521508 - 08/11/05 12:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Oops, didn't notice. I saw someone viewing it in the "who's online" screen, and thought it was current.


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