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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68925 - 12/18/99 02:33 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

to my *unexperienced* eye (I've only been doing this for a year) it looks like they 1) might be too dry ( they don't look very "fluffy") and maybe there's overlay, I don't know if you can "deep scratch" a cake, but these might be good candidates if you can


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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68927 - 12/18/99 02:59 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

yeah they do look a little dried out. with casings, humidification isnt always a big deal as long as you've got a moist casing. However, with cakes, humidity is pretty important. Is that box what you're keeping them in? I would suggest a rubbermaid container of some sort with some perlite/water at the bottom to bring humidity to at least 50%.

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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68928 - 12/18/99 03:09 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

I agree, the cakes look as though they're lacking a little water. If your going to use plain cakes (not casings), I suggest you spit out a few dollars and get a nice rubbermaid container, with perlite humidification (c.a. $20).
Common sense tells me that a cardboard box wouldn't work well with humidity, I would think the cardboard would absorb the moisture in the air, AND out of the cakes!I could be wrong though.
Ultimately I suggest you case those cakes, the casing should provide itself enough humidity, so you can probably still use your box setup. Anyway, read up on casings, and keep us up to date on your progress.
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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68929 - 12/18/99 05:27 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, i know they're dried out.
Thanks guys.
I'm gonna use perlite now.
How much?
an inch at the bottom?
how much water?

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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68930 - 12/18/99 07:39 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

No offence man, but put em in a proper terrarium. Really, I am sure that this is the cause of all of your problems. There is no way that a shoebox is good enough. Try a tupperware container, with wet perlite on the bottom. DO IT, really! I dont want to see all your hard work go bad simply because you dont know how to make a terrarium, or if you do know then you're just not doing it.


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Re: More cake pictures....Where's the pins?!?
    #68931 - 12/18/99 08:31 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

I'm pretty sure he set the cakes there to take the picture? Anyway, those cakes don't look that dry. It took my cakes 12 days to fruit, thats why I case. If they are dried out you should be able to tell by touch. If this is the case, I found cakes will flush much faster and healthy, if placed directly on perlite for a day or so, then placed back on their lids to prevent waterlogg. I'm not really sure though, I haven't birthed many cakes at all, I like casing to avoid problems like this.

Good luck, hope you get a large pletiful harvest :smile:

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