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Good for a beginner?
    #729033 - 07/07/02 12:51 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I was wondering if anyone here would suggest using the Wafer TEk for a beginner? I will be going into my first shroom grow soon (Ill be ordering my spore syringes tommorrow. B+) and have just been looking into different teks, and this one seems pretty easy as well as efficient. Also takes up less height in the terrarium then a PF tek (Ive gotta shove the terrarium[s] into a small space so this is good!) and less cakes to do. This will also be nice, because I wont have to enoculate as many jars for each terrarium! The link to the version of it I was reading is:


There you can see the size of the terrarium, and to me looks roughly 2' x 2' or so. (It would be better if there was soemthing in the pic to be able to scale it, so this is a rough assumtion) and that would be perfect for my terrarium space. It seems to produce quite a few muchrooms, and I would imagine would be more efficient then the PF tek because youre using more space around the cake in total. Theres just a few things that Im wondering. One, how would you go about slicing the cakes? Just use a steril knife, to cut it, on a steril surface? Or do you need to take some extra percautions to avoid getting mold or something?

In that tutrial, it say they put the cakes on a layer of wet vermeculuite, and then covered with peat and lime. Now Ide imagien this is peat moss, and lime stone, or something of that manner? Would simply covering it in some chopped (seeing as how the peat moss I always see is in long tangled strands so to speak) pet moss work out? or am I not understanding the methode correctly?

it also says when the mycelium starts to show, to scrape the surface with a fork, and mist and fan a few times a day. I just dont understand the "scrap the surface with a fork" part. Would you simply make some extremely shallow lines accross the whole tray with a fork? If so, what does this do? Expose a thicker layer of mycelium?

And finally (Im sure you where waiting for that!) I would imagine once the muchrooms start growing, you would need to start using a humidifyer? I was toldyoure not supposed to spray the mushrooms directly with water, as it could damage them. So is that true? Or can you continue misting?


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Re: Good for a beginner? [Re: iiiSENiii]
    #729199 - 07/07/02 02:04 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Use the MMGG tek, aka PF tek

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Re: Good for a beginner? [Re: iiiSENiii]
    #731028 - 07/08/02 10:39 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

This basicaly look like a caseing to me. not sure why it would nto work. however if this is your first attempt i would stick with PF or MMGG. Less of a chance of contams with cakes.

It also looks liek that is a self enclosed terrium not sure how easy it will be to get the condidtions right there. you may also want to make sure no water droplets fall onto the caseing.



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