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a newbie's setup - progress
    #833760 - 08/21/02 05:00 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Well, I'll give you my story. I didn't do the most careful job preparing my jars, in fact, I took off while there were two pots of jars being sterilized on the stovetop. When I got back, the water had evaporated in one of the pots and burned the jars. I figured that probably ruined five of my jars, so I opened one up to see if the substrate had dried out and it hadn't. I didn't want to risk loosing spores to a bunch of fucked up jars, so I threw them out.. except one... just to see if it would work still. One jar from the other pot seemed to have a lot of moisture in it, and was heavier than the others, but I said fuck it and innoculated it anyway. So I have five jars total.

I think its been about two weeks now and they seem to be doing just dandy, with the exception of the heavy wet jar, which has shown very little mycelium growth.

So here's the scoop on the terrarium: I was going to use perlite as the casing layer to dodge any humidity problems. This seems the best way to go with my situation. Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you get greater yeilds if you spread the cakes out instead of leaving them in tact? I wouldn't be able to spread them out right over the perlite. So my idea was to buy a peice of screen and glue it to the sides of the terrarium, about and inch above the perlite, then buy a 13x9 pan, rest it on the screen and grow the mushrooms in it (with the cakes spread out of course). Would I have to put a bit of soil at the bottom of the pan? How does that sound? Any feedback or suggestions?

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Re: a newbie's setup - progress [Re: bastardhead]
    #833993 - 08/21/02 06:44 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I think you have a LOT more reading to do newbie!


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