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Offlineallsmilez
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    #8444181 - 05/25/08 05:16 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

Hi all! This is my first "grow" and Im experiencing some conflicting symtoms,....Im sure none of which are of major concern, just confusing me a little....

I have one B+ cake in its first flush that is showing signs of bruising on the top edges.....They are brf/verm cakes, and they are sitting on a layer of verm in a tub with about 11/2" of moist perlite(sitting directly on the perlite). I would assume the bruising is from low RH, as they have not been touched in any way since birthing almost 2 weeks ago... just fanned very gently 2X a day, and finely misted also 2X a day.....Fruiting well, no contaminants, etc....

Heres where Im confused,....They also have quite a bit of mycelium growing along the bases of the stems. I am under the impression that is a sign of too much humidity?

Should I just put a layer of moist verm on the top of the cake and get it up off the perlite and onto a lid of sorts? I am just a little confused as to the bruising AND mycelium on the stems.....?

I do plan to try dunking and possibly casing when the second flush comes around.....Would this be a better way to maintain rh?


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Re: new and confused [Re: allsmilez]
    #8444185 - 05/25/08 05:19 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

You can't have too much humidity with cakes. Mycelium from the stem butts is perfectly normal. Bruising without touching is a sign of low humidity, so try to raise it a bit, perhaps by adding another couple of inches of perlite. After the second flush dunk and roll. The rolling is important is maintaining humidity and moisture on cakes.

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Re: new and confused [Re: allsmilez]
    #8444196 - 05/25/08 05:22 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

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allsmilez said:


Heres where Im confused,....They also have quite a bit of mycelium growing along the bases of the stems. I am under the impression that is a sign of too much humidity?




You cannot have too much humidity, keep that in mind.

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allsmilez said:I do plan to try dunking and possibly casing when the second flush comes around.....Would this be a better way to maintain rh?




Dunking is to rehydrate cakes. RH is attained and maintained by the perlite. That being said, you should not put your cakes directly on the perlite. You should dunk and roll at birthing and between each flush. Also, you will gain little to no benefit from casing BRF jars, this is most used for WBS and grain methods.

Hope this helps


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Re: new and confused [Re: wisp]
    #8444209 - 05/25/08 05:26 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

Never set cakes on perlite. The mycelium will waste energy that should be used for fruiting, on colonizing a substance with no food.

4 to 5 inches of well drained perlite is recommended, not 1 1/2.

Mycelium on the stems is normal and not an indication of humidity. After all, mushrooms are mycelium.

Dunking is to replenish moisture. If you cakes are blue, they're dry. Here ya go: http://www.mushroomvideos.com/21149_7737.asp
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Re: new and confused [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #8444233 - 05/25/08 05:36 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

AHA,:grin:....I have read so many different TEK's, I got confused, lol....I will immediately get them off the perlite! And add more of it,....And I'll keep researching my options on the different casing tek's,...May end up trying them all! THANKS!!!!:)-smilez


And thank you for the helpful vid link, RogerRabbit!:thumbup:


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