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Picking question....
    #8792708 - 08/18/08 08:46 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Is this ready to be picked? Can I cut off the longest shroom and allow all the rest to continue growing? Or am I supposed to cut all of the attached shrooms?



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Re: Picking question.... [Re: jzone]
    #8792740 - 08/18/08 08:53 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

do not cut them because they remaining stem will rot and present an opportunity for contams.  Pull and or twist the fruit and if smaller ones come off in the process thats the way it is.  If you can pull and twist the large one by itself maybe you will be able to leave the smaller fruits to grow a little more.


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Re: Picking question.... [Re: jzone]
    #8792765 - 08/18/08 08:58 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

The cake with the large shrooms is ready to be harvested. You don't need to cut anything - just give a gentle twist and they'll pop right off.

If you look at the underside of those big-uns, I bet you'll see that the gills have been revealed. That means it's time to pick. You ideally want to pick them right around when the veil breaks and the gills are exposed - anytime a little bit before during or after the veil breaking is fine. If you let them go until tomorrow though, you'll end up with a mess of black spores and the mushrooms will have used up the cakes resources to grow even larger even though they've stopped producing active chemicals (these resources could be used for later flushes). Unless you are making prints, they're ready to go.

As far as can you pick some but not others - yes. Chances are most of the ones on the cake are ready though. Look at that veil on the underside of the cap - if it's stretched or broken, it's time to pick. Some mature big, some mature small. Don't expect them all to get as big as those two nice specimens at 11 o'clock.

Once you've completely picked a cake (leave any pins that aren't turning black alone) it's a good time to re-dunk it. 24 hours under water will make a dramatic improvement on the next flush. Don't roll in verm again though.


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Re: Picking question.... [Re: PowerOfTheCoir]
    #8792874 - 08/18/08 09:22 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks a lot guys for the useful information


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Re: Picking question.... [Re: jzone]
    #8795779 - 08/19/08 12:43 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

just to clarify, as far as flushing them. all i do is put the cake in water for 24 hours and just set back in and let them grow some more?


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Re: Picking question.... [Re: jzone]
    #8796275 - 08/19/08 02:08 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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jzone said:
just to clarify, as far as flushing them. all i do is put the cake in water for 24 hours and just set back in and let them grow some more?




yase


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    #8796302 - 08/19/08 02:11 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Picking question.... [Re: sinzok]
    #8796334 - 08/19/08 02:17 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

If i was you i'd wait till the 2 biggest ones caps got flat, you'll get good prints and the attachees will be able to gain some weight too.


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Re: Picking question.... [Re: ray40cal]
    #8797233 - 08/19/08 04:46 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Before i dunk the cake, am i supposed to remove all the pins or leave them on while in the water?
(Specifically the lower left one)



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Re: Picking question.... [Re: jzone]
    #8798696 - 08/19/08 10:04 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

The lower left one isn't ready to be picked yet though. Usually, after you harvest the mature fruits from a cake, any pin sized shrooms are aborts and won't grow anymore anyways. Always remove aborts at harvest or before if possible.


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