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Changing Gravity
    #924402 - 10/02/02 09:09 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

For the first two PF cakes that I birthed, I didn't remove the verm. However, the mushies all seemed to want to grow out of the verm, and since the cake was sitting on the verm, when I turned it over - BAM ! - there was like 40 pins. So I left it turned over, and its fruiting (the mushies are pretty small when dried tho). Anyway, I was going to leave the second cake alone as a control to see what would happen if I did nothing. Well, the mushies started coming out of the bottom, and before I knew it, it was starting to lift the cake up, revealing tons of mushies on the bottom that were getting squished. So this one I turned onto the most mushy-free side last night, and already they all seem to be doing ok (especially the guys on the bottom). My question is this - does anyone have any information to support the idea that changing the cake's perception of gravity mid-fruit is detrimental to the overall fruiting cycle or the health of the cakes?

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Re: Changing Gravity [Re: kneedragger]
    #1389525 - 03/18/03 11:06 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

no it is not

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Re: Changing Gravity [Re: george castanza]
    #1389540 - 03/18/03 11:26 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

verm holds water.
when the verm is on the bottom, pins mostly form there because water is abundant.
when you have a top layer of verm, the water can seep throughout the cake, giving your cake more even hydration..thus improving pins all over. try giving both top and bottom a hefty sprinkling of moist verm.

the only effect gravity has is puling the water towards the bottom of the cake.

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