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Offlinenovicegrower185
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colonization mistake
    #970380 - 10/17/02 09:12 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I set out 12 pf style cakes with b+ spores in them like....5 days ago. Being the idiot that i am i thought it would be alright to just let them sit in my closet, assuming that it wasn't THAT cold. well i checked up on them yesterday and it was freaking freezing and none of the jars had mycelium growing on them, so i put a heating pad underneath with the lowest power on so i wouldn't heat it up too much and when i checked on it today, it was REALLY hot and still no growth. Well now i am going to put the heating pad on top over the blankets so not much heat is transferring to the jars but still keep a constant temperature. Did i mess up or is there still a chance???


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Re: colonization mistake [Re: novicegrower185]
    #970391 - 10/17/02 09:19 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I would not be too worried about the cold but the heat could definitely be a problem. Mycelia croaks at 106F. I'm not sure about spores but I don't think they can tolerate much more than that.


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Re: colonization mistake [Re: novicegrower185]
    #970416 - 10/17/02 09:43 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

104* - 106*F is thermal death of spores and mycelium . Temps lower than 68*F will cause dormancy in growth .
For best results germinate and grow mycelium in 82*-86*F , any variance above or below optimum growth temp , will result is slowed or halted growth, but will recover if brought into and maintained at optimum temp range .
Yes get an "ambient" temp maintained , direct contact may cause "hot spots" , you want an even overall temp in incubation area .
Good Luck
Hope this helps


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Re: colonization mistake [Re: tripndicular]
    #970575 - 10/17/02 10:37 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well put trip. Novice, you need one of these
http://www.myco-tek.com/TEKs/Incubation.htm

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Re: colonization mistake [Re: Skikid16]
    #970754 - 10/17/02 11:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thank ya  thank ya very much (Elvis impersonation) , that is pretty cool little setup , I am lucky cabinet above my oven is perfect temp all year long , as far as humidity goes , I rely on moisture in the jars of grain , but I like that, may try it out .

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blame someone else and seek counseling ! 


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Re: colonization mistake [Re: tripndicular]
    #970814 - 10/17/02 11:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i did the samething with the heating pad. I checked it and my jars were at 100F for 2 days!! If you put the pad on top of the jars it makes it around 85...well it did for me at least. All 6 jars are colonzing strong.


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Re: colonization mistake [Re: axtv]
    #970831 - 10/17/02 11:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Be careful with a heating pad, besides having a tendency to dry out jars, they are a fire hazard. Good luck.


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