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  2. Grow Log #3

    See I asked about this before about coir thinking it was structure and was told coir is slow nutes. I would say let's get our ducks in a row, but would hate us all chasing the wrong tangent. Perhaps some collaborative testing? Just not sure how to go about it. Any ideas?
  3. Grow Log #3

    No. My understanding is they simply provide some form of nutrient to help pull the mycelium growth through the coir substrate. Fruiting is a response to starvation and evaporation from what I understand so the less nutrients the shorter the time to fruit. How much time should you wait after adding lime to take a new Ph reading? I would assume adding untreated coir to high Ph coir would bring down the Ph level to an acceptable level. If I am wrong in this assumption let me know. If I should toss it let me know that as well.
  4. Thankfully bugs haven't been a issue here. But damn, how to rid a dwelling of powder mildew(if that's what I'm seeing)? Already tossed the house plants it was found on. Afraid I may need to vent the tent outside.
  5. Grow Log #3

    Do the grinds buffer high pH?
  6. Zac Lee. It's hard to pull the plug on your babies
  7. Today
  8. Let me know how my tub looks. It is sitting at 90 rh and 70f. Keeping in my closet misting once per day. Seeing rapid growth, hoe does it look? Smells like very earthy and very clean at the same time. When I spaced it it smelled like very strong mushrooms but after a few days the smell kind of went away and now just smells like a bag of fresh leaves or something lol. Does not Snell sour or sweet or anything it just smells like nature.
  9. Let me know how my tub looks. It is sitting at 90 rh and 70f. Keeping in my closet misting once per day. Seeing rapid growth, hoe does it look? Smells like very earthy and very clean at the same time. When I spaced it it smelled like very strong mushrooms but after a few days the smell kind of went away and now just smells like a bag of fresh leaves or something lol. Does not Snell sour or sweet or anything it just smells like nature.
  10. The shack

    No coolmist https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vicks-Filter-Free-Cool-Mist-Humidifier-V4600-White/29765911?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227021726463&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40753910672&wl4=pla-78605136872&wl5=9032963&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=29765911&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkoDmBRCcARIsAG3xzl8DyOrLT3nDyKkr8p0O80jjQNzCmKa9pO9vE5mYFoIbuGOcbjTl4R4aApZlEALw_wcB This is my 2nd martha, tweeked a little from the first model plus this one has a flap up top in the back to aid in venting I have another just for inc.
  11. The shack

    Is your humidifier warm mist ? Looks slick @aqudoc
  12. Less and less, sometimes I was using cmc in bags and some were brf cakes . You can keep getting flushes they’ll just be slower and less productive . IME
  13. Grow Log #3

    I have a batch the other day that I accidentally spilled some lime into :/ so I just said screw it and put a tablespoon off fresh coffee grounds in. And now we wait .
  14. Good to know MC. Found this guy in a different room but not far from houseplants . He’s all I’ve seen this week
  15. But what is the weight of the successive flushes? Diminished returns either from moisture loss or nute depletion should be considered and planned for. It would really suck to realize spring break is upon us and next flush would be inadaquate. Fuck, pretty sure I spelled that wrong.
  16. AA+

    Started this grow on 3/2 from non-sponsor MSS noc'd to rye 2 grain jars. In a 6Q shoebox I introduced one jar to sub of CCR, coir, verm and hydrated lime on 3/30, sorry did not get pic of the jar. The other jar remained in the gh and was introduced to sub last weekend. After 10 days in GH @ +/- 80F the sub was fully colonized. I have 3 grows going now and apparently I also did not get a pic of this tub fully colonized, sorry again. Here is the tub 4/20 first pins. Here it is yesterday I'll keep updating w/ progress and the next tub if/when it comes out of other gh colonized
  17. Grow log 1 AKA Trials and Tribulations

    4-20 I really need to keep the work and postings together but I am working with the time I have. The plan was to put about 8 lbs of spawn to sub but I felt the 2 bags weren't fully colonized yet. Good news is no more tams in any of the bags or plates and 1 more bag should(might) be ready for sub. Plus the 2 bags of lion's mane spawn will be looking for a new home. Can someone please tell me why(the dreaded why) I want to taste LM and I don't really care for the standard mushroom flavor. Fuck you shroomology. Damn I love this site.
  18. Grow Log #3

    Test it again before using the saved stuff. My guess is it will still peg the needle but you should remember that pH adj is a chemical reaction and takes time to complete. You should give it some time between mixing and reading it BEFORE adding more. Alternately if you are low on supplies, you could try adding some acid in the form of vitamin C or possibly even vinegar(careful of field capacity) to bring the pH down. Note: the last bit about adding acid could be just the ramblings of someone that thinks he understands chemistry better than he actually does.🙄
  19. Texas PE6

    I started this grow on 3/2 by noc'n non-sponsor MSS syringe onto rye grain. I noc'd 3 jars, sorry I didn't get a pic of the colonized jars, they took 4 weeks. After the jars were fully colonized I introduced to sub of CCM, coir, coarse verm and hydrated lime in 6Q shoebox tubs @ 4:1 ratio sub to spawn. I staggered days between making all 3 tubs b/c I also started other strains that varied in grain colonization times. I set the tubs into gh and here is is the first after 10 days @ +/- 80F 4/8 Here 4/20 Yesterday This AM the first couple in front opened.
  20. Substrate

    Tempted to hydrate some coarse verm and try a 50/50 mix on 1 of the 3 tubs as a comparison experiment. Already PC'd the substrate though so I'm going with the straight coir with spent coffee grounds substrate. Trust the teks. Maybe I'll do a side by side comparison in the future?
  21. Is this contamination?

    Looks good
  22. Is this contamination?

    Looks like rhizomorphic growth to me. I could be wrong, wait for others to chime in.
  23. Substrate

    It's my understanding that verm is used mostly for structure but also for moisture retention. As to why it's not used in the dub tub tek I don't know. That's probably a question for the author of the tek. I use CCM/coir/verm. I wasn't sure on the purpose of the coir so I ended up getting some course coir. Between the coir and course verm this sub has all kinds of structure. Super light and fluffy. I'll see how it works next week when I put the consolidated grain to sub. I opted out on the coffee grounds because the coir is supposed to supply the same nudes.
  24. Humidity should not affect them. All it is is paper coated with beeswax. They're completely non toxic what can be a real mess if you rub up against one.
  25. Grow Log #3

    Prepared coir/coffee substrate. Brick one added lime and got frustrated at 1 tsp at a time so I boosted the amount in one shot and bam... 9 Ph pegged the needle out. Bagged it for later. Brick two added lime at more generous levels in the beginning trying to not go over 8 and bam....9 Ph pegged the needle again. Bagged it for later. Brick three added lime at the beginning at an increased amount and then brought it up 1 tablespoon at a time. That's right I said tablespoon of pickling lime at a time. It took 2 tablespoons in the beginning and 3 tablespoons during the final mix.... 1 at a time watching for how much increase I got after each tablespoon. Got the Ph to about 7.5 -7.75 but definitely short of 8. That was not so easy. I'll use the other "saved substrate" that I bagged and put in the freezer at a later time. I'll half it with substrate devoid of lime on the next few grows. 9 Qts. of substrate properly adjusted to 7.75 Ph and squeezed to field capacity is in the PC for 90 minutes. I'll be through by 0130.
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