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  1. Well the lids have polyfill in the FAE hole and 12 jars are filled with substrate and down for 1.5 hours of pasteurization. Tomorrow I inoculate. Side note: I found the perfect fruiting chamber. 60 quart Ziplock. The lid comes weather sealed with 6 lid clamps. Spacing is perfect for 12 half pint jars. When I set up the chamber shouldn't the holes just above the perlite be larger than the holes at the mid and upper layers to promote CO2 escape? That's about a month away but any tips on the fruiting chamber set up would be welcome. Thanks.
  2. Hello! New guy here.

    Hello. FNG here. Trying BRF cakes. Hope to learn the best details.
  3. Time to go big

    Well I've gotten pretty comfortable with cakes and growing the shrooms, I've had a couple ounces now between the last couple batches. It's not quite as much as I expected and it's all been from MS as well. I'm looking to move forward and get into bulk growing with hgher quality spores. I also would like to get into using spore prints, but I have no idea how to use them or make liquid culture, none of that. All I know is the cake stuff. I was wondering what my next step should be. Which shrooms to buy? What materials? Which tek is the easiest for a novice like myself to start with? Some advice would be useful, I'd appreciate it.
  4. New Here

    Hello, I am new to both magic mushrooms and their growing, having done them a few times in the past, but never very many and never before growing them. My roommate and I found out that most spores are legal and decided that we are going to try it. Wish us luck!
  5. SWIM inoculated 16 BRF jars with koh samui super strain on dec 12. They took a while to colonize but SWIM birthed the first cake on January 2nd and the rest of them went into the fruiting chamber on January 8th. SWIM cased all but 3 in vermiculite as a test. There were some dry rock hard parts of substrate on some cakes that halted colonizing in the jars so those were cut off gently with a sterile knife before they were birthed. Since they’ve birthed, the cake swim birthed on the 2nd just started to pin. However, is has some blue discoloration underneath the mycelium. Swim thinks it may be bruising but just hoping it’s not a contam? Also, Swim made the mistake of not dunking these cakes before swim put them in the fruiting chamber and now swim fears they aren’t wet enough, despite the humidity of 99% in the fruiting chamber. Is it too late to dunk them? Or should I just leave them to pin slowly and keep misting? This is swims first grow and He loves these cakes they’re his children and is just worried about them! Clearer picture of swimsfirst pins
  6. Pf classics schmall fruit

    I gained a plunger of PF Classics.. Made some Brf /verm cakes. Inoculated and waited. When they were fully colonized I cold water soaked them over night and rolled a couple in vermiculite, a Couple I did not. I just sat them on tin foil and vermiculite on a bed of damp perilite, one a box with many holes and the other 1/2" Misting and fanning, misting and fanning..3-5 times a day.. Then I got smart and started to use a fan (OoooOooh) cuz my arms was tired. I got a few normal sized mushrooms but majority are tiny. Like I keep waiting for them to bulk up and nothing happens. I redunked one or three and rolled it in vermiculite and added a bit of buffaloam potting soil, as I heard ppl rave about it.(blue ones) One cake I got scurred I was getting a pink hue on it (it wasn't it was just the vermiculite powder from the near end of my bag). So I crumbled it up in a zip lock w vermiculite and dusted with the buffaloam . Super small fruit. I had one I tried in a pie plate that ended up not completely colonizing the pie plate so I washed off everything that was and ziplock bagged them as well, cutting a hole(or two) and taping over it. Plastic tape.. It was on hand. Couple bigens, but nothing to write home about. I don't feel I'm maximizing my full cake potential here. It could be just the strain, and I took prints from the bigens (big ones) lots and lots of prints...
  7. So I've recently fell in love with this mycology adventure a few months ago. I got my hands on spores, inoculated 4 jars immediately, all 4 succeeded- no contam, everything went the way it was suppose to. after a long time waiting I threw them into a ghetto FC once one jar started pinning. And it was a success! Didn't harvest ounces but it was enough for me... But this was while living with my gf...we no longer live together.... now that I moved in with my buddy I grabbed my ghetto FC and some more spores and idk wtf happened but I've been having the worst luck The first pic is from the first grow/ obv the second pic is this sad lonely cake and I'm hoping I can get a few lil mushies help me out!
  8. The Doink Is Fat

    44-45g wet. Gonna make for a good time. Biggest one I've got so far, I know it's not nearly as big as others but for my second set of cakes ever, I'm proud of it.
  9. Big Ol' Doink

    First pin that popped up about two weeks ago or so. It's a fatty.
  10. Second batch of z-strain cakes I started about three weeks ago or so, zero contams, already two cakes with pins, fully colonized. I feel good about this mycology/shroom stuff. Pretty stoked to see how these guys turn out.
  11. Well all three cakes started to pin and two of them have fruit already, but they're small and look already mature enough to pick, or look very very oddly shaped and kinda yellow-ish. What's going on with these? They're under a 12/12 light schedule at 6700k, usually between 80-90% rh, and about 70°F. I want to keep the humidity up, but I cannot, it won't get any higher no matter how much I spray. Using a SGFC and even plugged some holes with polyfil. Boomers https://imgur.com/gallery/MrZky
  12. So. Got three cakes in my SGFC. About three inches of Perlite and I mist and fan about 3-4 times a day. Only one cake is pinning and it's pinning very slowly. It's been about a week and a half now. Any idea why it's going so slowly and why the others aren't pinning? The pins are about half an inch tall at the tallest ones and there's about 18 total on the one cake.
  13. FIRST TIME DOING THIS Alright guys (or girls or whoever), I am an inexperienced mush grower, but have dabbled in microgreens and other plants and thought I should give it a go after trying shrooms the first time. Loved it. Anyway, I followed the PF Tek and used PE6 from (non-sponsor vendor), and it's been about four-five days and no sign of Mycelium yet. The temperature of the cabinet I have them in got to 104-105 once for less than an hour and also has been getting to mid 90's once or twice for a short time. I keep one cabinet door open and the heater inside on and it stays at 77.4F which seems just right. My roommates keep closing the door on accident and that's when it gets too hot. The cakes look kinda gray and clumpy towards the bottom of the jar, but as I said before.. no sign of myc. Do I wait it out for another week? Or do you guys think they experienced thermal death? Any tips also would be greatly appreciated, I'd like to get some boomers for myself and some friends.
  14. Whatsup everyone, I recently bought a Grow Kit but after 5 days into the process today, it got contaminated with green mold and cobweb this is my very first time trying to grow my own shroomies, and its usually hard to go wrong with ready to go grow kits but seems like i blew it lol. im here to ask the people who have tried growkits, doesnt even require soaking it, they do say to mist it once a day, keep it in light ( not direct sunlight) and thats pretty much it. After reading around I noticed a lot of people are giving their shroomies fresh air, that is something i didnt really do, also i might've been not too strict on making the grow room sterile, or even my hands when opening the grow bag to mist it.. Im also using an infrared heating pad to put under the growbox since the temperatures are getting low in my area and this helps keep it above 23C Well i guess i need to keep on trying. will get a new one soon. maybe this time be strict on the hygiene, keep a fan running for it few times a day, and mist it less cause ive noticed that the bag was already pretty humid from the day before, so maybe it was too much specially with no FAE Am I missing any other crucial information? Any tips or suggestions would be great, cant wait to have my very first successful fllush! Im reading around the forums and find it really cool to have so much information about these absolutely amazing psychoactive fungi! Thanks for sharing you're experiences with me. peace PS: pictures are from my current growbox, but ive been advised to throw it out due to the green ?mold? and cobweb ( i read the cobweb could be fixed in early stages) but not the green machine.
  15. possible contamination? :((

    hey everyone! i bought the mushroom growkit the package comes ready to start, no 24 hour soaking or anything needed, just keeping it humid and warm and in light ( not direct sunlight ). im around 5 days into the process, but on the edges im starting to notice a web/hair like faded green substance growing, these were not there a few days ago, theres also the same substance growing but in white color, but maybe they turn green too soon? :/ here are pictures i took a few minutes ago.. maybe someone can help me out in identifying what this is and if theres a solution? i think youll notice the web like stuff im talking about on the edges of the growbox mostly.. thanks everyone
  16. Hey guys, I've been looking, and perhaps I am simply missing it, but has anyone here ever tried the Pan-Cake or Hippie-Poo cake method for Pans? If you did, and had any success: (1) If you did dunk and roll as a part of it, what did you roll it in? (2) What kind of fruiting chamber works best? (3) And any other notes.... Thanks!
  17. Is/Will this become contam?

    I know it's ok for the cakes to excrete some yellowish colors, but I just wanted to post on here to get other peoples opinions and find out the proper way to go about reducing temp/humidity in order to ensure this cakes success! Pic is attached Much love to all.
  18. Possible mold? Help a newbie

    Hey everyone! I recently started my own grow after doing some research and I'm curious about the progress of my BRF jars. I inoculated them about 2 weeks ago and I haven't really seen much growth until recently. I'm trying to figure out if what I have going on is some kind of tam and I should just toss it or if I should wait it out
  19. KSSS PF Tek

    Day 10 After inoculation with MS solution, 12/12 lighting, Room Temp 75F.
  20. This is my fist grow. Ive followed the WBS bulk grow tek outlined here. Ive used ZTubs as my fruiting tek. And I really wish I'd started a grow log like it was suggested to me in the beginning! Next time I will. So a week or so ago this tub appeared to possibly be contaminated. I'll try to find pics that I posted of what looked like maybe cobweb. I decided to open up tub and treat with h2o2 and try to save it. I had another tub starting to fruit, so after spraying I set it aside and honestly kinda forgot about it. Then I saw that it was starting to pin so I began nursing it. Misting and fanning. This is what I've ended up with. They smell fine, and nothing visibly different with them. So what do yall think? Safe?This last pic is what the "contamination" looked like. I know its difficult to determine much from pics, just curious about opinions. Thanks!
  21. Hey guys, I'm new to the cultivation of mushrooms and i need a bit of help figuring out if this blue-ish green marks on my cake is contamination or just bruising. Any feedback would be appreciated and also let me know if the pictures aren't good to tell. Thanks for the support.
  22. So the first pins that let me know it was time to dunk and roll have gone and grew up on me! ... it was just yesterday that they were so small and cute.. haha Well as this is my first time growing... I have more questions! First off these guys are B+ which I've seen can get big. I have a couple pretty thick ones and wanted to know about drying them properly.. I plan to get a dehydrator and soon.. but for now I've put them on a paper towel in front of a fan.. the smaller ones were done and the big guys just don't feel quite ready.. they feel hollow but not easy to snap.. more floppy. They have been drying nearly 2 days. I currently put desiccant packets on top of them as well as the fan. How will I know for sure when the big guys are done? Potency... I hear the smaller ones are more potent? The big stem shows its like 7 grams.. (I'm sure I'll still loose some) how potent is that guy compared to the smaller one. I plan to grind them up and make them into chocolate so I'll just need mixing them up anyway. I just can't imagine the big stem being all that would need to be eaten... sorry I'm used to just buying them ready to go so some questions may seem silly. Oh!.. and when picking.. what's the easiest way to get all the verm off? After the first one I picked I didn't get it all off right away it seemed to get nearly absorbed by the mush. So I ended up waiting and scraped some off after I started drying them. Thanks guys!
  23. Hi! This is my first time growing and I decided to use cakes. I believe they are almost ready for the terrarium. Just wanted to see thoughts on where I currently am. So far it looks like a really nice stringy mycelium. Also I was just planning on using wet vermiculite and put a dry layer on top. Now I'm seeing people using soaked perlite for the bottom and puting the cakes on dry vermiculite then dunking and coating them. Now I feel I should look into doing that instead.
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