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  1. trubio

    GT #2

    I had 2 left over quarts of colonized wbs that wasn't ready when I did my last tub. So i have them going now spawn to coir ruffly 1:2 ratio with some gypsum. I spawned roughly 14 days ago dont really remember but seems about right. Day 1 and day 2 pics are actually day 15 and 16. But I'm counting from when knots appeared. Day 1 Day 2 Pins start to appear
  2. Ok fellow mycologists I just might be onto something big here!!!This is round one of experiment #1 regarding this new pondered method but I have nothing but the highest expectations that this will increase yield (For sure for those of you that struggle getting your middle to pin!!) So here I sat thinking about how else could I improve the climate my mushies are sitting in and I started thinking about side pinning and how that’s almost always the first pinning to take place and came up with brilliant solution why not introduce more sides into my shoebox!!!!!More sides equal more side pinning was my logic are you following?!? So I came up with why not try after adding the spawn for the bulk run why not “till” the whole thing and create as much sides as possible? So I added 3 vertical lines by indenting my knife into substrate about 3/4 inch . If this is successful the second experiment I’ll not only add few more vertical lines but also some horizontal ones as well! What’s everyone thinking about this?!? https://imgur.com/gallery/R5KQbv1
  3. trubio


    New run, this is my 3rd attempt, started on pf tek, then duntub now 32qt setup. Anyways gotta love this hobby. This time I decided to just use wbs and coir. Just picked part of the first flush. How do these babies look? Before and after photos. 230g later. Still so much left to harvest tomorrow.
  4. Opps
  5. So I had some leftover spawn that honestly is contaminated but not fully annnndd just finished this mtn dew so I said screw it why not make me a lil contraption thingymajiggy! So what we have here is pretty simplistic but I’ll give it a general rundown. Supplies: 2liter container, Wax paper,plastic lid,perlite, coir, spawn, large ziplock baggy, an some really hot boiling water. Instruction: Cut your 2 liter in half or somewhat close to it. Strain am properly soak your perlite before putting it into the sterilized an clean 2liter. I did approx 2 fingers worth just enough to cover them odd divets on the bottom of container. I then proceeded to lay a plastic lid container that was holding my mush spawn an also put it into the container that way your spawn isn’t directly touching the perlite which in my understanding is a no-no. I mixed my spawn an coir (gypsum,coffee grains also) Then added into the container but making sure to not compact in the least an leave as much aeration as possible was the goal in mind. Then sprayed some hydrogen peroxide on the wax just to make sure it was a good clean surface and threw that puppy on the spawn to hopefully induce just the right microclimate. Also I plan on introducing FAE an initializing pins by creating some holes on the side an then covering with micropore an quite possibly just opening the container wide open (at first with just the top of bottle but then remember I can detach the whole topside of the container) What do Yal think an have you ever ran a setup like that?Kinda worried about the water in the bottom since it sits for long periods it seems like a good incubator for foreign invaders...
  6. I will start by saying this is my first grow, and first monotub. I spend tons of time researching and lurking so this is my first post on any forum. I can't really seem to find the specific info that I am looking for. For Background info, I used 12 BRF cakes nocc'd with B+ MS syringes. Seemed like pretty slow colonization in the jars but everything seemed contam free (except for one, Blue Mold). Once my jars colonized I did Damien's Bucket tek. I think that my first issue was that I did not have nearly enough spawn... (12 4oz jars) but I broke them up and mixed them at about a 1:2 ratio. I put my mix in a standard mono set up, 2 holes at sub level on the long side and 1 on the narrow side high up. Now this is where i think i really messed up. When I was spawning to the monotub, I did not really understand the casing layer so I added the case over the sub mix then taped my holes and put the bag around it. It colonized in a normal time frame (8-10 days). The top layer was not 100% but i was worried about co2 buildup so I put it into fruiting conditions. When I put it into fruiting conditions there was no odd smell and no sign of contam. There were some small yellow spots here and there but apparently thats myc piss? Anyways the tub has been in fruiting conditions for about 3 days. I did not notice any smell when I put it into FC. However yesterday, I noticed a STRONG sweet smell. I was prescribed liquid penicillin when I was younger and it smells EXACTLY like that. When I put the tub into FC there were a few yellow spots, nothing crazy, but now it has spread pretty fast. I'm still seeing new pins and have a couple shrooms growing nice and fat, but I am very concerned. ALSO, I did notice fuzzy feet pretty early on so I increased airflow in the tub, loosened poly on the bottom holes and removed it on the tops. opened the tub to fan a few times daily. I know there are a couple vectors here, I think over misting caused the fuzzy feet? I was worried about the thickness of the sub, and moisture retention. I know there is not much that can be done but give good FAE and let the mushies battle it out... My main questions are, Is this a bacterial contam? Why did mold not grow instead? If Fruits are produced, are they safe? and could the penicillin smell and the yellow blotches be the mycelium fighting against a contam that has not yet appeared? Any new info and tips would be greatly appreciated.😥
  7. Does this look contaminated? I think so but want to hear your thoughts. Im pretty new to all this sonkinda experimenting to see differnt things. So I had a extra brf cake that I decided to grade up the cake into a coir substrate mix. Then I covered with foil and pit it in the incubator for 10 days. I removed the foil today. It seems there is some excess water on top of the sub. Also the white stuff in your corner is fuzzy. Anyways here are the pics you tell me.
  8. Ok so I'm prepping for my next grow. I now have penis envy, albino a+, Nepal chitwan and more GT spores. I'm debating on which two to start next. I grew my first grow ever with rye berries and hpoo compost. I'm thinking about going with coir this time, since its supposed to be easier and cheaper but I've gotten mixed feelings on it. It's not as nutritious as hpoo but is safer as far as contams go. I have 6lbs of grain separated into 1lb bags ready for inoculation. I was wondering if I could go half and half hpoo and coir? Would that be alright? And help me pick my next two strains guys!! Also from now on please refer to me as Namash lol it's my code name came up with it last night Haha its shaman spelled backwards I think it's pretty creative. Mushroom superheroes unite!!!! Dun dun dun da
  9. Hey guys, most of you know I spend more time in o'l Wally's world, and just to let y'all know, pallets are being set for a Organic Expert Gardener pallet of.... 8lb compressed blocks of Coco coir, Organic, and roughly $7.87/$8 a block. I think I pay approx a buck a pound normally from Home depot, and a good thing about this is I smelled a block and no musty odor, seems like good stuff. So if you want coir for a buck a pound, (unhydrated) this is a great buy.
  10. Hi, Psilocybin Spirit here. Since two months I've been getting into mycology. Recently I got all my supplies which cost me around $650 I'll be updating this post with my progress. (note: I live in a country where there are no american pc's, or at least only one sold for $300, also it's hard to get your hands on other supplies that are easy to get in America.) Supplies I gathered: - Presto 23qrt pressure cooker - A dehydrator with 8 trays, metal with temp control and a timer. - 2 bags of vermiculite - 2 bags of perlite - A little humidifier - A huge bag of coco coir - BRF spawn - A spore syringe: McKennaii - 3 63qt sterilite tubs with little wheels that elevate the tub for FAE (surface is flat) one will be used as a SGFC the other one as a mono and the third one as a SAB. - A mouthcap, scalpel, desinfectant spray, desinfectant wipes, gloves, antibacterial soap, bleach, alcohol - 2 dot its - A RH/temp meter - 20 half pint jars - a huge bin with a lid for substrate pasteurisation - 3 rolls of micropore tape - 2 boxes to use as trays in the SGFC (enough depth) - Gypsum - strainers, bowls, cutting boards etc.. the additional stuff Now I want to do a monotub first. Gonna fill 20 half pint jars with verm/brf mix and put a layer of verm on top. 5 holes in the lid for inoculation. Gonna pressure cook for 90mins and let it cool off for 24 hours. Gonna build a simple SAB with two big holes for my arms and use a damp towel with a bleach water mix and desinfect it with the spray. Wait 30 mins. Flame sterilise needle (which is already sterile but inbetween the inoculation of different jars) outside of the box just for safety as the desinfectant is flammable. Gonna use gloves, shower before, desinfect the area and clesn it and spray around with the desinfectant and let that linger for 30mins. Gonna clean the gloves with antibacterial soap and wear a mouthcap and a beanie (as I have long hair) After inoculation I'll put on micropore tape on the holes for safety. Not sure whether to put the jars in the complete dark or give them a natural cycle of light and dark. Seems to be different opinions on that. As the mycelium is colonised I'll prepare my substrate which will be Damian's 50/50 coir tek. I will also add a bit of gypsum, but how much? After getting the substrate ready per tek, I'll layer the monotub with a layer of substrate, then spawn, then substrate and so on. Or do you guys advice me to just crumble up the spawn and mix it without layering it? After that I'll store it in a huge cardboard box in the dark. At which temp should I keep my house? As soon as the substrate is colonised the fruiting process can begin. I will measure the temp and humidity with the meter. Mist and fan 3 times a day I guess? As a plan b if the humidity won't go up I have a little humidifier. Also, will I have to use the dot its if I keep the fc in a room where there will be natural light (I'll keep it at an indirect sunlight spot) Do you guys have any more suggestions, ideas, or sense a mistake in my plan? Please lmk!
  11. I know not to copy and paste teks form another site. But basically bucket tek with 50% coir and 50 % sand that then spawned stone producers and fruited like crazy. What do you guys think? Also please Fungi2b test it out your so close to have that kinda of spawn form your other thread
  12. Shop around I've done some math for you. Spend 75 and get 25 free plus free which you order 25 3 brick packs to get for 75 dallors plus tax makes a buck per brick. Feel free to abuse this loop hole.
  13. Experment 1. Hydrated a brick of coir. Set oven to 500 degrees f. Cook 6 hours until it is black and burn 100% dry dust. Let cool in sterile environment. Spawn coir to 1 quart dry to one qt spawn sterile. Then misted heavy with sterile water 1/2 cup each. It still very dry and not field capacity. Control. 3 trays of pc spawn coir at perfect field capacity . both set of trays will be dunked once 100% colonized. Measures colonized times with no co2 control. And pinning rate. Wet weight. Dry weight.
  14. Any one know any other way to raise the ph cheaply. Besides hydrated lime which to buy online and ship here is extremely costly as in twice the cost of each grow costly . I know household bleach is a ph of 11 ish.dish soap same way and with straw I'm ok with this chemicals pasturation method. But coir, shits, wood subs not so much.
  15. Tump

    Ph change experiment 2

    16 tsp of soda ash. 2 coir bricks plus 9 qts of water
  16. Here is a bucket of coir old about a week left over from experiment. Lookie blue molds grow in it. For two years on other sites and probably on this one too your blamed on spawn not being clean for your failure 100 % of time if the sub is coir because its so contam resistance which compared to others it is. Well bam it happened again to me when left over coir contames out less then ten days. In case you missed it I never bucket tek it anymore I oven pasturation everything for a long time until this batch. For this reason so I know my fault. Making the impossible possible .
  17. ok this is my first grow log, wish me luck... this grow actually started a month ago and i dont have pics of every step ive taken but i will try to fill in all the gaps as i go. i started with a ms pe syringe i used to noc 10 jars of wbs, once they colonized i used one of the jars for g2g transfers to 8 more jars and the rest were spawned to a mix of coir, verm, gypsum and a bit of lime. these are pics of the first flush...it started with a bunch of blobs and i thought i had verticillium but they cleared up and finished quite nice.
  18. Hello everyone. I have a question about how much is a "standard brick of Coir"? Is there a measurement? I am using the 6quart method, and the video shows a brick of Coir, and mine looks a hell of a lot bigger than his. My brick is 10 3/4" X 10 3/4" and 2' thick. Is this the correct sizes or standard size?
  19. ive never used coir before would somebody give me an idea of how muck should i break off of a ten pound brick so i can get about 8 qt and how would i prepare that to add into cmc? any advise would be great thank you
  20. As many of you already Know I had to take some time off and take some time to help out another Family...but back in the swing now...this is my first full lenght Log here at the Ology...I will be going a minimum of 2 flushes for sure. I innoculated my WBS on the 5th of Aug with a dark syringes I made myself, so all these jars are MS, so from the 5th to the 19th and 90% of them are ready to spawn...giggity...as long as all goes well I will reveal everything I did in a complete Tek that you all like to see...and for the new comers, I have a very different way of prepping My Teks, so watch out for a Tek from me once again. Mainly Ill be using this to watch My own progress and to show results of time and patience...not to mention being a little experimental So on with it they say... The jars I nocced up on the 5th (Yes I incubate all my jars with light, the tank you are looking at has 2 15/W fish tank bulbs and they keep my temp at exactly 82*F with the help of the cardboard wrapped around the outside...I could only get my temps to 79-80 without the cardboard(Also the cardboard is a good cover for the ?? Whats that...A : Its a broken glass tank and its just overlooked all the time on gargage day...stealth...lol)) : So here is 1 of the jars thats ready to go : My poop(CMC), verm, lime, and H20 : Here is the coir that I regularly use(Obtained from any pet store, it seems to be very chunky but workes just great, I think it works so well because it leaves little air pockets within the sub, Just my thoughts) : What is this ?(NOT COFFEE) : Ive also got a little brave and somewhat lazy as you can see from this pic, NO Nocc hole...No G2G...But yet I have growth...I did this jar as a test for my enviornment...I ws out of syringes but still had a small amount left over from filling my syringes so I dumped about 5ml of D-Water into the shot glass and removed the cover from the grains and just dumped it in(I dont recomend trying this), turns out my enviornment is pretty damn clean now that its just me and my family living here(Note I did this in open air W/O a GB...although I do have a fantastic GB to use but mainly only use it for G2G, agar and my PE LC preps) : ~ Thanx for tuning in and comenting and as usual any sugestions are always welcome...Please note that I have been working with some experimental stuff to add to the mixes and will reveal everything Upon Success Peace **D**
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