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  1. Has anyone used more than one type of spores for a monotub at one time? I have 4 jars of A+ and 2 of GT. I am curious if there will be any effect of combining them in a monotub.
  2. I have to case a monotub and ran out of verm pretty much. I have fine grade verm. And like half a quart of medium grade. Should I go with the fine verm or just leave the verm out completely
  3. Gearing up for another grow. Its gonna be my last round of ks then strait into a gt grow. Gonna try to make prints and save a master culture on agar for long term storage. Ks jars made with lc. Also my first time using oats. I like oats more than wbs so far. Quicker to prep oats but more work shaking though. As you can see they were made 7\24 and as of last night 100 percent colonized. These pix are 2 or 3 days old. Nocced 2 gt jars with vendor spores and did 5 jars of lc at the same time. Nothing in these gt oats yet but... Lc is great. These done on 7\19. Almost forgot. Experiment... I shook 2 ks jars right AFTER i nocced them just to see why we dont. Here is the answer. Big difference. Not doing this again. Ok. MOving on. 8\10 Thursday i used my gt lc on 17 jars of oats. I checked them 24 hours later and saw growth in 95 percent of them. I was dead from work so no pix. Will get some tonight. I will be doing z-tubs with the ks and then z-tubs and 66 wuart monotub of gt. Well, you have all been kept in loop here. Wish me luck.
  4. Hey everyone! So I'm going to get right into it. I knocked up 3 jars on 6-21-17 and let them get to about 25-30% colonized then gave them a good shake, then they colonized for awhile more until 100% 2 of the jars got to 100% fairly quickly but 1 of them was taking a bit longer which slowed down the entire process. I used WBS with 1/4 cup of verm at the bottom. Tyvek filter discs with silicon for the SHIP. Here's some pics of those jars and the colonization process. and after shaking this next one is 8 days later, it's colonized but not thick enough so they sat in the incubator thickening up for awhile waiting for the last jar. Sadly I completely forgot to grab pics of them after they thickened. And about 2 weeks(ish) ago we spawned the jars to a monotub. 3 jars of spawn with my sub. sub consisted of Verm, Coir and CMC. I think I got more coir in it than I had hoped, so the sub is mostly coir. I forgot to grab pics of the clean sub, spawn process too. So anyways, with lined the tub with foil and kinda gently laid the trash bag over it too, to trap in the CO2. Incubated at ~78F for 10 days. Heres what it looked like after 10 days this was on 8/09/17 I don't know why but the sub was really thick and seemed completely solid, not sure if thats normal? Also some water had pooled on top im not sure if this was condensation on the foil or what. So we went ahead and cased the thing. When we added the casing on top of the pools of water we squeezed the casing extra hard to get it slightly below field capacity to soak up the extra water, after it soaked up the water we did the rest of the casing at normal field capacity. Casing was made of 50% verm 50% peat moss with about a cup and a hlf of oyster shells mixed in. So, from this point a have several questions really. Why exactly did the water pool like that? Was my sub a little too wet? Is it normal for the sub to seem super solid? I didn't actually poke at it or anything but it just seemed solid from looking at it. And my 3rd and biggest question, if you can tell from the pictures we didn't have enough sub to get as close to the bottom holes on the monotub as I would like, it about a 1\4" down from the holes. Is that a problem? If so, what can I do to correct the problem?
  5. monotub

    I was reading the monotub tek and I noticed on the drawing that there are 1/4" holes 5" from the bottom. However the grow picture shows 2 square 1" holes 5 " from the bottom with poly fiill that were not included in the drawing. Are these needed? I do not have an exact 60q tub, but I am assuming that my botton 1/4" holes should be just above where my casing is, is that correct? I would think if I had 1" holes there they might need to be slightly higher so the poly fill doesnt touch the casing. I appreciate all the help I have gotten here, everyone is great for helping us nubes.
  6. Monotubs

    Does anyone have a recomendation for a momotub. I can't seem to find the 60q sterilite. Is it better to get one with a locking lid? I notice all the lids seem to fit differently, and I know I can use weather stripping. Is weather stripping required on all sizes?
  7. First ever grow MZ monotub

    Alrighty, guess I start a grow journal on my first grow ever. I've gotten 6 quarts of WBS to colonize almost ready to go. Here is the slowest jar Here's roughly 10 quarts of my substrate which consists of CCM, coco and course verm with added lime and 2 cups of gypsum. Here's the CCM and the blended substrate in a turkey bag which is oven safe (whatever that means) I also have a bale of straw laying around which I will use in future grows and possibly throw in a handful if it's okay. Note, none of my subs nor the casing has been pasteurized or sterilized. Here's the straw I normally use to mulch my gardeni And finally here is the 66 quart tub all drilled out Thanks for all the help you guys have given me along the way.
  8. Hello, so this is my first try and cultivation and I'm worried something is wrong. About two days ago my monotub started producing these white puff balls? I don't know what it is I'm hoping it is something I can fix if it's not good. It's my first grow and I'm hoping I can produce something. I spawned on popcorn
  9. Hi All, need help, I think my grows may be contaminated. Thanks
  10. My First Grows

    Tub 1 (big blue) Golden Teachers , 3lbs rye berry, Select Bulk Casing mix . 6/23 - made monotub (layered, colonization) 7/3 - add Pre-Pasteurized casing mix 7/7 - started misting (5 pumps straight up) and fanning (for 60 seconds) twice a day. Humidity 90 (wrap top with plastic wrap to help increase humidity) no light Temperature 72-77 Need to drill holes at the substrate line Can I drill 3/32" FAE holes every two inches? If I drill 1" holes how many and do I fill them with Polyfill? How do I know if it to wet or not wet enough? How do I know if it's fully colonized? Should I be misting and fanning? Leave alone? Any suggestions on this tub? Tub 2 (mini GT) Golden Teachers 1 lbs rye berry & 2.5 lbs Pre-Pasteurized Mushrooms compost 6/30 made monotub (layered) 7/7 - started misting (5 pumps straight up) and fanning (for 60 seconds) four times a day. Humidity 90 (wrap top with plastic wrap to help increase humidity) Temperature 72-77 7/9 Uncovered FAE (free air exchange holes) -Added light (12/12) How do I know if it to wet or not wet enough? How do I know if it's fully colonized? Any suggestions on this tub? Tub 3 (big clear) Puerto Rican's , 3lbs rye berry, Select Bulk Casing mix. 6/30 - made monotub (sandwiched, colonization) 7/7 - started misting (5 pumps straight up) and fanning (for 60 seconds) twice a day. Humidity 90 (wrap top with plastic wrap to help increase humidity) no light Temperature 72-77 Need to drill holes at the substrate line Can I drill 3/32" holes every two inches? If I drill 1" holes how many and do I fill them with Polyfill? Should I add a Pre-Pasteurized casing mix (light)? How do I know if it to wet or not wet enough? How do I know if it's fully colonized? Should I be misting and fanning? Leave alone? Any suggestions on this tub? Tub 4 (mini PR) Puerto Rican's 1 lbs rye berry & 2.5 lbs Pre-Pasteurized Mushrooms compost 6/30 made monotub (layered) 7/7 - started misting (5 pumps straight up) and fanning (for 60 seconds) twice a day Humidity 90 (wrap top with plastic wrap to help increase humidity) No light Temperature 72-77 7/9 Uncovered FAE (free air exchange holes) How do I know if it to wet or not wet enough? How do I know if it's fully colonized? Should I be misting and fanning? Leave alone? Any suggestions on this tub?
  11. First off I wanna say that this is my first post here! Happy I chose this community over "the other guys". Definitely not a stranger to growing small scale with PF Tek, but I am new to growing bulk. MZ's Monotub Tek looks extremely well thought out and promising, However... The only thing I'm concerned about is the ideal atmosphere for open air g2g transfers from a bag/jar into the monotub since all of that won't fit under my SAB? It doesn't seem to elaborate on how dependent the myc is on a clean atmosphere to not suffer from tams during the transfer process. Maybe it's because it's not as big as a deal now that the myc is grown strong? I would have no clue since I'm anal enough to play it safe and do everything I possibly can with gloves on under a SAB. I apologize in advance for any goofy formatting since I still have yet to feel this place out! Thanks Guys
  12. Part 2 thanks GT Day 13 of colonization (6 days wax paper) added a light layer of Shroom Supply casing. Temp. between 77-83 Why is it taking so long to start pinning, Is it the temp or is there something else I should be doing?
  13. Golden Teachers, Midwest grow kit, 3 lbs Rye berries, 5lbs Midwest select bulk casing mix (layered) 9 day of colonization (last 36hrs covered with wax paper to start pinning, no pins). Should I wait for the pinning to start under the wax paper or should I start fruiting? and why does it look like crystals?
  14. I recently did a monotub where my sub came to about an inch and a half below the bottom row of holes. Can i just let it colonize and pick it up by the plastic and put it on blocks when i case it? Or is it ok to be little short? Or is it my mistake probably cost me this tub? If the later is true then i will just make new holes and cover the old ones.
  15. Hey Everyone!

    Hey everyone! So I'm new to the site and just wanted to throw out an introduction. Me and my girl had our first trip about 3 weeks ago and had a wicked fun time and now we are going to try and grow our own. I've never really looked into how to grow until I found this site about 2 weeks ago, since then I have been reading all sorts of information from the forums, and man I love this site so much already. And I have learned so much already and I'm excited to get started and to get a few grows so I can start experimenting as well. So far from this site, as of a week ago, we set up and inoc our first spawn jars made from WBS. so we are patiently waiting for those to show some growth, and today I am setting up another set, in case we failed at those ones. And we are going to try the Monotub tek, I know it's not noob friendly but go big or go home right? So, naturally, I have a few starting questions. Should I get several grows in using the grain spawn method, or should I start attempting LC? or both in the beginning? My next question is in regards to pressure cooking. I'm just confused as to what we are doing with the pressure cooker, I'm assuming its a sterilization thing and if so are they supposed to be vacuum sealed (all except the SHIP)? the videos and tutorials don't go very in-depth about the pressure cooking part. And does anyone have any objection to using the normal clear silicon for the SHIP?
  16. Is this 64 quart tub ready for a casing? Today ended the 10 day no peek under the foil. I just revelaed this bad boy. very excited to see this. So, is this ready for casing or am I looking for 100% white top? This is pasturized hpoo - 8 quarts and 8 quarts fully colonized wbs. The mycilium is Thai super strain. I used El Parana easy pasturizing tek and found it to be easy and clean. (how do you tag people here) @El_Piraña cool- it worked. On a side note - HAHAHA! Holey shit, This is awesome. PS - was worried that i would find a tam mess under that foil so yesterday I started 3 zombie tubs. They are in my IC and already show growth. These are cooler than I thought they would be.
  17. First grow - monotub

    I am starting my first grow and thought I would document it here. Hopefully some wisdom from the group will keep me on track. here is where I am at now.... Syringes came in (AA++, Golden Teacher, Thailand KOH) WBS soaked overnight and dry now Monotub built as per Mush Zombie monotub tek ********************* In addition to the monotub I am going to experiment with some outdoor beds. We have 3 horses and 40 rabbits providing plenty of poo and trash hay (not straw). Here is some photos of what I have going on here... first here is the clean dry bird seed the monotub now these are pictures of my resources which I would like to include into this project. I dont mind having to buy supplies or ingredients but I hope to be able to use as much waste from my regular life as possible. Mainly what Im talking about is the leftovers from the animals we have. I have seen first hand how good horse poo can do (not at this location, even though the cow pastures around me produce - i dont know why - meabe there is an antifungal in the horse food) we clean pens and stalls at least every week... these above pix are showing pretty small amounts compared to a typical cleaning - again at least once per week Below is why I want to find a way to use the rabbit poo (we have over 40 rabbits) (above) the cage was just cleaned but we get wheelbarrows full of poo out and below shows that there is no shortage of horse poo *************** So I will try to stick to known teks as much as possible, but I am ultimatly going towards using hay and poo. I think this time I might buy straw and use a known good substrate recipe (I would hate to fail completly on the first run) and at the same time do some experimenting with indoor and outdoor hay/poo subs. If there is anything any of you would like to see me try to experiment with I will give it my best. Personally I am curious about the rabbit poo. Wonder if the little balls of rabbit poo would make a grain spawn. lol gotta check my pressure cooker - it should be getting steamy by now oops an extra pic - reinforcing why i wanna use hay
  18. I have some doc t sgfc mini monos in the same room as monotub, having never had success with monotubs im finally getting the beginning of primordia because of the wax paper trick, all of my casing layers have gotten cobweb or trich in my monotubs but never in my zombie tubs which I love and had amazing success with so I resorted to misting and fanning invaded and it doesn't bother me and is less stressful than dialing in a monotub and having perfect conditions which I've always had trouble with. SO my main question is, IF I am misting and fanning my monotub is it really necessary to have a fan running as well? As I said I have a couple mini monos turned sgfc in the same room and I've read to not run a fan in the same room as them but have nowhere else to put them. Can I just not have my fan running 24/7 wasting electricity and be ok misting and fanning my tub and not screw up my mini monos? Thanks I appreciate any help
  19. 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.
  20. Ecuador monotub

    From the album random pics

  21. This will be a log of my 2nd-ever grow attempt. My first grow is still in the fruiting stage. Made an LC from the same MSS I used to nocc WBS jars directly for my first grow. That LC was ready to be used so I nocced 6 WBS jars just now. On my first grow I'm using a grain spawn bag I bought from a vendor and 5 z-tubs I made myself. When I was spawning to bulk in the z-tubs I realized how much of pain in the ass it is to spawn to 5 little tubs, so I figured for my next grow I'd use the monotub since it seems more efficient and may have better yields. I understand the inherent risk that if there's tam I lose my whole batch instead of maybe 1 or 2 little tubs. Anyway, here are my 6 jars ready to put into the TiT incubator. Let's see how it goes! p.s. the ship fell off one of the jars when I was wiping it down prior to putting it in the glovebox for noccing, lol.
  22. I'm starting this thread partly because I wanted to try out several methods of growing out shrooms. But I am beginning to lose track of which thread some of these belonged to, some of it is a mix. Anyway, I'll try to mostly add comments to this when as I get some results and especially pictures! I'll start with my invitro grows. These were all done w/ pp5 containers, using rye grass seed. I tried variations, left some to fruit as-is, some were cased w/ 50/50+, some were mixed w/ coffee/coir sub, then cased. Here are the 10 containers I have in fruiting right now, 8 of these either have pins or are about ready to harvest. I apologize for the hard to see pics, I did the best I could!
  23. I'm so excited, My first pin! I'm saying the Chris Rock bit in my head, but pinning instead of spinning, lol.
  24. CaptainRabbit's Boomer-Dome

    As per my growth plan, it is 2017, and time to learn MONOTUBS! I'll try to detail as much as possible. This is NOT a new tek, to be sure, and I'll give credit where credit is due,? Firstly, @Mush Zombie, I am using the no mist or fan monotub tek in this forum as my basis. Step 1) Get a good tote. This was under $12 at Targhay. I got 2.
  25. I think I see a couple little spots where the myc is popping through the casing layer, at least I hope it's myc. Should I patch or just let it go since this is my first time and maybe less is more? Advice please. Thanks in advance.