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  1. so i have finally got some growth in my FC and am very excited but i noticed today that one of my mushrooms have some weird stuff on that cap of it. not sure if its anything to be concerned about or not. i have looked all over the internet to see if its mold or not but cant seem to find anyone who has the same problem as mine. here is a pic of what im talking about.
  2. Sorry noob here with the whole growing mushrooms. its my first grow and ive finally got a cake in my fruiting chamber thats been in there for a couple of days but seems like theres no humidity in there. there is no droplets of water on the walls or anything. ive got about 2 inches of wet perlite in it and ive been misting it 3 times a day. im not sure it has to do with where i live. i live in a very dry place. ive read that depending on where you live you dont want to have a lot of holes in your FC and to just fan in a lot more. im really not sure what to do to get my humidity up. i dont have a hydrometer to know exactly the humidity but i feel safe its not even close to what it should be. any suggestions on what to do would be great.
  3. so my jars where colonizing really good for the first 2 weeks. but then when they hit 100% colonized they seem to have stopped growing. this jar has been fully colonized for almost 2 weeks now and it looks the same. the mycelium does not look any thicker. the temp for my jars have been right at 75 F the whole time. should i just birth the cake and see what happens? i feel like the mycelium does not have a good enough hold of the substrate and will just fall apart when i take it out. any suggestions on what i should do. here are some pics.
  4. So i started to try and do the pf tek and when and when i was done steaming the substrate and took off the tinfoil there was a bunch of water all over the lids. so i tried again with less water and had most of my jars lids come out dry but a couple sill did not stay dry. ive been doing a lot of research and every time people are putting the holes in the lids before steaming their substrate. i was just wondering if there is a reason for this and if i could just put the holes in after steaming to prevent water from getting in or just taping the holes.
  5. Hello All, I've been lurking here for about a month now. I finally decided to try my hand at a grow. My cakes seemed to have dried out and got blue bruising. I then re-dunked and re-rolled. Now they've started pinning and one cake has begun growing. Just wondering if these look okay or if I need to throw them out due to contamination? Let me know if I can provide any additional details or take additional photos. Thanks in advance.
  6. I have been waiting for this batch of mushrooms to colonize for over a month now and still nothing! This happened on my last batch too, but I assumed that because I ordered them while it was 110 degrees out that the heat killed the spores... Would anyone be able to tell my what I could have done to keep my jars from colonizing? Also, would anyone be able to ID this contam? It's light green, and wanted to make sure on the type of contam so I know how to dispose of it...
  7. So I have four x 1/2 pint BRF jars of Hawaiian strain growing nicely and I'd like to "bulk case" them to get a greater "flush"... My question is: after birthing and dunking...is it better to "crumble" the substrate cakes into the casing or leave the cakes whole (or cut them in half to get a better spread) and just cover them? I'm reading that crumbling the cakes causes great trauma to the Mycilium....
  8. Hello all! So heres the story. I chose to do the pf tek and mistakingly didnt add any substrate, like brown rice flour, with the vermiculite. I had inoculated the jars and the temp was around 67. after i realized i messed up i emptied the jars and mixed new vermiculite and added the flour. i then reinoculated the jars and after a weekend i found this. It looks like mycelium and the whole jar is covered like this but im not sure so any help would be awesome! Ps. the temp is now at 72 average and i have made no changes to my house temp.
  9. I have a few cakes that may or may not be contaminated, but after reading up on a lot of Mush Zombie's material I've decided it's probably best to not eat these and just start over. However, I was wondering if it is safe to make prints with the shrooms I suspect to be contaminated? I apologize ahead of time if this is something that's already been answered somewhere.
  10. So this is my first grow, used the PF TEK. My cakes came out fine, dunked for 24hrs, rolled in Vern + Peat Moss. After I set them in the FC, and after a couple of days, they look a little "fuzzy?" . Is mycelium ever easily mistaken for mold (I know myc is mold) and vis versa? Any examples/pictures?
  11. So a few days ago I noticed this strange white blob alongside some of my pins. Prayed it wasn’t contamination and two days later it is starting to grow a stipe! Strange albino mutation? Or what? It’s so white!!!
  12. Hey guys. So I’m going to be leaving for the weekend (leave late Friday night come home early Monday morning/Sunday middle of the night) and I’m worried about my cakes. I have four cakes in my SGFC right now. One cake finishing its first flush (will be picked by tomorrow or Friday morning most likely), one cake on its second flush which has just starting showing a few pins, and two cakes on their first flush that have not begun pinning yet. I’ve been misting and fanning several times a day, keeping up moisture and humidity levels while giving lots of fae. I’m worried about leaving them for so long unattended and am hoping there might be some setup I can do to give them the proper environment for the weekend. Cheers
  13. I would like to dunk some cakes I'll be birthing tonight with a cake I just finished the first flush on. Could this be bad for tam rates? Should I keep them separated?
  14. Hey guys so things are coming along okay I guess??? 😂 On my first grow. So I was told by mushmouth I believe that m cakes looked too dry and my fruits might not mature fully. So anyways I’ve been wetting th cakes more the last day or so and tonight I got home and I have quite a few broken veils. Caps are starting to flatten a bit but nothing major. These are still pretty small fruits the largest MAYBE being two inches in length. Will these be okay? Thoughts? Really hoping to make some prints as I have no more spores and was hoping to not have to order more yet. If this be the case though I’ll move forward with that! Throwing some new cakes in the chamber tonight
  15. So recently Me and my Roomate have started our first grow with some Texas cubensis strain mushies. Colonization of our BRF cakes went well, no contamination we could see. Temperatures were lower than ideal (60-70F) for incubation but seemed to go well. (Incubation area has since been made warmer for the B+ jars still colonizing, which has seemed to speed up the colonization process). So I have two Tex BRF cakes in my SGFC. Just hit day 10 at midnight last night. I seem to be having trouble with keeping humidity up in the chamber. Also the room they are in is slightly below ground and it stays pretty cold down there. I plan to make the setup in a more contained area soon where I can control the temperature better. But since it is cold down there 55- 60F most of the time I have opted to use some heating pads underneath the SGFC. Which has seemed to do well with keeping my cakes in between 64-72F. With the perlite surface normally in between 72-80F with the middle of the perlite closer to 90F which I think is causing more water to evaporate than planned. Despite my conditions not being ideal (and me dropping my fan on one of the cakes, which has since started to get light bluish mycelium) 4 days ago I began to notice pins on one of my cakes. YAY!!! Over the last three days more pins keep coming and the some are beginning to look like real fruits!! Still have not noticed any pins on my other cake though. I would like to do some prints from this so I can continue to experiment without buying spores. Would you recommend printing off this first flush in case anything goes wrong? Basically just sharing and looking for and pointers anyone may have, tips, encouragement. Here are some pics from yesterday around 10am and the last couple pictures are from last night at about midnight! More pictures from today to follow. Will be putting my B+ strain in SGFC three days from now. Debating putting them in the same chamber as Tex or making a new chamber with less holes to keep up humidity levels.
  16. My roommate and myself have started to show an interest in cubensis, so we decided we wanted to try our hand at growing some. We went on SOS, ordered a syringe of a random cubensis, sent the money in and waited. After over a month of waiting, the spores finally came in, after we had almost completely forgotten about them , and they're Golden Teachers!! We are now storing the syringe in our fridge while we wait for funds to go purchase the rest of the growing materials. I will update this post as progress is made
  17. So I did all of my research on multiple sites and kept finding myself back here on shroomology.org. Love this site. I decided to start with the pf tek from this sight and researched, researched, and researched some more. I got all of my stuff together and used two different sponsors from this site for spore syringes. I started my cakes 9 days ago inoculation and all. Today, two of them are completely white and the other 4 are almost there; 2-3 days from it. I have been enjoying myself giving these beautiful fungi a place to grow and work their magic and thanks to all of you who have helped me get started in this journey. When I birth I will take pics and upload.
  18. So this will be my first grow ever and I'm also new here, so go easy XD. I will be growing some "legal shiitake" mushrooms and have put COUNTLESS hours of research into it, mostly here on Shroomology. I am planning on using brown rice cakes and mason jars. I've also got copious amounts of BR on hand as I love to eat it, so I am fairly settled on using BR at least partly. I am ready to begin ordering everything that I need, however it would be excessively difficult to order any special substrate such as PF for several reasons that I will not mention. So my questions are; can I grow productively with BRF without the use of special substrate? could I mix both cooked or uncooked rice with the BRF to act as moisture control, or for any other benefit? in place of having to turn the BR into flour with a coffee grinder or blender, could I use whole BR instead? Thanks in advance
  19. KSSS Day10b

    From the album Cult

  20. KSSS PF Tek

    Day 10 After inoculation with MS solution, 12/12 lighting, Room Temp 75F.
  21. KSSS Day 7 after inoculation

    From the album Cult

  22. Grey spot encased by heathy mycelium

    NoHi ho, first time encouraging some spores to develope, using pf tek. This spot is grey, not white like the rest. There are thin web-like filaments, but it's not the same opaque white as the rest. I have moved jar to quarantine..... So, is it contamination? Undeveloped mycelium? Can I wait till consolidated and birth the cake, spooning off this portion? Maybe a quarantined FC? Or just dump it? Ok thanx
  23. I'm nervous that the site either sent me different spores then they said they were. This is my first grow and I'm to the fruiting stage. They are pe and peu the mushrooms aren't getting very big and I am not sure if it's because of something I did wrong, the spores I received or if I'm just being impatient. I know they take a long time, but I feel like the somethings wrong. The first one on the right that is blueish is the one that makes me the most worried because it just stopped growing. What do you think? Thanks in advance I got them from sporeworks.