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  1. I have been doing a monotub tek for the second time, this time with PE strain Last time I did a monotub I had less than ideal conditions in every step(mold colonizing in 3/4 of the cake style jars, improper soil(yard dirt instead of coco-coir, 80-90 fruiting conditions, flooding my tub continually, 2 1/2 pint colonized jars in a 60qt mono) and still grew 20g's dry. I have a few questions: 1: I am wondering what dry weight I should expect from 3lb's of colonized rye seeds and approx double the amount of coco coir as there is rye seeds in a 60qt monotek. PE strain ?????? (setup is fan/mist often, 12hr light cycle) 2: I am having trouble fruiting and have not seen pins yet and it's been 5 days since I put my chamber into fruiting conditions.(fan/mist, 70-80degrees, 12hr light cycle) I did not wait for the chamber to create the white fuzzy layer entirely before introducing fruiting conditions, but I did wait until there were white fuzzy spots in quarter size diameter around the rye seeds. Did I do something wrong? is it going to be okay? Did I potentially affect my overall yield? Should I continue fruiting conditions, or revert to no light, no mist no fan for a short period? What the tub looks like currently is the attached photo: Any advice would help, or if you want to suggest any improvements.
  2. Hello folks, Is my first time growing mushrooms (or, as I call them: Champis), and after about one month and a half I finally decided to take the casing out of the dark room. So I did the induction process, it tooked about five days and finally first pins are popping out, at least 50 of them. My question is: how much will they take to fully grow? I would apreciate if someone could give me some light on the matter.
  3. Ronico

    First Day A+ Pins

    So I´ve been waiting for almost a month and a half for the mycilium of this A+ to fully colonize. Now, 5 days from induction, at least 50 pins have popped out. First kit ever grown. Mush to everyone!
  4. kingbuzz

    Help!! Mold?

    Please help! Shrooms are pinning nicely, but now I'm getting the dreaded stuff that looks like mold. I assume this is more than bruising. Should I be concerned? Should I toss everything? Are the shrooms salvageable?
  5. Are these cakes healthy? P. Cubensis taking forever to pin. This is my third attempt at growing, and the farthest I've made it in the process. They've been in the tub for 2 weeks as of today. Lots of nodes growing all over, but no pinning. Temp generally kept at 68 degrees. Our heat in the apartment doesn't stay consistent. I make sure to keep the RH at around 80-85% with misting. Should I just keep it going? I don't see any mold. Still has a nice smell to it. Any ideas?
  6. Hey ya'll, So... I've been really patient and I've been taking the advice of the shroomologists here on the site and I've got some pins baby, yeah (Austin Powers)! I don't see any contamination in any of the 10 BRF jars,....they all look healthy and are starting to pin. I was told NOT to birth/dunk until this started...any other advice before I birth/dunk? any gotchas during the birth/dunk process I should keep in mind? I'l be using a peat moss, vermiculite, calcium carbonate blend for the cake substrate. (yeeeehaw!)
  7. Hey everyone ! This is my first time doing a grow! Things have gone without any issues til this point! I've been following the 6 quart tub tek. So I'm to the misting and fanning stage. I've been keeping the environment at 97% humidity most of the day for the past two weeks since adding the peat moss top layer. I just have a couple of questions so for clarification I'm growing two strains. 1 tub of Lovely Golden Teachers (first 3 images) , and 1 tub of A+ Albinos (last few images). So on to the first question . in the last pic of the albinos I noticed a little orange spot. I don't know what pins look like , as it's been about two weeks now of misting and fanning twice a day. I was hoping some one could tell me if it's something I should try cutting out of my cake or leaving ? Mu second question is how much longer do you think they have til they start pinning . I've been doing a lot of reading but keep hearing different estimates. It's been just over two weeks since misting and fanning has started. From my understanding the pinning is something once it's started is pretty quick right ? All I've seen so far is just the mysilum growing more and more. Last question : is there something I need to Change with the golden teachers ? They have seemed to be growing as quite a bit of a slower pace than the a+ strain. They just haven't gotten as thick on the top layer as the a+ have. Are they a slower growing strain and I was unaware ? For any and all who answer I appreciate all help and feedback, thanks !!
  8. jjforever

    Is this an abort?

    Hey there, this is my first grow and I'm beginning to harvest but some of my pins are getting darker heads as such. I was curious if these were aborts and if so if there was a fox or what I should doin general. Thanks! -JJ
  9. Hey there! first time cultivator here and I dont know how to dunk or flush! Tried figuring it out but really dont want to mess anything up! I have a 6 qt tub with a peat moss casing and just finished the first harvest and now I am not sure what to do! Anything helps Thanks, JJ
  10. So it's day 12 since fruiting. The first couple days there was pooling water which I didn't notice. After that about 8 days pass by where I was misting and fanning. I have the fan on low away from the tub. A few days ago I bought a humidity monitor and it's been 95+ And I also bought a 6500k bulk that's been 12/12 on and off. I see knots but they've been there the whole time so far... Water has evaporated off the surface this morning and I just misted again on the walls. Is this tub a goner or has anyone experienced pinning taking longer than this? I've checked multiple forums but a lot of them dealt with tams or casings. My sub smells awesome still so I'm a little lost. Top polyfil is super lose and bottom is really tight. I just feel like I haven't seen any progress as if it's just stalled out
  11. Day 22 of fruiting, and I notice what looks like worms growing in the bottom of my tub. They are mushies, but I am confused by it. Evaporation is the trigger for pinning right? These guys are burried. I also thought the purpose of a liner was to prevent this, and side pinning? I'm not worried about it, but it had me confused a bit.
  12. One week ago, I asked a question regarding my mushroom cakes (Thank you for the answers!) then proceeded to follow your directions. I dunked the cakes in the fridge for roughly 20 hours then put them back in my growing chamber. They were very blue, then turned white, but now they have a slight yellow discoloration. I'm continuing to keep them at 75 degrees (24 c), 95% humidity, and 12 hours on/off of indirect sunlight and LEDs. I now have one pin that I notice growing but no others. Has something gone wrong or should I be patient and wait longer? If so, how long until I should expect the other cakes start to pinning? Also, is this discoloration something to be worried about? Thank you again in advance.
  13. Help Me Please I inoculated 11 jars of substrate with albino a+ and 1 with blue meanie. I let them fully colonize, then sit for about a week, before birthing the cakes. I didn't dunk them, but did roll them in left over vermiculite. Currently, I have them in a growing chamber with about 2 inches of damp perlite, sitting on top of paper towels. The blue meanies started pinning quickly and I've already harvested two fully grown mushrooms from that cake. It's now growing new pins, along with 2 aa+ cakes, but no others show mushroom growth. The temperature stays at roughly 75 degrees (24 c), 95% humidity, and 12 hours on/off of indirect sunlight and LEDs. I allow 30min of FAE about 3 times a day, and the growing chamber has an air filter. All 12 cakes also have a blueish tint, like they've been bruised, but I scarcely touch them, and am sure they're not contaminated. It's been two weeks since I birthed the cakes, so am I being impatient, or has something gone wrong? Thank you in advance for your advice.
  14. It's been exactly 7 days since I added my casing layer to the monotub and no pinning. Am I doing this right? I copied the monotub design from Mush Zombie's bulk 60 quart STERILITE tek. I listened to his advice throughout the entire tek and everything was a breeze until I had to decide on a casing layer. So I choose to bring some Jiffy Mix Seed Starter with a slight amount of coarse grade vermiculite to field capacity and pasteurized (90 minutes at 10 psi). Spread the casing over the colonized substrate about 0.5 inches in depth. The RH has been around 99% but I fanned it out today and now the RH says 92%. Ambient temperatures have been kept between 68-72F. Should i spray and mist everyday? From what Mush Zombie said outside of his monotub tek (how to get the perfect pin set), its best to mist with at least 16 ounces of distilled water everyday and fan as needed. However, I am aware that MZ has also stated not to spary and mist a monotub cause it's supposed to be a set and forget tek. Ambient sunlight has been present from the start as well as a fan circulating air in the room. There is weatherstripping on the lid and I made sure that the polyfill was loosened a bit. How do I get this casing layer to begin the pinning process? This is a Cambodian strain as well.
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