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kaban uuc
#1 Posted : 1/13/2020 5:05:40 PM

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Hello dear members. I'm still filling up the questionnaire. I hope this place is the right to ask.

I'm growing magic mushrooms for first time. Already starting the fructifing stage with 3 cakes in puckets with plastic bags and another 3 that haven't taken out of the glasses. I'm following the PF TEK guide. I think I need help as I'm seeing something weird in the tiny mushrooms that are fructifing. They have this white tiny hair at the bottom of the stem. And the mushrooms do not get "erected", as I've seen in pictures. Here is how it looks.



I'm affraid that its contaminated by another mushroom, like the one that I've seen in rotten food. If that's the case, please can you tell me what happened? Ive been thinking and the only mistake I could commite was not to sterilize the perlite that I used to put the cakes on (as the guide did not mention it). I only sterilized at the innoculation stage. Please tell me what to do here. There are still 3 cakes at the inoculation jars and they seem to be pretty clean and with plenty of healthy mycelium and some primordials. I don't want to commit mistakes with those 3 left cakes...

I also have doubt about the amount of indirect light that they should recieve. Is this enough light?



It comes from white lamps. Do I need indirect sunlight? I can open a window but I'm afraid of lettin in "contaminated air" as I live in a farm.

Thanks a lotfor the help.
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Pestile
#2 Posted : 1/13/2020 7:00:19 PM

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That's aerial mycelium and that's a sign of lack of FAE, not contamination. Don't worry.
You should build a SGFC and put the cakes in there. Fully colonized cakes won't contaminate from spores in the air until their life cycle is nearing the end.
 
kaban uuc
#3 Posted : 1/13/2020 8:51:06 PM

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Pestile wrote:
That's aerial mycelium and that's a sign of lack of FAE, not contamination. Don't worry.
You should build a SGFC and put the cakes in there. Fully colonized cakes won't contaminate from spores in the air until their life cycle is nearing the end.


Thanks a lot for the quick answer. It reliefs me. I was wondering if I can perform some small holes in the bags, at least while I buy the big transparent plastic boxes needed to build a SGFC. Do you think it would improve the FAE? or is like a non recommended practice? Thanks again.
 
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#4 Posted : 1/14/2020 12:35:33 AM

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It's better than nothing, but it's really not optimal for the mushrooms. Try taking the bag off a couple of times during the day and spray some water on the cakes.
 
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#5 Posted : 1/17/2020 3:22:56 AM

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Pestile wrote:
It's better than nothing, but it's really not optimal for the mushrooms. Try taking the bag off a couple of times during the day and spray some water on the cakes.


Thanks a lot for answering. I've got a proper tote for making the SGFC.

Can you please answer me some more questions:
- how much light does the SGFC needs and how many hours?
- the room in which they are has a window: should I put the SGFC close to the window so it recieves more indirect light? but I'm hesitating as I readed somewhere to avoid direct air currents.

- can you please explain me this:

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Fully colonized cakes won't contaminate from spores in the air until their life cycle is nearing the end.

does this mean they can only get contaminated later? and how could I prevent this?

- can I smoke weed in the same room that the mushrooms are growin?

- the cover of the tote has factory made holes. should I tape em or just to let them be?

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