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By Krash (Krash) on Sunday, October 07, 2001 - 05:59 am:

I have 6jars, 3 Hawaiian, and 3 PF. It's been 2 weeks since I birthed them, and there's no pinheads. What could be the problem here? Also my first batch of jars produced small shrooms, all under 2.5 inches. What am I doing wrong? How do you guys get those HUGE mushies I'm always seeing?

By Nanook of the North (Nanook) on Sunday, October 07, 2001 - 06:51 am:

First I have to ask if you Dunked your cakes? Are they getting Light and Air? Is your Humidity high enough? Are the Casings Moist? Is it Warm enough?

No pins in 2 weeks certainly indicates a problem somewhere in here. With no info at all (meaning I am going to try to answer your question with _no_ data...) Try this:

I am going to guess the cakes are too dry, meaning that they were not dunked. Get a gallon of Purified Drinking Water. Rinse the Cakes off under the faucet, then submerge the cakes in purified water for 18-24 hours in the fridge. Then double-end case them in clean dry Verm, then soak the verm down until it is wet.

Make sure they are getting at least an hour or two of light every day; fan just once a day; make sure they are misted; keep the temp around 70-78*F. They should pin up in a few days after two weeks doing nothing.

Remember Shrooms only grow when you are not looking at them, thinking about them, handling them, or talking to them. Don't mess with them, go make up some new jars.


By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, October 07, 2001 - 03:59 pm:

I am having similiar problems with my cakes... my first flush was horrible.... small mushies few and far between....... well i dunked five out of six and just started adding more water inner resevior style to the undunked one...... well one of the ones i dunked is goin nuts.. its covered with babies, and the one i'm giving water through the inner res. is doing ok..... nowhere near as good as the one dunked cake but better than it was doing..... but yeah.... none of the other cakes have pins..... they got tons of fluffy knots and shit.. but no babies.... i've got them double-end cased and all that and i am misting them quite often.... the humidity is up..... the temp is down... its gotten rather cold here in the last week... temps about between 65 and 70 in my yeah.... i'm fanning the shit out them..... i don't know what the problem is.. it's been about two weeks since the dunk...

By Fanaticus (Fanaticus) on Sunday, October 07, 2001 - 06:08 pm:

delayed fruiting is something that always can happen no matter how "great" the cakes look. What I have found is that all one has to do is to not over treat the cakes. Do a good casing (double ended or something like that) and just wait. Sometimes it takes a month for shrooms to start appearing.

But the word here is it sometimes takes longer than two weeks for them to start. This is very common. Have any of you grown Treasure Coast? well, that one sometimes takes a month to start appearing and when they do , they are gorgeous. In fact, PF's first TC's took about 2 months to appear after giving a crazy little tiny flush of mutants. Then, a few weeks later, a monster beauty of a flush appeared (was PF's main photo of Treasure coast).

So have patience. And just set it up and wait. Make sure your terrarium is air tight and WET!!


By Hatcher Milburn (Hatcher) on Friday, October 12, 2001 - 07:35 am:

Dude, I just ditched a cake to the small 'shroom trash basket I use in my closet, slowest one of 12, I thought, after the first flush, just to make room for another cake 'cause I needed the jar.(Half-pint wide mouths,have three dozen for two 10 gallon units.) Quite suprised to see cubies in the trash a couple days later.(Mazatec strain..)

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