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By benofnazareth (Benofnazareth) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 04:22 am:

Hello people. I just finished my first flush about a week ago, yielding about 17-20 grams from 12 half-pint jars. I'm just wondering, is this weak? I've read the archives already on this (someone said 15-30 per flush), but I thought I'd get some more numbers from people's actual trials. Using PFTek for them all, perlite PFTek for most. PF strain as well.

By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 04:45 am:

Probably a bit low in moisture. Genetics play a roll too but... Shrooms are ~90% water...

Did you Dunk at Birth?

By benofnazareth (Benofnazareth) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 05:44 am:

My cakes never really Blued. I did do some double ended casing, but not for all of them. Its just that the Abhorts (I had on average 2 actual shrooms for each cake) became quickly water logged, so I thought things may be too moist. Maybe dunking is the right way to go.

By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 05:58 am:

I would bet you are fruiting the PF Classic. Switch strains (try the PF Hawaiian ;) try increasing the amount of water in your substrate a tad when you mix your next batch, and give Dunking a shot.

By An guy (Boomer) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 06:04 am:

When I see the stipes on my little wangs going white, I'm putting more water in the lid and on the top case- enought to get that brown back going- I know that's an indication of too much water, but I'm thinking, maybe not- I dont' know if I have pfs going or what, but I'm proceeding on this:

pf has lots of aborts, pf likes lots of moisture. pf dont' get enough moisture, it throws those aborts.

Maybe pf ain't a white stemmed fungus, maybe, if it does best with lots of water, it's fine to grow it out brown stiped.

So far, no aborts.

I could be full of shit though. Seagulls *do* follow me around....just an idea and the follow-through.

When do aborts happen anyways? when they're tiny tiny? Or when they get some size to them, or what? I keep waiting, but so far, they're all doing well, and more just keep coming, forming.

By SYDYSTYK (Addict) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 06:05 am:

i may know what you speak of, ive had two separate incidents of albino cakes producing blue,wet,limp shrooms i thought it had to do with lack of air exchange(my humidity was not excessive)

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 06:06 am:

Beno, for a first time that is quite good. Congratulations! Nan, is correct, try some Hawiians next, it is easier to get a better yeild, screw all those aborts. Keep up the good work.

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 06:08 am:

Also, you might find that the following flushes produce more than the first. The PF race does that sometimes.