Liquid Incolation, did I do it right?

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By jared (Jared112) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 10:59 pm:

I preped one honey jar and one karo jar today. The honey TEK tells you to use 1 tablespoon per 1 pint. I wanted to do 1/4 pint so I just put 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon honey. The ratio stayes the same, roughly 96% water with 4% sugar solution. The Karo TEK calls for 100ml of water and 1/2cup has 118.??ml of water so I just added a little more karo to make up for the extra 18.??ml. I used distilled water and pure honey. Here are the pics:

This is a 1/2 pint jar with 1/2cup of water in it.
water in jar

Here is how the honey jar looked before steaming.
honey jar

Here is the Karo Jar before steaming.
karo jar

I steamed both of the jars for 30min with a pot and boiling water. And I will add some 'shroom tissue later on this week. Do you think I will be good? Did I do everything right?

* You can measure out 100cc with an empty syringe

By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 11:21 pm:

Looks good :)

I just ionnoculated 4 karo jars in half pints, and some 1/4 pints in jars like the ones you have.

(I used 1 teaspoon per 100 milliliters of water.)

Which sucks by the way cause with the quilted pattern you can't really see into the jar for growth.

did this on friday, and I can see floaties now :)
Thinking about adding shroom tissue but I will try that next.

On the flipside of all that, I remember a post by nan or quote and ( think it was nan ) he was talking about being disgusted by seeing a hair floating in his liquid innoculant...

Hmmm,... 2 of my jars are just GROSS with cat hair... When filling the jars the cat was on the counter, and I didn't even THINK about it.
Don't see any contams, but the jars are full of crap. the 2 REALLY bad, and the others have at least a hair..... Waited all weekend to look for growth and thats what i found.

Anyway Jared, good luck!

By goodNyou (Goodnyou) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 11:21 pm:

i dont fully understand the point of this.
actuallly nevermind i do now.
you want a single strain crop.
excellent idea.i would love 2 hear the results.
you seem 2 have come along way since i first started lurking here!
if this one works i think i will try it.
@ first i thought you innoculated the water with spores like a have read around the net before. to me spores seems like a waste because you have 2 wait for them to germinate wich seems 2 defeat the whole purpose(if speeding up time is the purpose)i this works out 4 ya , expect heavier larger fruits.did you clone a mushrom that had good overall size?i think that helps quite a bit
p.s sorry about shitty typing, my keyboard is almost dead and im lazY!

By jared (Jared112) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 03:46 am:

I've never tried cloning before, but I will get around to it later on this week. I got a friend who is going to start growing, so I'm going to clone my best fruit and supervise him while he incolates his jars. He will be learning from me because I have done 100+ hours of researching on this site and he don't even have access to the net. So I will be his main source of info. It will be cool though, I'll take pics and post them up on here.

Anyway, I got a question for the cloning pros. If I clone my best 'shroom and use the same ingredients to make my friend's cakes, I know that he will have a bigger harvest than me if all goes ok, however will it be a wise Idea to stick to cakes or should I get him set up with some flatcakes. I really like the results I see, and I know that I could make PFCs grow good on a flat cake. just by what I see from my cakes. Same basic thing, but bigger. So should I go with flatcake, or will the clones prefer to have pf cakes with double ended casing?

By Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 04:15 am:

if i read what nan wrote corretly on his cloning thread, cakes.

By Nan (Nanook) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 05:11 am:

He's a newbie, you are researched but still don't have a lot of flushes down yet... You will be cloning... My advice, stick with cakes for the first time around.

By jared (Jared112) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 03:24 pm:

Sounds good to me. Maybe after he gets a flush or two out of his cakes I'll try turning them into flat cakes.