|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 07:52 pm: The Nook|
From my original batches started at the beginning of this month ( the 2nd ) I had a bunch of jars that contamed. learned my lessons, but tried to save a few of the cakes. I cut out the green, added an peroxide/water/perlite base and set the cakes directly on the perlite which lives in a few iceberg lettuce crispers on top of my fridge. Wasn't expecting to save them. They got whiter, and whiter, and bumpier as I was fanning, misting twice daily. I had set my girlfriend working this particular batch, and when I checked them myself last night
and I have HUGE pins, coming out from all sides,
OUT OF NOWHERE. Totally unexpected. by this morning some of them were actually 1/4 inch in length!! From a previosly CONTAMED cake no less!!
Wow. Anyway, I am WAY to excited, me and my girl were fit to break our faces with smiles last night and we spent quite awhile just staring at the babies that we had been working for for a month, and collecting materials for a month previous to that. Hard work is FINALLY paying off, and I really didn't expect anything at all from the contam cakes, much less that they would be the first to pin.... Hmmm, I believe these were talpalpas strain froom captain Max.....
Pretty durn hardy!!!
* sigh * Wish I had a digital camera........
|By Ron (Clubbenguy) on Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 07:58 pm: The Nook|
Great!!! Some people are wary about eating shrooms from a previously contaminated cake. Reason being is that there is a whole network of of mycellium and people claim that the toxins that the mold produces can still be carried into the healthy shroom rendering it toxic. I say screw it, eat it. LOL, i did the same thing with my first batch. But unfortunatly after casing the only mycellium that reached the surface of the casing was covered with pure green mold. Oh and by the way, if you just take regular pics of your progress and get the film developed you can go to Walmart and they will scan it to a disk for you. Its called the Kodiak a picture maker.
|By quote: (Quote) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 02:58 pm: The Nook|
just be cautious, and dose low.
that way, if they make you feel sick,
it will be more bearable.
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 05:42 pm: The Nook|
As of today/this morning in fact, I have about two dozen pins coming off the one formerly contam cake. some over an inch long, and fat....
Should I expect a lot of aborts....?
The strain is talpalpas I think, from captain max...
As far as the dose goes, you are right, I will be really careful. I know that I shouldn't eat them at all, but being the impatient newbie I think there are a few lessons I might have to eventually learn the hard way, on the other hand, seeing that I am almost 30, I have a bit more patience than some of the other newbies and will be cautious when it comes to my health...
Irregardless, I am not going to strip the cake and eat them all at once anyway... I'm going to let them grow till they can't grow no more..
One last question on this thread, at least, till something new comes up. I should NOT make sporeprints from a cake I know was contam... Right??? I want to make prints SOOOO badly....
Just to show myself I can, and to experience it.....
Thanks again quote, without you, I would be strung out on toxic mushies masterbating all day in the 8th dimension with a shroomery sock puppet on one side of me, and some preparation h lubricant on the other side....
Who woulda thought some quote would save my life!??! Quote, you are my HERO!!! * grin *
* Friends help you move, REAL friends help you move dead bodies "
|By quote: (Quote) on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 06:03 pm: The Nook|
you are correct about it generally being unwise to print off a contam'd cake.
however, you might try it anyway,
it'd be good to get practice.
just test the syringes on a couple jars before mass inoculating.
you might be pleasantly surprised,
and if not, at least you've gained experience.