|Idea: Minime, no Minicakes||11||12/30 03:50pm||Eatyualive|
|By Eatyualive (Eatyualive) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 05:43 am: The Nook|
so basically you have a flatcake that falls apart. here is what i do when this happens. i crumble the pieces into marble size balls and throw them in a pile and then add some damp verm on top. this works just as well as the flat cakes do. i think it is bc the mycelia is not as tightly bound as in a half pint cake. here are some pics of the leftovers that i had after i cleaned 3 flatcakes b4 dunking. after the dunk i followed the directions above.
|By quote: (Quote) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 03:45 pm: The Nook|
nice, as alway
|By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Monday, December 24, 2001 - 11:25 pm: The Nook|
Great idea.. I find that I make the layer of myc. to thing in my casings, and definately run into that problem when I go to dunk them.. they fall all apart on me. Definately will give your idea a shot. Great thinkin' Eatyou.
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 - 11:32 pm: The Nook|
How solid is a flatcake cased with vermiculite once the vermiculite has been completely grown through with mycelium and is on the verge of pinning? Is it solid enough to hold its form while being picked up and moved around, vermiculite casing and all? Or is it pretty delicate and shouldn't be moved very much?
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 - 11:43 pm: The Nook|
they should hold together pretty well, but i wouldn't go handling them with your hands because of contam risk... but you can move them around if you are careful
|By Eatyualive (Eatyualive) on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 - 11:57 pm: The Nook|
plink is right. sometimes mine are very solid where i could drop em and they won't fall apart. but at times they are weakly bound and require care. you should be able to tell when you birth them.
|By nuecrew (Nue) on Thursday, December 27, 2001 - 04:13 am: The Nook|
I've done a few flatcakes with good results. A piece 12 x 18 x 1" will support its own wieght if held by the ends. Thats after fully colonized.
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Thursday, December 27, 2001 - 05:54 pm: The Nook|
Is that with a "grown-through" vermiculite casing layer?
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 12:05 am: The Nook|
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 01:40 am: The Nook|
|By Eatyualive (Eatyualive) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 02:06 am: The Nook|
One thing i forgot to mention about the flatcake. Often times i have jars that are a little overgrown via neglect tek. i usually will harvest the mushrooms ala quote invitro tek. to some this constitutes a first flush. it doesn't to me but lets work with this idea. i believe someone asked a question about crumbling used or spent cakes into a flatcake. i say go for it. milk it for what that cake is worth. so i usually get 4-5 flushes from a flatcake. this is not including the neglect tek. so this adds another flush to it. well, in conclusion i would say that using flushed cakes for a flatcake will work just fine. i remember many times when i have harvested at least 14 grams dry from invitro and then made a flatcake and had several flushes.
Well quo what do you think?
|By Kman (Kman) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 08:31 am: The Nook|
I've only done it once but I great yeilds with post first flush cakes crumbled into a flat cake.
|By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 12:28 pm: The Nook|
sounds reasonable, particularly since the invitro manner kepts airborne contams and water loss to a minimum.