|By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 01:12 am:|
Oy! I see that people recommend halving cakes before fruiting them in poor mens terraniums in order to double the yield of he method.
I'm thinking of trying this. Is there any contam risk when cutting the cake in half? I'm thinking that if there is, perhaps a different cake design would help; using double-ended caking tek as the starting concept, one could add a layer of verm in the middle of the cake so that it could be split after birth without exposing the inner cake.
However, I'm not so sure Honey-Tek mycelium would get through that barrier to colonize the lower half of the cake.
What do you guys think?
|By Lichen (Lichen) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 01:23 am:|
You can slice a cake right in half and it will not harm it...as to whether this is a way to get larger yields or nor is questionable, so sorry
|By Nan (Nanook) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 02:17 am:|
Just get a clean plate and a clean knife and you can slice cakes just fine. As for the increased yield thing... I started experimenting with pint cakes and to all appearances... It does increase the yield. I have just started trying this with 1/2 pint cakes but I have not gotten to fruit yet (just cased two days ago)... But you get a much larger fruiting surface area if the cakes are packed in a tray and covered in verm. Shrooms all over the place when I split pint cakes in half. It looks pretty good here.
|By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Friday, November 02, 2001 - 07:01 am:|
Groovy. Without contam threat then, there's little reason to complicate the cake design. Thx!
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:04 pm:|
This has been bugging me, and I haven't seen anything pro or con, though I usually hear crumble.
Is it possible to slice a pint jar cake up into 4 different circular parts ( or 8 for that matter )
and case it???
Is it better to crumble or slice?
And what would be pros and cons of each????
|By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:28 pm:|
it really makes very little difference,
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:31 pm:|
Just one more question,
How thick WOULD YOU slice the layers??
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:32 pm:|
* Ahem *
"Assuming" you were SLICING the layers into round
|By quote: (Quote) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:32 pm:|
about an inch, inch-and-a-half.
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 05:37 pm:|
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 07:56 pm:|
Has anyone tried slicing up a colonized PF cake VERTICALLY to expose more surface area and interior nutrients for fruiting? I was thinking something like four equal pieces all slightly spaced out from each other after they are cut. It would be kind of like four smaller PF cakes being made out of one.
|By Nan (Nanook) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 11:19 pm:|
I do it with pints. see 1/4 Cake Tek... Not so different
|By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 03:47 am:|
Do you mean you slice it up and down and not left to right? If so, what is your yield from a cake like that both per flush and total? Do you think it has any drawbacks? Thanks!
|By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 05:50 am:|
I don't think it makes a bit of difference which direction you slice it, but if it did... Slice for the maximum surface area. Plan on cropping out in two flushes.