Nan's Nook : Archives : Cakes : How long...? : Fruiting Problems : Sterile?
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By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 04:47 am:

Could a cake colonize 100% and just never fruit? Like could it be sterile from primorida formation or is this question completely ludacris and should be deleted?

By relic (Relic) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 05:09 am:

i've never seen that happen. i've had cakes that didn't fruit worth a damn, but they alway's produce something.

By Nan (Nanook) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 05:56 am:

It is a possibilty, read the 4th post down

By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 08:23 am:

I've got three cakes right now that fuzzed and did nothing, got dunked, and ain't doin' nothin' now, all fuzzed up, a few sad abhorts. But, between leavin' one chick for another, they sat awhile. More than not did great tho, first flush. 2nd's been a bust.

By quote: (Quote) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 03:42 pm:

it's rare, but possible.
usually we inoculate with spores at 4 sites,
and each point has a 75% chance of yielding a fruitable substrain.
for nothing to grow, all 4 points must have gotten that 1 in 4 chance of a non-fruiting substrain.
unlikely, but not impossible.