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By Drew Man (Dman) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 12:28 am: The Nook

I was reading the hungus casing tek in the teks section and it said to just use moistened vermiculute. But he doesnt say anything about sterilizing it. Is there anything I need to know about the hungus tek thats not in there or anything?

By golemvapor (Golemvapor) on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 06:44 pm: The Nook

i've been using Hongus' tek word for word since like last spring and it hasn't failed me yet.

last week i harvested 70 wet grams from a casing made with 1 half-pint cake...1st flush

impressive, no?

By quote: (Quote) on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 06:14 pm: The Nook


By Some Body (Texasshroomer) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 06:58 pm: The Nook

Hello all,

I've only grown shrooms once before so I still consider myself a beginner. I was thinking of trying the hongus casing tek. I have two syringes, one PF and the other Hawaiian race.

I was wondering if these two races perform differently when crumbled and cased in a simple casing like hongus.

Or should I fruit the PF strain cakes in the traditional aquarium, and then crumble and case the hawaiian cakes in the hongus tek?

I just want to experiment with different fruiting methods. Any advice would be great.



By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 07:04 pm: The Nook


Or should I fruit the PF strain cakes in the traditional aquarium, and then crumble and case the hawaiian cakes in the hongus tek?

i'd do that.

By Snoopy (Snoopy) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 09:59 pm: The Nook

From my experience Hawaiians grow really well when they are crumbled and cased. The PFC's if that is what is in your other syringe however I would grow on cakes.

By Rhiz Lamellae (Annulus) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 05:33 pm: The Nook

Hello everyone. I�ve got a couple of quick questions for anyone that has used the Hongus tek. A friend of mine used those little aluminum loaf baking trays to create 7 casings using 1 to 1.5 pints of PF tek cakes. They�ve been incubating now for nearly 2 weeks and look to be doing really well.

My friend wants to know if the upper layer of vermaculite needs to be thoroughly white (like the cakes) before the loafs are birthed or if they just need to have an even layer of mycelium growing on the top. Also, when they are birthed, should they just be turned over and allowed to drop out of the tray so that the bottom now faces up? Or should they be lifted out and placed right-side up?

Funny thing too. My friend was looking at one of his loafs last night and found a mushroom growing along the side of the tray � about ¼� in diameter and about 3.5� long with a tiny little cap on the end. That�s what made him think that now might be the time to birth the babies.

By Maliki vision seaker (Maliki) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 06:46 pm: The Nook

The one flat cake i did i wated until i saw all the little blobs show up birthed it with top side down . whops bad thing 2 days later i lifted it and i had all kinds of huge blobs of mushroom. So by doing what i did i screwed up cake and the mushrooms stayed small and bloby. Second flush prodced an albino though. Its kind of an eye thing . Go look for specific pictures and refrence to them. It might make it simpler . But the growing fruit says bith me. Some how i just cant tell you for sure from my limited experiance as to wich side to birth it to.

By Rhiz Lamellae (Annulus) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 06:55 pm: The Nook

Thanks Maliki. I think I might ask my friend to take a few pictures of the "loafs" and will have them posted in a few hours.

By Rhiz Lamellae (Annulus) on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 10:03 pm: The Nook

Ok - here are some pics of the 'loafs'. What do you guys think? And should I birth them bottom-up or top-up?




By ion ewe (Ion) on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 03:55 am: The Nook

Either your pan edge is dirty, or that's some seriously tenacious mycelia! Cripes! It's eating the aluminum! Would look like cobweb if itweren't so white and thick and beautifully fluffy...


By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 02:09 pm: The Nook

there's no reason to let the mycellia overgrow the casing like that, pinning should have been initiated long ago.

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By Rhiz Lamellae (Annulus) on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 04:38 pm: The Nook

Thank you. All of you. I initially believed that the casing had to be completely white. The only reason I began to doubt that was when my friend's casing sprouted that little mushie.

Ion - I don't think the mycelia was feeding off the aluminum. Even though the edges were visibly clean, there was probably some small amount of nutrients available for them to eat.

Again, thank you. I'll be posting some mycoporn from my friend as soon as these casings begin to produce.

By ion ewe (Ion) on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 07:34 pm: The Nook

It's a joke, son! A joke! {Foghorn Leghorn tone}

By Rhiz Lamellae (Annulus) on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 09:42 pm: The Nook

Don't I feel silly? I'm blushing.

By Serialkiller (Serialkiller) on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 - 04:40 pm: The Nook

i am growing pfc's on verm and brf.after the cakes colonize i either slice them or crumble them up. i put about 1/4 in. to 1/2 in. wet verm on bottom. then i layer the cake and then put 1/4 in. wet verm on top. i was wondering how to clean the casing after the flush and if you can dunk this. i am trying to get maximum yield off this casing and anything i can do to achieve this would be greatly appreciated.

much love

By ralph (Ralphster44) on Thursday, December 27, 2001 - 02:39 am: The Nook

You dont dunk your casing.
If I was you...I would pick my first flush just as the veils break. Dont let them sporulate on your casing...this will cause problems with future flushes.
The 2nd and future flushes are the ones to print from.
Eat the first flush:)

Just grab and twist your shrooms out of the casing.
Cover any open areas with a new bit of casing soil.
Give it a good misting and your ready to go again.

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