Nan's Nook : Archives : Jars Also see: PF on Pints
|Posted by: Eyebooger Nov 06 02, 06:41 PM GMT|
|OK, so here's the deal. I'm in K-Mart picking up a humidifier and I walk throught the canning section to see if they have any 1/2 pint wide mouths in...they never do...but they did have the full pints. I figure I have a couple syringes sitting in the fridge waiting for something to do so, better than nothing I figure and I bought them. Now I have six B+s and six Tazs kicking it in incubation mode. What sort of colonization time can I expect with these bad boys?|
|Posted by: Nanook Nov 06 02, 06:50 PM GMT|
They take a week to ten days longer than 1/2 pint wide mouths. However, follow that link above, scroll down until you see the $1.00 bill.
|Posted by: Freakalickilish Nov 06 02, 06:50 PM GMT|
| double the substrate, doubles the time for the most part.
i stopped marking dates on my stuff long ago....
hard enough just keeping track of strains!
but remember, twice as much substrate and longer colonization
means better odds that bacteria and mold can creep into yo shit.
a really fun thing to do, is get some good cloning stock from one o dem
mushies you about to grow, blend it up to make shroom juice, innoculate some
karo.. and those pints will take off like ira einhorn fleeing the states 20 years
back... just full bore
|Posted by: Eyebooger Nov 06 02, 06:57 PM GMT|
| Thanks for the input. I'm not worried about contams, I've had half pint jars take months to finish (poor quality spores) so I'm pretty sure my sterilization procedures are good. I'm just curious
I'll have to try the needles next time Nan, hopefully I squirted enough for these.
I have several brews of Karo going now Freak but I just wanted to start some new strains for the hell of it. I'm just going to keep Karo batches from now on, so much better than spores
|Posted by: DirtyWOP Nov 06 02, 07:05 PM GMT|
BUT....the opposite is true IMO when working with shakeable whole grains.
Use enough innoculum and a half-gallon jar of rye will finish up even before a half-pint cake.
|Posted by: Freakalickilish Nov 06 02, 07:11 PM GMT|
| Yea but thats a different animal...
Whole grains and flour cakes are entirely different concepts
|Posted by: DirtyWOP Nov 06 02, 07:15 PM GMT|
|just didn't want anyone to take the rule of thumb generally.....|
|Posted by: OneDiaDem Nov 06 02, 09:27 PM GMT|
|Another thing you can try is to put an inch or so of dry verm in the bottom of the jar, the load the substrate, then verm again, making a pint a half pint. When you birth, you can save the dry verm and reuse since they are sterilized anyway.|
|Posted by: Freakalickilish Nov 06 02, 09:40 PM GMT|
| That is indeed an option, but more colonized substrate equals
more shrooms ...
You can do eet Meestor!
12 pint jars of pumpin white looooovvvveee
|Posted by: Eyebooger Nov 07 02, 11:11 AM GMT|
Sounds like a new Barry White tune
|Posted by: scotsman1 Nov 07 02, 02:24 PM GMT|
| i got these 2 sizes almost ready , the big 1 bonne manna jam i normaly make casings with but this time i am going to just do cakes to save room
that exact spot is where my tank usually sits but for the first time in i dont know how long i aint got 1 shroom growing
i plan to do these cakes then go for copalandia again , i tried before and all 10 jars contamed
|Posted by: sooshane Nov 07 02, 03:36 PM GMT|
Thanks Nan, you pointed me there awhile back.
I ended up finding one at the office.
Works wonderfully on the regular 1/2 pints and pints
|Posted by: Eyebooger Nov 07 02, 04:37 PM GMT|
|Alrighty, mycophiles beware...Eyebooger has ordered some 30cc syringes and 4" needles. I'm gonna have to do my Karo jars in gallon jugs from now on.|