To much or too little air?

Discussion in 'MUSHROOM CULTIVATION' started by AlexLPD, Oct 15, 2020.

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This is too much air, or too little air?

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  1. AlexLPD

    AlexLPD New Member

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    Hi, to you all, I got this no mod monotube.
    The strain is; Burma.

    It got a nice colonization on the surface, and I was following the directions of the post online, so I leave the lid, crack open some 1/2inch so FAE can happen, but then I got some Trichoderma on the surface, This is my first monotube, I was using trays, but I got a very limited success with them so, time to move forward.

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    The colonization period.

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    In this can you see the pool of peroxide for Trichoderma and the biggest Mush, on the lef are in the side of the lid was original crak open (More FAE on this side for whath it seems)


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    A Healty good loking mushrooms​

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    This is the side of the Mono Was originally left open.



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    A close Up, This means the Mushrooms wont grow taller?

    Now, I cover the top of the mono with a microfiber cloth to avoid a direct spot of dust or so (it is working)
    I leave the lid above the mono, and make a small 3/4 inch aperture using some pen or whatever.
    At some 30inch I got a small fan, and here is my question;

    At the first I got 4min ON, for 2Hrs OFF the fan.
    But then I notice the walls of the mono were dry, (I leave most of the day on my house and I come back at nigh to see the dwarfs)
    So I re Mist the walls and set a new timer; 1MIN ON and 1Hr OFF, The idea to make the FAE without drying too much, or at least give me the time to come home to mist the walls.

    I got this mushies, and since Im not an expert, I got this question for the kind people of the forum;
    This got too much air, or too little air?
    What can you advice me on this one ?

    Thanks for the help!
    -Alex.
     
  2. Nihidao

    Nihidao Well-Known Member

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    U really can’t have to much air the prob is in controlling moisture sub and air humidity.I mist and fan .light mist fan till almost all is evap twice a day sometimes 3 are run a fan pointing away from the tub . Bod just mists the walls of his I believe.To much moisture is usually more problematic then to little but it is a balance.Hope this helps.
     
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  3. AlexLPD

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    Ok, I read somewhere "In the nature thy got fresh air all day" and that's correct, so I move forward the experiment to 1min from fanning per hour, just to keep the CO2 to a minimun, and dry out some of the mist, either from the morning or the nigth, so far, it seems promesing.
    This is the first time I grow Burma, so I cant see If they are any more mistakes on this.

    Thanks for the response.
    -Alex.

    I will come back with more uptdates on this, to see if anybody gets some help.
     
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  4. AlexLPD

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    So I move the faning parameters to 3min ON and 1.5hr OFF, and mist twice a day.
    This is the results, the Burma was a multiespore strain, so Im pretty sure It will get better soon.

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    The mushies growing well


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    /The end of the first flush/


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    Some nice Burma Caps.
    So, this is for know, Im may be attempt something different.
    Thanks.

    -Alex.
     
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  5. Nihidao

    Nihidao Well-Known Member

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    Not bad bud! Clone if u want better production.But looks like a 4 oz tub to me !
     
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    1,200gr fresh... About rite bud
     
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    Nihidao Well-Known Member

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    Nice ! So how do they stack up against your tc .
     
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