Best bulk substrate bag pinning strategy?

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  1. Loogiemushy

    Loogiemushy New Member

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    Hey everyone, i have a couple of bulk substrate bags that i am going to be putting into fruit . I am prety new to fruiting in bags as iv just switched from using a monotub to some unicornbags with .5 micron filter for gas exchange. I have been having some success but i know the potential yeild is much higher than what i have been getting. I have a good temperature control and a small fruiting chamber that i can bring up to 95% rh so i dont think that it is my problem. I am wondering if anyone has tips on getting the best pin set and flushes with a bulk substrate bag(8lb bag). I normaly just poke 6 to 8, 1/4 inch holes in the top of the bag to drop the co2 when i am putting them into primordia. My lights are all as well so i am curious if i am poking to many or two few holes in the bag, or missing some other detail that can maximize my yeild.
     
  2. scryptic

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    In my experience using mycobags, normally once they are fully consolidated, primordia will form without really doing anything. What I would suggest though is to make sure the room temps are in a decent range and turn on a fan, oscillating if you have one. This should slightly increase gas exchange via the filter patch and you won't have to worry about anything drying out.
    - It's a bit tricky to keep an eye on the progress and make sure you don't have a bunch of overgrown, lanky pins. As soon as you see a good pinset forming, I would put them right into your fruiting chamber. If you are putting the bags in your FC with only holes poked in them, they aren't getting enough fresh air exchange. Make sure you at least fold the sides down or if possible you can pull the bag off entirely and place into a FC.

    As long as you have good humidity levels 90-99 RH and some kind of fresh air exchange like a small fan inside to circulate humid air and allow fresh air to passively enter I believe you should have pins on all sides of your substrate if you have shelves that are a grid and not solid.
     
  3. Suckmyco²

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    I have seen people cut a small slice in top corner than as the flushes flush you open it more and more so first harvest would completely open the bag then you wait til next flush then cut the bag down half way (or you could keep it whole not my experience) but then towards the end your fruiting Block ends up completely out of the bag. I have recently started experimenting with unibags too .2 filters with a hay coco vermic and grain at bottom and I innoculated 10 days ago but I still have my money going too. Can I ask what made you ditch your mono?