New ATL7 Spaghetti grow

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  1. Javadog

    Javadog Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor

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    More tiny caps:
    New-ATL7-Spaghetti1.jpg New-ATL7-Spaghetti2.jpg

    I hope for larger, print worthy, caps in later flushes.

    I would love to get more like these....they got huge.....around 3cm across:
    ATL7-3rdFlush.jpg

    Take care,

    JD
     
  2. eLShaMukO

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    its the weather man lol

    looking good jd , fingers crossed for many flushes
     
  3. Javadog

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    Thanks El!
     
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  5. Mateo

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    Very nice JD,

    I find that almost always one gets quite big caps in the later flushes.
    These ones also prints very easily.

    Good luck,

    Mateo
     
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    Nice JD :thumbup:
     
  7. Michelle M

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    They really do like to pin around the edges/barrier, don't they? Makes you wonder if a crumpled piece of wax paper would make them happier...
     
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    Nice , that last pic with all the flat caps looks amazing . Good luck JD , wishing you many flushes .
     
  9. Javadog

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    Thanks all.

    Yes, Michelle, we have been seeing the side-fruiting thing alot.

    (Terry and I both got mainly side fruits with our Agarics)

    I begin to think that I may be sweetening my casing soil too
    much, and leaving it too basic.

    Many other species like it just fine though.

    I use a formula that Uncle Rico laid on me a long time ago now:
    1 tsp Hydrated Lime + 1 Tblsp Gypsum per cup of peat moss used.

    Take care,

    JD
     
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    hows it going man ?
     
  11. Javadog

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    I am still getting fruits....if sporadically. I am kinda using these blocks
    as an experiment. I am ducting a new repti-fogger into two of my SGFCs
    (and so, of course, stupidly drenching them as I go).

    I stubbornly refused to give up on a rotting Zapo block and now have
    a gnat problem. I have decided to dump everything and clean the man-cave.

    The problem is only my long-runners, like L. nuda, that I am going to
    put out into an outdoor FC for the cleaning period.

    So, the ATL7 blocks have been reduced to mis-treated lab animals.
    Shameful, I know, but this is just where I am at right now.

    I have fully colonized C. indica blocks that I need to fruit soon,
    as it is cooling.

    Thanks for asking.

    JD
     
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    I hate fungus gnats! :grrr:
     
  13. rogue

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    I've got em now. atl7 has been going for 10 months and now is infested with them. I'm breading them by the hundreds. I've tried to kill them. I've aborted a flush by drying it out seeing if I could get rid of them. But when I covered it again I got both gnats and a new flush going. I guess I did not dry it out enough. What can I do as a test with this tray to see if I can kill the gnats but still keep the mushrooms growing?

    I was thinking about a bit of cedar oil (diluted and sprayed lightly on the surface) but that will probably mess up the myc too. any thoughts? It's just a test, I don't care if it kills everything. Just want to learn how to deal with them better in the future. besides prevention.

    I can keep them in check with sticky traps but I haven't won the war yet.
     
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  14. Jeff

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    Diatomaceous earth? You got a package coming from me anyway. Do you want me to throw some in?
     
  15. rogue

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    I have been battling the carpenter ants, so I now have plenty. Thanks.

    Good idea. Not sure what will happen next time I hydrate. One step at a time. First let's see it I can keep them from breeding with DE.
    I just tossed the adults out today. I'll wait a day or two and see if I can get a picture of the infestation and see what happens.

    Thanks jeff. I've used a think top layer of perlite for plants indoors with ok results keeping them at bay. But that wont work with mushrooms i don't think, to dry.
     
  16. Javadog

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    I need to remember to test my mosquito dunk idea before I just toss my infected blocks.

    I will post results if I do this.

    JD
     
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    I don't need to wait till my guys rebound. I'll just go ahead and give a light coat of DE. I'll report back.
    Maybe I should give a dunk first to see if it still fruits too?
     
  18. Jeff

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    Mix the DE in your sub next time rogue. Not sure if it will work but it sure helped keep the flies down in the chicken coop. I would be willing to bet it would substantially cut down on infestations for long term subs.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Yea, this is my first time dealing with them and mushrooms. And my first time having a tray fruit for 9-10 months, I had no idea.
     
  20. Javadog

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    Hello all,

    This is just a small update.

    As I commented, elsewhere if not above, I went ahead and purchased a second
    repti-fogger to use with my SGFCs. I wanted to make sure that they were getting good
    moisture but had been finding that my misting was killing fruits.

    This is more like it:
    ATL7-cap1.jpg

    This one is even bigger, but it looks like I left it a bit too long:
    ATL7-cap2.jpg

    The funny thing is that the hole that I cut for the fogger tube ended up right over
    these fruits. Right on top of them. What is more is that on several occasions I forgot
    about the damn thing, and these guys were left literally dripping with pools of water
    on top. I think that the fog is somewhat sterilized by the action of its creation.
    (well, I have to wonder)

    My two blocks definitely turned into experiments. The other is in the major "gnat-box"
    and is getting ravaged.

    Take care,

    JD