What is the average monotub yield?

Discussion in 'MUSHROOM CULTIVATION' started by grainbrain, Sep 26, 2012.

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How many ounces in a monotub first flush?

  1. One oz.

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  2. Two oz.

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    7.7%
  3. Three oz.

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    3.8%
  4. Royale with Cheese

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    19.2%
  5. Five oz.

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    7.7%
  6. Six oz.

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    42.3%
  7. Seven oz.

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  8. Half Pounda

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  9. Nine oz.

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  10. Ten or more Oz. Oh Lawdy!

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  1. grainbrain

    grainbrain KITD-FOHS Supporter

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    If one were to assume proper conditions and:

    1) Ohmatic style monotub
    2) One full batch of Damion5050's Elemantary Coir Tek
    3) Six quarts of multispore cubensis

    What would your estimated average yield be for the first flush?

    Just curious. :wink:
     
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  2. Major Myc

    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    anywhere from four to six ounces conservatively would be my guess depending on genetics
     
  3. nomendubium

    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    I believe I've figured 10-12 grams per quart of total substrate (spawn and bulk) is about average/good with multispore :)
     
  4. eLShaMukO

    eLShaMukO Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    6 quarts of spawn ? thats a lot ,i get away with two per tub.
     
  5. PE-n-hed

    PE-n-hed Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    i get 3-5 with 3 quarts spawn per tub.... it should be at least 1oz per quart of spawn,(even if you cased the grains ,old school)
     
  6. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    Cubes usually will produce at 100% B.E. even if conditions are pour. With good genetics and a dialed in fruiting chamber, you can achieve 200% B.E. and maybe a little more. The amount that you get from any mono is determined mainly by how much you put in. That really is the deciding factor. So, "How much will my mono produce?" How much sub can you put in there...
     
  7. grainbrain

    grainbrain KITD-FOHS Supporter

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    This was my first successful mono, so I wasn't sure. PESA fully colonized and started pinning in five days, produced five and a half over ten days of fruiting.

    Not sure that I really even need to try for a second flush on this one.
     
  8. Ozzy

    Ozzy Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor

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    you guys suck at growing, if I don't pull 2 lbs on a first flush on a 66qt mono, I would just give up. seriously get wit it sucka's





























































    .:awetroll:Jk, you know I wuv yous guys
     
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  9. Larynx

    Larynx Well-Known Member Mushroom Doctor

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    ^ Crude humor :)
     
  10. redcat

    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Three to five is what I get using three quarts of spawn + brick of coir + 2 quarts vermiculite per mono.
     
  11. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    I have seen everywhere from 2-6 qts of spawn used in your guys answers. I'm just wondering what your guys opinions are on what decidedly affects the final yield (outside of genetics, conditions, being ozzy :p, etc.). Is it the amount of spawn put in or the total bulk of spawn and sub? Just got me thinking reading this as I had recently done as few as 3 but I havent seen a yield like the one I had with 6 qts. of spawn and the only I did with that many years ago. I thought it was a fluke MS luck but i had what must have been at least 8-9 in a 52-56qt. tub. It was literally a carpet I had to peel off and it was stem to stem to stem with no air in it and a mess I will never forget cleaning :/
     
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  12. PE-n-hed

    PE-n-hed Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    more spawn = more yield per tub
    for me it is easy...h/poo is free...grain cost add up...for the everyday home cultivator...if you have the room ..2 tubs with 3-4 quarts will out yield 1 tub with 6-8 ....it just takes really dense fruits to get 9-10 ozs in a 60 quart tub in 1 flush..i know PP has seen many....i think he uses 7qt per tub(spawn bag) .. my experience ,when a isolate is aggressive on a mostly manure sub .. the lower ratio's just add a few extra days to consolidate (not colonize)..and still fruit well off the nutes of the sub..more so than nutes from spawn(mostly coir )..i don't flush more than 2 times any way
     
  13. chopstick

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    I did three 8 quart Oak Ridge tubs a few months back, 1 brick of coir/verm/gypsum. I got some monster sized fruits and a solid 9-10 oz per tub 1st flush. Then another 4-5 oz 2nd flush, from all 3 tubs. I may have lucked out on genetics a bit, but since then I've been sold on higher spawn ratios. Nothing like getting almost a whole dry LB after 2 flushes per tub.

    I would try doing multiple tubs with less spawn to see if I can get better yields...but the way I see it, I might as well try to maximize the yields from each individual tub, and just prep more spawn per tub. Sure I spend more on grain, but I spend less on coir and verm. Plus nothing like getting the occasional mushie almost the size of a forearm @ higher spawn ratios. It is more work prepping all that grain, but I don't mind.

    My last Oak Ridge tub which I harvested a few days ago w/ 7 quarts of spawn, yielded 6.5 oz.

    So I think on average 1 oz dry per quart of spawn used is pretty spot on. With coir at least. Might be different if you're using hpoo+additives.
     
  14. saltshaker

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    Chopstick, are you talking using more colonized grains, or just adding sterilized grains to a sub mix?

    I was a little pressed to vote in the poll, wasnt sure if we were voting wet or dry weight.

    These debates will rage until the end of time lol
     
  15. grainbrain

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    I was asking about dry weight, just curious since monotubs are a new experience for me.
     
  16. chopstick

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    Using more colonized spawn of course. If you added uncolonized grains to your mix it would probably contaminate regardless of whether or not they were sterilized...
     
  17. saltshaker

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    I figured as much, but wanted to know for sure what you meant.
     
  18. GGTBod

    GGTBod One chance at life and this is it so lap it up Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    I'm gonna start ohmatic mono-tubbings soon Ozzy, might have to be asking yourself for tips and guidance as one of my many mentors from Myco-tek
     
  19. Hacendado

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    My question is: are we talking about wet or dry here? I assume dry.
     
  20. Larynx

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