Feedback on 1st Monotub Progress?

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    [Pictures](https://www.reddit.com/r/shrooms/comments/9y05dc/feedback_on_monotub_progress/)
    This is my first monotub, using grain jars inoculated with pink buffalo liquid cultures spawned to coir/verm/gypsum in a 66qt tub. Spawned on 11/2, colonization progressed quickly (previous post w/ pics [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/shrooms/comments/9uhh7g/first_monotub_spawned_35_days_ago_does_this_look/) ) and I lightly cased the tub with ~1/2 inch of the remaining coir/verm on 11/11. 24 hours later I initiated fruiting conditions by reducing temps from ~75f to ~70f, replacing the duct tape over the holes with micropore tape (2 layers on the bottom holes and one on the top), starting a 12/12 light schedule with a 6500k CFL, and circulating air through the space with a 400cfm fan set on low.
    Pictures included are from today. How’s everything looking, and should I expect to see pins soon? Are there already signs of primordia I’m missing? I’ve been lucky so far to avoid contams (I think) and things seem to be coming along nicely, but I want to make sure there’s nothing else I can be doing to improve the tub’s chances. Reading about stalling tubs and bad pinsets has me tripping out since I have no experience to refer to. Feels like when I was vegging my first cannabis plants. I just want my mycelium to be as happy as possible!
     
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    I don’t see any contamination. Don’t mist until it’s 100percent colonized.Everything looks good so far
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for pins!
     
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    So, still no pins on top but I'm seeing side pins... do I need to mist the top of the substrate more?
     
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    Sorry here ya go. There are about 5 like this on either side of the tub
     

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    Also that chunk of coir you see there isn't an uncolonozed part of the substrate, it's just some coir/verm that got between the wall and the liner. It was fully colonized before casing
     
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    It looks to be fruiting so put it into fruiting conditions and yes you can mist. Next time use a black plastic bag as a liner to avoid bottom and side pins.
     
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    Um... It's been in fruiting conditions? I put that in the original post.... Also based on comments from people like RR and Stamets, light is not a trigger for side pinning...but I guess I'll take that into account, thanks.
     
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    I appreciate the help lol it's just hard to keep info straight lots of conflicting ideas out there on what these mushies like... guess I'll just have to be patient and see how this one turns out.
     
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    Could you please post a link to where you read that light isn’t a pinning trigger. This was stated by both RR and Stamets ? Post that too please.
    I was very stoned when I read the post initially. Yes I see it’s in fruiting conditions. There should be no confusion over a simple monotub.
     
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    I’vemadeafew and have the process of what works for me. There are several reasons a tub may side pin The obvious choice for your tubs side pinning looks to be from light. What are other people telling you ? I don’t see a side gap for a micro climate to form.