Simple PanCake Tek.

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  1. Professor PinHead

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    This Tek is literally PF Tek with a horse manure substitution for the Brown Rice Flour.

    For a more comprehensive write up on the PF Tek go here _> :link:

    For every 6 Jars you are prepping you will need the following ingredients:

    3.5 US cups vermiculite
    1.75 US cup Shredded Horse Manure (tightly packed)
    1/2 tablespoon gypsum
    2 cups H2O*


    *may vary, add as needed to reach field capacity.

    For making PanCakes there are a couple different routes one can go when it comes time to inoculate.

    Inoculation choices:
    #1 Spore syringe
    #2 Agar wedge from Petri Dish
    Choice #1 is easier but has a higher risk of contaminating.
    Choice #2 is much more reliable in terms of rate of contamination but is a little more technical.

    For a crash course on a really easy agar tek to help with choice #2 go here _> :link:

    Procedure:

    For PanCakes I have found the 4 ounce quilted Ball mason Jelly Jars to be the best choice.

    ball quilted jelly jar 4oz.jpg
    This is because of the small jar size and the fact that Pan myc tends to be very weak.
    Pans tend to gravitate towards small/thin substrates rather than bulkier ones because of this.

    -For my PanCakes rather than punch 4 holes in the jar lid with a nail I use a 1/4" drill bit and drill a single hole in the center of the lid. Next I pull a wad of polyfill through the hole. The polyfil will allow for gas exchange and restrict the loss of moisture from the cakes.

    -Sterilize at 15 psi for 90 minutes, or Steam sterilize via PF Tek method for 2 hours.

    -If you chose to go with inoculation method #1 you can inject your spore solution directly through the polyfil. For choice #2 you will have to "quickly" open the lid and transfer a colonized wedge of Pan Myc into it in a SAB or in front of a flow hood.

    Here is a picture of some jars freshly inoculated with Pan wedges.
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    Panaeolus species colonize substrates very rapidly, ......

    These jars are shown ~3 weeks from the date of inoculation.
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    Once they reach 100% colonization I leave them in the jars for another 5 days to consolidate before birthing the jars.
    Once they are birthed You treat them like any old PF cake. Dunk and roll,
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    then into the shotgun they go, :super:
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    Mist and fan 2-3 times / day and a few day later the pinset will start to come in, ......
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    Fast forward to a couple days after the pins arrive, ....
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    Good luck everyone and HAPPY SHROOMIN'!!!
    :byn:
     
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  2. steelmonkey

    steelmonkey Master Mycologist Mushroom Doctor

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    Nice write up Prof,its going to save a lot of headaches for anyone not too experienced in Pans
     
  3. wildernessjunkie

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    I think you have a typo. 8 oz jars are one cup, the same as a half pint. The smaller quilted jars are half of that, so 4 oz. That pic to me looks like the 4 oz AKA the standard "Shot Glass" at my place...:wink:
     
  4. eLShaMukO

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    i agree

    very nice PP.
     
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    I knew I there was a reason I wanted to try cakes one day :thumbup:
     
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    im def. gonna do this.. so, you innoculated those pan. jars with wedges? could i use MS ?
     
  7. Professor PinHead

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    Good catch,
    Yea, there were a couple typos I just fixed. That's a pretty big one though considering the Tek is based off the 4 oz jars, lol.
    :embarrassed:
    It has been a long day.

    Shot glasses are 2 ounces in my neck of the woods though. Your gonna have a rough night if you bang down shots from quilted ball jars IMO, :lmao: ..... 2 shots = 4 shots; 4 shots = 8 shots; etc., etc. .....

    Yes, you just inoculate through the P-fil
     
  8. 6's & 7's

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    Great write up as Always Professor!
    This sounds like how I will try out Pans for the first time.
     
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    Thank you Professor:) Now I just have to find horseshit, that;ll be a lot harder than growing the cakes...:p
     
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    Just manure sells it for one American dollar per pound. :$:

    Go to the sponsor forum and there is a link to the site.
     
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    My philosophy is...if you're gonna do shots, then dont fuck around. At that point you're drinking to get drunk, so get down to business. Bigger shots = less pouring.
     
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    Sad to say they dont deliver to Sweden...so I am still...short..of..a horses...ass..:p
     
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    I have been drinking on and off since I almost wrecked my leg during a high and I can tell you, the misery that comes is so familiar that it feels as if time has reversed and I am sitting on those parties, alone and drunk again. I thought of smoking cannabis again, but just this day I had a dream that caught up to me. I remember the anxiety that cannabis caused and realize now that its because I am who I am and I cant really change that.

    But living a drug free existence altogether seems even more boring somehow. Its not easy to have fun, when the expense is sanity...
     
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    Professor PinHead Lost in the Tek.... Administrator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    I smoke cannabis rather than drink.

    They both take their toll if you let them.

    Send me your Addy,

    I will ship you enough manure to run a couple batches of cakes. :super:
     
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    Ahww geez..no foolin..for me? Thats so sweet Professor! Ill never forget it:)
    Addy on its way!:)
     
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    Cool, I will see what I can do about getting it out today. I'm not sure how long it will take. We will find out though, :hehehe:
     
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    :byn: That's so cool of you PP. Not very green but very nice of you.

    I know they have horses in Sweden.
     
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  19. Professor PinHead

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    No, not very eco-nomical but if it will help turn KD on to the poo it is worth the sacrifice.
     
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    We dont have those kind of products ready; especially not if they are meant for mushroom growing and trying with quality stuff is always great:)
    Thanks a lot Professor! I will try to the best of my knowledge returnt he favor:) That also means I can order Pan Thailand and Pan Hawaii from
    Sporwonder:)