Cambodian Mushroom Grow Reference Tek: http://www.shroomery.org/8411/The-Magic-Mushrooms-Growers-Guide I am following this tek completely. Supplies: · Vermiculite · Brown Rice Flour · ½ pint jars · Distilled Water Procedure (6 jars): 1. Vermiculite and Brown Rice Flour (BRF) are first put in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 min. 2. Next jars are cleaned and top ½ inch is rubbed down with an alcohol wipe. 3. Jars are gently filled with: 2/3 cup Vermiculite, ¼ cup BRF and ¼ Cup water. 4. The top ½ inch or ¾ is filled with dry Vermiculite to prevent airborne contaminants. 5. Half of the jars have the lids flipped with rubber side up and half of the jars are screwed on regularly. I am determining if this placement of the lid changes colonization time or not. 6. Jars are placed in a very low boiling bath for 45 min to steam and sterilize the contents of the jars. The jars are cooled to room temperature in this bath (7 hours later). 7. After jars are room temperature, jars are inoculated with about 1 cc of Cambodian spores. 8. Jars are fitted with coffee filter tops to prevent contamination but allow airflow. 9. Jars are placed in a dark closet with some indirect sunlight. Report: This is a first time shroom grow for me. It was a little nervous preparing these jars late at night with my parents sleeping upstairs. I could just imagine them coming down as I’m mixing BRF and Vermiculite into little ½ pint jars. Either way, I am feeling pretty confident for a first time operation. I have been as sterile as possible. Whenever I am handling the jars I typically wear latex gloves and I try to disinfect/clean anything that may come into contact with the substrate. Concerns: This is a first time project for me, and I am concerned that the cakes do not have enough water because they are very paste-like. Is this normal consistency for PF tek cakes? Also, even though I am following this tek and it suggests 2/3 cup Vermiculite, ¼ cup BRF and ¼ water to fill a ½ pint jar, this substrate material was too much for one jar. I ended up having a decent amount left over. Should I be worried that the balance will be thrown off inside the jars? Terrarium: I am following this setup almost exactly for my Semi-automated terrarium. http://www.shroomery.org/9045/The-Economy-Semi-Automated-Terrarium Updates: I will update in a few days (3-5) with pictures as the jars start to colonize. I will also update with pictures of my Terrarium setup. Please post comments, encouragements, criticisms and suggestions thanks!