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#1 Post by gai » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:47 pm

hello all,
1. how would you know if the spirulina culture did not make it or its already dead?

2. how to expand the culture properly?

looking forward 8-)

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Re: spirulina

#2 Post by iceagefarmer » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:14 pm

gai wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:47 pm
hello all,
1. how would you know if the spirulina culture did not make it or its already dead?

2. how to expand the culture properly?

looking forward 8-)
Hi Gai --

You will want to wait until the culture achieves a rich, deep green color. There are sticks you can use to get an exact measurement of just how opaque the solution is, but you'll also be able to tell that it looks quite saturated. At that point, you can double the solution, which will make it more translucent again -- and then keep the bubbles running and just wait until it again achieves the dark green.

What leads you to believe that it's already dead? Spirulina is pretty resilient and SOME of them might still be kicking in there, so if you restore conditions to what they need (sufficiently high pH and reasonable temperature), you should be able to jump start it.

Eager to hear how it's going -- send some pictures!

Warmly,
Christian

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Re: spirulina

#3 Post by gai » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 am

hi ice! :)
What leads you to believe that it's already dead?
its turning into kinda yellowish.
its not getting darker.
there are green clumps on the side.no floaters on top
the pic is on its 11th day

i was wondering if the ratio between the medium and culture is right?
83 ml spirulina + less than 2liters medium for the starting culture
what is the ideal ratio between medium and culture?

re expansion:
is it ok to scoop some culture from the backup culture and dump it on the one im trying to propagate?

i read it doubles itself every 2days.can i just double the solution every 4days?

until then.

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Re: spirulina

#4 Post by Andy F » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 am

Algae Research Supply, look under Resources. They have some good help, and videos. Hope that helps.
https://algaeresearchsupply.com/collections/education
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Re: spirulina

#5 Post by iceagefarmer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:27 am

Sorry to be slow responding. Curious if you've had any luck!
gai wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 am
What leads you to believe that it's already dead?
its turning into kinda yellowish.
Sounds like it missed the boat. How is the pH?
gai wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 am
i was wondering if the ratio between the medium and culture is right?
83 ml spirulina + less than 2liters medium for the starting culture
what is the ideal ratio between medium and culture?
My latest recipe was : http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Spirulina_Medium

gai wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 am
re expansion:
is it ok to scoop some culture from the backup culture and dump it on the one im trying to propagate?
Especially if you lost the culture in that medium, I'd start fresh, as you'd probably just lose it again. You'd only be able to recycle a small amount anyway, to match the size of your starter, so better off with a clean start.
gai wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 am
i read it doubles itself every 2days.can i just double the solution every 4days?
Not exactly -- that would be ridiculously fast. The spirulina doubles every day or two depending on temperature and light (see graph on http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Spirulina ), but if you've doubled the volume of medium, can still take some time to grow to fill it. My grows took a week or so between doubling down.

Hope you are having some success!

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Re: spirulina

#6 Post by gai » Sat May 04, 2019 9:42 am

iceagefarmer wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:27 am
Sorry to be slow responding. Curious if you've had any luck!

5 months of attempt went down the drain.
i started again at base 1.
if i had an email notification (just like before) i could have answer to this thread asap as well.
weird,howcome i didnot get any notifications.

i need to wait for approx for 1 week until i double it,until it reaches the desire volume (30 gal) then 2 weeks to stabilize and then harvest. all in all around 2 months.

anyways,while waiting for the maturation,im trying to experiment with electroculture with it.
im still scouting for the method to use,so far the pyramid ,orgonite seems to apply.

i hope you and others can come up with other electro methods for this.

until then.

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