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Fruiting in a burlap sack?
    #15236900 - 10/17/11 03:45 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Would mixing coir and spawn together in a burlap sack, then fruiting, work good? I imagine the myc would just grow through / eat the burlap.

Advantages I can see:

- Nothing to wash
- Allows pinning on all sides

Possible Disadvantages:

- Might break apart near the end (messier to get rid of)
- $3 a piece
- breaths
- Shouldn't promote contams, should it?
- Might screw up fruiting if mushrooms try to pin under the burlap, rather than through it

What do you guys think? Only things I can really see going wrong is either bacteria growing between the coir and the burlap, or the mushroom forming under the burlap.


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Re: Fruiting in a burlap sack? [Re: tibberous]
    #15236952 - 10/17/11 04:23 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Welcome to the world of experimental teks. None of us have ever tried so no one knows.  Get ready for a bunch of people saying its stupid and wont work, but don't worry they haven't tried either.  I say try it and let us know.


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Re: Fruiting in a burlap sack? [Re: tibberous]
    #15236954 - 10/17/11 04:25 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Paul Stamets calls it "Bunker Spawn". Might check out what he has to say about it in "Mycelium Running".


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Re: Fruiting in a burlap sack? [Re: wildernessjunkie]
    #15236964 - 10/17/11 04:36 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Ya but doesn't stamets bury the whole thing?


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Re: Fruiting in a burlap sack? [Re: TheHistoryChannel]
    #15236987 - 10/17/11 04:57 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Nope. He stacks it like sand bags. Uses it primarily in Mycorestoration/Mycofiltration. "Mycelium Running" is a really interesting read, I recommend it to everyone interested in Mycology.

Though I have seen pictures of fruits coming from bags like this. I just read a post today that had pics of this going on. Ill be damned if I can find it now though.


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Re: Fruiting in a burlap sack? [Re: wildernessjunkie]
    #15237747 - 10/17/11 12:02 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

This sounds really interesting. I say go for it :thumbup::mushroom2:


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