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Psilocybe cubensis "Ecuador" on straw * 2
    #2483940 - 03/30/04 04:32 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Hello! 

Welcome to my first bulk grow!  I am using straw that I purchased at Michael's Craft store.  I pasturized the straw last night for and hour and fifteen minutes at 170F.  This was allowed to cool over night in a garbage bag and was then spawn today.

I used 4.5 qts of super colonized Eq on WBS.  I did a total of 9 layers over 4.5 inches of well-compressed straw.  The straw was then wraped with preforated plastic wrap.  I followed this tek: ShroomGod's Straw Tek

Here are some pics of the work, this will be updated whenever I see new stuff happening.

The tub: 70L Sterilite ($3 at Wal-Mart)


The straw all wrapped up:


Straw depth:


Enjoy  :heartpump: :mushroom2:


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2484215 - 03/30/04 05:48 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Did you use all 4.5qts of spawn in the area that your picture shows? Isn't that a little much or are you in a hurry? Either way it looks great.


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2484250 - 03/30/04 05:59 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Looks solid!


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: azurescens]
    #2484302 - 03/30/04 06:27 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, I used all 4.5 qts (I had 6 qts).  I am away at school and this will probably be my last grow before I move to a new house and I'll be gone over the summer.  So I decided just to use what I had started a few weeks ago. It is only birdseed it costs $.99 for 6 jars. :smile:  The faster the better. I also made 4 16oz cups of a bottom verm layer, 3.5" of WBS and a coir/verm casing.  I am going to give them to some close friends so they can enjoy the shroom growing experience. :smile:

Thanks angry and azurescens. :mushroom2:


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2484352 - 03/30/04 06:40 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Oh how I LOVE EQ's.

They make HUGE BOOMERS!

Can't wait to see the results of this grow!



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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2484365 - 03/30/04 06:44 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Awesome gift!


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: u4ia]
    #2484483 - 03/30/04 07:13 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I can't wait either, this is my first Eq grow ever.  I have only done creeper and burma before this, but never a bulk grow.  :smile: 

I would have taken pics during the process of putting the straw and WBS together and such, but since it is my first time I decided to be as clean as possible....  lysol, iso alcohol, and rubber gloves. :smile:


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2487101 - 03/31/04 03:00 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

What was the formula/ratio you used for the moisture content of water:birdseed? I have only used grain before...are they similar ratios? I love the grain but like you, I am always interested in new techniques and styles. Thanks and I look forward to more logs on your part


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: azurescens]
    #2487460 - 03/31/04 05:13 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I just soaked the seed for 8-10 hours and then strained it and washed it off for a couple more minutes. I then shook the strainer to get most of the water off (till very little came out the bottom of the strainer). After that I just loaded the jars and PC'd. I dunno what other people do but I get fully colonized quarts in a little over two weeks. Hope that helps.

This is the tek I followed, except I use polyfill for my filter material. http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23619


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2521760 - 04/03/04 04:31 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Update: April 3

Growth is going wonderfully.  Full colonization should only be 5 days or so away.  There is a dark spot on the straw but it doesn't smell or anything.  Is it bad?  Should I do something about it?  Remove the straw?



Thanks :mushroom2:


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2522056 - 04/03/04 05:55 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

crazychemist, what are you using for humidification and air exchange on your bulk grow?


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2522350 - 04/03/04 07:23 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Good show so far, man! I have been wanting to do a bulk tek for a while. You have inspired me. :laugh:

Good luck with this.


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: Nickster_154371]
    #2522352 - 04/03/04 07:24 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I didn't think you really needed air exchange at this point. The whole straw casing is wrapped in plastic wrap with air holes. Should I remove the discolored straw?


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: daywalker]
    #2522354 - 04/03/04 07:26 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Excellent! Still working on trying the Burmas? Straw was pretty easy to set up, just get a bunch of WBS going, mine is colonizing so fast since I used so much spawn.


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2522376 - 04/03/04 07:32 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

As a matter of fact, I have a petri with some Burma mycelium that needs to be isolated. My WBS attempts have been lack luster. May go back to corn with the Burmas.

You pasteurize the straw by boiling or in the oven?


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: daywalker]
    #2522523 - 04/03/04 08:09 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I just pasturized it on the stove in a pot at 170F for 1 and 1/4 hours. Put the straw in a laundry bag. I had bad luck with cased WBS, just kind of putzed along with no huge flushes.


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: daywalker]
    #2522681 - 04/03/04 08:59 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

daywalker

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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2522697 - 04/03/04 09:01 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

crazychemist

Nice grow. I may have to try doing a bulk grow.


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: niteowl]
    #2522949 - 04/03/04 10:18 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

You should go for it, don't be scared.  Just read a prepare and you will have success.  Good luck to you sir.  :mushroom2:


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Re: First Bulk: Eq on Straw, Spawned 3/30 (pics) [Re: crazychemist]
    #2523317 - 04/04/04 12:39 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I cant wait to see more pics, good luck man. Peace.


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