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Hi all, I am planning a bulk grow to start in about a week and would appreciate a critique of my intended method. The strain will be P. cubensis. I plan on using the microwave tech with karo and plastic containers to manufacture liquid spawn. Using a large syringe, what exact size I have not considered, I would inoculate bags of prepared subsrate and incubate them in a double tub system. This leads into my first question, in my one past attempt, Which was successful, I used the oven bag method with dung and straw. Is it a viable option to inoculate oven bag size containers with the resultant LC from the karo tech I plan on? If so, would dung and straw be better than unsterilized wormcastings and sterilized straw as a substrate. My eventual intention is to case and fruit in trays, Another question, when innoculating the karo containers, is it wise to keep a small container of bleach/water solution aside to dip the syring tip and fingers lifting the lid into? Or would this kill spores as they exit? I am interested in the castings because obviating the pastuerization process is appealing. Sterilizing straw is easy, dung isn't.
Also, I already have spores on the way, Z-train, ecuadorian, and orissa india, what do you think?
Feel free to cite The Mushroom Cultvator, I have a copy.