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What should I do with spent cakes?
    #1031387 - 11/07/02 05:56 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'll soon have 11 spent cakes, EQ, and I have no idea what should be done.

I know of the outdoortek, buts its winter now, temps outside dropping as low as high 30s.

I dont have a pressure cooker.


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1031716 - 11/07/02 09:40 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

once you're sure they are spent, throw them away. that's what i would do.


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: Bilge]
    #1031795 - 11/07/02 10:35 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

You have 2 options as I see it:

Throw them outside, winter or not... Try to pick a growable location to toss em. Crumble them up first too.

Crumble the cakes into very fine bits and pieces. Soak them in methanol (yellow heet) for a few days. Strain off the methanol and evaporate completely. The residue left will contain any alkaloids that were left behind in your cake.


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1031818 - 11/07/02 10:48 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

will the cakes put out next spring if there thrown outside in the winter?


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: user_exists]
    #1031876 - 11/07/02 11:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Stranger things have happened... But it depends on how your winter goes... If you have a mild winter, it is very possible... If you have an extreme winter with many sub-zero days and serious blizzards, well I wouldn't hold my breath. The idea is to just always toss em in a specific desirable area and check on it every few weeks when the temps are right. That's what I do... Every once in a while I find a surprise, but usually nothing grows. I'm usually dumping casings instead of cakes... Keep in mind though that you might have some spore deposits on your cakes... If you let a few sporulate and drop on the cake you might have a better chance. Also, if you're using a terrarium, and water collects in the bottom, and you have a few drop spores, make sure you toss the water outside too... You could have thousands upon thousands of spores in that water you usually dump down the drain.

Of course, all this should be done carelessly and in free time when you're bored. Don't put too much effort into trying to salvage old junk... Just toss it out there and see what happens.


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: user_exists]
    #1031885 - 11/07/02 11:15 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

it seems mycelium can 'hibernate' the winter, at least in my climate, try using a compost bed or something that maybe warms it self naturally maybe steaming fresh dung?


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1031890 - 11/07/02 11:18 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Grind 'em up and use to spawn a bulk substrate.  :laugh: 


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Re: What should I do with spent cakes? [Re: user_exists]
    #1031980 - 11/07/02 11:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

In reply to:


will the cakes put out next spring if there thrown outside in the winter?





in short, no.
cubenss will [may] survive temps in the low thirties for a short time, but not much lower, not for prolonged periods of time and not regularly. if you have a compost pile, temps inside will stay high enough to sustain the mycelium, providid you don't turn it often during cold periods. if you don't have a compost heap and yave a yard in wich toput one, it's a good investment. and it makes you feel a little hippy like.


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