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Offlineshroomologist
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Mushroom Storage - C02
    #1147688 - 12/17/02 05:21 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I was sitting around, reading posts, going through teks about how to store mushrooms. Its better for mushrooms to be without oxygen, and cold, so that oxidation is reduced or even stopped completely.

I started to think about sources for CO2:
Dry ice (i read a post about it)
CO2 canisters

Well, i found a Bike Tire inflator that uses CO2 cardridges, and a inflating needle for basketballs, and some CO2 cartridges. I put it all together, and here's what i got:

Tuperware container with a hole poked in it for the inflator, CO2 cartridge, and inflator.


Inflator with Inflator needle installed.


Inflator injecting c02 into container.


After the container is injected with c02, i put tape on the lid to keep it from leaking out. It doesn't need to be completely air sealed, but if most of the oxygen is reduced inside the container, it will make storage of mushrooms more effective.

I tried it bout a week ago, put tape on the hole after i filled it, and checked today after not opening for a week. I could still smell the C02 Gas inside it quite heavily.

conclusion:
This seems to be a very reliable way to store dried mushrooms.

Comments appreciated. I'll be testing this out soon with a couple storage containers, and small amounts in each one. I'll inject all but one, let them sit for 3-4 months, and then test potency over the course of a week. I'll let you know in a few months.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1147694 - 12/17/02 05:25 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

You could also use oxygen absorbing packets.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: daussaulit]
    #1147695 - 12/17/02 05:26 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

where can u get those?

this is cheap, readily available.

That in combination with this would likely take 99.9% of the oxygen out.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: daussaulit]
    #1147705 - 12/17/02 05:32 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

for those that care, here's the packets

http://www.safetycentral.com/oxabpac.html


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1147707 - 12/17/02 05:33 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

http://waltonfeed.com/oxy.html

A combination of the both would be a good idea, but it would be more of a hassle. Everytime you want some mushrooms you'd have to run to the store and get some dry ice, or get that canister out and slowly fill up the container. If you do it full blast the powder will be everywhere. With the packets just toss them in and close.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1147713 - 12/17/02 05:36 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Ouch, http://www.safetycentral.com/oxabpac.html is expensive. 100 pack of 400cc oxygen absorbers for $47.90.

http://waltonfeed.com/oxy.html has 100 pack of 500cc oxygen absorbers for $14.50


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: daussaulit]
    #1147729 - 12/17/02 05:43 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

the valve on it isn't "full on, full off", you can "bleed" the CO2 in. Its easier for me to get this here, but i'll be getting those packets also.

Thanks man.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1147768 - 12/17/02 06:09 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

interesting. How much are those canisters?


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: daussaulit]
    #1147799 - 12/17/02 06:27 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

if u get them in bulk, they can be 50 cents a piece


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1147886 - 12/17/02 07:12 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

too much hassle ,  :mad: just put um in a ziplock freezer bag,close the all but one corner and suck out as much of the air as you can with your mouth ,seal it up the rest of the way ,thro them in the freezer .simple :grin: don't even have to dry them IMO you won't lose that much .
i don't why you would want to keep um more then a couple months anyway :confused: 


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: deanofmean]
    #1147898 - 12/17/02 07:21 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Unless your flash freezing, that's a bad idea. When water freezes it expands causing the cell walls to rupture and causes massive bruising.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: daussaulit]
    #1147974 - 12/17/02 07:46 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

yah ,pan.cyans turn black  :crazy: actually thats an advantage cause you can keep them your dorm freezer and no one will touch them and the cops won't know what they are:grin: trust me ,it doesn't make that much difference in potency as long as they stay frozen till you're ready to use them:cool: 


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1148090 - 12/17/02 08:25 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Much like nitrous oxide canisters, co2 canisters contain some sort of machining oil left over from the production of the metal containers. Now ingesting this oil is much safer than inhaling it, you're still getting oil on you mushies.


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: JssMthrFcknChrst]
    #1148781 - 12/17/02 12:46 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

and what do they use nitrous for?

oh yeah

WHIPPED CREAM!

and what do you do with whipped cream? YOU EAT IT!

and why haven't they been taken off the shelves? cause it doesn't really matter!

plus, i'm not draining the whole C02 canister into it, just a little bit, slowly leaking all the air out.

and yeah, it might not matter, but hey, if i can keep them as FRESH as possible, i'm going to. and to hell with all you who wanna bash me saying it takes too much effort, or this or that.

fuck some damn oxidization!


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: shroomologist]
    #1150835 - 12/18/02 06:56 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

no no no Shroomologist you got it wrong...as to you use N2O for...you use it to get high as a motherfucker and to make temporary trips to Oz after youve eaten some shroomies... :wink: Whip Cream is for losers 


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Re: Mushroom Storage - C02 [Re: Thom_Yorke]
    #1150843 - 12/18/02 07:02 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

This thread has gone severely off topic, thanks for the post shroomologist. I'm locking it though.



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