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50/50 + Question
    #1175110 - 12/28/02 11:34 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

On the 50/50 + I could not find or buy and crushed oyster shell, but I found the rest of the materials. Would it be ok to use everything but the oyster shell?
I think it will be ok..... just looking for opions.


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: dentedshrooms]
    #1175117 - 12/28/02 11:40 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

It will be alright, but the oyster shell gives the shrooms a solid fruiting foundation, and is helps buffer the pH in the long run. Did you go to feed stores?


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: dentedshrooms]
    #1175118 - 12/28/02 11:42 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Have you tried your local pet shop?

Answer is yes as OS is only used to give a more firm env for your fruits. Although I have heard that ppl think you use it in replacement for a PH buffer (which is untrue as far as I know)

Personnly I think the casing PH is more important than stuff like OS.


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: Skikid16]
    #1175122 - 12/28/02 11:44 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Don't you just hate being beaten to the punch  :grin: cross posting 


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: mix_up]
    #1175126 - 12/28/02 11:47 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

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Don't you just hate being beaten to the punch  :grin: cross posting   


Sorry man.  :smirk:


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: mix_up]
    #1175130 - 12/28/02 11:48 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I have gone to all the pet stores and all the have is Bird Grit which has gravel, oyster shells and sand. Im planning on casing 3 cakes that never pinned.


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: dentedshrooms]
    #1175138 - 12/28/02 11:51 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Try feed stores, they're different than pet stores. Look them up in your phone book.


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: dentedshrooms]
    #1175467 - 12/28/02 03:56 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

50/50 = 1/2 vermiculite and 1/2 peat moss? If so, how much OS should i put in there?


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: dentedshrooms]
    #1175491 - 12/28/02 04:11 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

If you are using 50/50 Peat and Verm you need to add Lime.

You can use 60/40 Verm and Coco Coir without adding anything.

I suggest trying a few more Pet Stores.
Feed stores do have Oyster shell....at least around here they do.



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PM the names with on there names, that means they have mushrooms for sale.



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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: Roadkill]
    #1175583 - 12/28/02 04:41 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Roadkill with the 60/40 after nuking it how wet should it feel? Do you think a 4 inch casing would be too thick?


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: resin]
    #1175595 - 12/28/02 04:44 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

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Do you think a 4 inch casing would be too thick?


yes


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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: resin]
    #1175615 - 12/28/02 04:51 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

should just be able to squeeze a few drops of water out of a handfull.

4 inches is way too much!
Use a 1/2 inch to 3/4 of an inch of casing for up to 4 or 5 inches of subtrate.
Pretty good rule of thumb...1/4" of casing material per inch of substrate.



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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: Roadkill]
    #1176183 - 12/28/02 10:39 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

this may help



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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: MisterKite]
    #1176335 - 12/29/02 12:39 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: 50/50 + Question [Re: Torey]
    #1176594 - 12/29/02 06:44 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Feed stores? Well, just curious, what kind of animals eat oyster shell? Or is it like a ingrediant to make your own feed? Just in case some bullshittin is neccesary when I go to the farm store, I dont look like a farmer. :tongue:


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