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OfflineDMBtheStone
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Good kits for new grower?
    #1188300 - 01/03/03 06:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hey there, i am lookin to grow some shrooms. I've been readin this site for the past couple weeks. Well my questions is what are some decent kits available to grow shrooms in. I am willing to spend up to $200 for a good kit, any recommendations?

thanks!


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1188319 - 01/03/03 06:26 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

There is no such thing as a good kit.

You are better off buying your own supplies and following the PF tek.
You will save alot of money and have a better chance of not getting contams.




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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1188321 - 01/03/03 06:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

With no prior experience I grew mushrooms using the PF tek. I wouldn't buy a kit if I were you. I scrapped all the spent mycelium a few days ago. I grew on dung, verm casings, 50/50 casings and straight up PF cakes and spent MUCH less than 200 bucks. Let me add stuff up:

24 jars $16
casing trays (bakeware) $12
used aquarium $7
rubbermaid terrarrium $14
4 syringes: $25
perlite, vermiculite, coco coir, isopropyl alchohol, organic brown rice flour, cotton balls, lamp, fan, drying racks, tupperware drying chambers, screen, and all the other odds and ends couldn't have cost more than $50.

Note that these are canadian dollars, and that I had no contamination AT ALL with what I thought was minimal sterility. Please don't geta kit. Do it all from scratch. It's way more fun and now I have all the equipment, knowledge, and homegrown spores to start up again whenever I need to.

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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1188400 - 01/03/03 07:04 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

As the other posters here say, kits and stuff ARE a waste of money. Most so-called "kits" are also quite unreliable.

HOWEVER, if you do want a quick and easy way to get started, I highly recommend the Myco Environment Bags from Sporeworks.com. They've worked for me and they've also worked very well for a lot of other people. They also have excellent customer service and (in my experience, at least) will replace bags free if you have problems due to defects, etc.

I know a lot of old hands think the bags are a waste of money, but if you have the money to spend and you want the convenience, they're a good bet.


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1188496 - 01/03/03 07:42 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Hey there, i am lookin to grow some shrooms. I've been readin this site for the past couple weeks. Well my questions is what are some decent kits available to grow shrooms in. I am willing to spend up to $200 for a good kit, any recommendations?

thanks!



Save your money. About $10 for jars online. $1.50 for brown rice flour from your supermarket. $10.00 for a syringe from Fanaticus. $5 for vermiculite. $30.00 for a nice pressure cooker from walmart. Total cost about $60 and not $200. Heak send me your $200 and I'll UPS everything you need plus a grow chamber and I'll have Over $100 of your dollars in my pocket.

Kits are throwing away money.


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1188773 - 01/03/03 09:13 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

If you have $200 buy a good pressure cooker and a case of jars. Also a good steril syring from one of the vendors endorsed by this site.

After that you should have at least $100 left to follow any of the teks you want to try.

If you really want to get into cultivation pick up a good book (Stamets TMC and GGMM).

Best of luck. AWG


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: ]
    #1188883 - 01/03/03 09:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Last time I ordered from a couple books about growing weed I started getting mail from orgs wanting money to legalize pot and stuff. I know they sold my info.


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: Ellis Dee]
    #1188893 - 01/03/03 10:03 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Growing weed and growing mushrooms are two different things, as most mushrooms are legal. I just ordered my books from a major book store in town. Took about 4 days to get.


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    #1189041 - 01/04/03 12:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

This is what I bought, i hope it helps

Two 66 QT Tubs for $5 a piece at Target = $10
Two smaller 6.5 Tubs for incubation at $4 a piece at Target = $8
Submersible Water Heater at Petsmart = $20
Air Pump at Petsmart = $15
The only truly expensive thing you need to buy is a pressure cooker... I ordered mine at www.redhillsgeneralstore.com it cost me $80 (including S&H) for a 17 QT Presto Pressure Cooker/Canner = $72 (w/o S&H)
Thermometer/Hygrometer (not necessary really) = $15 at walmart
The verm, BRF, Perlite, tubing, small tubs, jars and all that nonsese should cost you under $50 MAX
Syringes, find em yourself
So finally, the total comes to around $200, and this is fine quality stuff as well.. includes a big PC
It's much better than the kits online, which don't include much of the stuff I listed above
So for the total you can around


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: DMBtheStone]
    #1189315 - 01/04/03 05:30 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Hey there, i am lookin to grow some shrooms.  I've been readin this site for the past couple weeks.  Well my questions is what are some decent kits available to grow shrooms in.  I am willing to spend up to $200  for a good kit,  any recommendations?

thanks! 




Hi DMB  :cool: obviously you didn't get the answer you were looking for. like everyone else, i'd have to say that to get the most from this truly excellent hobby, you should jump right in with both feet and do it the long way round. maybe the first time you'll grow less than if you got lucky and bought a good mycobag for $60-80, then went out of town for 6 weeks, but the fun you could have..... :grin:

depends whether you just want to trip, or you want a productive way to exercise your brain as well...!

if you do get a bag, have fun and come back when you're ready to start growing them yourself - most people around this board got most of the kicks from their first ever shroomtrip in the eight weeks leading up to that out-of-touch night! 


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Re: Good kits for new grower? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1189340 - 01/04/03 05:51 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Why don't u try doing some stones there very easy. U knock up the bag and leave it for a couple of months. Thats about as simple as you can get.


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