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wood chips question
    #1220666 - 01/15/03 10:29 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

so if i want to make a casing, can i use wood chips from a pet store made for like hamster bedding?


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220696 - 01/15/03 10:39 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

no. uncomposted organic matter is a hotspot for contams.
this is why you specifically take out the woodchips from peat when you use that.

unless your talking about a different species, from a different substrate, using pasteurised / steriled chips....?
didn't think so

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Re: wood chips question [Re: shirley knott]
    #1220709 - 01/15/03 10:42 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

well i havent opened the package yet, its about 2 pounds or so of woodchips for hamster or small animal bedding, how would i go about pasturizing it?


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220723 - 01/15/03 10:44 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

it won't work for cubensis, i promise, unless it's more like shredded than chipped. even then....  :frown:

if you still want to try, pasteurising is 170F for about 45mins. Don't worry if you accidentally sterilise it instead, i think you'd have more chance of success. just use verm instead.


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Re: wood chips question [Re: shirley knott]
    #1220748 - 01/15/03 10:49 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

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Don't worry if you accidentally sterilise it instead,



what do you mean by that?
and i would just use verm instead, but its hard to find around here, plus i plan on growin B+ and theyre a wood loving species i beleive. so wouldnt using wood chips inbstead of just verm give me a better yeild?


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220766 - 01/15/03 10:53 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

i mean, if you accidentally get it to 212F (100C, boiling) - pasteurising is what you do when you don't mind leaving a few bugs behind. i don't think you want to pasteurise your woodchips. i don't think you should use your woodchips, but if you really want to try, better they're sterilised.

yes, they're woodloving in the wild....

okay, if no verm, try coir, or even potting soil, or cactus soil, or something else. anything else.


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Re: wood chips question [Re: shirley knott]
    #1220824 - 01/15/03 11:06 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

alright cool thanks, one more question, where do i get coir? its coconut fibers right?


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220842 - 01/15/03 11:10 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

someone else want to take this one...? (it's in the faqs, by the way).

clue: pet shops


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220880 - 01/15/03 11:23 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

Coir is made from coconut husks. Look for a product called Bed-a-Beast in your local pet shop.


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Re: wood chips question [Re: dog]
    #1220896 - 01/15/03 11:28 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

would i have to pasteurize the coir?


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220925 - 01/15/03 11:37 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

I sterilize it in the microwave for ten minutes.

Put the wet coir in a covered container, nuke it for 5 minutes, stir and then give it another 5 minutes. Some people add verm to the coir so that it retains more water.


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Re: wood chips question [Re: ShroomBoarder]
    #1220929 - 01/15/03 11:38 AM (14 years, 12 days ago)

Most companies pre sterlize the coir. Its compacted into bricks which need a lot of steam and pressure to achieve the small shape.

Its fine just to add water to it, but, if you want you could sterlize it again.


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