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The Slug Scourge
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stretch your spawn
    #1283476 - 02/06/03 03:57 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I have always thought that high quality, low endospore rye was a bit expensive, but I have also found that cheaper grain spawn material like millet is too small for inoculating subtrates such as straw because it tends to fall through the air gaps and concentrate at the bottom of the bag. I have found a way to use rye but decrease the amount I am using by about half. I use 1:1 or so mixture of rye and crushed corn cob. The corn cob is larger than millet so I don't have those size associated problems. This works especially well with Pluerotas species.

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Re: stretch your spawn [Re: r05c03]
    #1283555 - 02/06/03 04:51 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Give grass seed a try. The small kernels tend to stick to the straw making spawning much easier without  the spawn falling through :smile:


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Re: stretch your spawn [Re: r05c03]
    #1286792 - 02/06/03 09:09 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'm currently experimenting with wooden sticks. I inoculated sticks with normal grain spawn and then I'll insert them in straw. I think it should work fine.
I read about this method at www.biopilze.de.

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