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help with straw, please
    #1344253 - 03/01/03 04:35 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

okay i have put in two brf cakes into pasturized straw about one week ago, i check on it again and again and there seems to be no progress, the straw is not getting colinized by the brf what should i do


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Invisibledog
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Re: help with straw, please [Re: ]
    #1344259 - 03/01/03 04:42 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

There is not much you can do except keep the straw at incubation temperature and wait. The higher the ratio of spawn to straw you used the sooner colonization will be achieved. How much straw did you use?

Getting the correct water content in the straw can be tricky. How did you drain it?


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: dog]
    #1344264 - 03/01/03 04:49 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

i drained it by putting it in a pillow case and letting it drain over night, it is a bit dry looking and feeling a bit moist is how i would describe it, there is not much straw about 1-2 inches


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: ]
    #1344276 - 03/01/03 05:09 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

did you cut it in small pieces kinda.

include any poo? or verm?


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: ]
    #1344278 - 03/01/03 05:16 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

That sounds about right. My friend has a 12" by 8" by 4" deep tub of straw & dung spawned 7 days ago and he is just now seeing surface colonization. I would say give your project another week before worrying.


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: pussycontrol]
    #1344280 - 03/01/03 05:20 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

yah i cut it, it was a bitch tho, is there anyway i could avoid this or does the straw always have to be in small pieces. thanks btw to everyone that replied.  :smile:


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: ]
    #1349802 - 03/04/03 12:49 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

soak it in warm water and it makes snipping away at them muuuuch easier IMO!!!

The temp in the incubation  chamber is prolly to low. Did u poke some  holes in the foil.
and yes, spawning with more cakes will definitely speed things up considerably!
If u spawned with 4 brf cakes, in less than a week, mycellium woulda poked thru in many places, then
u coulda cold shock it and induce fruiting.
Hope they start colonizing the bulk substrate soon...
Also, try not checkin on them so often. Let them do their thing. Hard to do that when some1 keeps
opening the door, know what i mean :wink:

sBUD :tongue: 


Edited by sBUD (03/04/03 12:53 PM)


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Re: help with straw, please [Re: ]
    #1349881 - 03/04/03 01:15 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

yah i cut it, it was a bitch tho, is there anyway i could avoid this or does the straw always have to be in small pieces. thanks btw to everyone that replied.  :smile: 



after you have picked through the straw, to remove seeds and leaves, wet it, then lay it out on plywood, and beat the hell out of it with a hammer . :laugh: turn your hammer sideways, and it will cut and crush the straw real good . 


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