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    #1383066 - 03/17/03 08:20 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

from what i've read, millet is the best choice for making grain substrate\spawn.
and poo, or poo mixed with straw is the best for bulk.

which is better, poo... or poo mixed with straw?
what's a good source of straw? what's the difference between hay and straw? how does one prepare straw\poo bulk substrate? what's a good spawn ratio?

how does BRF compare to this stuff? is it much weaker?

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    #1383074 - 03/17/03 08:22 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

If you grow with poo you will never want to use any thing els.

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    #1383092 - 03/17/03 08:28 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Id like to learn more about poo cult. also.  :grin: 

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Re: Substrate [Re: bluesky]
    #1383349 - 03/17/03 09:52 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Once ya do poo, ya never go back..............LOL

Psilocybe Cubensis are habitat specific. Meaning, they cannot grow in the wild, unless their habitat provides a suitable environment, along with sufficient natural nutrients. Over the millennia, they have evolved inherent genetic traits best suited for their continuous survival in specific geographic area's they successfully inhabit.

All fungi feed by absorption of nutrients. Because of the huge range of potential nutrient sources, fungi evolved enzymes suitable for the specific environments in which they are generally found. The range of enzymes, though wide in may species, is not sufficient for survival in all environments.

Psilocybe Cubensis excrete a complex array of genetically predetermined enzymes for digestion. The enzymes are present in multiple forms, based on a single inherent genetic sequence, and include a range of isoenzymes, which arise from different inherent genetic sequences.

Simply stated, Psilocybe Cubensis excrete enzymes into the organic material in which their underground mycelia (root) system naturally grow. Those enzymes degrade nutrients there, into simple soluble forms of sugars and amino acids, which are then easily absorbed into the mycelia network. Resulting in them acquiring all essential elements with which to grow fruit bodies, and spores (seed) by which they propagate their species.

It is common knowledge that most strains of Psilocybe Cubensis flourish in select warm moist habitats worldwide, associated where horses, cattle and water buffalo naturally spread bovine type manure. Consequently, Psilocybe Cubensis developed inherent genetic traits, enabling then to excrete specific enzymes best suited to enable them to specifically dissolve, digest and take up nutrients available from bovine type manure, and/or soil enriched with it.

Therefore, Psilocybe Cubensis own inherent genetic traits attest that bovine type manure alone, or soils highly enriched with it, is best suited to their nutrient needs, in the wild.

Taking that fact, one step further. Aged leached dry bovine type manure, when aerobically composted together with a small percent of other select fruits, vegetables, grains and straw provides an even more enriched super nutrient source for cultivation of Psilocybe Cubensis . Moreover, a compost of this type provides an ideal moist subsurface habitat (substrate) that, Psilocybe Cubensis mycelia will colonize faster than any other.

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    #1384105 - 03/17/03 01:13 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

that was very informative... but can anyone answer the questions in the original post?

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    #1384167 - 03/17/03 01:35 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

hay is dry grass (green) straw is the stalks of wheat (yellow& hollow.....like straws)

prepare by pasturising! --- put it into a pillow case & dump it into a pot of water (maintain temp at 160-170f or 76c) for an hour..........ta da!

drain til moist (keep poo water for substrate etc...) when squeezed a few dros should come out

apparently spawn ratio of 1:10 is about right according to shroomism & i trust him

get straw& poo from a farm

hope that helps

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