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where to find straw
    #1504892 - 04/29/03 05:08 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

seriously, my dog is in a big city and he has searched all the lawn and garden shops in a 20 mile radius -- no one has straw .. only hay mulch


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1505016 - 04/29/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Feed stores. You may have to go out of the city, but that's where you'll find them. Look in the phone book.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1505029 - 04/29/03 05:45 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

If all else fails you can go to a crafts store, such as michaels. There you will find little mini bales of straw for about $5. It's craft straw, and it's overpriced, but it works.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: Shroomism]
    #1505044 - 04/29/03 05:49 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Its way overpriced, I get huge bails for 2 bucks (I think, its been a while, but it can't be more than 5)


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Re: where to find straw [Re: Skikid16]
    #1505053 - 04/29/03 05:52 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, but I've used it in a pinch. Feed stores, or just ask a farmer. You can usually get a free bale of straw, nobody cares about one bale of straw, and that can last you a while.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: Shroomism]
    #1505119 - 04/29/03 06:06 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i'm in a large northeastern city.. no walmart or home depot or lowes or craft store or garden center within 20 miles carries straw. they say they carry it only around halloween.

can i order it online?
can i spawn to just manure (or compost mix), or does it have to have straw in it?


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Re: where to find straw [Re: Shroomism]
    #1505145 - 04/29/03 06:11 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

One 40 lb. bale should be enough to grow approximately 3-4 pounds of dry shrooms.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1505176 - 04/29/03 06:18 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

FEED STORE.

If not..
If you have any cow fields around your area, look for bales of straw laying around. Ask the farmer if you can buy one.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: Shroomism]
    #1505970 - 04/29/03 10:32 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

For small quantities you could try the Timothy Hay cob LM brand. You can find it in pet stores. I think it is used to feed hamsters. It has worked for my friend.

Good luck.

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Re: where to find straw [Re: angelko]
    #1507562 - 04/30/03 02:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Timothy hay is sketchy IMO.. something about having too much green (alfalfa) in it. I've used it twice and both times got contaminated.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1507691 - 04/30/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

There is a distinct differance between STRAW & HAY. Use your dictionary & look see.

Straw is what you want & WHEAT STRAW is the old soldier. Myc can colonize hampster food, but it is IMHO far more contam prone & far less productive than wheat straw.

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Re: where to find straw [Re: SixTango]
    #1508030 - 04/30/03 04:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I sent you a PM I.S.B.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1508221 - 04/30/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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can i spawn to just manure (or compost mix), or does it have to have straw in it?



yes, but straw helps it colonize much quicker. if you can't find straw at all, a good substitute is raffia grass. you can find it at arts and crafts stores, it's pretty pricey though, but i'm sure you could find it online somewhere for cheaper. Just make sure you get the stuff that isn't dyed or treated.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: flow]
    #1508255 - 04/30/03 05:47 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

raffia grass?! my dog has found that stuff EVERYWHERE!! everyone says "oh, you want straw? all we have is raffia grass."
are you sure it's a good substitute? looks like paper to dog.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1508274 - 04/30/03 05:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

RAFFIA

Natural Raffia strands from the magnificent raffia palms of Madagascar . The leaves of the palm fronds are opened, revealing the natural raffia fiber. Artificially colored. Sold in 8oz bags.


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Re: where to find straw [Re: I_Stain_Blue]
    #1508642 - 04/30/03 07:48 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

It took me over a year to find a good steady source of top quality wheat straw, and that's what you want. I've worked with all the craft straws, all the store products, and everything in between. Some of the best substrate ingredients are hard to find in the "big city". A bale of wheat straw will cost you from a couple bucks (right place, right time) to about $15 (outskirts of big city) and it will last you forever. Too bad you have to store it.
The bails don't fit in my truck so I have to have a friend drive nearly 2 hours round trip to get one for me. Then I give most of it away (other big city hobbyists) because I don't have room to store it in my small house.
I work with bulk boxes (small hanging file size) and I probably get 2-3 boxes out of a pound or so. Never actually weighed it up, but I'm making new ones in the next couple of days so I'll see how far a pound goes. I just asked him today if he'd be willing to cut it up and send me smaller amounts by mail. Bad enough I have to drive 45 minutes 1 way to get the horse poop (and I have to scoop it myself) - be nice to get everything delivered.


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shit anyone?? [Re: babyshroom]
    #1508660 - 04/30/03 08:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

lolzzzz....

Quote:

Bad enough I have to drive 45 minutes 1 way to get the horse poop (and I have to scoop it myself) - be nice to get everything delivered.




That would be something to see...and smell.

Knock, knock....Yes sir we have your order, 50lbs of 50/50 horse/cow dung...where would you like your shit?


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Re: shit anyone?? [Re: Amanita_Dreamer]
    #1508748 - 04/30/03 08:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Knock, knock....Yes sir we have your order, 50lbs of 50/50 horse/cow dung...where would you like your shit?


You laugh, but a couple of months ago, I remember someone on this board saying that they got their shit (pun intended) delivered to their house..... pretty sweet.


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Re: shit anyone?? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1508763 - 04/30/03 08:31 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

How much and whats their number? I'll order right now..i've got my paypal and i'm ready to buy some SHIT. (no pun intended)


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Re: shit anyone?? [Re: Amanita_Dreamer]
    #1508800 - 04/30/03 08:44 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)



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