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sphagnum moss and cow manure??
    #1554470 - 05/16/03 05:38 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I've got cow manure 80% by volume and sphagnummoss 20% by volume in a mix. I am a very good grower of...herbs...but I've never tried mushrooms. But, I've been doing lot's of microbiology in my work so sterile techs are no problem. I've read up on the subject a lot too.

I have a shroombox (contains fully colonized mycelium on a substrate) coming in from smartbotanics. If I mix in let's say another 20-30% of hay to aerate the above mix, pasterurize it in oven bags, then it shouldn't be any probs to take the mycel from the growbox and get quite a quick colonizing of the cow manure/sphagnum/hay substrate?

I then plan to grow in styrofoam boxex which have myclarlike surface in them. Input please!


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Re: sphagnum moss and cow manure?? [Re: finliraren]
    #1554514 - 05/16/03 05:56 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

use straw (wheat stalks) not hay (dried grasses) if you intend to pasturise, hay contains seeds etc.. that would need sterilisation whereas straw does not & so only needs pasturisation allowing for positive bacteria


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Re: sphagnum moss and cow manure?? [Re: metalchimp]
    #1554574 - 05/16/03 06:23 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Oki. But what about the mix, will it hold too much water with 20% sphagnum?


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