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Offlinerfick
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a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions
    #1641856 - 06/18/03 11:28 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I've grown a few times with the pf tek, and I want to experience a little more with some advanced mushroom cultivation. Here are my questions:

1. I have heard numerous times to soak the wbs before putting in the quart jars, I gonna soak it for about 10 hours, is that long enough? too long?

2. I will be having a lot of jars, and honestly can't afford the equipment right now for the incubators, what is another way I can keep the jars at the right growth pace without an incubator?

3. Please share any ideas to minimize contaminates

Thanks for the help!

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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: rfick]
    #1641879 - 06/18/03 11:36 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

1. soak it for 24 hours.

2. you don't need an incubator. room temperature is fine.

3. make sure you use a filter of some kind on the jar lids (you probably already knew that). i use polyfil. it's cheap, available, and it works.


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: rfick]
    #1641912 - 06/18/03 11:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

An Incubater is not that expensive to make.

2 - Walmart Totes - $5.00 a piece
1 - 200 Watt Submersable Heater - $25.00

As well you can make a really good heated grow chamber if you buy another tote and cut a hole and add plexi glass.

Just my 2 cents --

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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: eternal]
    #1642030 - 06/18/03 12:38 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

1. I have heard numerous times to soak the wbs before putting in the quart jars, I gonna soak it for about 10 hours, is that long enough? too long?
12 hours is usually long enough. Sometimes longer is needed. You can greatly reduce this time by soaking the seeds in warm water.

2. I will be having a lot of jars, and honestly can't afford the equipment right now for the incubators, what is another way I can keep the jars at the right growth pace without an incubator?
Try placing them on top of your water heater. The ambient temp of many water heaters is in the mid-80's. It's wasted heat energy. Might as well use it.

3. Please share any ideas to minimize contaminates.
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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: Ainasko]
    #1711199 - 07/13/03 01:13 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Can WBS be steam steam steralized?


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: factory81]
    #1711473 - 07/13/03 03:12 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

With poor results from what I've heard. It's more likely to get contaminated, much more likely.
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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: MrSleep]
    #1711580 - 07/13/03 03:54 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

junebug incubates with a $9.00 walmart heating pad on the top shelf of his closet, its a one of those long bedroom closets with sliding wooden doors so there's still plenty of shelf space no too close to the pad, it keeps things at about a steady 82F


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: MykeOfile]
    #1711609 - 07/13/03 04:11 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

So even if you used tyvek on the lids , soaked for 24 hour, and steam steralized for a hour, youd have a superbly high risk of contams?


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: factory81]
    #1711775 - 07/13/03 05:27 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

From what I've been told, yes.
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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: factory81]
    #1712168 - 07/13/03 07:59 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

you CANNOT do WBS without a pressure cooker.....
u MAY get lucky with a jar MAYBE, only if GOD likes you very very much.... but if your a dirty monkey like the rest of us...
your gonna have to cough up the dough for a PC....

TRY doing a search for 6T's WBS tek....

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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: hyper_dermic]
    #1712419 - 07/13/03 09:31 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Quote:

hyper_dermic said:
you CANNOT do WBS without a pressure cooker.....
u MAY get lucky with a jar MAYBE, only if GOD likes you very very much.... but if your a dirty monkey like the rest of us...
your gonna have to cough up the dough for a PC....

TRY doing a search for 6T's WBS tek....

[hyp]




you are WRONG.

WBS can be steam sterylized using fractional sterylization. like others said, soak the grain for 12-24 hours before in warm water.

this method actually works very well if followed to the Teee.


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: chineseguy]
    #1712536 - 07/13/03 10:12 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

Cool to know because I am SUPER POOR right now and I cannot afford a PC but I might be able to afford some WBS


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #1712771 - 07/13/03 11:37 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

If you can't afford a large PC, see about getting a smaller one used for actual cooking. I have one that would only hold about 5-6 PF style jars, but it still would do the job


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Re: a virgin to the wbs tek, got a few questions [Re: lysergic]
    #1712790 - 07/13/03 11:40 PM (14 years, 11 days ago)

My friends PC can only hold 4 1/2 pints and not even one quart jar.
-Mr.Sleep


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