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Alfalfa straw
    #1750511 - 07/26/03 01:03 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

All the straw i have is alfalfa and i have read hat it will cause major contmants if thats all i use. Is this true?

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Re: Alfalfa straw [Re: Generic0]
    #1750698 - 07/26/03 02:33 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

i have read that alfalfa cause major contams.

"The key to successful cultivation is to match the skills of the cultivator with the right strain on the proper substrate under ideal environmental conditions."
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Re: Alfalfa straw [Re: GregHimself]
    #1750882 - 07/26/03 04:28 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

heres what my other-self would do,,,take all that green alfalfa and put it out in the sun to "sun bleach" it,,,when it turns tan then i think it would be pretty much safe to use w/ out the risk of contams,,,one!

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Re: Alfalfa straw [Re: MrUnorthadox]
    #1751023 - 07/26/03 05:39 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

alfalfa is hay, not straw . it's almost as high in nitrogen as grain .so, it's not a selective substrate .
it would probably need to be kept completely sterile until 100% colonized ,(as in a jar or a myco-bag).it also has a lot of endospores so PCing would be necessary .
simply pasteurizing and spawning like straw will not work .
haven't seen many experiments with alfalfa, which is probably a good indication of how well it works .

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