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OfflineAmericaNightmare
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this is the way to do it!
    #1830964 - 08/19/03 08:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

what I've been doing for the better part of the summer is making patches, but now im preparing for winter, so I have some advice and also a question. My method so far has been mixing old cow shit (picked from a field) with old hay (cut into 2 inch long pieces) and soaking it for days on end (we call it stroop; straw+poop=stroop), then making one layer of stroop (3-4 in thinck) a layer of myc (about 6 jars), and a thin layer of the stroop, and top it off with a little topsoil. this has worked like a champ, theres been harvest a plenty, BUT the winters here get mighty cold, so Im concocting an intoor plan.
I want to case with the stroop, a layer of stroop, layer of myc, layer of stoop, in a rubbermae tub. but should I sterilize the stroop for a casing? and you you think it'd work well?

thanks all, feel free to try the stroop idea, it'll work for you!


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: AmericaNightmare]
    #1830983 - 08/19/03 08:34 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Uhhh, mixing it in is MUCH more effective than layering it

just my 2 cents...


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1831076 - 08/19/03 09:15 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I don't think mixing makes that big of a difference. I would stick with a non-nutritive casing layer. You are gonna want to pasteurize the stroop too.


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: shakta]
    #1831107 - 08/19/03 09:25 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Well the more mixed it is, the more points of contact with mycelia, the faster it colonizes... you decide if faster colonization is better or not....


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1831113 - 08/19/03 09:28 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Personally I think layering is better if you are using straw in the mix.


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1831115 - 08/19/03 09:28 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I have seen opinions for either case. At any rate, the main thing is not to have any straw poking out of the top, or have any uncolonized substrate exposed. I would treat it like a straw bin personally.


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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: AmericaNightmare]
    #1831274 - 08/19/03 10:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

>I want to case with the stroop, a layer of stroop, layer of myc, layer of stoop, in a rubbermae tub. but should I sterilize the stroop for a casing?

M2$ do not sterilize or over pasteurize the stroop . the green will getchya .
the main thing is to kill the larva and eggs in the poo .(damn bugs)
i have a similar thing going on, but i call it spooge .



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Re: this is the way to do it! [Re: deanofmean]
    #1831891 - 08/20/03 01:50 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

ummm, hay + poop = stroop how? hay + poop = hoop?
straw or hay?


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