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OfflineThe_Cultivator
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crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate
    #1869108 - 08/31/03 08:34 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Has anyone ever used BRF and crushed oyster shell along with vermiculite as substrate? I was thinking of going that route but since I haven't heard anything about it I thought that I would ask first.


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: The_Cultivator]
    #1869564 - 08/31/03 11:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

anyone?


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: The_Cultivator]
    #1869570 - 08/31/03 11:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I don't think crushed oyster shell is used as a substrate but rather a ph buffer so I doubt it would benefit u at all


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: The_Cultivator]
    #1869608 - 08/31/03 11:55 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Why would you want to add crushed oyster shell to your substrate?

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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: Diploid]
    #1869690 - 09/01/03 12:16 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It would throw the Ph waaaay off. I doubt anything would grow.


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: GoodOlBattonAss]
    #1869772 - 09/01/03 12:54 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

ok


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: The_Cultivator]
    #1870634 - 09/01/03 08:49 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Apart from the ph issues, crushed oyster shell isn't a porous material like vermiculite, which is exactly why vermiculite is used: its structure enables it to soak up water and retain air. The water is released over the period the mycelium is growing, so it actually creates a constant source of moisture. Plus, as I pointed out, it keeps the substrate airy, which is important as growing mycelium needs air.


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Re: crushed oyster shell and BRF as substrate [Re: koraks]
    #1885535 - 09/05/03 04:16 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Can you use coco coir instead of verm? I was thinking about experimenting with this idea..is it worth my effort and spores?


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