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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19176 - 06/01/00 12:24 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

It's funny, we are one of the few countries that do not eat insects. They are high in protein, I can say that much.
A little off topic, but some of the straw I had once had small flying bugs in them. They did not harm the mushrooms; they burrowed into the peat casing layer, and they seemed to aeriate the peat, and make it fluffy. It was matted down and kinda hard at first. The bugs did help, and they flushed 6-7 times. A kinda permaculture I guess, and no contamination.
Go figure.

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Anonymous

Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19178 - 06/01/00 02:43 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

hell yeah mycelium5150-that sounds like a winner.ground up bug substrate is cool.maybe i'll try earthworms,or ants.i wonder if there's anywhere you could buy insects?


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19179 - 06/01/00 04:50 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

heh maby crickets? they are dirt cheap for pet food.. or meal worms..?
heh carnivorous fungi :smile:


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19180 - 06/02/00 02:32 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

These bugs were alive, right?? Or were they dead and dried out?? Just wondering


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19181 - 06/02/00 03:09 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

they were dead after p-cooking, I know that much.

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Anonymous

Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19182 - 06/02/00 03:18 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

It would be nice to find a workable relationship between mushrooms and a bacteria that breathes CO2. Or maybe some plants in the terrarium.


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19183 - 06/01/00 10:24 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

hey ill sell al the pincherbugs i have around here,how about$.50 for 2,000,000.Damn things are everywhere,i hate em..........


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19184 - 06/02/00 12:13 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Its been 2 days now and the jars are fully colonized! The pnicher bugs survived teh presure cooking and were moving around the jars. HTere dead now because teh mycelium is eating them. I think the pincher bug helped spread the mycelium while they were alive and thats why i got full colonization in 2 days. I bet the pins comeearly also


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Anonymous

Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19185 - 06/02/00 03:41 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Full colonization in two days!?! Did you inoculate with spore water or mycelium solution? I have never heard of pf jars colonizing that quickly.

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19186 - 06/02/00 04:42 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Insects that can handle 250 degrees? Scary very scary

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19187 - 06/02/00 07:31 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

i'm going to need proof to believe this one.
any pics ??


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Anonymous

Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19188 - 06/02/00 07:42 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Does anyone read post before they reply? Nowhere does it say in the original post complete colonization, only rapid colonization after three days. And where do you get the idea that the bugs survived sterilization 3mshroom?

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19189 - 06/02/00 08:09 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Mycelium5150:
"Its been 2 days now and the jars are fully colonized! The pnicher bugs survived teh presure cooking and were moving around the jars."

right there, PS.

Good day, all.

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Anonymous

Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19190 - 06/02/00 09:25 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Yes, you are right Krupa. I was only reading the original post. I stand corrected. I find this extremely hard to believe.

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19191 - 06/03/00 10:58 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

time travels forwards guys, 3 days, rapid colonization, 2 more fully colonized. I think thats what he means, thats 5 days in total.


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19192 - 06/02/00 11:36 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Alas, I have misread the posts too. : ) 5 days is pretty damn good. Congrats!

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19193 - 06/03/00 12:06 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

5150- you need to fill us in on the strain used, temp conditions, size of jars, spore prints...etc.
good luck.
are you going to case or not?

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19194 - 06/03/00 01:57 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

i thought those bugs were just around for me to torture. The ones with the two tweezers on their ass right? be sure to make a trip report on that one =)

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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19195 - 06/03/00 03:07 AM (23 years, 8 months ago)

Were all of the bugs alive? Did SOME of them get killed by the pressure cooking or did they ALL survive?
I didn't think they could survive that. I guess that is why my buddy pressure cooks the jars for an hour dispite what people say about not needing to cook them that long.


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Re: Using pincher bugs to increase potentcy!!!
    #19196 - 06/02/00 10:35 PM (23 years, 8 months ago)

5150 - I hear you're going to try the Grape Nutz idea that my friend used combined with your insects idea. You'll have to tell me how that works!! I'm not sure if you'll have to use vermiculite with it because the Grape Nuts after sterilization seem to hold plenty of water. Keep us posted!!

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