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Excuse this basic question.....
    #1975756 - 10/03/03 12:09 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What do mushrooms use to grow? In other words, when chosing a substraite, what qualities should you look for? Moisture is an obivous one, but what exactly is it about brown rice/straw/rye berries/dung that provides spores what they need to grow into bigger and better things? (I looked around for a bit, but I couldn't find a direct answer in any of the FAQs, please excuse this if it's a no-brainer)


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: Twirling]
    #1976333 - 10/03/03 03:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Spores mate, then produce mycelia. Mycelia produces enzymes and acids that digest (decompose) lignin-cellulose material into nutrients. So, once the spores germinate they use the fleshy inside of rye grain and rice to get started. Straw is added to give support to the mycelia as well as some nutrition. Dung is the nutrient "powerhouse". Dung is the best natural fertilizer along with Urea, which is basically sheep piss. (dont use urea on mushrooms, the acidity is to great) Once mycelia has established a web and digested enough material to have a surplus of nutrients the fruitbody is established. (mushroom)


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1978234 - 10/04/03 03:41 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Nice explanation....


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: Twirling]
    #1978728 - 10/04/03 12:23 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

the substrate needs to have neutral pH. In addition most of substrates are fairly high in carbs and little/no fat. Don't choose anything fatty like nuts and certain seeds.


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: daussaulit]
    #1978790 - 10/04/03 01:11 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

What about beans?


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: sea_of_weed]
    #1978809 - 10/04/03 01:17 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Also, what about compost?


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Re: Excuse this basic question..... [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1978837 - 10/04/03 01:32 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for the explanation. I'm still way off from experimenting, but it's good to think about.


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