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OfflinefIsh in my head
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Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation?
    #1982495 - 10/05/03 11:44 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)


Hello,

  I want to give a shot to this straw tek that uses a plastic 2 Liter bottle for colonization.  I'm just not really sure of how would be a good way to innoculate the straw.

  I have some popcorn spawn ready to use. Here's briefly how I plan to prepare this thing.  Please tell me if you see any problem with this...

  I'll chop some straw into 1-3 inches pieces and pack the 2 liter bottle with as much as I can just to figure how much straw I will need for this bottle.  Then, I'll remove the straw from the bottle and pasteurize it using a pillow case and a large pot at 170F for 1h15 minutes.

  Next, I'll drain the pillow case for a couple hours and let it cool.

  Once it's drained and cooled, I'll drop a quart of colonized popcorn into the pillow case and mix it well with the straw.

  I will desinfect the 2 liters bottle with alcohol  and pack the straw/popcorn spawn mix in it.  I'll find a way to close the bottle with some plastic .

  That's how I plan to do it.  I would appreciate some comments.

I also have a couple questions.

1- Should I make some holes on the bottle for air exchange or      keep it sealed?

2- Should I incubate the bottle at 86F or be concerned about biological heating ?

Thanks for your inputs!  :thumbup:

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Re: Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation? [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1982636 - 10/06/03 12:36 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

1-yes make some holes.
2-incubate at room temp.
Good Luck!


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Re: Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation? [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1983773 - 10/06/03 02:06 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

sounds good...I would do more straw than what fits into the bottle when dry tho...maybe 4 bottles worth....you'll be able to fit more straw in when its wet and you want to stuff as much as you possibly can in there


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Re: Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation? [Re: ]
    #1983800 - 10/06/03 02:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you can use a hot glue gun to seal it back up


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Re: Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation? [Re: littlejohn747]
    #1984081 - 10/06/03 04:20 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you can pre soak the straw to have a better idea of how much straw will fit and it's a good idea for optimal hydration of the straw? Good luck!


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Re: Straw log with a 2 Liter. Innoculation? [Re: thisone]
    #1987460 - 10/07/03 06:45 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ok i think this 2leter bottle thing is a great idea.. and all the ngredeants are easly obtained. but i dont understand the process..(im a new grower).... so could i get a walkthorugh from someone?


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