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    #2002904 - 10/12/03 06:33 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

hey, i am new to mushroom cultivation and im looking for some really simple ways to grow me some shrooms :smile:.  i have looked through most of the tek's at this site and few at others, i was wondering if there are some really simple methods that dont require a pressure cooker.  thanks 


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: aje]
    #2002915 - 10/12/03 06:40 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

try casing, i hear that is supposed to yield better than cakes and it shouldn't be too much harder. i myself am wondering about a microwave sterilization tek and i'd like to be linked to one if there is such a thing


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: aje]
    #2002917 - 10/12/03 06:40 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

No. PC is for steriliztion and you have to be extremely sterile to grow shrooms. Remember you are growing a type of fungus.


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: aje]
    #2002919 - 10/12/03 06:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

PF tek works pretty good. PF tek for simple minds, imo, is the best newbie tek because it works so well, and it's so fool proof.  Good luck, feel free to ask any more qestions, tho you'll probably take some heat for asking before ya search :smile:


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: THATS iT!]
    #2002921 - 10/12/03 06:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

thanks for the help


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: aje]
    #2002942 - 10/12/03 06:50 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Here's the link about using a microwave for sterilization:

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23373

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    #2002975 - 10/12/03 07:05 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

ooh, that sounds nice. thanks a lot


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: aje]
    #2002988 - 10/12/03 07:09 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

In all honesty though you shouldn't be using a microwave to sterilize if you have access to a stove. You should follow the MMGG technique for sterilization with a stove if you can, it would probably be much more sterile than with a microwave.

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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: MycoCat]
    #2003034 - 10/12/03 07:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't suggest the microwave tek. You can sterilize things much more efficiently on the stove, as MycoCat said. I would definitely suggest investing in a pressure cooker if you're going to get serious about this hobby though, it's by far the most utilized piece of equipment in our field.


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    #2003036 - 10/12/03 07:32 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Here is a link to the fractional sterilization method utilizing the stove.


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Re: cultivation techniques [Re: DiMiTriSouljah]
    #2003349 - 10/12/03 09:29 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

If you're after a REAL lazyman's tek, I'd say go for Mycobags. That's what my friend is currently using. All you do is inoculate and wait. NO sterilizing (substrate in bag is pre-sterilized), NO casing, NO birthing. Although the yield is significantly lower from what I gather, the results are almost guaranteed since sterilization is not an issue. Go to www.mycobag.com, order one of the bags, then get a spore syringe (strain of your choosing). Inject the spores into the bag through the self-healing injection site, put the bags in a dark area with high humidity at 75-85 degrees F, then let sit for several weeks. When the bags are fully colonized (substrate is completely white with mycelium), give them some air and maybe mist them with some water, and you'll be pickin' shrooms in no time. From what I've been told, it takes a bit longer than other teks (around 2 months from start to finish), but it's a helluva lot easier. Good luck man.


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