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Would this substrate work?
    #2061768 - 10/31/03 11:19 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I read about a Potatoe Dextrose Agar in The Mushroom Cultivator.

Would using the water from boiling potatoes in place of reg water work in the PF Tek?

Im fairly new at trying to grow. I have birthed my first batch recently and was getting ready to start another. I have read about MANY diffrent ways to grow. I want to stay with the PF Tek till I get my substrate right. Then I will go to casing.

I thought that using the water from boiling potatoes would give them more nutrients, make them grow better.

Is this a good idea, or a bad one?


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Re: Would this substrate work? [Re: niteowl]
    #2062124 - 11/01/03 02:51 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

It would definitely work. Give it a try and see.
You would run an increased risk of contamination though.


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Re: Would this substrate work? [Re: zeta]
    #2062217 - 11/01/03 03:55 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

If I PC'd the jars for 1hour, would I still have trouble w/contams?


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Re: Would this substrate work? [Re: niteowl]
    #2097015 - 11/12/03 02:07 PM (13 years, 26 days ago)

I made the PJ jars.

I took 3 medium potatoes and washed them good. I sliced them lenghtwise and them cut into slices 1/4in thick. I boilled them untill they were real soft and drained the water into a bowl. There was 450ml of the potatoe juice. I thought about filtering it more with a coffee filter but chose not to. I took 800ml verm and 400ml BRF and mixed it in with the 450ml potatoe water. The stuff was VERY thick and stiff so I added (about) 200ml verm and another 100ml bfr untill the mixture was more fluffy. This made 6, 1pint jars. The jars were PC'd for 75min. I noticed that the jars may need more fresh water to help in mycelium growth. When I inject the spores I will put 5-10ml reg h2o in 3 of the jars to compare the growth.

I just made more syringes and will try to inject the jars tomorrow. I will start a grow log when I get them injected.


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