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Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn
    #2091321 - 11/11/03 04:21 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

most of us would be aware of the variety of grow bricks that are being sold currently that come with ready mycelium in a brick and need only a terrarium to go..

I was wondering if it's possible to use these grow bricks as inoculant for substrate that I make myself.

Most of these grow bricks come in a Sara Lee cake sized portion and last a few flushes..  Instead of growing them out, would it be even better to use them to colonise more substrate and then 'crumble and case' them into an even bigger pile??

I'm thinking more along the lines of Pan Cyan shrooms, though comments on cubensis would be welcome too!

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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2091484 - 11/11/03 05:56 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Sounds very possible to me.


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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2092733 - 11/11/03 03:45 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i've done it, works beautifully


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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2094444 - 11/11/03 11:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)


Thanks Comario.. it's good to hear it went great on your side.

did you do this before or after using the grow bricks? Coz I was wondering if it were possible to use a spent brick or one that has been used for a flush or two, 'cake and crumble', and achieve similar results..



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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2100823 - 11/13/03 10:10 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

yes, good idea, let us know your resultes...


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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2101887 - 11/13/03 03:30 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

yes it is, although risk of contams gets increasingly higher. that's why i would suggest first dunking in peroxidated solutio for a couple of hours before using as spawn


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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2103572 - 11/13/03 11:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)



Comario,

agreed that the rate of contams gets higher..
Could you advise on the concentration of peroxide in the dunk water? I have 6% peroxide solution. What would a good ratio of peroxide to water be?


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Re: Using Commercial Grow Bricks as spawn [Re: swilk2012]
    #2106837 - 11/14/03 05:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

with 6% h2o2 probably about 20:1
you could also add about 5cc per qt. of sterilized grain, and mix well befor transfer .
good luck, let us know how it grows .


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