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Optimum PH for growing fungi ?
    #2124385 - 11/20/03 06:16 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I am just trying to grow oysters on bulk substrate like coffee grounds and cardboard. I have measured the ph-value of both substrates:
Coffee ground has a ph of about 5 and soaked cardboard has a ph of 6,5. PDYA has a PH of 6 and peat a PH of 4.
Since coffee ground seems a bit acidic to me, I wonder what the optimum ph-value for mushrooms is ? Or has each species it's own optimum ?

Edit: Added PH values of various substrates:

Peat: 4
Coffee ground: 5
Puffball soil: 5-5.5
PDYA: 6
Soaked cardboard: 6.5
Soaked newspaper: 6.0-6.5
Soaked straw: 6.5-7


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Re: Optimum PH for growing fungi ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2124393 - 11/20/03 06:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

>Or has each species it's own optimum ?

Exactly.


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Re: Optimum PH for growing fungi ? [Re: Anno]
    #2124430 - 11/20/03 07:40 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Do you happen to know where I can get more info about what species needs what ph, especially oyster ? I had a look in GGMM and on the web but the only things I found was the ph of casing layers for Agaricus and Psilocybe.


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Re: Optimum PH for growing fungi ? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2124438 - 11/20/03 07:45 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The GGMM gives the pH for each species that is in the book.


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Re: Optimum PH for growing fungi ? [Re: Anno]
    #2124604 - 11/20/03 10:26 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Oysters will run bulk substrate faster if it is slightly basic.


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Re: Optimum PH for growing fungi ? [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2125888 - 11/20/03 09:15 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The GGMM gives the pH for each species that is in the book.

Anno, I have found the pH specs for some species now. But I could not find any pH specifications for Pleurotus pulmonaris or the brown chilled wood lover ( Hypholoma capnoides ). I guess that Pleurotus pulmonaris might have the same needs as Pleurotus ostreatus.


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