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who use's coco coir in their substrate
    #2126609 - 11/21/03 02:49 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i was looking back through some older post and i came across people who use a coco coir/BRF mixture for their substrate. I couldn't find how much better it was though but I know it must be better to at least some degree because I have heard companies like dung brother's and HMC use it in their substrate's. So does any one have any exp. and insight they can offer. Thnx in advance.


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Re: who use's coco coir in their substrate [Re: littlejohn747]
    #2126966 - 11/21/03 11:25 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

bump.... anyone?


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Re: who use's coco coir in their substrate [Re: littlejohn747]
    #2127037 - 11/21/03 12:18 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I only use it in my casing just because verm is cheaper and it's always given good results. I'd like to hear if there are any advantages though...



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Re: who use's coco coir in their substrate [Re: littlejohn747]
    #2127102 - 11/21/03 12:39 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

well when looking at it from a common sense stand point i know a couple of things.A. myc. spreads through the coir very fast and B. Mushies are 90% water and all the coir does is hold water because their is no nutrients in it. so I figured if i mixed some ground up coir with either brf or grain or wbs it might cut on colonization time and it might affect the fruit, hopefully in a good way. the only post i can find on the subject is here coc coir . I am guessing but you would probably mix the substrate at 60/40 (grain,brf,wbs/coir) or 80/20. you would have to play with the numbers a little to get the right mixture but it would be using the same idea as adding verm to substrate.


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Re: who use's coco coir in their substrate [Re: littlejohn747]
    #2127114 - 11/21/03 12:45 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

There were a few experiments on it...using water/coir/brf "PF style" jars. Sure, it works, but, not that great.

Coir does not hold water as good as vermeculite, and is much finer. If your doing PF style jars, you want to hvae it somewhat airy so the mycelium can colonize. You dont want a super dense substrate or it will take too long.

Its good as a casing because its lightweight and yes, has no nutrients to harbour contams.

It wouldnt serve much as a purpose in grain jars, as it wouldn't hold moisture all that well. Ive tried using vermeculite in my grain jars, and that works pretty good. Its coarse and makes it easier to shake/be broken up.


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Re: who use's coco coir in their substrate [Re: angryshroom]
    #2127723 - 11/21/03 05:15 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

thnx angry. I figured for one reason or another it didn't work out because no one was using it but i figured i would ask about it anyways....


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