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Offlineanarchyhollow
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$350 to start growing, need some figures
    #2132128 - 11/24/03 11:44 AM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Well, i have 350 bucks saved up to start my mushroom cultivation. I want to grow as much possible within the confines of my bedroom/closet. I have absolutely no equipment to start with, and have to buy spores. Do you think i could start out growing a good amount of shrooms with that amount of money? Thanks for any insight


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: anarchyhollow]
    #2132146 - 11/24/03 12:02 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

350 is more than enough. First have you cultivated mushroom before? If not I would say don?t get ahead of yourself. Successful cultivation requires allot of patience. With patience and proper teks you can be very successful. I would say 350 is more than enough in fact 75 should be adequate.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: anarchyhollow]
    #2132148 - 11/24/03 12:03 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Yeah, thats plenty. Just dont get too far in over your head otherwise you'll end up doing something wrong and loosing your money.

Start off small and get things going right so that you can feel things out first.

If you feel confident you can start off with some small casings using the PF tek.

I think the first thing you need to buy are:
1) A nice sized pressure cooker (you'll use this a lot!)
2) 1/2 pint and pint jars ($8.99/case of 12)
3) Spore print/syringe
4) Incubator: Large igloo cooler, glass jug, aquarium heater


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: angryshroom]
    #2132359 - 11/24/03 01:42 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Yep...thats all you'll need...


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: angryshroom]
    #2132373 - 11/24/03 01:50 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

A pressure cooker is the only expensive thing you will ever need to buy. Everything else is pocket change.

1. pressure cooker $100 new (used ones are much cheaper)
2. jars $12
3. rubbermaids $5-20
4. cool mist or pmp setup <$25
5. Vermiculite $6
6. Perlite $8
7. spore syringe $18
8. Fish Tank heater $20
9. Other stuff: alcohol, dust masks, tape, foil, polyfill, lysol, spray bottle, plastic wrap, damp-rid, etc. <$40

At the most, you could spend 250 bucks, but realistically I'd say many people get by spending less than 150. But the most essential things you need to grow a good crop are time and knowledge. Better start researching before you even think about pulling that money out of your pocket.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Demiurge]
    #2132472 - 11/24/03 02:38 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

I'm in for about 100 bucks including a syringe for 25 bucks. I don't have a pressure cooker. I use the steam method for 2 hours.

Good luck this is a fun hobby and patience is what you will need most of.

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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: jimmyjammer1]
    #2132554 - 11/24/03 03:18 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

THat's how I started :grin:


actually I already had a very good vegetable steamer, so in fact I only spent probably 50 bucks.


For the poster:  It sounds like you're very eager to start cultivation, good for you but remember that you will need A LOT of patience, be prepared to encounter failures or mishaps. You need to be maticulous in this hobby, also, since you're in the spending mood look into making a decent glovebox (or buy one!) This will definitely help.

good luck!


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: soochi]
    #2132581 - 11/24/03 03:30 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Buy the best possible pressure cooker you can. You will thank yourself later when you buy a high quality cooker. Most people who attempt to grow never get past the all important step of sterilization.

Peace.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Signo]
    #2132632 - 11/24/03 03:48 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

well i have a really crap pressure cooker and it works well..
sure its nice to have a good pressure cooker, but anything that gets up to 15psi will do


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: ]
    #2132645 - 11/24/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Thanks for your time guys. I will buy all of the above AFTER i research more into the subject. I think i'm going to buy a mushroom cultivating book as well :laugh: Peace


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: anarchyhollow]
    #2132662 - 11/24/03 04:06 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

Good idea... you may as well invest in an agar kit too... this sounds like one of the more fun parts of mycology.

Also, since you have the cash, a glove box wouldn't hurt.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Rose]
    #2132691 - 11/24/03 04:24 PM (13 years, 17 days ago)

you should get 2 books by author Paul Stamets: The Mushroom Cultivator, and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Tremor1127]
    #2132984 - 11/24/03 06:58 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

my friend spent like 100

gloves
cotten balls
large rubbermaids
24 canning jars
flour
verm
peat moss
bird seed
canning funnel
coffee filters
sterile pre made malt agar dishes
91% alcohol
peroxide
denatured alcohol
rubber tubing and connectors
air wands
perlite
calcium "bird minerals"

no pressure cooker yet because he had a brand new rice steamer never used, that he wanted to see if i could make it work.also he has a brand new veggie steamer that goes all the way up to 500 F. hes going to see if he can ue these for just a couple runs.



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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Tremor1127]
    #2133004 - 11/24/03 07:08 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Me Too, about $50. or $60. and that's because I splurged on geolite!



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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: shroomstruck]
    #2133027 - 11/24/03 07:19 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

I started for like $15, all I needed was verm, perlite, brf, and jars. I already had a pressure cooker a few wild prints, I made a pmp out of stuff laying around the house, got some plexiglass from work, happened to find a aquarium pump in my garage (we never had fish so I don't know where the hell it came from) and got tons of jars at a flea market for next to nothing. Everything else I already had. $350 would be enough for me to grow for years.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: John]
    #2133131 - 11/24/03 08:04 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

20 bucks, thats all you need. Give me the 330 for telling you though.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Zwieback0]
    #2133191 - 11/24/03 08:23 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

My friend spent 50$ his first time and used the simple cubensis growing tech and bought everything on their and steam sterilized until he was able to buy a pressure cooker, with 350$ your well set man.


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: Cloud9]
    #2133812 - 11/25/03 01:12 AM (13 years, 16 days ago)

ive always used my gas oven for 2 hours and 15 mins @ 250 for quart jars... out of probably 100 quats ive had 2 contams... much easier to do like 30 jars at a time in the oven than pressure cooking all day


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Re: $350 to start growing, need some figures [Re: slapps]
    #2133873 - 11/25/03 01:41 AM (13 years, 16 days ago)

I spent 50$ my first time, than I sold a qtr. and made my money back, and still had a lot left....you don't need to spend more that 70-80$ unless you REALLY want to produce.


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