Home | Community | Message Board


Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Gypsum, Rye Grain, Wild Bird Seed

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMrGrib
Stranger

Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 181
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Popcorn seed substrate?
    #2279761 - 01/28/04 04:31 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

to anybody who has tried/uses popcorn seeds as substrate, how do you like it? How does it fare compared to other substrates in regard to colonization time and yield? Thanks.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAnnoA
Experimenter
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 06/18/99
Posts: 24,121
Loc: my room
Last seen: 2 months, 14 days
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2279774 - 01/28/04 04:49 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineragadinks
MrBeatle
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/20/03
Posts: 1,297
Last seen: 2 years, 8 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2279778 - 01/28/04 04:50 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Do a search on "popcorn" and you will find many links !
Here is one and here another one.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMrGrib
Stranger

Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 181
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: ragadinks]
    #2279805 - 01/28/04 05:16 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

thanks, but these links you gave me to these teks (which I have already read, btw), do not address my question. My question is not how to use popcorn, my question is to people who have used it how do you like the results as compared to other substrates, in regards to colonization time and yield? Thank you.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineParanoidSchizoid
Fun Guy With TheFungi
Registered: 04/30/02
Posts: 91
Last seen: 12 years, 10 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2281550 - 01/28/04 07:07 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I've had great success with it and low contamination rates. For some time I was able to do a grain to grain transfer and have every kernel growing mycelium the next day. This resulted in full colonization in 4-5 days - at least enough colonization to be used as spawn. Those were good times. I haven't been able to get them to do that lately. Maybe it was that long break I took from cultivation. You have to watch the water content carefully when preparing it or bacteria will ruin it for you. I would recommend popcorn to anyone because it's so cheap and requires no gypsum. The only disadvantage is the lack of colonization points, as compared to rye, birdseed, etc. Try it out and let us know how it goes for you!

I just want to add one more thing. Spore germination on popcorn usually takes 5-7 days which is longer than most other grains as far as I know.


--------------------
Growing conspiracy
Everyone's after me
Frayed ends of sanity
Hear them calling
Hear them calling me


Edited by ParanoidSchizoid (01/28/04 07:09 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMrGrib
Stranger

Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 181
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: ParanoidSchizoid]
    #2282270 - 01/29/04 12:54 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

thanks a lot for your input, it's very helpful to hear about others' experiences!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedaywalker
Do you dream in color?

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 783
Loc: in my skin
Last seen: 7 years, 11 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2282294 - 01/29/04 01:01 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I also saw the same germination time on popcorn like ParanoidSchizoid has mentioned, from 2 different strains.

Only other projects PF involved cakes and I am a still a rookie, but I like working with the corn. Cheap and seems to work well. I had better yields from the cake project, but that is due to my just learning to work well with casings.


--------------------
"I suggest we ... learn to love our ... selves before it ... becomes illegal."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMrGrib
Stranger

Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 181
Last seen: 12 years, 9 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: daywalker]
    #2282303 - 01/29/04 01:05 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

can either of you comment on the potency of yield from popcorn? I'm not certain of the correlation between substrate and efficacy, but I read one persons observation that popcorn seemed to produce a less-potent fruit. anyone?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebabyshroom
addict
Registered: 09/09/01
Posts: 456
Loc: Florida
Last seen: 12 years, 8 months
Re: Popcorn seed substrate? [Re: MrGrib]
    #2283623 - 01/29/04 01:13 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

My foaf has used it extensively recently, with prior experience with wbs, rye & wheat. Potency has not been noted (or reported) to be noticeably different from previous grains.
Agree w/previous poster regarding water content/bacteria issues, colonization rates, and resistance to contams. FAR less green viewings were experienced with pc casings.
Typical flushes are somewhat sparse in comparison to other grains (especially wbs), but fruit well as there are few abhorts.


--------------------
I don't really know anyone who grows mushrooms. I just come here for fun.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Gypsum, Rye Grain, Wild Bird Seed

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Birdseed/Popcorn Kernals Substrate GodsGardener 1,200 6 09/25/06 12:09 AM
by djaxx06
* hemp seed substrate walkclothed 967 4 09/13/05 11:18 AM
by OldSpice
* Prepared popcorn for substrate Branx 662 9 01/04/09 10:30 PM
by Damion5050
* Water in bird seed substratE zulu 1,195 17 11/14/03 06:06 PM
by zulu
* Seed Substrate hawksapprentice 441 2 06/06/03 11:04 PM
by dysphoria
* Hemp Seed Substrate for PF Tek jazzillion 1,432 7 05/13/13 01:48 AM
by smegzilla69
* IM IN THE MIDDLE OF MY FIRST GROW - RYE SEED SUBSTRATE - PLEASE HELP greatchase 2,362 15 11/02/07 09:17 AM
by veda_sticks
* Marijuana Seed Substrate
( 1 2 all )
Eightball 2,616 34 09/26/01 11:49 PM
by Jared

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
1,092 topic views. 20 members, 62 guests and 29 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Magic-Mushrooms-Shop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.039 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 14 queries.