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shroomgods strawtek help!
    #2288162 - 01/30/04 10:42 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i have a question about shroomgods strawtek. it requires layers, alternating between straw and colonized WBS cake, for the substrate. it says fill a 35-45 gallon rubbermaid tub six inches with the layers. that is a cubic foot of substrate. now does that mean i need 13 quart jars of colonized WBS for the tub to get three inches of crumbled cake and three inches of straw? i dont want to think i need that much but to get a cubic foot of substrate the math comes out to 13 quarts of WBS. someone please give me some insightful help on my situation.


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2288223 - 01/30/04 10:57 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

you should use more straw than spawn.....2 or 3qts should be enough spawn


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2288235 - 01/30/04 10:59 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

ok so my straw layers should ber alot thicker than the crumbled cake layers?


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2288320 - 01/30/04 11:22 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You can use WBS if you want to, I use PF cakes to spawn my straw.
(4) 1/2pint jars would do a cubic foot of substrate. Blended to a fine powder and mixed in with your pasturized straw is fast as lightning and a whole lot less spawn is required. The smaller your particals of spawn are the more seperate spots it grows from. But if I was useing WBS to spawn straw I wouldnt layer it, I would crumble as small as you can and mix it in with the straw.

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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2288633 - 01/31/04 01:42 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

ya you got it


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    #2288656 - 01/31/04 01:54 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yeah mix it in if you can. that way theres more spawn points per cubic foot. and it should go faster that way


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2289011 - 01/31/04 05:05 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

be sure to allow a spawn-rich top layer, and to tuck the frayed straw edges down.
good luck with that. it's a good tek  :thumbup:


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: shirley knott]
    #2289964 - 01/31/04 06:02 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

yeah its good for getting a high yield so i wanted to clear up some problems before i go ahead. so i shouldnt layer, i should mix and add a casing layer on top once straw is colonized?


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Re: shroomgods strawtek help! [Re: newgrwr1]
    #2290071 - 01/31/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Yup you got it.


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