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Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward * 70
    #23310889 - 06/05/16 04:56 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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Bodhi's Master Link List

Cacti/Ethnobotanical Tek List

All true noobs must watch these videos: RR's Lets Grow Mushrooms Videos
This entire hobby is just cooking stuff and aseptically adding spores or mycelium to it, don't over-complicate it.

The life cycle of mushrooms


:mushdance:Beginner:mushdance:
(simplest/cheapest routes to success to get you familiarized)


Glossary of Terms/abbreviations: A lot of the teks use abbreviations/odd terms, you'll want to read these at some point.
Quick Pictorial: How to Shroomery (worth a look, I didn't know about one of the buttons pictured for my first 1.5 years here :rofl:)

Growing with Brown Rice Flour/PF-tek (very beginner  friendly):   

Materials: Where do I buy all these weird cultivation supplies?      Tmethyl's Supplies and materials writeup

Pressure Cooker Operation:  (Don't be that idiot who's afraid of his cooker, just learn how it works.)
  • Bodhi's 'How to PC' Write-up
  • Elementary Concept of PC'ing by Boris
  • You might want to be like the cool kids and blow 300 bucks on an All American but its just thicker metal and fancier handles. Who gives a fuck? Just add more water to your presto or mirro to ensure that it never boils dry (boiling dry warps the thin metal) and its just as good. And 225-250 dollars cheaper. Buy 3 presto's for less than the cost of one AA and do 21 quart jars in one cook, or 12 bags. If on the off chance you boil one dry and warp it horribly, you can totally replace it and still be saving money compared to AA's. It wouldn't even be wasteful, they're great as huge pots if warped, or for melting down. (TLDR, I bought an AA and regret it big time) (bodhisatta has echoed this sentiment and lets face it he's the new and improved RR. Fuck AA)
  • "Don't use lime anywhere near your pressure cooker. It's highly caustic and will pit the aluminium. Use a plastic tub." -RR

Fruiting Chambers:


Contamination: 

Sterile Procedure:

Harvest/Storage:
Spores:

Improving Potency:
Longer consolidation times for increased potency

Comprehensive Beginner Teks/Video Series:

  • Bodhi's Simplified Cultivation Methods and Link List Definitely look at this one, very well put together, fully up to date, no nonsense.
  • Frank's 12 steps to shrooms
  • Violets Invitro Pod Tek
  • RR's Cultivation Video Series
  • Mushroom Cultivation Video Series by Munchauzen
  • Principles of Mushroom Growing for Beginners


    Sclerotia/Truffle Producers: (Different species that some claim are easier to grow than cubensis)

    Where to post questions:  1)  Shroomery's Mushroom Cultivation Forum 1.5)  Official Cultivation Thread  2)  AMU Q&A Thread  3) Advanced Search Engine/How To  4) How To Be an Awesome Poster


    Quote:

    Avoid: (Outdated/useless teks, common mistakes, and things best saved for seasoned cultivators)

    -Glove Boxes (the much preferred 'Still-Air Box' (SAB) is only slightly different)
    -Incubators: Only useful for agar, and even then not worth the effort/$$$ IMO.
    -Grow kits
    -Postal Tyvek
    -Hydrogen Peroxide (I can't think of a single use for it in this hobby yet noobs are always oddly keen on using the stuff, does more harm than good)
    -Lysol/disinfecting sprays: Excessive use of them anyway, nice for cleaning the air once in a while though.
    -Obsessing over optimum lighting: Ambient sunlight from windows or whatever light-bulb you have is fine.
    -Spores to Liquid Cultures: Contaminants are hard to identify in liquid cultures, you will have more consistent success if you inoculate them with agar plates instead. Though it can work
    -Fear of opening jars: Just be quick and don't let your hand hover over the open jar.
    -Poor mans pod
    -Improvised Fruiting Chambers: At least master the basics before experimenting.
    -Automated Fruiting Chambers: For noobs anyway
    -What all the trusted cultivators would have done differently when they were starting out





    HOW TO NOT GET BUSTED: HERE



    :mushdance:Intermediate
    :mushdance:
    (the more practical techniques, only slightly more difficult)


    Grains: (I recommend whole oats, found at feed/farm stores, way cheaper/easier than WBS, you have to ask at the counter usually)

    Grain Jar Lid Design: 

    Bulk Substrate:


    Casing:

    Agar:  Agar: All you need to know

    Anti-Bacterial Agar/Gelatin:(experimental/unverified but effective in my experience. Cleaned an otherwise un-salvageable culture with weak green tea agar, its now on grains as proof)
    Outdoor:


    Miscellanious Intermediate Level Posts


    Violets Other Teks:



    :mushdance:Expert:mushdance:
    (Slurries and LC aren't any harder than G2G, but if your culture isn't totally clean contams will have a field day.)



    Liquid Cultures: (Don't be intimidated by the "expert" label. My first grow ever started on LC, its just easier to fuck up. )
    • Grainwater Liquid Culture (GLC) by Hamloaf
    • EzLC Tek by Pastywhyte (a new tek that ensures sterility of the LC)
    • Simple LC by TL
    • Visual Signs of Contaminated LC's
    • The Biopsy Method by Josex. (allow me to summarize so you don't have to sort through that long-winded thread. You have a 10ml full of sterile water and poke a colonized agar plate with the needle, then squirt the mycelium that gets stuck in the needle into either another plate or LC. There, simple as that. This tek does serve a secondary purpose as well however, it is a great example of how not to write teks. There is such a thing as being concise and to the point.)


    Slurries/Liquid Inoculant: 

    FlowHood Construction and Use:  (Something I didn't realize when I got my first filter, the filter face is made of paper, very fragile, be careful with it)(Simplest fucking thing, make wooden box with filter inside, attach fan to box. Don't over complicate this shit.)

    Greenhouses:


    Bulk Sterilizers/Pasteurizers and Simple Machines:

    Genetic crossing: RR's rattlesnake venom gene crossing post



    Exotics/Other Species:
    (Not considered part of the 'expert section.' More intermediate difficulty)



    Sclerotia/Truffle Producers: Some say these are easier than cubes


    Panaeolus/Copelandia  Species (Pan Cyans):


    Woodlovers:


    Gourmet/Edible Species:



    Recommended Reading/Other Tek Lists:


    Bodhi's Link List all you need right here

    The Tribal Forum

    Franks 12 steps to shrooms

    All of RR's Cultivation Notes

    Self Healing Injections Ports Vs Opening Lid

    Eatyualive's Tek Link List

    Official TNF recommended methods

    AMU Tek List

    Bodhisatta's Agar Link List

    Using a microscope to inspect bulk substrate

    Ferathers Pocket guide/tek list

    Cubensis Pinning Strategy and troubleshooting

    Violets Teks and posts

    A Few Thoughts on Cultivation by Blinding Leaf

    Hashed's Categorized List of Teks

    Bodhi's Videos

    Damion5050's Favorite Links/teks

    Tmethyl's Tips and Tricks

    Gr0wers Youtube Channel (Myers Mushrooms)

    Myco Pee Tek by Willsolvem

    Sterilization Pressure/Temp/Duration Table Can you really cook for only 20 mins if you get 20 psi???

    A site where you can get tons of cheap woodchips

    Everything you probably don't need to know about mushrooms

    Colonizing in FC

    Wowimflabbergasteds cultivation guide

    Bodhisatta's Library of Fungal Biology

    Bodhi's "Endospores in Cereal Grain" thread

    Large tek compilation featuring cronicr

    Salvaging old spores with a simple rubber band

    Salvage Old Spores with Activated Carbon

    Upgrading your PC to be silent/achieve higher PSI (read whole thread, some issues, I had no trouble at all though. Very simple, loosen vent pipe, screw new part into place.)

    Neat modded PC w/informative discussion

    Psychosis, Synchronicities, Shamanism & the Supernatural

    Covering Flies with Spores to Spread Them A wacky and unverified idea but maybe you'll find it as stimulating as I did. :grin: There's so many potential options beyond flies, like these shiny green beetles that feed exclusively on douglas fir, or woodlouse, slugs, anybody know an entomologist?

    Longer consolidation times for potency



    Mushroom Recipes:

    Amanita Recipes/Extracts:
     
    Mushroom Hunting:

    Security/Legal:
    Other Drugs:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #23741032 - 10/16/16 12:29 AM (5 years, 9 months ago)

    Posting a reply because I'm sick of this being on the 2nd page of my journal


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #23747844 - 10/18/16 04:59 AM (5 years, 9 months ago)

    gnarley :thumbup:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: wtfcrazymofo] * 1
        #23878779 - 11/29/16 06:20 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    Only replying so I can easily access this thread.  Great info, 5 shrooms to Psilosopherr.

    p.s.  If anyone knows a way to save a thread to my "favorites" or something similar to a favorites list without having to post a useless reply please let me know so I don't post useless replies like this one.  Peace.


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: OakTree] * 1
        #23879127 - 11/29/16 08:03 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    not that I know of, it would be nice though.

    everybody just posts :popcorn: I guess, kinda lame when it clutters real popular threads though


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #23900953 - 12/06/16 08:57 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    Bottom of the page, in the "Extra Information" box. Directly above the "Search the Thread" you will see "Toggle Favorite" in blue lettering. I just found it myself! Hope that makes your Shroomery-ing more enjoyable!


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: myc10is] * 1
        #23900959 - 12/06/16 08:59 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    :mindblown:

    we ought to have a "tricks of the shroomery" thread, its taken me too long to learn all this crap. somewhat technically challenged though I suppose


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #23901049 - 12/06/16 09:21 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    Word. I learn more about the tricks daily. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but it makes you feel good when you figure out how things work. Hey Psil, have you ever used spawn bags? I read that you can use food sealer bags, which I have a bunch of, so I was going to try. I was figuring I would cut a small hole and fashion a poly patch for it as well as install a SHIP. Is there a Tek for this that I missed somehow? If you were going to attempt this endeavour is there anything I should know about?


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: myc10is] * 1
        #23901072 - 12/06/16 09:26 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    I've definitely seen some DIY spawn bags on here before, so you might try some searching.

    I've still never done spawn bags myself...should probably get more bag teks in the list though thanks for pointing that out

    Link me to any good teks you find if you feel like it :hatsoff:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #23901152 - 12/06/16 09:44 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

    Sure thing. There are several DIY bag teks, but they don't usually go to far because the cheapness of bought ones can hardly be beat. I am only making them because I am poor, I am bored, and I have tons of material laying around. Also I am kind of red neck so I like building stuff. I made a magnetic stirrer plate the other day. Lol.


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #24060161 - 02/02/17 02:57 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

    Sweet shit. I'd never seen this journal entry before. :cool:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Tiamo] * 1
        #24208890 - 03/31/17 07:44 PM (5 years, 4 months ago)

    Color me impressed rbalzer I'm surprised I just found it.


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: bodhisatta] * 1
        #24208928 - 03/31/17 08:05 PM (5 years, 4 months ago)

    Thanks man :cool:

    Still trying to fill out certain parts and organize it all properly over time but yeah


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #24353823 - 05/27/17 12:38 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

    Ridiculously beautiful compiling brother. Your patience shows. :bow2:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Lobi] * 1
        #24353857 - 05/27/17 12:50 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

    :grin: why thank you. Going through yours atm and finding a couple Gr0wer posts I was missing.


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #24353879 - 05/27/17 01:03 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

    I honestly made mine independent of knowing yours existed. Was tired of linking multiple things to people all the time. I dig yours more honestly.


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    The fellowship of atoms,
    of star dust in its endless flight, of suns and worlds,  of gods and men.
    The clasped hands of comradeship unite in a bond eternal; the fellowship of spirit.

    :mushroom2:My High Quality Lo-Fi Beats  -:mushroom2:MushroomCultivation Compendium  -:mushroom2:- Doing Bulk w/ No PC -:mushroom2:

    :chillpill:more about my music :chillpill:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Lobi] * 1
        #24354215 - 05/27/17 04:07 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

    Lots of people seem to make their own. I get a lot of use out of it. Every time I find a new useful tek I update this.

    Just click here and control-f for anything you need to re-read. Tek index


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #24467725 - 07/08/17 03:18 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

    great organization! thanks.


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: eatyualive] * 1
        #24467928 - 07/08/17 05:14 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

    Thanks!

    Been meaning to ask about your slurry to bulk post for a while. From the post it looks like you get comparable results when using 2 quarts of slurry compared to 5 quarts of standard spawn. you even got a bigger yield with your slurry tub.

    Does not compute :confused:


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    Re: Ultimate Tek Compendium: For Noobs And Onward [Re: Psilosopherr] * 1
        #24468136 - 07/08/17 06:59 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

    :crazy2:


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