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Dowel Spawn sterilization
    #2564728 - 04/15/04 06:12 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Today I boiled some dowel spawn in order to hydrate. I will not be ready to inoculate it for a few days, so I need to sterilize them. How long would you suggest I PC them for? I was thinking 2 hours should do it...


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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2564739 - 04/15/04 06:15 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

1 hour has worked for me in the past. I usually pasteurize them until they sink, drain for at least 1/2 hour...I find longer helps, and then PC for an hour at 15 lbs.

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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2565915 - 04/15/04 11:19 PM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Joshua has some good advice there.  :headbang:

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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: MycoFactory]
    #2566225 - 04/16/04 01:20 AM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks guys. I soaked all 2500 of 'em, they're loaded into quart jars waiting to be sterilized tomorrow. Me and my dad toppled a huge oak last weekend, and hauled half back home in the family mini van. My dad did all the cutting while I hauled to the car. Those fuckers are heavy. The three foot logs had to way a hundred pounds or more. With 1000 lbs of wood in the car, it was a very smooth ride home. From the oak, I think we got 5-8 logs 4' long that will be shiitaked (new verb). They aren't too thick. The really thick stuff I am going to inoculate with reishi and maitake.

When we go back for the rest of the oak, we will fall a poppel. The whole of that tree will be shiitaked, so that we can have mushrooms this fall.


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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2566627 - 04/16/04 05:59 AM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Good deal. I can't wait to get my ass in gear and start some more work. This hobby can be quite time consuming.

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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: Joshua]
    #2566945 - 04/16/04 09:52 AM (17 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks, Joshua, for the advice on dowel sterilisation. I'm curious as to whether or not it might be a good idea to supplement the dowels pre-sterilisation. If so, with what. I suspect nothing.


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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2567000 - 04/16/04 10:07 AM (17 years, 7 months ago)


Aren't 2500 dowels a bit much for innoculatinng 5 to 8 logs?

You wouldn't have a Maitake culture that you'd be willing to
trade by chance? I can offer you Lion's Mane, Pleurotus eryngii,
reishi, or another shiitake strain.


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Re: Dowel Spawn sterilization [Re: debianlinux]
    #2570225 - 04/17/04 04:27 AM (17 years, 7 months ago)

I am not familiar with any supplementation techniques, although I have thought of trying it.

I just supplemented my millet with liquid dung. I plan on trying sugar supplements and pollen grain supplements as well. I am likely to post any results in the Growlog forum.

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