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Questions consering the Strainsaver Technique ???
    #2650533 - 05/07/04 05:16 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Basicly i want to know if this will work with P.Cubensis, it seems like its for the wood lovers, not the dung lovers. Has any one used this Tech? and what was the out come? What about spores, will they grow on the aspen shavings or just mycelium? Oh and what about other natural contamin killers / inhibitors, Is lavender one?

(Strainsaver Technique

This can be a real lifesaver if you have a contamination in your only culture, or one of a kind dirty mushroom.
Buy some Natures Gold Premium Aspen. It is sold as hamster litter in a lot of grocery stores and super discount stores. It is made of extremely clean aspen shavings.

Fill jar half full, add enough water to cover the bottom 1/3 of the jar. Place upside down canning lid with single center hole. Cover with foil and boil or pressure cook.

Open contaminated jar, pick out a little bit of clean mycelium from the contamination. Drop thru hole so it lands on top of shavings. Cover, place in normal incubation conditions. The mushroom mycelium will grow, and the contamination doesn't start on the shavings. You can also place a dirty piece of unwashed mushroom on shavings. They will usually start growing mycelium and no mold or bacteria. I know it sounds to good to be true, but try it, it works. The aspen is clean and is a good source of food for mycelium, but mold and bacteria doesn't appear to like it. You will get about a 20% contamination rate, but for what you can save, it is excellent.

It also is a nice additive to mushroom substrate and for wood lover spawn.

Try it! It is amazing! )


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Re: Questions consering the Strainsaver Technique ??? [Re: MeSaUsA]
    #2650655 - 05/07/04 05:40 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Only for wood lovers. Won't work on cubes.


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Re: Questions consering the Strainsaver Technique ??? [Re: MeSaUsA]
    #2650674 - 05/07/04 05:47 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

We have Cedar and no Aspens...would it work on cedar wood?..
Im wanting to try Cyans this winter because we dont ever freeze here and am pretty shure Cyans or Azures would love this climate in winter


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