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Offlinegreymule
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Re: Colloidal Minerals
    #291493 - 04/12/01 02:39 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Colloidal minerals are mineral deposits from plant material that have been pressured by geological processes and turned into a shale like material. The minerals are readily available, unlike inorganic minerals that one finds in vitamins, etc. Mycellium cannot digest or use inorganic stuff, that's why they feed off plant material to get their carbs, proteins and mins. My friend got his colloidal minerals at a healthfood store @ about $10 per quart. NOW brand was the one he found that had no preservatives in it(must be refrigerated). He used the eqiuvalent of about 5 small drops per petri dish mixed in with the agar solution. Apparently, if one puts in too much, then growth is slowed. He also tried some in HMF substrate and he will let me know of the results from that as well.

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Re: Colloidal Minerals [Re: greymule]
    #291596 - 04/12/01 04:12 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Hey everyone. Something has been on my mind since I first started reading about shroomies (not long ago). At health food stores and Wholefoods (if you have one near you) there are sold colloidial minerals. For those of you who know what colloids are, bear with me as I tell all little about colloids. A colloid is defined as any particle that is less than 0.2 microns in size. A micron is 1 / 1,000,000 of a meter or 1/ 10,000 th of a centimeter. REAL small. so small in fact that they are suspended freely in water. In essence, they are in solution. NOW for the point of this nerdy crap. Colloidial minerals are extracted from the liquids inside plants. This is significant b/c the plants have done all the work of breaking down minerals from the soil and putting them into solution. This is a process that requires a lot of ingestion by the plant (or any other living organism) to yeild very little useful mineral for the organism. The same is true with humans. Dry solid mineral suuplements like those that come at stores, are very inefficient in that you may eat 1000 mg of minerals but may only absorb 10-20 mg of mixed trace minerals, if that much. Colloidial minerals on the other hand are ready for absorbsion by humans AND I'M HOPING SHROOMIES. Colloidial minerals can also be found in bodies of water like The Great Salt lake. Does anyone have an opinion on the importance of minerals on fugal growth. There is a brand of minerals called 'IONIC TONIC". It is sold at Wholefoods. I hesitated to add any of this product to my first attempt at cultivation (currently in process at the North Pole) because it had a small ammount of preservative in it. On the other had it probably would be effective in as low as a 1-3 % solution of collioidial mineral to water. Anyone have an opinion on this? How much preservative can Ps. withstand? I see that Greymule has been able to provide us a brand that has no preservatives. I don't really see the need for the product to have a preservative at all because it is just a mineral solution in water but, whatever. Theses products contain all the vital minerals and include 30-50 trace minerals. Surely this could only benefit our research projects *wink*.

Thanks for the info Greymule! I plan to start my own expiriements with colloidial minerals



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Re: Colloidal Minerals [Re: TrippinRhino]
    #291609 - 04/12/01 04:23 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Now we're talking, TR. Let's get this shit figured out! The NOW brand says to refrigerate after opening because it has no preserves. You ain't no Trippin' Rhino, you're a Charging Cajun Rhino. Do you play Tab Benoit when you do your research?

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