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special casting procedure?
    #2921799 - 07/23/04 09:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I found this procedure while browsing the web. I understand this this may not necesarily be from a guarnteed/reliable source. The procedure includes making a casting, mixing in some oyster powder and dextrose, sterilizing it in the microwave, this inoculating it with either spore water or mycelia. Then it grows over the next month or so. Have any of you heard of such a method? Possted below is what i found.

Get a Rubbermade bucket-shaped container which will fit in your microwave. Every step goes on in this one container. In the bottom put two cups of vermiclulite. Use a spatula to mix in enough distilled water to make the vermiclulite about as damp as it can be without feeling soggy. (Usually about a cup).The following dry ingredients can be added one at a time or mixed together. The idea is to coat the wet vermiculite particles with the dry powder as you stir the mix with the spatula. This sounds trivial but it makes all the difference.


Ingredients :

1/4 cup brown rice flour

1/2 teaspoon dextrose

500mg glycine

1/2 teaspoon oyster shell powder

1/2 teaspoon trace minerals (gypsum powder may work)

Where do you get this stuff? - All are available at health food stores. Dextrose is also available from wine making / beer brewing stores, or diabetic supply companies.


After the mix is made lightly tamp it down and cover this layer with 1/2" to 1" dry vermiculite. Microwave the bucket for 8 minutes with the top slightly off. Allow to cool -completely- in the microwave. (If you take it out and put the top on tight the top will get sucked in.) Now you're ready to innoculate.

I favor innoculation with mycelium water, but many have advocated spore water. Either one will work but mycelium water is much faster and has less chance of contamination. A large innoculation around the edges and several squirts in the middle (5-15cc) will get things going in a hurry.

Wrap the outside of the container to the level of the top of the vermiculite with aluminum foil. Set it on a shelf and forget it. Fruits will appear in the bucket in about three weeks (at 75 F). After the second flush squirt in another 50cc or so of water. Sometime these buckets flush for months. When it looks old and pooped drop in a sterilized cow patty and more water. Again you may get more flushes.

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Re: special casting procedure? [Re: soad05]
    #2921818 - 07/23/04 09:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)


It is rather unreliable(from experience) and potentially dangerous.

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Re: special casting procedure? [Re: Anno]
    #2921834 - 07/23/04 09:14 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well just prevent the fire, and we got ourselves a working grow method. I mean, im not looking for guarnteed results, i just wanna put my spore syringes to use w/ease.

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