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An Alternative to Bulk Substrates
    #3032052 - 08/21/04 11:55 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Has anyone ever tried to use wood chips rather than straw for a growth medium? Was thinking about trying it, but maybe there is problems with moisture levels, nutrients, pH, etc? Figured I'd run it by you guys, someone has probably tried it. I would use straw but it is a little hard to find around here, plus you don't have to chop wood chips!


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3032313 - 08/21/04 01:33 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Anyone?  Any ideas?  Or should I just do it and stop being a pussy :smile:


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3032329 - 08/21/04 01:37 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes, woodchips are great for wood loving species.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3032391 - 08/21/04 01:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I've heard of it done with cubies, supposedly it makes the trip have a bit of a different character.

Do a Shroomery search for stove pellets, they are already packed and in pellet form for easy spawning.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: Shmoppy McGillicuddy]
    #3032970 - 08/21/04 04:44 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Thank folks, maybe I'll try some azurs, I always like a good challenge, even when I fail miserably! I just did a quick search but to no avail...anyone know a good, trustworthy vendor in Canada?


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3036537 - 08/22/04 04:42 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

"Not a Shroomery sponsor" is in Canada. The guy who runs the site is active on the ADM newsgroup, but is not a shroomery sponsor so only use him as a last resort. I've never heard complaints about him though.

The moderators may remove that link since he isn't a sponsor, but I hope they'll keep it since I've clearly noted that he isn't a sponsor and should only be used as a last resort.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: fastfred]
    #3038137 - 08/23/04 01:13 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks man....helpful, my friens has actually referred to this guy for "help" before, great help but too bad he isn't a sponsor :frown:  He doesn't seem to have azurs though, any other ideas?


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3038860 - 08/23/04 10:27 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Sporeworks

Yes Cubies can grow on wood but you may have trouble keeping the green mould off
Cubes can eat cellulose but im not sure about lignin, the other bit in wood.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3063329 - 08/28/04 10:20 PM (13 years, 29 days ago)

The B+ has been reputed to do well on wood.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3063476 - 08/28/04 11:13 PM (13 years, 29 days ago)

i would guess that if B+ works then all cubes grow on wood... no?


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: Gr0wer]
    #3063563 - 08/28/04 11:42 PM (13 years, 29 days ago)

maybe, maybe not. It's been a while since I've seen the B+'s on wood, or heard mention of them.

It may have been partially decomposed wood.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3063600 - 08/28/04 11:55 PM (13 years, 29 days ago)

Well i beleive you age the wood first because fresh wood has anti fungal enzymes and such.


Edited by Gr0wer (08/28/04 11:56 PM)


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: bemmers1]
    #3063614 - 08/29/04 12:02 AM (13 years, 29 days ago)

Cubies do great on stove wood pellets.


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Re: An Alternative to Bulk Substrates [Re: hyphae]
    #3063710 - 08/29/04 12:34 AM (13 years, 29 days ago)

B+ on alder smoke chips. Low yeilds compared to poo/straw. Possibly higher potency? not completely sure but suspect so. 5g of this flush would launch you though.May try B+ on wood/poo this winter and see if I like it.I have come to prefer some wood in my substrates. I soak chips in 3% h2o2 and add to bulk substrates to replace vermiculite for looseness and colonization speed.
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