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Casing poo with lightly limed verm? Thoughts?
    #3032299 - 08/21/04 01:31 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

    So I read in Roger's straw tek that pasteurizing with heat and 1/2 cup of lime to about 12 gallons water is a good way to give the myc about a 14 day window to propagate through the poo/straw. 
    I was wondering, then, if one had some poo to case, could you add lime to the verm to add as an extra barrier? 
    My thinking is as follows:  1/2 cup lime: 12 gallons water ~ 2 teaspoons lime : 1 gallon water.  Which is just 1/2 teaspoon to a quart of water. 
      One could boil up a quart of water, stir in the lime, use a bit of this mix to hydrate the verm, sterilize this wetted verm in the microwave, let cool, case poo with this.  I think this should provide an extra barrier of protection.
      This line of thinking really stems from the fact that I am experimenting with a poo casing and am concerned about contams now that I've cased it.  I know pasteurization should help, and once the myc colonizes the casing layer, it should be okay. 
      How careful do we have to be after casing poo in terms of contams?  ANd would microwaving the lime/water mix with the verm destroy the lime so that the basic ph of lime is destroyed? 
      Thanks!  :grin:

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Re: Casing poo with lightly limed verm? Thoughts? [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3032500 - 08/21/04 02:33 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah, lime works well in a casing, it'll stand up to the heat and all that, SWIM puts lime in his misting water, that way the pH never drops too low.

Crap is pretty hard to contaminate, just stay fairly clean and you should be alright.


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Re: Casing poo with lightly limed verm? Thoughts? [Re: Shmoppy McGillicuddy]
    #3032576 - 08/21/04 02:57 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

What concentration of lime should be used in misting water? I've been searching through the mycotopia archives for over an hour now trying to find an answer.
Thanks for any help! (Nice sig, btw.)

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Re: Casing poo with lightly limed verm? Thoughts? [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3032848 - 08/21/04 04:01 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I don't think any certain concentration matters. Lime is a pretty weak base, so its not easy to overdo it.

Just add some into the sprayer bottle, I use about 1.5-2 tablespoons per liter. Too much and it clogs up the sprayer head.


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