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Sugar Cane mulch
    #3101615 - 09/07/04 02:03 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

is sugar cane mulch ok to be used for a bulk spawn? and is steralizing it by boiling ok?


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Re: Sugar Cane mulch [Re: aussieone]
    #3101955 - 09/07/04 04:32 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

give it a try, its pretty much like straw, and contains a lot of
food, so i guess it would work.

Try to pasturise it instead of boiling it though.

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The pasteurization is carried out for a prolonged time at around 170?F and is supposed to kill only heat susceptible organisms and their spores, while sterilization works at a temperature of 250?F and is supposed to kill all organisms.
The beneficial microorganisms(mainly bacteria)that are left alive when pasteurizing, guard the substrate against other contaminants, for instance different molds, but don't affect the growth of mushroom mycelium.
Pasteurization is used for bulk substrates like straw, dung and composts and wood chips, also casings, and sterilization for all high nutritious substrates, like different grains


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Re: Sugar Cane mulch [Re: aussieone]
    #3102211 - 09/07/04 09:12 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Maria Sabina describes a type of mushroom that grows in sugar cane leftovers. I'd think there's lot of nutrition, although too much sugar kills.

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Re: Sugar Cane mulch [Re: suzie_girl]
    #3102581 - 09/07/04 11:42 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

usualy by the time the cane is proscessed there is very little sugar left.

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