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OfflineMycoCat
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Hay/Straw?
    #3122416 - 09/11/04 03:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm interested in doing a bulk grow with poo/straw, but I don't really know where I can get straw. Hay is pretty common, I see bales for $5 all around here, but I've never seen straw.

So what exactly is the difference? If it were pasteurized correctly wouldn't it not matter? Or is it a question of nutrients or contaminants? Thanks for the help.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: MycoCat]
    #3122458 - 09/11/04 03:27 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Straw is dried out stems of wheat or barley, hay is.... I don't know actually, but it won't work. Your myc will rip through the straw though, I've got a small box, the one's that quart caning jars come in, filled with straw and it's about 50% done after six days. I just got a mini-bale from Michael's, but I'm sure most craft stores would have them, perfect amount for a 22qt. pot. I just pasteurized it in a pillow case with a meat thermometer reading 150-170 in the straw. So the point is, go bulk with straw and your shrooms will love you even more than you love them.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: Life_of_a_Cell]
    #3122517 - 09/11/04 03:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

So straw can be gotten from Craft stores, and can be used for what? As in, what are its legitimate uses?

I know that's sad, but I've never been into arts or crafts, damnit.

Thanks.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: MycoCat]
    #3122545 - 09/11/04 04:05 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

try a small chain lawn and garden store. They usually have straw this time of year.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: donkey_lipz]
    #3125220 - 09/12/04 07:21 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Try a feed store.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: MycoCat]
    #3125567 - 09/12/04 12:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

MycoCat said:
So straw can be gotten from Craft stores, and can be used for what? As in, what are its legitimate uses?

I know that's sad, but I've never been into arts or crafts, damnit.

Thanks.




Legitimate uses? Who cares? Go to Michaels (or another suitable craft store) and ask them where they keep their straw. Maybe call ahead first, but this time of year they should all have it.

I called around and asked and no one cared in the least why I wanted the straw (but hell.. if they said "Why?" just say you're making a scarecrow or something:P).

I've NEVER found it at lawn/garden stores in my area, though... only at the craft stores.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: MycoCat]
    #3125815 - 09/12/04 01:47 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

its used for halloween decorations. and right now at michaels its on sale so stock up. the large bales are 7$ normally 10.


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: fearfect]
    #3125878 - 09/12/04 02:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hmm thanks for that tip, I'll have to check that deal out.  Gotta build a scarecrow... (and colonize him of course) :smile:


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Re: Hay/Straw? [Re: Spudz76]
    #3126005 - 09/12/04 03:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I didn't mean for the store, I meant for the other people I may come in contact with when they see me walking around with a bale of straw...it's slightly uncharacteristic of my character. So I'd rather have a response other than, "Who cares?" But that's just me.

Anyways, thanks for the help. I'll stop by some craft stores later.


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