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OfflinePsilocybeingzz
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Straw questions
    #3144633 - 09/16/04 06:47 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have never used straw, either on its own OR mixed with poo.

But I ended up with a little bit of straw the last time I hit the local farmers up for horse poo,farming communites kick ass for shroom growing  :wink:  :thumbup:


Anyway, I have a litte bag of straw here and I am wondering ,

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CUT IT UP????
I was even thinking of putting it in my "pod buster"

Should it be choped really well or does it matter??

80%poo 20%straw  :smirk:

I usually dont soak my poo I just wet it and cook it, does the straw need to soak??? I didnt think it would matter as once it gets wet it will soak up watter and its only about 20% of the mixture.

I hope this goes well. (poo pies, with a touch of straw  :wink: )

Thanks.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3144645 - 09/16/04 06:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm doing my first grow with straw and poo as well, and the suggested ratio of straw to poo is anywhere from 75%/25% to 90%/10%.

I would suggest reading the straw teks, they were helpful.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144658 - 09/16/04 06:55 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Well I have read straw teks and I didnt ask how much straw to use. :wink:

Anyway, back to the question I DID ask.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3144671 - 09/16/04 07:00 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

1 to 2 in.For got what tek I read that in.Use your lawn mower to chop it,that what's the tek showed.Hope this helps.

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Re: Straw questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3144678 - 09/16/04 07:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

If you read them why are you using your ratio then?

And why didn't you catch this:
"Straw straight from the bail will work, but pre-shredding it prior to use will help. The easiest way to do this is with a shredder. Or, if using small amounts, just place some straw in a cardboard box use a sharp pair of grass shears. You want the pieces to be 1-3 inches in length."

By the way, I got that from http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7940.

:wink:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144689 - 09/16/04 07:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

AN even better meathod i heard of is throw the straw in a plastic garbage bin and cup a slit with a hole so you can stick a weed wacker in. Its like a real big blender and keeps eveything contained. You can also throw some steel wire either thick braided or many single lines instead of poly line for better chopping action. I used the lawnomer meathod and it blows it around and only cuts to 4-6" pieces.
The finer the better.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144694 - 09/16/04 07:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Because I thought my ratio of 80/20% poo /straw seemed ok. :wink:
And as for your other comment, well there is more then one straw tek you know, logs , bulk, etc etc.

"1 to 2 in."
Thats what I wanted to know, simple.

"You want the pieces to be 1-3 inches in length"
Great :wink:

and I like hearing peoples opinions on things :tongue: ,maybe I should have had a thread, your thoughts on straw :tongue:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Gr0wer]
    #3144696 - 09/16/04 07:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I think that's supposed to say "little" in his post, so does he really need to get that into it for such a small amount?


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3144697 - 09/16/04 07:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cut it up as tiny as possible. The mycelia uses the hole in the center of the straw for footing and support. I grew P. mexicana on straw and it was great.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: AhHaHaHa]
    #3144702 - 09/16/04 07:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Ok, I'm trying to help you, don't get so defensive.

And there is one, it's called "Straw," and I posted it earlier today. Maybe a thread search could have helped you, many of these questions were answered there.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: AhHaHaHa]
    #3144703 - 09/16/04 07:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cool, thanks.

See?  mycocat, little kernels of info. :wink:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144709 - 09/16/04 07:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

When did I get defensive???  :lol:
(text and tone of voice are 2 differen things man, you dont know how I feel.......... :stoned: )


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3144728 - 09/16/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

"...maybe I should have had a thread, your thoughts on straw."

Ok, I know how I feel, how about you just shut the fuck up and drop it?

How's that for text vs. tone of voice?


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144750 - 09/16/04 07:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

And...................... your fighting over nothing.

peace love and unity around the world?

Hows that for text vs tone.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144873 - 09/16/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Relax, kids! It's just straw....


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Re: Straw questions [Re: MycoCat]
    #3144905 - 09/16/04 08:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

"...maybe I should have had a thread, your thoughts on straw."

Ya I did say that, did you notice the :tongue: symbol???

What I was trying to say with that was "im a goof" or "duh" (maybe I should have made a different thread,thats what I meant!....
Like I said these are just words!, dont forget to read between tye lines :wink: and calm the fuck down.

I was mocking myself, I wasent getting defensive of trying to piss you off.
GEEZ
Its not my fault you got a little sand in your vagina , if you rinse it out I am sure you will forget this whole thing :wink:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: mockeylock]
    #3144910 - 09/16/04 08:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have been calm , the whole time :stoned:

Ok, someone might as well lock this plane crash of a thread, I know what I need to know and my straw and poo is mixed and cooking. :wink:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: mockeylock]
    #3144931 - 09/16/04 08:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Fight Fight Fight!  :lol: :handth:


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Dr_Nick_Riviera]
    #3144947 - 09/16/04 08:24 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

...........ok, sorry.


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Re: Straw questions [Re: Dr_Nick_Riviera]
    #3144963 - 09/16/04 08:27 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I apologize. Seriously.

I'm a pothead and I haven't smoked all day (I'm sure everyone knows how that is). I'm normally very chilled out.

Good luck.


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