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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Perlite, Pressure Cooker, Rye Grain, Vermiculite

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OfflineMysticalMushMan
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a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with...
    #3160130 - 09/21/04 04:01 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Lets start with my PmP question... I have all the supplies except for geolite or lava rock. I got a bag of perlite to use instead, but I was wondering if I bought aquarium rocks and sterilized them if they would work also? If so how would you suggest I go about sterilizing them?

Next, sadly I can't find verm anywhere so I will not be using pf brf cakes. what would you folks recommend instead? I am going to try jars with  pasta but I'm thinking that I'd like to try something else also. Something slightly newbie friendly would be best.

I am going to inoc 12 jars to start (this is my first time growing) and I'd like to do 6 jars of either B+ or cambos and 6 of Brazilians. If all goes well I'm going to inoc 3 pasta jars with one strain and 3 of another.
Making...
3 jars pasta strain A
3 jars <blank> substrate strain A
3 jars pasta Brazilians
3 jars <blank> substrate Brazilians

So a very longwinded question up there, what do you think would be better for a first time grow with those parameters, B+ or Cambos?

... 3M :gd_icon:


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: MysticalMushMan]
    #3160191 - 09/21/04 04:13 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

good questions.

no, i wouldn't use aquarium rocks instead of perlite/geolite/lava rocks. the purpose of using those is their porous texture... they tend to help the water evaporate into the air.

i couldn't find vermiculite for the longest time so i held off on trying to grow. i have a huge ass 18 lb. bag that i finally found for $20. It's just not the right season for most places to carry it.. usually around spring they have it. if i were you, i'd move up to grains if you had a presser cooker/canner.

as for the strain decision, i'd go with the cambos. b+ can be bitchy sometimes and likes to stall at bad times... but it's also forgiving to mistakes. b+ is also very contam resistant, i've not seen colonized mycelium from b+ have any problems with contams. in fact, i've seen b+ EAT contaminated pf mixture. the cambos are less finicky most of the time. different people will tell you different things. b+ likes to stall, it's known for it, but other than that it's a great strain with big fruits. i'm sure others will chime in as well.

hope i helped! happy shrooming!

oh, and also -
i've never seen pasta used before. weird.


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: MysticalMushMan]
    #3160200 - 09/21/04 04:15 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I would use Magash's Rye tek

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...t=4#Post3107695

I used B+ for my first grow and it worked wonderfully.

let us know how it goes for you!


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: MysticalMushMan]
    #3160321 - 09/21/04 04:37 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

kramer grew out b+ & cambo on his first grow...


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: KaptainK]
    #3160345 - 09/21/04 04:40 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I gave magash's rye tek a quick look over and from what I see you need pints or better. my PC is hella small, I'm not sure that a pint jar will fit height wise. if there is any way to do grains in 1/2 pints then I'll look into that. I've heard the yields are bigger any way...

well it's split 50/50 atm on the strain so I'll give that a little longer...

... 3M


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: MysticalMushMan]
    #3160357 - 09/21/04 04:42 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

KRAMER HAS A SMALL MIRRO THAT 1 PLASTIC CONTAINER WILL FIT IN....NO MATTER HOW SMALL YOUR PC YOU CAN FIT AT LEAST 1 CONTAINER IN! IKO


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: george castanza]
    #3160390 - 09/21/04 04:49 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Very nice, I will have to look deeper into it then.

about the PC. It's a 4.2 quart (i think) Mirro. I was worried when I put 1/2 pint jars in it to check the space... I'm off to do a little reading and planning...

... 3M


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: george castanza]
    #3160393 - 09/21/04 04:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

put the jar on its sides while you cook it. maybe that will work (?)


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: george castanza]
    #3160395 - 09/21/04 04:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

George - what is your strain of choice?


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: candykid420]
    #3160411 - 09/21/04 04:54 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I'd be worried about water getting in the jar at that angle... but I really don't know...

3M


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: KaptainK]
    #3160806 - 09/21/04 06:01 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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George - what is your strain of choice?




whatever kramer is growing this week :wink:


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Re: a couple questions I'm hoping you can help with... [Re: MysticalMushMan]
    #3161564 - 09/21/04 08:55 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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I'd be worried about water getting in the jar at that angle... but I really don't know...
3M




Wrap the jars in several layers of aluminum foil.


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