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Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags.
    #3296195 - 10/30/04 04:34 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Yes. you read the topic right.

Went to Paul Stamets lecture tonight.

He said next time you have got a couple flushes of oyster mushrooms, change your cars oil, break open the straw, pour in the motor oil, and clump it back together. Get ready for some of the biggest oysters you will ever see.

Ok.. as for edibility (of course someone asked), they did tests, and said that they were still edible.

I personally wouldn't eat them.... I'd do it for fun.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3296972 - 10/30/04 12:25 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Could He have learned this experimenting with biological methods of controling oil spillage?

Sounds interesting.

What else did he talk about come on give us the scoop please?


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3297304 - 10/30/04 02:08 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Oil has a lot of nutes ...
How is the lecture of Stamets ?


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: ragadinks]
    #3298149 - 10/30/04 06:49 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

He was talking about myco-remedioation of soil contaminated by fuel.

Oyster mushroom mycelium absorbs the oils, turns black a few days, then starts breaking it down into simpler forms. Since its made of hydroocarbons and stuff, the mycelium breaks it down into carbons and hydrogens.

He has a new book that will be out in June or July on it.

He is also working for bioshield (government) on species of mycelium that can destroy biological weapons.

Also alot of research on chemicals in mushrooms to help stop small pox, and HIV.

and so much other stuff.

the man is a genious.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3301461 - 10/31/04 05:33 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

That's awesome. I may have to pick up this new book of his when it comes out.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3302764 - 10/31/04 11:39 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Stamets is coming out with a new book?

He's due for one. That makes approximately 1 book every 10-11 years.

I wonder if this works with vegetable oil.

Does it totally digest the motor oil into something that can be disposed of?


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3303343 - 11/01/04 03:38 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

yes. they were able to change contaminated with 10,000 ppm to 200 ppm (landscape grade)


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3303705 - 11/01/04 07:28 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

What about the heavy metals in used motor oil? I cant imagen it breaks those down.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Loki]
    #3305695 - 11/01/04 06:19 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

ya. those are still there i guess...


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #3305715 - 11/01/04 06:27 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

>Stamets is coming out with a new book?

Yes, it is called " Mycelium Running: A Guide to Healing the Planet Through Gardening"


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Anno]
    #3307088 - 11/02/04 12:01 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...nce&s=books

Mycelium Running: A Guide to Healing the Planet Through Gardening
by Paul Stamets



A groundbreaking manual for saving the world through mushroom cultivation! The science goes like this: fine filaments of living cells called mycelium, the fruit of which are mushrooms, already cover large areas of land around the world. As the mycelium grows, it silently breaks down plant and animal debris, recycling carbon, nitrogen and other essential elements in the creation of new soil. Read all about the newest trend in environmental science in Mycelium Running.

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More mushrooms, less pollution! Yes, you heard right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how in MYCELIUM RUNNING, a groundbreaking manual for saving the world through mushroom cultivation. The science goes like this: fine filaments of cells called mycelium, the fruit of which are mushrooms, already cover large areas of land around the world. As the mycelium grows, it breaks down plant and animal debris, recycling carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that the enzymes and acids that mycelium produces to decompose this debris are superb at breaking apart hydrocarbons?the base structure common to many pollutants. So, for instance, when diesel oil?contaminated soil is inoculated with strains of oyster mycelia, the soil loses its toxicity in just eight weeks. The science is both simple and brilliant, and in MYCELIUM RUNNING, Stamets discusses the various branches of this exciting new technology, including mycorestoration (biotransforming stripped land), mycofiltration (creating habitat buffers), myco-remediation (healing chemically harmed environments), and mycoforestry (creating truly sustainable forests). Also featuring instruction in the fine art of mushroom cultivation and tips for choosing the appropriate species of fungi for various purposes, MYCELIUM RUNNING is the consummate guide to this newest trend in environmental science.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3307924 - 11/02/04 05:51 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

what an crazy concept! it could only have been stamets...
gonna start some oysters and talk to my mechanic for a drumful of used oil... >=]
get my organic food restaurant going.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: felixhigh]
    #3313184 - 11/03/04 09:43 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

felixhigh said:
a drumful of used oil... organic food...




contradiction in terms there, buddy.


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: debianlinux]
    #3313327 - 11/03/04 10:30 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

i wonder how would an oil grown mushroom taste like...


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: debianlinux]
    #3313925 - 11/03/04 12:09 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Lol!! I think the correct response is laughter.

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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Joshua]
    #3315198 - 11/03/04 03:35 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

I told my close minded boss
this story today.. about how
fungi will save the world.. Now
he really thinks I'm nuts... Oh
and of course he also wanted to
know if the company was publicly traded..
Damn whore...Nofindum...

I find this amazing.. I need to read Staments...


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: nofind_um]
    #3315993 - 11/03/04 07:12 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

WOW...what an idea...i could use heaps of oysters to breakdown all the tar i inhaled with ziggys and so on the last 30 years...
man...stamets yore rockin!

anyway, these shrooms shouldnt be ingested i guess....

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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: B.I.O.]
    #3316516 - 11/03/04 09:10 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

cant wait to read your "lung tek" B.I.O. :laugh:


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: B.I.O.]
    #3318351 - 11/04/04 03:41 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

You should try it using Aspergillus (sp?) Bio    :wink:


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Re: Adding motor oil to oyster mushroom spawn bags. [Re: Kevin]
    #3331038 - 11/07/04 09:38 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

I wonder if using discarded oil from restaurant deep fryers would work as well as motor oil? It might be a little more palatable.


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