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its in the bag..
    #3303335 - 11/01/04 03:33 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Hi Folks
those of you with a good memory would remember a few weeks ago I inoculated some grain (wheat) with Phoenix oyster mycelium - last night I transferred the grain onto some sugar cane bagasse which went through the hydrated lime preparation (Stamets - GGMM) I packed the sugarcane and grain into plastic oven bags. I'm just wondering ... if I should poke holes in the bag now or wait until the sugar cane has colonized the bag??

I'm pretty sure I should pierce the bags but thought I better check..?

cheers

Jim


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Re: its in the bag.. [Re: watertrade2003]
    #3309058 - 11/02/04 02:19 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

bags are great!


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Re: its in the bag.. [Re: watertrade2003]
    #3312775 - 11/03/04 04:57 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

yeah they are great -- but would they be better if I sliced a few good cuts into the bag to allow the substrate to breath... My dilemma is the mycelium prefers higher CO2 levels while its spreading through the substrate - but then I read nasty contams also like the high CO2 levels - so far I have left the bags sealed - I will cut some air holes when the bag is fully colonized to hopefully reduce CO2 levels and increase fresh air to bring on fruiting... right??

any help guys???

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Re: its in the bag.. [Re: watertrade2003]
    #3313252 - 11/03/04 10:10 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

wait for full colonisation. also, make x-shaped cuts (stamets uses arrowheads mounted in a grid on a board) as opposed to long slices. Each puncture will become a fruiting site.


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Re: its in the bag.. [Re: debianlinux]
    #3323071 - 11/05/04 04:48 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

thank you debian,
that was exactly what I was looking for -
often the most simple nit of information is the most usefull

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