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OfflineSpaceSpore
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G2G Transfer with Compost? Method possible?
    #3375162 - 11/17/04 06:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Would it be possible to sterlize compost in the oven with oven bags, then take the compost and put it into jars, then drop a piece of mycelium in? Not worrying about the possibility of contams (they have never been a problem.

If this is possible should I wet the compost before putting it into the oven?

How wet should the compost be when putting it into jars?

Thanks


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Re: G2G Transfer with Compost? Method possible? [Re: SpaceSpore]
    #3375199 - 11/17/04 06:29 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

If you have a flow hood it could be done. Exposing any sterilized substrate to air even for a second is begging for contams. If I were you I would just sterilize the compost in the jars and then try to do a quick transfer. About the water content, I dunno, maybe someone else will answer.


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Re: G2G Transfer with Compost? Method possible? [Re: SpaceSpore]
    #3375699 - 11/17/04 07:56 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Compost is pasteurized not sterilized. Read this:
http://www.shroomery.org/index/the/default/par/23371
If it were me i'd pasteurize the compost and then load it into a few larger containers and do a g2g and have a few big casings instead of an assload of jars that you'll have to empty out anyways. :thumbup:

That link doesn't really tell you how to do anything so here's one using oven bags like you mentioned.
http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23705


Edited by atomic1 (11/17/04 08:00 PM)


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Re: G2G Transfer with Compost? Method possible? [Re: SpaceSpore]
    #3375780 - 11/17/04 08:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You would probably be much better off pasteurizing the compost and going from there. You will have to use a bit more myc than you would use in a typical g2g ,but your chances of success would be much better. In order to ensure that you reach full colonization of the pasteurized substrate you should add at least a 1/10 ratio of myc vs. substrate.


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Re: G2G Transfer with Compost? Method possible? [Re: Mykey]
    #3375846 - 11/17/04 08:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You're right, i didn't really make that clear that you couldn't just drop in a few grains huh? Good eye.


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