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OfflineMycoJunkie
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Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled?
    #3464146 - 12/08/04 01:12 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I read on some growing tek that shroomies prefer natural water to cleaner tab or bottled or filtered water. But seeing as everything is completely killed inside the jar when its sterilized, I don't see how using natural water would be beneficial.

Does anybody see a reason why natural water would be more beneficial?


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3464154 - 12/08/04 01:15 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I believe it's natural spring water that people prefer, rather than the disgusting stagnant stuff you find in ponds and lakes.

Natural springs are high quality drinking water and are generally ice cold. There are 3 in my area that people go to for drinking water because it's so much better than what comes from the faucet.


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: Silven]
    #3464171 - 12/08/04 01:20 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

From original PF Tek:

Quote: ( http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23593/pag/1 )
"A note on water: A recent update is worth mentioning. Water quality is indeed important. I have found out that "natural" water is the water to use. It makes for better cultivation of this mushroom on this simple substrate. Distilled water is good for making spore solutions and syringes and storing spore solution. But for growing, they seem to like the "natural" water such as: swamp, lake, stream, pond,river, ground or any water that is rich in organics. I have heard that "mineral" type drinking water is good and makes a difference. I suppose that water seeping from an organic compost pile would be about the best. "


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3464181 - 12/08/04 01:22 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Ah, well that fits right along with what I was posting in the advanced cult forum.. lemme see.. :smile:

COMPOST AS TEA: Compost tea is made by combining equal parts of compost and water and letting it sit for a while. The liquid can help to provide a 'quick boost' to ailing houseplants or young seedlings and transplants (I recommend diluting it quite a bit for use on seedlings). Stu Campbell, in Let it Rot, says that the same compost can be used to make several batches of tea (2). When you're finished making compost tea, use the mucky dregs as a mulch in the garden or landscape.

I'm wanting to get some compost tea and try using it.  I bet it's greatly beneficial. :thumbup:


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2) Scorpios are prone to excesses: booze, drugs, sex, bad puns, etc.
They usually exploit the weaknesses of others, who fall victim to
their capacity for total lust & sexual abberation.
3) Scorpios possess great intellectual curiosity & creative talent. They
think they are rebels & are arrogant, proud, conceited, and worth every
penny of it.

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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3464192 - 12/08/04 01:24 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Hrmmm, I'm going to use natural water for my bulk cause it's only pasteurized cause maybe it has some of nature's little balancers in it. Similar to the reason that outdoor grows dont contam.


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3464195 - 12/08/04 01:24 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I wonder if the difference is great enough to make it worthwhile?


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3464226 - 12/08/04 01:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I think another reason that things don't contam outside is because of the constant fresh air exchange going on in it's vicinity.

That's why if you throw a piece of cheese out in your front yard it will stay there for a long long time without molding, but you stick it on the stand in your living room for a couple days and you'll have mold growing. The air is stagnant.


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Born: 10/31/83, which makes me a Scorpio.

1) Scorpios are the most highly sexed of all the signs of the zodiac.
2) Scorpios are prone to excesses: booze, drugs, sex, bad puns, etc.
They usually exploit the weaknesses of others, who fall victim to
their capacity for total lust & sexual abberation.
3) Scorpios possess great intellectual curiosity & creative talent. They
think they are rebels & are arrogant, proud, conceited, and worth every
penny of it.

What do you bring to the table?


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Re: Do you believe natural water (Pond, Lake, Stream) is better than regular tab/bottled? [Re: Silven]
    #3466281 - 12/08/04 07:38 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Just remember that pond and stream water can be polluted too.......

Using distilled water is a pretty safe bet. It probably isn't going to help anything, but it probably isn't going to hinder anything either. It's just 1 less variable.


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