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Offlinejonnyshaggs420
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Grass instead of straw
    #352566 - 07/01/01 06:50 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

I took this from the mycotopia achives:

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This is a variation of Old Timer's tek that has proved succesful for me.

Leave grass uncut somewhere in your yard and let it grow tall and go to seed. Clip it down and dry it in the sun for a couple days to weeks until it looks a bit bleached and quite dry. Clip into 2" lengths. Soak it as per the OTtek and pasteurize at 170F for one hour. In a roughly one square foot tub or tray with holes in the bottom for good drainage, lay 1/4 inch sterile vermiculite, or perhaps a tad more. Take one or two fully colonized pfcakes,(a most excellent way to cultivate mycelium, here's to you, pf) blend till smooth in blender or break up with your carefully cleaned fingers, and mix with the drained, cooled pasteurized grass. As per the OTtek, mix well so that the mycelium paste or goo or powder is smeared on every surface of the grass stem and blade. Now layer in on verm in tub lightly packing it into a bed. Cover with saran wrap for two days, in light or dark, then open and mist and let it air out in clean fresh air. Mist again and cover. After a week or so, full colonization will take place, and you can case with sterile vermiculite to a depth of 1/4 inch or use your favorite casing soil. Make sure periodically that the drainage is good, and you can sit it in a sink or bath or somewhere the water can go. Good drainage is a must.

It's important to make sure no dust etc blows in on the ingredients and work surfaces and tub, and that your hands are clean, and try not to drop any hairs or flakes of dandruff in there. (Of course) But like with OTtek, sterility isn't vital. Very simple, and within two to three weeks from innoculation you should see about a hundred full-on shrooms coming on. I used Hawaiian race, and had very few aborts.

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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #352759 - 07/02/01 01:26 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #352981 - 07/02/01 03:22 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

that sounds like a feasable alternative. My next project is to use tumbleweeds from the desert. It looks like it would work as a bulk substrate.
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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: McMan]
    #353259 - 07/11/01 06:02 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

ok... I am finally starting to grow again... after a year or so off. I was planning on using the straw tek for like 4 of my cakes.
I just cut our lawn a couple days ago, and it hadn't been cut in several weeks, so it was pretty long. It's been in the sun now for a few days, and by the time I need to use it, it will have been in the sun for like a couple weeks... plus I'll have newer clippings.
Will these clippings be ok to use still? Is it possible for them to be in the sun for too long?
I'm assuming they'll be fine... cause god knows how long straw that you buy has been around... but I'd just like to be sure...
thanks...

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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: Yoschie99]
    #353261 - 07/11/01 06:20 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

Sounds like it will be fine Yoschie. The grass I'm going to use is laid out in direct sun, its a gotten a little lighter from the sun, but thats so I can spot contams easier. Its been there for about a week or so.

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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #353374 - 07/11/01 11:58 PM (15 years, 11 months ago)

This all sounds like a pretty good idea. Are the yields as high as with straw? Does anyone have results to share from grass substrate?



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Re: Grass instead of straw [Re: supercollider]
    #353402 - 07/12/01 01:36 AM (15 years, 11 months ago)

Heres a link to the original discussion at mycotopia:
http://mycotopia.yage.net/discus/messages/425/2412.html?993991320
Lichen reports great success with this tech.

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