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Offlinej88671
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Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate?
    #3537769 - 12/24/04 12:38 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I am planning on doing shroomgod's straw tek, but I am not sure if I have the right straw (all I could find was "Straw Weavers" Nativity Straw) although it is yellowish and all that. I also have a brick of coir, and I was thinking on throwing a little bit in the mix if it might bulk it up a little. I plan to case with straight coir (cus verm is illegal in chicago area, poop is out of season). Anybody try this? Will it hurt? Thanks for any tips.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: j88671]
    #3537800 - 12/24/04 12:50 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

There are those who bulk up their straw logs with verm.
I have never heard of using coir in a sub.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3537897 - 12/24/04 01:28 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

wow verm is illegal in chicago? why? i also rea don here it's illegal in nyc also..not that i know for sure but thats a new one to me.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: djred]
    #3537898 - 12/24/04 01:29 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

dude i've been to chicago a couple of times last summer. went up to six flags hung out smoked a blunt right in the park..lol i live in stlouis...i will mail ya some up..lol


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: djred]
    #3537905 - 12/24/04 01:30 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i enjopyed the beach area by navy pier they have the dog beach kinda neat..bringing my dog up this spring...i wonder if i could make my dog shroom? i smoke him every so often but not much .


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: j88671]
    #3537940 - 12/24/04 01:55 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Nature designed staws outer waxy coating to repel moisture.
Verm is the ticket to bulk up & add something that will absorb moisture rapidly.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: agar]
    #3538042 - 12/24/04 03:17 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

ok well im doing this tonight and tomarrow and since no one seems to have any experence i guess im going to do a little bit of experementing for the hell of it. Just throwing a tiny bit up in the mix. ya agar i would use verm if i could, but I just got to make due. djred next time your up in these parts let me know, maybe you can smuggle some verm up for me, that would be gangstahaha.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: j88671]
    #3538063 - 12/24/04 03:30 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Coir should work just fine...no reason why it shouldnt and it absorbes better than verm anyway, Biggest shrooms i ever had were from 60/40 mix of Coir verm...had a EQ that was 85 gms wet once :shocked:


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: PawPaw]
    #3538840 - 12/24/04 12:41 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Verm is not illegal in Chicago. Some hardware stores seem to be confused. We had this conversation about NY not long ago. Get to a garden supply store, or check out Lowes.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: ticktock]
    #3540042 - 12/24/04 07:29 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

ya I dunno maybe they are confused, but I did go to 5 garden supply/plant nurseries and called at least 9 more on top of that, with the result of either "No we don't carry that", "It is illegal" or "I have no idea what vermiculite is". My faliure at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and Ace along with a slue of independent and speciality stores, have forced me to conclude that it is illegal or at least totally unavailable, if any body who lives around here has found different please drop me a line.


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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: PawPaw]
    #3540087 - 12/24/04 07:52 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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Coir should work just fine...no reason why it shouldnt and it absorbes better than verm anyway, Biggest shrooms i ever had were from 60/40 mix of Coir verm...had a EQ that was 85 gms wet once :shocked:




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Re: Any advantage adding coir to straw substrate? [Re: dmc_]
    #3540268 - 12/24/04 09:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Alot of stores stop carring it during this time of year.


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