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Will this tek work?
    #359489 - 07/23/01 05:24 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

I've got some spores ordered (P.C. Ko Samui) and I'm starting to set up everything to grow, but I want to know if the combination of tek's I'm planning on using will work. The substrate I plan on using is the "Alien Substrate" in the grow section of the shroomery (quinoa, brown fice, verm., flax seed, finch seed, rye berries). I plan on using the oven bag technique also in the grow section to sterilize and colozine the substrate. The containers I plan to grow in are 6 inches tall, and about 1.5' by 2.5'. I plan to put a layer of wet perlite on the bottom to humidify them. Here's where I have questions, should I put the substrate directly onto the perlite? What should I case with on top? moistened vermiculite? Are the containers tall enough? Do I need clear lids for them, as the ones I have now are opaque? would using a fish tank areator or fanning them be a better way to allow gas exchange? Any tips to increase yield? and how should I go about sterilizing my perlite, vermiculite (there would probably be a very large volume of it involved in casing), and growing container?
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Re: Will this tek work? [Re: scotthorn9]
    #359718 - 07/24/01 01:05 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

>I plan on using the oven bag technique also in the grow
>section to sterilize and colozine the substrate.
The oven bag technique is not that reliable, I would use a pressure cooker instead.

>I plan to put a layer of wet perlite on the bottom to humidify
>them.
No need for wet perlite layer in the substrate jars. You should get the moisture of the substrate right instead.

>would using a fish tank areator or fanning them be a better >way to allow gas exchange?
Better than what?



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Re: Will this tek work? [Re: scotthorn9]
    #359725 - 07/24/01 01:11 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

How many times have you grown shrooms??
The alien tek is not that easy. If you are new to all of this I reccomend doing more research before jumping into the alien tek.
I just reread your post and you are way ahead of yourself and you are not even sure what you are doing. WAIT ask some more questions hang out here for a while and get more answers.
Then start out small.
If you burn up your first try you are going to turn yourself off to this wonderfull hobby.

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