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Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer
    #3608129 - 01/10/05 04:34 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Save your EGG SHELLS.

When you have a few dozen (or more) - saved, boil to clean, strain & drain, nuke to dry & crush them into a very fine grit. They work well as a long term buffering agent.


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3608167 - 01/10/05 04:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

TY agar, :grin:
as usual, great tip for us greenhorns :thumbup"


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: LouiseLouise]
    #3608337 - 01/10/05 05:10 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Toss some in with your morning coffee grounds, for a nice smooth cup of Joe :smile:

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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: DerGeist]
    #3608425 - 01/10/05 05:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i dont wanna sound like a bummer,
but thats like a reaaaally old and fairly known practise,
nothing to get excited about..
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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: ohmatic]
    #3608447 - 01/10/05 05:26 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You do sound like a bummer! :grin:

Cause YOU might know about it, there are many many who dont know and to whom its very helpful!


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3608467 - 01/10/05 05:30 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

what exatly are the benefits and how exatly do you use this


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3608476 - 01/10/05 05:32 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

To buffer PH. If PH is below 7-7,5 you might wanna raise it to the ideal PH of 7,5.
Eggshells (calcium) is a base and making the casinglayer less acid.

edit: so you crus hthe eggshells and mix them through your casing layers. (verm/coir or verm/peat, people even use straight verm or coir or peat) Peat being most acid (ph of about 5) needing most calcium/eggshells/oystershells/gardencalcium etc.


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: ohmatic]
    #3608481 - 01/10/05 05:32 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yup, I only posted it FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW :tongue2:

I'm not excited about it. I use this:

and this:

and this:

and this:


I suppose every one knows what application "AstroGlide" ( web page )
has in mycological use, too? :wink:


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3608579 - 01/10/05 05:46 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

ahh, ty


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: penlight438094]
    #3608672 - 01/10/05 06:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

sex lube?
id take it to care for my pressure cooker and as a agent in spore syringes maybe if i were to HAVE IT :wink:
btw didnt mean to sound mean :/
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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: ohmatic]
    #3608736 - 01/10/05 06:16 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

No sweat. As I stated... it was for the new folks - who dont know, or have trouble finding a source of limestone or oyster shell grit

PRO SYRINGE MAKING
Sterile techniques & utensils.
Sterile syringes.
Sterile distilled water.
Fresh aseptic print allowed to dry 48 hours.
Print not past 3rd generation.
Surfactant / suspension agent (see footnote) .
Ultrasonic dispersal into liquid suspension
Clean refrigerated storage.
In shipping not exposed to prolonged extreme heat, or freezing

Footnote: Surfactant = JetDry. Suspension agent =  :eek:Astroglide :eek:. Formulation of 6 drops JetDry & 4 drops AstroGlide per 1000ml distilled water.


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3608826 - 01/10/05 06:35 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

strait verm is neutral right? no need for buffer?


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: TODAY]
    #3608925 - 01/10/05 06:57 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Essentially the pH of vermiculite can be close to neutral but usually because of the presence of associated carbonate compounds, the reaction often is alkaline.

As such, the pH of vermiculite does change, and can range from 6 to above 9.5, and the vermiculites from some mines tend to be more neutral while other mines will tend to have higher pH's.

Also, depending on how vermiculite is processed (exfoliated or expanded), the pH of the expanded particles can change. After being processed, vermiculite can become more alkaline as it slowly absorbs more atmospheric moisture.

To be sure, vermiculite should be checked whenever pH and changes in pH are critical. And growers should not assume the pH of vermiculite coming from the same supplier or the same source necessarily will remain constant.

Just as the pH and other characteristics of peat moss can change dramatically from deposit to deposit, and from year to year, and just as water can affect pH significantly and needs to be tested regularly for both pH and alkalinity, vermiculite too should be among those ingredients for which some testing needs to be done.


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3609235 - 01/10/05 08:12 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I often refer to powderized eggshell as a long term buffer in my posts because it works so well. Of course it's been around a long time and bringing it up from time to time needs to be just like so much else in this awesome hobby. I rinse them right away pulling the membrane off as best as possible then after I've collected enough I'll crush them up by hand then place  them in a coffee grinder for the final powderizing which I'll tell you sure makes it buffer a lot better than just a simple crushing. Good tip agar :thumbup:


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: hyphae]
    #3609472 - 01/10/05 09:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

agar said:Suspension agent = Astroglide .

What is AstroGlide and where does one find it?


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: KaptKid]
    #3609526 - 01/10/05 09:13 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I've been using egg shells, but putting them into a hot oven until they turn brown.

There's a membrane clinging to the inside of the shell. It's there to pass O2 in and CO2 out. I figure membrane = nutrition, so I destroy it. We don't want nutes in the casing layer, right? (No. That was really a question. I could be wrong.)

Egg shells also keep worm bedding sweet, if anyone else is doing that.


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: KaptKid]
    #3609546 - 01/10/05 09:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

He supplied a link kaptkid. They offer free samples.
Agar have you actually used astroglide?
Why use astroglide and jetdry? Why not just jetdry?


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: ticktock]
    #3609618 - 01/10/05 09:34 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

No, you don't want nutes in the casing layer. It'd be food for contams :frown:


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: agar]
    #3609649 - 01/10/05 09:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

afoaf just uses jiffy mix = no worries about ph.  I'm curious though, most people that would be using egg shells probably have no way of testing ph.  So would you make a blanket recommendation, or do you think it's just better to leave it alone under those circumstances?

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ROFL, I love you agar.  :thumbup:

Does our favorite spore supplier use lube in his new syringes? lol  Just the idea of that seems bizzare to me.  lol


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Re: Cheap, handy, effective casing material buffer [Re: mickywilliams2]
    #3609862 - 01/10/05 10:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks,Don't know how I missed it. :grin:


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