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Offlinebakdorman
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substrate formula
    #361978 - 07/27/01 02:11 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

does anybody know the formula for mixing up a rice/flax/millet substrate? also what is flax and where can expect to find it or is there a suitble substitue if I am unable to obtain it? also should the millet be pre-soaked prior to mixing?I am also very concerned with getting the right miosture content, any replies would be greatly appreaciated
thanks



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Re: substrate formula [Re: bakdorman]
    #362394 - 07/28/01 09:00 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Flax is a little high in fat, which can lead to a substrate consistency being a gooey clump. You can probably just leave the flax out and compensate w/ by adding more millet.

The millet can be pre-soaked or not. If you do pre-soak, less (if any) water is needed when adding the rice flour in.

I've found that an easy way to ensure proper substrate moisture is to pre-soak straight grain for 48 hours, rinse/strain and PC. This way your sub moisture content is whatever the grain was actually able to soak up.

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Re: substrate formula [Re: egghead]
    #362406 - 07/28/01 10:10 AM (17 years, 2 months ago)

thanks alot, can`t to give it a try



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