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Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes?
    #3673744 - 01/24/05 08:37 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I read you could do so on this Pan Cyan tek: http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7982

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"Use a plastic tray?Mix all your spawn with zoodoo/compost or dung/compost. I use 8 jars to 5 pounds of that. If you use any store bought compost strain out all the wood,?sticks..woodchips..etc.
You can nuke your dung/compost in a microwave for 10 minutes.
If you have obtained dung or compost from a garden, pasteurize it. "

Do you think the same would work for P. Cubensis? I have a 1 cake casing and was wondering if I could mix it with Scotts 3n1 at a ratio of 1:10 cake:compost. What do you think?

Also, would it be wise to add maybe 10% oyster shell?

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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3674412 - 01/24/05 10:38 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'm pretty sure I remember ralphster posting that pic of his friends grow, if thats his tek, I would believe it.


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: metasin]
    #3674846 - 01/24/05 11:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'd still like to know someone elses opinion though  :wink:


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: MycoJunkie]
    #3677376 - 01/25/05 01:17 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

hey, junkie  :laugh:

microwaving is neither sterilising nor pasteurising - you're somewhere in between and in a grey area where you'll either understerilise or overheat and so overpasteurise. i wouldn't use one personally for pasteurising, as if you heat too much you risk bacterial bloom - i only use it to nuke non-nutritive casing mix.

10:1 is as thin as i'd go, i prefer 5:1 for speed and anti-contam. professional labs may use 20:1 or more, but they're a lot cleaner than you or me  :laugh:

oyster is a slow buffer. i use oyster and chalk (immediate buffer) in my casing mix, but that's cos i use peat, an acidic ingredient. if you don't use peat, you needn't worry too much about buffers. that said, it's always good to build up a nice collection of ingredients and additives - that way, whatever you wanna try next, you just go dig in your crate  :laugh:


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: shirley knott]
    #3678088 - 01/25/05 04:09 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Just make sure your kitchen fan is OFF while you pasteurize dung. Your neighbors may not appreciate the "rustic" ambiance...


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: shirley knott]
    #3679985 - 01/25/05 11:08 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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shirley knott said:
it's always good to build up a nice collection of ingredients and additives - that way, whatever you wanna try next, you just go dig in your crate  :laugh:




Yeah, I have some quinoa, I think I'm gonna try adding it to my rye berries, maybe even flax seed as well.  What do you think?  I'll also need to goto home depot for some gypsum.
Thx for your help


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: shirley knott]
    #3688750 - 01/27/05 03:55 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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if you don't use peat, you needn't worry too much about buffers.




actually, i have noticed a marked increase in longevity for non-peat casings (coir/verm) when a small amount of lime is mixed in pre-application. i would attribute this to the fact that cubensis casing layers tend to grow more and more acidic with age.


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Re: Sterilize store bought compost by nuking it in microwave for 10 minutes? [Re: shirley knott]
    #3688909 - 01/27/05 04:27 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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nobody expects the spanish inquisition :laugh:




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