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Innoculating straw
    #3765980 - 02/11/05 11:22 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Can one use a pf-style cake to inoculate pasturized straw? Also, would it be better to put a cake in the blender with a small amount of sterile water and pour this over the straw? Has anyone tried something like this?

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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: triptamine]
    #3765984 - 02/11/05 11:27 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

>Can one use a pf-style cake to inoculate pasturized straw?
yes

>Also, would it be better to put a cake in the blender with a small amount of sterile water and pour this over the straw?

If the cake survived, it would be better because of the more inoculation points. This is basically the same concept and mycelium syringe made via liquid culture. (karo tek, honey water tek etc..)


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: triptamine]
    #3765988 - 02/11/05 11:30 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

putting the cake in a baggie and breaking it up would prolly work better than crumbling it by hand.

IMHO the blender thing seems not so good.


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: dobinky]
    #3766047 - 02/11/05 11:56 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Would the blender be too "rough" on the mycelium and take longer to recover? What size pieces would be ideal for this?

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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: triptamine]
    #3766065 - 02/11/05 12:01 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

make em fairly small, but try handling it as little as possible. IMO thats the best way. but i would DEFINETLY not blend it


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: Yarry]
    #3766072 - 02/11/05 12:05 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

What about cutting cakes into say 1/2" cubes with a knife and mixing those with straw? Also, how many cakes does one use for a given amount of straw (say 1 gallon of straw (semi-compressed))?

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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: triptamine]
    #3766076 - 02/11/05 12:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

the more the merrier. use as many cakes as you can. ive heard a ratio of 1/10 is best for that. and id avoid knives if you can although im sure it wouldnt be too bad for it. just toss it in a glad ziplock bag and hand crumble it.


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: Yarry]
    #3766244 - 02/11/05 12:56 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The blender wouldnt harm the myc...the problem is keeping things sterile doing this. It could work though.. So could doing it in a ziplock baggy by hand in a 2 minute time span..


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3766248 - 02/11/05 12:57 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you could be right. i just think itll break the links they have formed, and weaken it. i really dont see how it could be good for it.


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: Yarry]
    #3766297 - 02/11/05 01:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Blending sounds like it would beat the shit out of it and turn it blue


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: Yarry]
    #3766301 - 02/11/05 01:09 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Links arent important to mycelium, they'll reform the links. It will be good for it by making more inoculation points. Thats really the only thing that matters (besides stuff like being sterile).


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Re: Innoculating straw [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3766304 - 02/11/05 01:10 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

well then good to kno! thx scatman


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