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Straw technique
    #3846120 - 02/28/05 12:27 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

How helpfull is the straw technique?

Are there any cons you should keep in mind when using this?
From what I see it's a good way to keep the cake moist.
Will it increase yeld? Does it increase contam?
Any feedback is well appreciated.

Thanks for the help


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Re: Straw technique [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3853877 - 03/01/05 08:42 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

what technique???

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Re: Straw technique [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3854464 - 03/01/05 11:17 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Wrong forum. Read the FAQ..... eyeball bulk straw grows.


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Re: Straw technique [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3856179 - 03/02/05 09:54 AM (12 years, 11 months ago)

The straw trick has been pretty much entirely replaced by dunking.

For anyone not familiar with straw tek, it involves jabbing drinking straws into your cakes and dribbling water into the straws for the mycelium to absorb. It was a significant advancement at the time. It probably works just about as well as dunking and is a perfectly viable method that deserves more attention.

Because it is used so rarely now, I think it warrants being classified as "Advanced".

[quote]RogerRabbit said:
Actually, it's very easy to isolate a super producing sclerotia strain.

Follow the strain isolation technique on Let's Grow Mushrooms, and then select sectors early which are brown in color.  By the second or third transfer, you'll see stones developing, and this is only about 1 month after the original swipe of spores on agar.

Now, take each stone and move it to a new dish.  Soon, the mycelium will grow out and you'll see fresh stones developing, and if they're good strains, the sclerotia is forming long before the mycelium reaches the edge of the plate.  Pick strains which form four or five stones within two weeks and use these for your grain masters.
RR [/quote]

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