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OfflinePsilocybeingzz
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3 tips for the newbies
    #3861231 - 03/03/05 05:31 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1. When you know that a jar is lost, and contams have won, or will likely win, clean out the jar right away, dont let it sit there to long, I cant count how many times I have had to clean something WAY sicker then it has to be. :puke: :sick:  :tongue: 

2.Get into Agar right away, its not so hard, and its very usefull.  :thumbup: :mushroom2:  :laugh:

3.Build a glove box, ASAP. (I cant belive I just built one early this year, I should have had one from the start.  :smirk:

Those are my 3 simple peices of advice......

If someone wants to add to this thread, feel free*(please add some tips), add your 3 tips for newbies, or pros. (for that matter)


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3861246 - 03/03/05 05:45 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1.) use gloves
2.) use fucking truckloads of rubbing alc or alike
3.) start with grains and homemade spore syringes from the beginning

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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3861250 - 03/03/05 05:51 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Great reply ohmatic, those are awsome tips.

Lets keep this ball rolling people, when I log on next week I hope this thread has grown. :thumbup:


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #3861264 - 03/03/05 06:21 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thank you! good tips! ohmatic, as for #2, right, I use rubing alcohol on EVERYTHING, works good!


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Cray]
    #3861393 - 03/03/05 09:09 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

#1 lysol neutra-air
#2 uh...
#2 umm... thats all i have


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: SoK]
    #3861403 - 03/03/05 09:15 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1) Invest in a pressure cooker.

2) Aim for a tek above your skill level, it will get you further then playing around with one tek you're comfortable with forever.

3) Try something new and different at every opportunity you get. Experimentation is what got this hobby where it is.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Holydiver]
    #3861452 - 03/03/05 09:44 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Im a newbie and this is what i have learned so far

1)Follow instructions you lazy newbies. ITS SO FUCKING EASY. Just read and follow the damn instructions.

2)Sanatize. Is it that hard to clean. There is no short cuts in this hobby. Just clean up after your nasty ass self.

3)READ EVERY POST IN THE SHROOMERY.ORG I'm not kidding. Read it all. And the archives. And the new posts. I mean just plop your ass infront of the computer at 6 a.m. and read untill midnight, and then repeat like I do every day.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Photoguy]
    #3861614 - 03/03/05 10:55 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

#4) Don't fart in your substrate jars


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: kronnyQ]
    #3861624 - 03/03/05 10:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

lmao yea farting doesnt promote mycelium growth :-p


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #3861678 - 03/03/05 11:27 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i am a newb and have never been able to get my rye jars to colonize. i've spoken about it elsewhere so no need to belabor the point here. what i would recommend, however, is for newbs like myself to take a lesson from several failed attempts. that is, if you try to get rye to colonize and fail, say, two or three times, don't frustrate yourself. try something else--you can always go back to rye. and yes, i would second the recommendation to start with liquid cultures and homemade syringes. you can do both multi-spore and liquid culture innoculations, and then use thet syringe to extract the liquid. also, and most important, is PATIENCE (of which i sometimes lack). and don't expect for the gurus here to be able to help you in all cases, as sometimes the only help can come from one's physical presence, and obviously that's not possible in most cases. good luck no0bs--i'm still trying.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: laughingbuddha]
    #3861715 - 03/03/05 11:42 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Take notes... NOthing worse than having sudden success on a tek and after trying so many different things, not knowing wich variable made the real difference.

Growers, tend to be stoners.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: PooPs]
    #3861757 - 03/03/05 11:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

My tips would be
1)invest in a pressure cooker, Lysol, oust air sanitizer, purell hand sanitizer, and alcohol
2)be patient, be cautious, and be VERY clean
3)pressure cook your contaminated jars before disposal


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: PooPs]
    #3861768 - 03/03/05 12:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Whadayaknow... I was just about to make a post asking why my rye jars aren't showing ANY colonization (or contamination) after two weeks. GOD DAMNIT! I'm not sure where to get BRF though... Are there any other flours that will work okay for P. Cubensis?

At least I still have another syringe left...


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: dr0mni]
    #3861789 - 03/03/05 12:10 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

My tip is buy a coffee grinder. For 15 bucks, you can grind your own organic brown rice into fine flour and use that instead of just buying BRF in a bag. Fresher rice means more nutrients for your shrooms. Also, once you dry your shrooms, you can grind them into a powder with the grinder and make pills out of them or just leave them as a powder. Also, get this, you can use it to grind coffee beans. Plus, it's a cool looking appliance you can have in your house to impress people with.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Fungus_Farmer]
    #3861918 - 03/03/05 12:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1.) Start with liquid cultures!!! Multispore works great but why waste em right?  I've always thought this should be at the top of every n00bs "to-do" list. Its just too simple and has too many positives to pass up...

2.) Get more involved with this community.  There are great people on this site.  NOT JUST IN MUSH CULT.  Hit up the other forums.  Check out The Pub, OTD, Spiritual Discussion, etc..  You will make friends and will be more apt to ask questions you normally wouldn't want to ask for fear of sounding like a n00b.  The more involved you are, the more everyone, yourself included, will care about your grow...

3.) Once you realize this is a hobby you'll pursue for a while, and not one that you're just "checking out", go invest in the more expensive tools like PC, coffee grinder, build a flowhood, etc... They make a WORLD of difference...

GL everyone :stoned:


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3862029 - 03/03/05 01:12 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

>Start with liquid cultures!!!

I don't support this advice.
The chances that you are going to cultivate plenty of molds this way particularly as a newbie are just too great.


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Anno]
    #3862123 - 03/03/05 01:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

yeah i agree, i'm not even sure i'm ready for liquid cultures


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: Anno]
    #3862163 - 03/03/05 01:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

seriously???  i did karo right off the bat, and it was extremely simple... never had one contam either... hmmm guess i'm just lucky :stoned:


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3862229 - 03/03/05 02:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

idk, i might have to try it sometime. i'm moving sometime this month so maybe when i get my new place i'll pic up the required stuff

to you, needmoresleep, what advantages do you gain from using karo instead of prints 2 syringes? is it just quicker colonization? lower contam rate also?


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Re: 3 tips for the newbies [Re: SoK]
    #3862636 - 03/03/05 03:47 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

1. Try to be over sterile to begin with. Go overboard with cleanliness. It will eventually transfer to the rest of your life. My house is so clean now that I wonder if I am getting obsessive compulsive:)

2. Build a glovebox. You can build a very cheap one for $20 and it helps with #1.

3. I aggree with trying to get liquid cultures going. It just goes so far and colonizes so fast that you really should. I did karo with my very first batch I ever did, just did those jars first with fresh syringes. Never had a contam yet. I accidently made a quart jar of liquid the first time, and it was enough for 100+ cakes and multiple experiment containers I am working on. All from part of a syringe of spore solution:)

4. Only supposed to list 3, but I can't forget Patience. You have to have patience doing this, especially when you first start out.


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