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Offlinejosh666
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What would this do??
    #401665 - 09/23/01 03:29 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I was just wondering if adding some sort of fertilizer would help shrooms grow better (i.e. bigger)??? Or would it just end in disaster?



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: josh666]
    #402317 - 09/24/01 06:07 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Most fertilizers contain nitrogen and nitrogen promotes contams. The best mineral to add is some form of calcium. Lime, gypsum, or egg shells.



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: sylo]
    #402394 - 09/24/01 10:35 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I hear that honey is good to add to the substrate water. It results in more nutrients for the shrooms to feed off which will in return cause bigger and more fruit bodies. You only need like a table spoon per 1cup of hot water (needs to be hot inorder to dilute the honey).



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: josh666]
    #402414 - 09/24/01 11:21 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Use a typical formula for the substrate, and then add calcium carbonate (gypsum or crushed oyster shell) to your casing. Hawk's 50/50 (plus) formula is what I use with some slight modifications, and it works amazingly well.



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: MattyB]
    #402417 - 09/24/01 11:25 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

How would Jiffy Mix fair against something like egg shells or oyster shells with calcium or whatever..? Is Jiffy Mix good?..

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Re: What would this do?? [Re: CACA]
    #402420 - 09/24/01 11:28 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Never heard of Jiffy Mix. What's in it?



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: MattyB]
    #402423 - 09/24/01 11:33 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Well... I don't know the exact ingredients, but I know on the bag, it says that it has some calcium with vermiculite, some perlite i think, some other shit. If you want, I'll write the stuff down and write it on here. I know that it says that it is PH balanced and that balancing has something to do with calcium.

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Re: What would this do?? [Re: MattyB]
    #402436 - 09/24/01 11:57 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Where do you get the calcium carbonate...Home Depot, Lowe's? Is there more than one kind?


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Re: What would this do?? [Re: babyshroom]
    #402449 - 09/24/01 12:15 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Calcium carbonate is sold at pet shops for reptile sand.



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Re: What would this do?? [Re: durban_poison]
    #402506 - 09/24/01 01:22 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

Plain old eggs shells will work?? What do u do....crush them up really fine??



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