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Suggestions for my new setup
    #401775 - 09/23/01 05:44 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Hello all....I stopped growing for quite some time, and am going to be starting a new project soon. I have most of the supplies I need from previous crops, I will describe what method I am going to use and would like some feedback as to how I could improve.

12-24 quart jars of rye berries, 1 cup rye to 2/3 cup water, with a dash of gypsum in every jar.
Jars will be pressure cooked at 15 psi for 1 hour 15 minutes
Jars will be fitted with polyfill in dime sized holes, some will have filter discs
Spores will be introduced via opening the lid.
Jars will incubate in a dark rubbermaid aquarium and be shaken every 2-4 days.

When colonized..I have several methods I would like to use and am not sure which one would be best.
The jars will be shaken, allowed a 24 hour rest period, and then spread onto trays. They will then be covered by:
Trays 1,2,3- straight vermiculite
Trays 4,5,6 - pastuerized hay (Timothy hay)
Trays 7,8,9 - cocofiber (I have a compressed brick I got from Petsmart, not sure if it will work or not..called Reptile Bed or something along those lines)

Trays will be misted evenly and covered with saran wrap for a couple days. The terrarium set up is as follows:

Four Rubbermaid type boxes, transparent blue, with clear lids. Each box has a hole in the side for a hose in the middle and a hole near the bottom on opposite side covered with a filter disc for exhaust.
Humidity and air exchange will be handled by one cool mist humidifier, running a hose upwards into a 4-way split manifold. Each outlet will be running a standard garden hose into the hole in each terrarium. This setup maintains each terrarium at 86-94 percent humidity, with constant air exchange. Humidity can be adjusted by means of a fish tank bubbler or manual fanning or spraying.
One or two terrariums will handle the new trays, providing 95% rh humidity. Once pinning starts they will be moved to another terrarium where humidity is about 88%

Does anyone see any problems with this setup? Recomendations? Questions? Comments?



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Re: Suggestions for my new setup [Re: ]
    #401962 - 09/23/01 08:55 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I am new to growing ,but I have read a lot. I dont see any problems. I hope you get some more experienced responses though. Did you use the gypsum in your rye jars before? How much did it help?

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Re: Suggestions for my new setup [Re: Chemical_Smile]
    #401990 - 09/23/01 09:16 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Yes the gypsum seems to help... Stamets recommends it in TMC. I think it's purpose is to keep the grain from clumping together..also think it serves as a buffering agent.



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Re: Suggestions for my new setup [Re: ]
    #402133 - 09/24/01 12:02 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Humidity and air exchange will be handled by one cool mist humidifier, running a hose upwards into a 4-way split manifold. Each outlet will be running a standard garden hose into the hole in each terrarium. This setup maintains each terrarium at 86-94 percent humidity, with constant air exchange. Humidity can be adjusted by means of a fish tank bubbler or manual fanning or spraying.

I dont think all of this is necessary. Stick with what the pro's use. http://www.mushmush.nl

Also, from my personal experience, a small hole covered with a filter is all that is needed for air exchange. As far as humidity goes, i've found that misting the cakes is all thats needed (making sure they stay moist) to keep the humidity up. They do need SOME attention!




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