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Bio-Bag Options for Oysters
    #4184147 - 05/16/05 10:36 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

So I am looking into bag options for these fun friends of ours, the oysters..

Right now I am using these biodegradable bags from bio-bag, Bio Shopping Bag I am using the biggest one but it doesn't seem to begin to compare with the column container used for bulk production.

The problem with using biodegradable bags w/ oysters or any other mushrooms is that they eventually eat the bag, so much so that I believe a column may not hold up to its weight if hung using these types of bags.

I am looking now into their trashcan sized bags, they say the 30 liter will fit a 5 gallon bucket nicely.

I wonder if a 5 gallon bucket is too wide though..

There is also a company, ecosafeplastics.com that makes biodegradable/compostable bags. They have two levels of degradability with their bags, a biodegradable and degradable.. I have not tested their products yet but will in the future.

Has anyone else had exprience using any biodegradable bags?

Ideally this kind of thing is well suited to oysters as it is environmentally friendly and the option is there! We don't have this option with sawdust species that need the substrate sterilized. There is a market out there for just this thing if we can work it out.

Does anyone else know other companies that create these plastics?


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Re: Bio-Bag Options for Oysters [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4189733 - 05/18/05 04:17 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I got compostable potato based plastic bags here, not cheap but have been thinking on using them for Maitake: burrow them under the ground and by the time the substrate is done the bag will be gone too. The bags i got is way to weak to hold enough substrate for logs.


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Re: Bio-Bag Options for Oysters [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4190855 - 05/18/05 02:31 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

try burlap?
seems the proper porousness for oysters. just would need to keep it sealed in a humid/high CO2 enviroment for incubation. then birth it and there would be thousands of holes for primordia to form from.


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Re: Bio-Bag Options for Oysters [Re: Eightball]
    #4191368 - 05/18/05 04:36 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

wouldn't the oysters eat the burlap?


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Re: Bio-Bag Options for Oysters [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4192296 - 05/18/05 08:00 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

eventually but i think it would last quite a few flushes. probably just burry it afterwards


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burlap bags [Re: mattymonkey]
    #4982467 - 11/26/05 10:46 AM (11 years, 16 days ago)

has anyone tried burlap?


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Re: burlap bags [Re: msmushrooms]
    #4982527 - 11/26/05 11:17 AM (11 years, 16 days ago)

Mattymonkey, please can you give more informations on this company who make those biodegradable tubes.
Adress or telephone or something.
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Re: burlap bags [Re: micololo2]
    #4987748 - 11/27/05 10:29 PM (11 years, 14 days ago)

micolo- the website and company have grown since i last talked to them.. http://www.ecosafeplastics.com/ is their website.. i have a conversation going about the creation of the tubing, it would be the initial setup cost because you have to order so much..

if you'd like i can forward you the email which has all the info


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