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Offlineshroomvision
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Optimum strain for my situation?
    #4197059 - 05/19/05 09:10 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Hello everybody,

This is my first post here and am interested in getting into growing mushrooms. I am going to stick to the PF Tek, and have already acquired a 3 gallon rubbermaid container, vercumulite, perlite, and some organic BRF. I have also purchased (12) 1/2 pint kerr jars (2 pc lids). I have cut a hole across the top of the rubbermaid lid and taped it over with saran wrap for light. Now my question is:
Which strain would you pick to grow in my situation? I have absolutly no experiance growing mushrooms so a strain that is forgiving would be nice. I think I will order from Hawk's eye, is this a good choice?

Also any tips for a beginner would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
SVision


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: shroomvision]
    #4197063 - 05/19/05 09:11 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Oh and BTW, the dimensions for the rubbermaid are 16 x 11 x 7 in.

I know it is small but I don't want anything too big for now.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: shroomvision]
    #4197085 - 05/19/05 09:19 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I would suggest B+ for your first grow. They are very forgiving. Here are some tips, per your request:

Tip 1: Don't waste time on BRF. Go straight to WBS (Wild Bird Seed).

Tip 2: Do some reading on casing. It's very easy and will increase your overall yields.

Tip 3: Take those 1/2 pint jars back and buy some quart jars. You can still use the same amount of spore solution, but over a much larger area. This will give you a lot more to work with when they're colonized.

Tip 4: Read up on the Double Tub Tek. It will save you a lot of time and money. The results are awesome. I know, I'm doing it right now.

Tip 5: Get some horse manure and read up on bulk cultivation. You'll never look back.

Well that's all I can think of for now. Good luck man.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: shroomvision]
    #4197092 - 05/19/05 09:21 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

why did you put a hole in the lid now? where are you going to incubate your jars after you inoculate them?
from everything i have read here you will get a lot of different opinions on your question. just pick a cubensis strain a roll with it, they are all about the same as far as growing conditions.
have you read read read and then read some more. it helps in gaining a complete understanding of what you are going to do.
peace and good luck


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4197100 - 05/19/05 09:23 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

just wondering...why wbs over brf?


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4197104 - 05/19/05 09:24 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks for the quick reply :smile:

I have heard good things about B+ so I will get one of those, are there any other strains that you would suggest?

And about all those advanced techniques, I'll do some reading up on them but I want to keep things really simple so I don't mess anything up. I just want to get a successful grow under my belt just to get the hang of things.

Thanks again,


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197107 - 05/19/05 09:24 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

that's cool augustin, beat me here. good advice. i am getting away from the pf cakes after this grow. have started some wbs to spawn to h poo. gotta feel those h poo effects.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197109 - 05/19/05 09:25 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

wbs over brf because the nutrient levels are so much better and you get a better yield and potency is increased.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197114 - 05/19/05 09:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

For your first grow I would recommend pf tek, it's not all that bad and if you've already got supplies then go ahead and use this more basic aproach as a method to further your knowledge. Then after an experiment or two let your experiance decide for you what to do from then on. Cambodian was my first strain, it colonized fast and produced big fruits for me... and when you feel like moving on to bulk it rips through poo like nothing... take her easy man, hope i helped.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197116 - 05/19/05 09:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

backupwards said:
why did you put a hole in the lid now? where are you going to incubate your jars after you inoculate them?





I was thinking of just keeping them in my sock drawer while they incubate. Is that acceptable? Or must they stay in a sterile condition even when incubating?


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197120 - 05/19/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

backupwards said:
wbs over brf because the nutrient levels are so much better and you get a better yield and potency is increased.




im spawning the cakes to poo so does it really matter? Also, is wbs better because it colonizes faster?


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197122 - 05/19/05 09:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

then keep it simple shroomvision, everyone has their favorite strains again you will get differing opinions.
my first grow was done with lipa yai, but that is mainly because someone gave me the syringe.
you can learn a lot from doing the pf cakes, the basics that carry on in to all the other teks, mostly anyway.
good luck


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197123 - 05/19/05 09:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well I don't know about the potency, but the WBS colonizes very quickly. It's also a great tool for spawning, as previously mentioned.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: shroomvision]
    #4197125 - 05/19/05 09:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

wow, i think this is the fastest i have ever received so many answers to a question on a forum. Speedy service around here :smile:


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: stevenkoozer]
    #4197126 - 05/19/05 09:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197130 - 05/19/05 09:29 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

No problem bro.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4197134 - 05/19/05 09:30 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Wronguy said:
Well I don't know about the potency, but the WBS colonizes very quickly. It's also a great tool for spawning, as previously mentioned.




shit i just remember that wbs needs a PC, and since i'm poor as hell i guess ill stick with brf....


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4197136 - 05/19/05 09:30 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

augustin i am going on the fact that better nutes gives you a better shroom therefore (my assumption may make an ass of me not you) more potency.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: backupwards]
    #4197145 - 05/19/05 09:32 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

backupwards said:
augustin i am going on the fact that better nutes gives you a better shroom therefore (my assumption may make an ass of me not you) more potency.




That's a good assumption. I don't straight case anything anymore, so I have nothing to compare it to. Bulk is the only way to go in my opinion.


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Re: Optimum strain for my situation? [Re: stevenkoozer]
    #4197151 - 05/19/05 09:34 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

shit i just remember that wbs needs a PC, and since i'm poor as hell i guess ill stick with brf....




My PC was purchased at Wal-Mart for $39.99. Are you really that broke?


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