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Offlinelemunhed
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Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth)
    #4227113 - 05/27/05 05:16 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

My friend is making the move up to bulk and is trying to get his spawning procedure down to a T before he wastes spawn on it, so he is practicing pasteurization and then leaving the straw in the tub, just as you would when spawning but is not putting spawn in it. Here is the process he uses he is wondering if there are any problems you guys can see:

Straw is stuffed into a 100% cotton bag, then immersed in 165-175 degree water for an hour and a half, fully submerged with bricks on top of it. The straw is then drained by hanging in the pillow case outside, and is periodically "fluffed" to help facilitate drainage through evaporation. After sufficient drainage (5 hours or so) a tub is prepared. The tub is a 50qt rubbermaid, it is sterilized with 70% isopropyl alcohol as are hands and work surface. The straw is then pressed into the tub, had 4mil black plastic placed over it with holes poked roughly 1 or 2 eighth inch holes per quare inch. Plastic is tucked down and then weighted with cinder blocks that are broken apart so as not to cover too much surface area. The only potential problems my friend sees are aerial borne contaminants and is planning to use a bathroom and spray it down with some oust or something (by the way what is the best air sanitizer to use?). DO you guys have any tips for him, he would really appreciate any advice you can give.


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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: lemunhed]
    #4227142 - 05/27/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If you can find some - I would go with weathered h/poo, rather that straw.

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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: lemunhed]
    #4227185 - 05/27/05 05:44 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If using straw, it should be partially degraded before pasteurizing?
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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: HippieChick]
    #4229442 - 05/28/05 10:17 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Guess it looks like I'll be doing alot of trial and error lol. I'll try ousting in a bathroom with a mask on next time, thats about the only thing I can think of...


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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: lemunhed]
    #4229480 - 05/28/05 10:55 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

things look fine if you are using straw. you dont need alot of holes in your plastic.
you dont mnetion how you plan on spawning to your straw. try laying a bit of straw then sprinkle in some grain more sraw more grain till you've reached 6 to 8 inches.
I've never used composted straw. straight from a bale is what gets pasturized and works just fine. if you can get some manure try that.


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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: brewwhaha1]
    #4229575 - 05/28/05 11:58 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

100% cotton bag




Um...Cotton would be the worst choice of fabric.

Considering it will harbor bacteria...I just saying that while it dries out it might possiably get bacteria, not b/c it's outside, but b/c it's in cotton...lol...its probably ok though..

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The straw is then pressed into the tub




You want it fluffy and airy...A foaf chops it up into like 2-3in pieces...that er uses a blender lol.l...blender makes it a lil bit to small thought...but if you're doing alot, it's the way to go.

And I'd listen to whatever Agar said. :thumbup:

Plus poo has more nutes than Straw...

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Re: Proper Spawn Procedure ( I already read the teks, looking for more in depth) [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4229725 - 05/28/05 01:10 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I heard that you don't want the straw to be fluffy. In shroom gods straw tek is specifically says to "press down the straw with your fist using ALL your weight" it also has a tip for getting faster colonization by weighting the substrate down with cinder blocks in order to compress it more. Is this correct or what? And also thanks for all your info thus far =). I love the shroomery forums!


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