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InvisibleChibboleth
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Rye/quinoa mix as substrate?
    #4505268 - 08/07/05 12:43 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

As long as I'm posting questions tonight, here's one more: I'm planning on using a 70/30 blend of whole-grain rye and quinoa as a substrate. Preparation wise, I'm going to treat it like straight rye, a soak followed by a simmer and then PC. After searching around the boards, though, I can't find mention of anyone else using a mix like this. Any recommendations, thoughts, experience, whatever?


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Re: Rye/quinoa mix as substrate? [Re: Chibboleth]
    #4505812 - 08/07/05 03:02 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Go for it, and tell us how it works out for you.


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Re: Rye/quinoa mix as substrate? [Re: Dragonaut]
    #4513364 - 08/09/05 04:39 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I use Flax Seed, Finch Seed, Rye Seed, Quinoa, and Vermiculite.Moisture is holding good in the jars and things seem to be going good so far. Let me know how things turn out for you k.! LaTa!


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Re: Rye/quinoa mix as substrate? [Re: WonderingMind]
    #4513466 - 08/09/05 06:01 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Experimentation is the vehicle that carries us forward (and maybe higher!) in mushroom growing :wink:


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Re: Rye/quinoa mix as substrate? [Re: DreaMaTrix]
    #4684182 - 09/19/05 11:31 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Update: this substrate, the way I prepared it, has been a complete disaster. The problem is that the quinoa just turned into mush during simmering, resulting in a substrate that was way, way too wet and impossible to shake. Had huge contamination problems. Out of 18 jars inoculated, there's only one I feel comfortable casing.

I think it may be possible to make a workable rye/quinoa substrate using simmered rye mixed with quinoa which has been soaked but not simmered.


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Re: Rye/quinoa mix as substrate? [Re: Chibboleth]
    #4684263 - 09/19/05 11:50 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

i used the two together but prep'd them separately. soak simmer on the rye and just a soak on the quinoa. seems to have worked well so far, the jars colonized pretty rapidly.
we'll see how well they fruit spawned to h poo.

sorry about your contam problems, i guess try try again.
:peace:


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