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Karo tek as spawn?
    #4518130 - 08/10/05 02:32 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Allow us the following givens:

- Outdoor grows are very easy
- Outdoor grows like extra spawn to make up for slower growth rates
- Karo tek produces lots of mycelium aka spawn

Would one be able to mix up a pint or several of sugary mycelium and then, after breaking it up suitably with glass or any other method of choosing, spray it into the outdoor bed and go from there?

Yes, karo is very susceptible to contams. However, I always thought that the magic of outdoor is that contams are much less of a threat. Seems to me that if its workable, it would be a pretty significant shortcut in terms of PC time


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Re: Karo tek as spawn? [Re: IfIWereARichMan]
    #4518540 - 08/10/05 04:31 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I think this idea has already been presented. I beleive that the spray bottle would shred the mycelium apart to where it would not continue to grow. that's why we try to stick to an 18 gauge or bigger needles.


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Re: Karo tek as spawn? [Re: IfIWereARichMan]
    #4518566 - 08/10/05 04:36 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

understand that contaminants arent limited to just molds and bacteria, other competing fungi can also infect your grow


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Re: Karo tek as spawn? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4519880 - 08/10/05 11:15 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Stamets mentions somewhere in TMC or GGMM (cant find it at the moment, but I know I read it) using an Eberbach to blend up a colonized agar plate in distilled water, and then using a sprayer to get everything nice and distributed. Possibly in regard to commercial Agaricus growers? It's certainly possible without expensive commercial equipment, if one were to use a karo jar that had been agitated to break up the mycelium and a sufficiently large distribution nozzle. I only used "spray" because it was a convienent word that got the point across, not necessarily because I was advocating the use of a spray mister.

WRT competing fungi, pasteurizing the substrate or buying from HMC or Tennstud would solve that problem. Or prayer :smile:

My issue which prompted this line of reasoning is that my PC is really small, and I dont have the time to babysit batches of half pint spawn jars. I also was recently robbed and have very little money available,so buying a bigger PC isnt a viable solution. Ive been checking out my local freecycle lists and garage sales to no avail.


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