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Trying to decided which strain to grow
    #4565692 - 08/22/05 04:22 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I m a noob to cultivating mushrooms. I would like to grow shrooms that are fast and easy. I m not looking for anything special. Just something that i can follow simple instructions with and would still be able to get good yields from. I ve narrowed it down to 3 strains. I can not get them all so thats why i m asking for your opinion. I m currently looking at B+, Brazillian, and the South American. I checked these out at Ralphsters Spores. Please countribute your two bits on this matter because i would like to get started pretty soon. If you have another strain to reccomend, go for it. Also i think i ll be order my jars from pfjars.com. Is this worth ordering from? or should i just make my own jars? Thanks.


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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: Floydexperiment]
    #4565754 - 08/22/05 04:56 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Any strain will do, as they're all Psy Cubes; just different strains.  Making your own jars is easy too...I got mine to work my first time and I didn't even PC them...they were boiled.  Fruiting them was a different story for me but I can almost guarantee if you follow the teks to the dot you will have a fully colonized jar :smile:


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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: Newbie]
    #4565848 - 08/22/05 06:40 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

you will try B+. thats not a suggestion, its a command!


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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: Floydexperiment]
    #4565863 - 08/22/05 07:05 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hi Floydexperiment

This question is asked a lot around here and many will tell you the same thing. All cube strains are the same and it doesn't really matter which one you start with. I know when I first started out, I din't want to hear that answer either. What I did was read, read, and read many posts from first timers to see what they were using the most. I have the opinion that the popular ones for starting out are B+, Golden Teacher, Cambodians, to name a few.

I went for the B+ and followed the tek to a T. But no matter what anyone says, you can STILL fail doing that. All 6 jars germinated and stalled at about 50% colonized. I held on to them trying everything to get them going again for another month. I had temp and everything optimal.

One thing I wasn't experienced at was the pressure cooker, and even though I followed everything else to the T, a lot is assumed in the Teks when it comes to this Tool. I think somehow I may have lost some water during the PC, and that is why it dried out.

I got back on the horse and rode again, and had better luck the next time with a different strain.



So, if there is one thing that I can suggest, it's to come into this hobby with plenty of patience. You may need it, you may not, but it will help you out in the long run. Fast and Easy isn't really the approach that would have gotten me anywhere.

GOOD LUCK,
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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: Floydexperiment]
    #4565916 - 08/22/05 08:33 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Any of those strains will work. You will probably want to try different strains as you go along to see which ones you like best.


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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: FooMan]
    #4570677 - 08/23/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks guys, i think i ll go with the brazillian and the b+. I ll post pics as soon as i can.


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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: Floydexperiment]
    #4570710 - 08/23/05 02:23 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I hate B+, SA and especially Brazils were nice though. Try two or three strains for yourself, not everyone will have the same experiences. Heres SA on the left, B+ on the right:



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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4570716 - 08/23/05 02:25 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

wutup fellow noob! i read in a bunch of places that say not to worry about what strain you grow.  says somewhere that matias romero spores germinate readily and dont' need a cold shock so i'd say go for those. i sure did!

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Re: Trying to decided which strain to grow [Re: sexymoreno]
    #4570720 - 08/23/05 02:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

also, my spores germinated at room temperature in 3 days, and kept growing at a nice pace right after. but it's the only strain i've tried so far so who knows, there might be another similar cool strain like MR.


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