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Leaves and sheetrock
    #457046 - 11/13/01 04:03 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Tell me what yall think...
Since the mycelium from all cubensis strains is found in nature usually growing where grain/leaves/compost has or have been before (and now they are rotting), would using ground up leaves along with a dash of sheetrock (for calcium and a hint of magnesium supplements) be an efective substrate? Has anyone used something similar to this before?
I was looking thru posts and noticed that straw usually is a better substrate to use since shrooms are naturally found where straw is decaying. But it would also stand to reason that the mycelium would use decaying leaves and vegetation for nutrition becuase of the mushrooms occurring (sometimes) in wooded areas.
I was considering using hardwood leaves (oak mostly) in the same proportion as rice or straw, but grinding and nearly pulverizing the leaves first. I'll keep yall updated....but if any red lights go off in anyone's minds, please, feel free to let me know.
Were gonna give it a try...........

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Re: Leaves and sheetrock [Re: Mazamaze]
    #457743 - 11/14/01 05:20 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Cubensis in nature grows on dung which is finely chopped grass and grain. Oak leaves are probably too rich in lignins and tannins. They might work but I would expect growth to be slow at first. Leaves alone without grain would not support much growth. Let us know how it turns out.

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Re: Leaves and sheetrock [Re: Mazamaze]
    #457793 - 11/14/01 06:56 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

You should read Nomi's Cubensis Method in the grow/find section of this site.

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