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OfflineLSD_Pirate
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few questions from first timer
    #457943 - 11/14/01 12:03 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

This is my first time growing mushrooms and I just did the PF TEk method yesterday. I just have a few questions about a few things that came up during the first steps following innoculation.


First, how fine does the brown rice have to be? To be honest I didnt feel like going out and buying a coffee grinder because I had a food processor and I thought that might do an alright job. Well it practicaly made 3/4 of it into dust and the other quarter into tiny chuncks of brown rice. First, is this right? Or should I say screw it and just get a frekin coffee grinder? Not that im a cheap ass but im on a fixed finance so I try not to make any unneccesary purchases, but if a coffee grinder is required than I will buy one.

Second, how long a shelf life to spores have in a sarynge in a cool, dark, dry place? Mine are a little old, but the PF TEk guide says they are good for up to a year and a half.

Lastly, how fine does your vermiculite have to be? The stuff I bought was just like extrememly fine, like sand without the pebbles. Is this good?

Thanks anyone who helps a newbie out, I really apprechiate it. Thanks. LSD_Pirate.


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Re: few questions from first timer [Re: LSD_Pirate]
    #457954 - 11/14/01 12:16 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Hi LSD Pirate,

1. The rice can be whole, if you want. But messing around with moisture content with whole rice can be a real pain. Your smaller chunks will work just fine, but precooking them a bit might help. Read the 9er Tek here before diving in. Do a search for it. It involves whole rice. But you should be able to buy bags of brown rice flour -- Arrow Mills brand, Bob's, etc.

2. As long as it's really cool, really dark, etc. they should keep for years. I've kept spore prints and syringes sealed in a container at the bottom of the fridge for almost two years now. I used some spores a few weeks ago and they germinated with no problems.

3. Sand size is too small in my estimation. Stick with "horticultural grade" -- about the size of Grape Nuts cereal. The brand I happen to use is Country Cottage or something like that (I'm at work -- the bag is 15 miles away). It's a light tan bag with blue print.

Good luck!


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Re: few questions from first timer [Re: Insomnia]
    #457966 - 11/14/01 12:24 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks Insomnia, great help. Much apprechiated.


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