Home | Community | Message Board


Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Oyster Shell, Peat, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinebassplayer74
old hand

Registered: 11/24/01
Posts: 906
Loc: Tennessee
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed!
    #476632 - 12/02/01 01:23 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Will someone please tell me if I really need to sterilize my casing mix before I use it or will it be ok without cooking it first? I dont want to make any mistakes but I want to do this the easiest way possible too.

Thanks

bassplayer74


--------------------
If you will it, it is no dream.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledk138
enthusiast
Registered: 04/18/01
Posts: 185
Loc: SOC
Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! *DELETED* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #476637 - 12/02/01 01:31 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Post deleted by dk138


--------------------
"And the worms ate into his brains."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebassplayer74
old hand

Registered: 11/24/01
Posts: 906
Loc: Tennessee
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! [Re: dk138]
    #476642 - 12/02/01 01:35 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I was planning on using 50/50 with hydrated lime and crushed oyster shell unless someone has a better casing mixture....


--------------------
If you will it, it is no dream.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledk138
enthusiast
Registered: 04/18/01
Posts: 185
Loc: SOC
Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! *DELETED* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #476661 - 12/02/01 01:59 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Post deleted by dk138


--------------------
"And the worms ate into his brains."


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! [Re: dk138]
    #476679 - 12/02/01 02:41 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

No, use peat + verm + lime, DONT sterilize it.

it will be fine.

& Read this ------->

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=476381&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=7&fpart=


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblecarbonhoots
old hand

Registered: 09/11/01
Posts: 1,351
Loc: BC Canada
Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #476766 - 12/02/01 04:00 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

i ve treid it both ways and found that sterilizing was better than pasterizing

but it sure seems debatable

to sterilize, pressure cook some pre-moistened jarfulls
to pasterize, bring some pre-moisened jarfulls up to 160-180 for 1-1.5 hours


--------------------
  -I'd rather have a frontal lobotomy than a bottle in front of me

CANADIAN CENTER FOR POLICY ALTERNATIVES


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Sterilize casing or not?...Expert advice needed! [Re: Anonymous]
    #476781 - 12/02/01 04:13 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I'm torn on this subject. I did a test with 4 casings, sterilized the soil on 2 and left plain on the other 2.
Mycelium seemed to colonize faster on the 2 unsterilized casings, but one got contaminated a week into its life. The other was the first to fruit, and had a very nice first flush, a decent second, and a skimpy third before I executed it to the garden.
The sterilized casings were about two days behind the other two, they both fruited at about the same time, and got three flushes each out of them before they contaminated.
The yield was less on the sterilized casings.
The unsterilized one got contaminated, but the other had a very nice first and second flush.
Results: Inconclusive


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Oyster Shell, Peat, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* pasteurize/sterilize casing material? AbeZard 1,036 1 08/03/01 09:25 PM
by sporechase13
* some casing advice needed.... gratefulredhead 592 2 05/14/01 12:30 PM
by gratefulredhead
* sterilizing casing cheap EMM 901 11 12/02/01 02:08 PM
by strang
* Sterilize casing layer or not Anonymous 1,223 1 01/07/02 07:01 PM
by Trail_Blazer
* sterilizing casing mix ??? abbazabba 734 3 06/02/01 09:19 PM
by puscle
* sterilizing casing.... ? protocoldroid 600 2 08/13/01 08:04 PM
by protocoldroid
* Post deleted by Moe Howard bigidiot 646 9 08/01/01 01:57 AM
by BrownPastures
* Re: advice needed bomb 641 4 06/23/00 02:23 PM
by Anonymous

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Roadkill, Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
1,621 topic views. 25 members, 105 guests and 24 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:

Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.015 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 16 queries.