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Offlinebassplayer74
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Old timers straw tek UPDATED 1/10
    #496450 - 12/19/01 11:57 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Here is some pics of my friends progress:

Setup:



Tubs have about half inch of perlite on the bottom just to catch any excess water that may collect. Temps are around 75-80 and humidity seems to be up around 100%, although there is no condensation on the sides. No other sources of humidity are needed apparently. The damp straw seems to keep it very humid in there. Keep your fingers crossed that everything will work out right.

Day one growth:



As you can see, not much to talk about yet. Hopefully, I can keep daily updates of my friends progress so anyone wishing to use this tek can learn from his success or failure. Keep watching.


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Edited by bassplayer74 (01/10/02 03:09 PM)


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Re: Old timers straw tek day one pics [Re: bassplayer74]
    #496456 - 12/20/01 12:01 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

warning: your bedroom is going to smell somewhat like rotting straw soon.

Be care when you open the container, condensed water will be on the lid and will pour out the end you tilt it.

good luck!


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Re: Old timers straw tek day one pics [Re: djfrog]
    #496459 - 12/20/01 12:04 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

ya...he figured that so he bought a bunch of incense.


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Re: Old timers straw tek day one pics [Re: bassplayer74]
    #496479 - 12/20/01 12:27 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Great post.
Promises to be informative.

I'll keep watching


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #497181 - 12/20/01 07:47 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

This is a pic of growth after about 36 hours:



You can notice how some of the larger pieces of the crumbled pf cake have rebounded pretty strong. Upon closer inspection my friend says that he can notice mycelium spreading all over the straw. Just the larger pieces are noticeable in the pic however. He wanted me to point out that this was the first of the four tubs he innoculated and did not finely crumble the cakes into a complete powder. He did a better job on the other three tubs so he said he will email me some pics of those soon too. He said the mycelium in the other three tubs is more finely crumbled and dispersed. He just wanted to show the progress of one tub over the course of a week or so to help other people who are interested in this tek. He feels like thats the least he could do to pay this community of shroomerites back for all their fine advice. Even if something goes wrong, he is still thankful. ;-)

Take care and keep watching...

bassplayer74


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #497223 - 12/20/01 08:40 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for the posted pics!

There seems to be much new found interest in the sraw methods it seems. I honestly believe that It's the best way to go.

It's awesome to see more straw teks on the net. I really believe that it's the foundation of the best TEK.


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Jammer]
    #497567 - 12/21/01 04:45 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

but what about the straw? where do you get all the straw??


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Amoeba665]
    #497618 - 12/21/01 05:42 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Do you guys think hay will work ? Wich kind of straw did you use ?

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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: MAIA]
    #497655 - 12/21/01 08:53 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

no hay wont work


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #497666 - 12/21/01 09:42 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Great setup! Have your friend keep us posted on his/her progress.

-Grimey


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #498106 - 12/21/01 08:18 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Here is a pic after about 60 hours:



My friend needs some advice now. He said the mycelium is spreading a little but for the most part it just seems to be getting cottony and just staying in clumps and not really spreading well at all. He is wondering why because he followed directions pefectly. Temp is 75-80. He knows thats a little low but thats all he can get it up to. Humidity is around 100% and he is not fanning. There may be a tiny amount of light penetrating though the walls of his tubs. He thinks this might be the problem. Please help him before its too late. He would like to see the rapid mycelium growth that has been talked about. He feels like this straw should be colonizing way faster because he used crumbled up pf cake. Anyway, will someone please give some words of advice? Thanks

bassplayer74


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Edited by bassplayer74 (12/21/01 08:32 PM)


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #498108 - 12/21/01 08:21 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Your straw is most likely to wet try to fan for a few days I am sure it will help


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #498114 - 12/21/01 08:31 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I think that you made a typo. You said that the temp is at 100%. Asuming that you meant to say 100% HUMIDITY ... I think that the previous reply about it being too wet just might be a possibility. At this stage too much humidity can really slow things down. Try 92% to 95% for a day or two and see what happens. (just for "shits & giggles")


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Jammer]
    #498121 - 12/21/01 08:37 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for catching my error....I fixed it...I will tell my friend to fan for awhile and maybe even leave the top of the tub cracked open a bit. Will letting a little light in there hurt the mycelium growth. He doesnt want to initiate pinning yet but he wants to drop the humidy a little. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #498141 - 12/21/01 09:08 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

ot specifies finely ground pf cakes, like flour.
not crumbled chunks.
that's one big reason yours is slow compared to ot.
he has hundreds more points from which growth spreads.


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Hippie3]
    #498148 - 12/21/01 09:22 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

*nods*
I'm at about the same place as your friend, bassplayer.. mine is more colonized though, because I used a coffee grinder to grind up my cakes and spread them throughout the straw. Can't wait to get some flushes outta this! Straw = best! I love working with straw. I love the smell, too. hah.
What strain is your friend trying to grow? TC, here.


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Hippie3]
    #498150 - 12/21/01 09:23 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Whoa!

Very good call dude!

I just re-read the post and he did say "crumbled pf cake"....

Crumbled cakes would likely resort in MUCH longer conlinzation times (weeks/months - depending on amount of straw to spawn)


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: bassplayer74]
    #498212 - 12/21/01 11:13 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

great post. i can smell those tubs from here. mmmmmmmm


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: COZMKSTRCHLD]
    #498221 - 12/21/01 11:22 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Hey bassplayer, I too am interested in the old timers straw tek but for some reason every time I try to look it up all I get is text saying we cannot proceed...... I'll contact Thor here at the shroomery to see if he can fix the problem but in the mean time how many jars of cakes are you using to spawn the straw in each container if you dont mind my asking?

Thanks bro


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Re: Old timers straw tek progress *pics* [Re: Hollywood]
    #498276 - 12/22/01 12:33 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

i know of someone who is growing with straw. she got it in a kit from mushbox.com, it is an awesom kit but only ships within canada. the kit comes with a jar of innoculated
grain(rye?), a bag of straw, a mini greehouse(cool!), casing mix and casing starter. she is trying to reproduce the kit for herself, but has no idea what casing starter is. it looks like peat moss, is supposed to be kept refridgerated, and comes in a little vial... any ideas what this is ? or is it unnessisary?


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