Home | Community | Message Board


Phytoextractum
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 for: ½ Pint Jars, Rye Grain, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinejeldrid
Stranger

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 24
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid
    #570716 - 03/05/02 07:10 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I've seen a few different teks that use birdseed with polyfill lids, but I haven't seen anything that even refers to a method of innoculation. The lids obviously don't have the 4 holds normally used for innoculation in pf style jars, and I'm assuming (since they don't mention it) the teks are not meant to be used with a dry verm layer, so how would I safely innoculate jars such as these:

http://www.fungifun.org/rye/


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHippie3
mycotopiate
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/07/99
Posts: 3,090
Loc: mycotopia.net
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: jeldrid]
    #571293 - 03/06/02 08:44 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

just slide the needle thru the polyfil plug and squirt the spore solution everywhere....


--------------------
Admin @ mycotopia.net
Mycotopia


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejeldrid
Stranger

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 24
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Hippie3]
    #571497 - 03/06/02 01:17 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks... That's what I was leaning towards doing, but I wanted to hear it straight from an experienced grower.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecookiewhore
enthusiast
Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 385
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Hippie3]
    #571513 - 03/06/02 01:34 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

What? thats silly. that sounds like hes gonna poke the filter out, or introduce contams.
what you want, is a second hole if you're using a spore syringe, and have polyfill in one hole, and use hte other one just for inucouation, and cover it with tape.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNorthernsoul
Your Reality

Registered: 11/17/01
Posts: 2,290
Loc: Inner Eye
Last seen: 5 years, 11 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: jeldrid]
    #571654 - 03/06/02 04:37 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Ive inoculated thru the polyfil hole everytime and had no problems at all, it wont fall in if yousqueeze it in thru the sides carefully..u dont poke thru it right at the center of the polyfil plug....geeze, yes things are realy that simple


--------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------

When it comes
I'll know, I know
Just take my clothes and leave
And I'll be gone




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSwami
Eggshell Walker

Registered: 01/19/00
Posts: 15,413
Loc: In the hen house
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Northernsoul]
    #571702 - 03/06/02 05:42 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

A tiny hole covered with Silastic sealant, makes a nice self-sealing injection port.


--------------------



The proof is in the pudding.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejonnyshaggs420
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 1,965
Loc: Mid-West
Last seen: 11 years, 2 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Swami]
    #571740 - 03/06/02 06:47 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Silastic sealant

what might this sealant be other wise used for, or be found.


--------------------
Vote Jonnyshaggs in the next election for GOD...Its the responsible choice


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMushyMay
Brian Eno is mypersonal God FNORD

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 423
Loc: ACT, Australia
Last seen: 7 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Swami]
    #571743 - 03/06/02 06:53 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Nice one Swami, self sealing holes sound ace.

Silastic is a silicone based sealant commonly used in bathrooms and around windows. You can usually buy it in the hardware section of the supermarket or at any hardware store. There are different colors too if you care, black, white, clear etc.


--------------------
MushyMay is a fictional character, as a result any information provided by MushyMay is also fictitious.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNorthernsoul
Your Reality

Registered: 11/17/01
Posts: 2,290
Loc: Inner Eye
Last seen: 5 years, 11 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: jonnyshaggs420]
    #571772 - 03/06/02 07:43 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Go to a dollar store and buy one of them cheap ass uncomfortable pillows, 100% polyester filling. Will last you a lifetime. Maybe 8$ american for it.


--------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------

When it comes
I'll know, I know
Just take my clothes and leave
And I'll be gone




Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineZorba
journeyman

Registered: 02/11/02
Posts: 77
Loc: Victoria, B.C.
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Northernsoul]
    #571790 - 03/06/02 08:14 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Hey Northernsoul,

If you want cheap polyfill go to a fabric store. $2 will buy you enough to last a lifetime!

Cheers


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejonnyshaggs420
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 1,965
Loc: Mid-West
Last seen: 11 years, 2 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Zorba]
    #572096 - 03/07/02 02:14 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

My sentiments exactly......


--------------------
Vote Jonnyshaggs in the next election for GOD...Its the responsible choice


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecookiewhore
enthusiast
Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 385
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: Northernsoul]
    #572121 - 03/07/02 02:45 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Heh. i buy poly fill filter floss, from a pet shop
i think they use it in some sort of aeration unit for fish tanks.. i dunno..
big bag for like $2


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHippie3
mycotopiate
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/07/99
Posts: 3,090
Loc: mycotopia.net
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: cookiewhore]
    #572269 - 03/07/02 07:35 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

you'd be well advised to think before you post.
nothing silly about injecting thru the polyfil plug.
i've done it plenty.
so have many others.
if you put a big wad in there, and pull it thru tight,
it's not going to pop out when a needle slides thru.
no need for extra holes, tape, etc.
as for the silicon, it's not a bad idea. i used to silicon around the hole's edge before i pulled my polyfil thru, to seal the rim. but it's really not needed, so i don't bother any more.


--------------------
Admin @ mycotopia.net
Mycotopia


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBlueShroom
Stranger

Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 86
Loc: Norway
Last seen: 11 years, 28 days
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: jeldrid]
    #572278 - 03/07/02 08:10 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Polyfill? Does it work well? Is it like the filters those micron magic guys are selling?
I live in Europe and it is boud to be called something else here than "Polyfill".
Can you give me any more info on what this stuff really is so that I can trace
it up here? I know it`s a polyester based product but what does it look like?
Anyway I suppose any fine meshed fabric will do nicely if you use a few layers
of it and some vermiculite beneath that again.


--------------------
Things can only get better from now on!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejeldrid
Stranger

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 24
Last seen: 14 years, 7 months
Re: innoculating birdseed with polyfill lid [Re: BlueShroom]
    #572309 - 03/07/02 09:46 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

It is the fluffy stuff they put inside of cheap comforters and pillows. You can buy it at pet stores as filter material meant to go in a fish tank filter. Fabric stores also carry it for a much cheaper price in most cases. Pet stores are, by far, the easiest place to track it down, though. I think everyone knows where their nearest pet store is.

Here's a "polyfill for dummies" tek...

http://www.fungifun.org/polyfill/


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

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Rye Grain, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Anyone familar with polyfill lids or filter discs? AdamJames 1,136 3 11/20/04 04:48 AM
by doc34
* Polyfill lid question africanjuju 2,357 8 02/26/07 10:40 PM
by africanjuju
* Reusing polyfill lids Visigoth 901 1 06/14/03 06:02 AM
by Anno
* Pint jar w. polyfill lid and no verm Visigoth 747 2 01/13/02 11:04 PM
by Roadkill
* Using Polyfill Lids zodiac312 927 3 04/05/02 07:52 PM
by LSD_4me
* Innoculate through Polyfill? sloluva 780 1 01/21/02 05:17 PM
by Workman
* (polyfil lid) inject into or ontop of substrate? perplexed 976 3 05/29/02 07:04 PM
by perplexed
* Dual tyvek/polyfil lids on Rye/millet (pics included) Pr0_X 1,254 6 10/16/07 05:04 PM
by HappyHardcore

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
1,898 topic views. 28 members, 95 guests and 21 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.046 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.