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Castings/compost as spawn for castings/compost?
    #573998 - 03/09/02 05:39 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I've been reading lots of posts, but I can't find where anyone has reported results on this:



Can colonized worm castings or compost be used as spawn for another batch of the same? What I want to do is put my colonized substrate in bags with fresh substrate, colonize those, and then fruit some of them, and use some of them to colonize more bags.

Will this work at all? If so, for how long?



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Re: Castings/compost as spawn for castings/compost? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #574031 - 03/09/02 07:05 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

were dooing that right now with a birdseed substrate
so far its looking good we colonised 1 qt jar fully and then added a spoon full into 5 pt jars and the mycellium seems to be dooing fine and colonizeing well we decided to try it cause we are soooo fucking low on spores its not funny but it seems to be working


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Re: Castings/compost as spawn for castings/compost? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #574037 - 03/09/02 07:12 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Kick ass!

Let me know how it goes. I'm wondering if there is a practical limit as to how many times this can be done. I'm thinking there could be trouble with ageing mycelia after SEVERAL transfers. This might could be avoided by occasionally setting a cap on top of the fresh substrate and letting it drop its spores.



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Re: Castings/compost as spawn for castings/compost? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #574532 - 03/09/02 10:07 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Yes, this is very commonly done with grains. It can also be done with bulk substrates such as straw/compost and dung, with varying degrees of success. If everything is clean to begin with, and the substrate is properly prepared, all will be well. AKA Hunke-Till process.

Yes, there is a limit to how many times this can be done, but it's beyond the scope of most home cultivators. You could pretty much fill your entire room with substrate before you ran into problems. It happens on commercial farms, but not with home cultivators.


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Re: Castings/compost as spawn for castings/compost? [Re: mycofile]
    #577057 - 03/12/02 05:35 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Do you have a link for that Hunke-Till process?

I looked all over Google and the Shroomery, but I couldn't find any trace of it.



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