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OfflineBlueBruiser
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Best bulk substrate?
    #597438 - 04/03/02 10:25 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Im looking to use a bulk asubstrate but im not sure what works best. I tried worm castings and they suck, damn contams. what do you guys use? How idoesDr. BlueThumbs compost do?


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: BlueBruiser]
    #597441 - 04/03/02 10:32 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I don't know that there is really a "best" bulk substrate. It all depends on what is available in the area you live and how cheap it is.


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: Seuss]
    #597469 - 04/03/02 11:21 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

IMHO, since commercial growers use "compost", it must be the most suitable substrate. That is what my FOAF trys to use. It is not always practical, given the time, materials & all else involved. But, man................. caps sure pop out of it, when it all comes togather. SixTango -- out


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: BlueBruiser]
    #597473 - 04/03/02 11:34 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

worm castings contaimed on you? did you pasterize them?


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: MeltingPenguin]
    #597483 - 04/03/02 11:54 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I microwaved them for 5 minutes and then waited an hour befor eI microwaved them again for another 5 min. I got cobweb mold.


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: BlueBruiser]
    #597489 - 04/03/02 12:05 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

i think taht's your problem bruser, by nukeing the substrait you killed off the good bacteria, and distoryed the little mini eco system inside the castings, allowing whatever was floating though the air to contaim the shit outta it.

that's wy we pasterize, it reduces the amout of life in the shit, without distroying it all. Equalibrium continues in the substrait, and the mycelium can takeover.


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: MeltingPenguin]
    #597886 - 04/03/02 08:29 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

One of the main ingrediants of compost is wheat straw. So if you donot want to go the whole route of making compost, try just using a manure tea to pasturize your chopped wheat straw in. Its simple and produces plenty of bulk.


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: BlueBruiser]
    #597951 - 04/03/02 09:51 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I looked in the phone book and found a mushroom farm in my area and called about their compost.
They sell unused compost for $13/yard sifted and say that you can grow portabellos like crazy on it
I haven't picked any up yet but I'll be sure to post the results of using it as soon as I do


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OfflineBlueBruiser
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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: SlamDog_C]
    #598152 - 04/04/02 01:50 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Any one tried Dr. Bluethumbs mushroom compost? How good is it?


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Re: Best bulk substrate? [Re: bluhoney]
    #803170 - 08/07/02 07:33 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

>>One of the main ingrediants of compost is wheat straw. So if you donot want to go the whole route of making compost, try just using a manure tea to pasturize your chopped wheat straw in. Its simple and produces plenty of bulk. <<

I know this is an ancient post, but would this also work with worm castings? Like add a generous amount to the water and stir it in? Never used castings before, but have been very curious (for lack of local manure source).

Thanks!
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