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bluhoney Start to finish tek
    #597880 - 04/03/02 08:14 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Blu Honey?s Start to Finish Tec Updated
Ok everyone, here is the tek my friend used to grow hers with.

Materials needed: Substrate Preparation
Finch seed
Brown Rice Flour
Distilled water
measuring cup
12 pint canning jars wide mouth
Pressure cooker
: Inoculation Preparation
Spore syringe
Dust Mask
Rubber gloves
Hepa Filter
Lysol
Alcohol Lamp
: Incubation Preparation
Large Rubbermaid container (nontransparent)
Smaller Rubbermaid container that will fit inside
Larger one and hold 12 pint jars
Fish tank thermometer
Fish tank heater with adjustable ranges
: Bulk Preparation
1 Pound of Compost
half-pillow case full of Wheat straw(chopped)
Plastic wrapping
Fork
candle
Four shoebox sized non-transparent containers.

: Fruiting Initiation
Large transparent Rubbermaid container
2 bags of Perlite
1 bottle of H2O2
Light source
Vermiculite


Procedure:
Mix four cups of Finch seed with four cups of distilled water
Pour this birdseed mixture into a large pot or sauce pan (covered)and put on medium heat.
As the birdseed begin to swell, add more water.
After the Birdseed has almost doubled in volume cut off heat.
Add 1/2 cup more water and keep covered for 1 hour.
Next, add 1 cup of BRF to the seed once drained in a large mixing bowl, then add enough vermiculite to keep the mix from becoming sticky.

Take the 12 canning jars and fill half full with bird seed
Place their lids on with rubber side facing up and leave loose.
Put these into your pressure cooker
Following YOUR pressure cooker directions, Pressure cook for 1 hour at 15 psi
Let this cool for about four to six hours

Find a small work area with no drafts.
Spray down good with Lysol, entire area
Bring in your pressure cooker, syringe, alcohol lamp, smaller rubber maid container.
Turn your hepa filter on in this room for 20 minutes on high
Put on a long sleeve shirt and pants and a hat
Put on the dust mask and rubber gloves.
Spray yourself good with Lysol and enter the room.
Light your alcohol lamp
open your pressure cooker and spay Lysol on top of the jars
Take your syringe and heat the needle red hot with the alcohol lamp
Place a jar in front of you
Shake the syringe hard a few times
In one quick movement, barely open the lid to the jar and squirt about one cc of spore water inside jar.
Place lid on and tighten.
Repeat this with all 12 jars.
Next, Shake the jars to breakup the bird seed and distribute the spores.
Take your smaller rubber maid container and spay it good with Lysol.
Place your jars inside this container and put the lid on.
Spray outside of the container well.

Walk out of your work area and into your incubation area( closet shelf)
Take the larger rubber maid container and clean good with Lysol.
After drying, Tape the Fish Tank heater( make sure it is a submersible) to the bottom, running the cord out side the container.
Set the heater to 80 degrees
Fill the rubber maid container with water until the heater is completely submerged and covered by about 2 inches of water on top of that.
Plug in your heater and put the lid back on.
Walk out of your incubation area back into your inoculation area.
Pick up the smaller rubber maid container and take it to the incubation area.
Place the smaller container (Keeping Lid ON) into the larger. It may float, just make sure it doesn't turn over. Put lid back on larger container.
Leave alone in the dark for about a week.
Using rubber gloves, and aseptic technique , check the jars for signs of growth.
Shake them up and place back in the dark.
After two weeks repeat the checking and shaking.
After three weeks, growth should be very evident.
Once the jars are fully colonized, let them sit for about four more days.

Pasteurize your chopped wheat straw and compost ( take an old pillow case and fill half with wheat straw and the pound of compost).
Place this in a large pot and weight it down so it stays submerged in water. Bring almost to a boil and keep it that way for 45 minutes. then take out the pillow case and allow to drain and cool on a wire rack, or sink.
Take this to a clean surface to work with.
Now take the smaller container out of the larger and place on a clean surface.
Take your shoebox sized containers and clean good with first Lysol, then pure H2O2, and place on the working surface.
Mix your compost/ straw with your cakes. Break them up into about gumball sized pieces.
Place this mixture in each of your containers. About two inches deep.
Cover with a piece of plastic( cheap drop cloth plastic cover will work great).
Take the fork and heat it up red hot with a candle and then stab the plastic cover repeatedly until there are tiny holes all over.
Taking your fists, press down the mixture firmly and put some type of weight on top to hold the ?sandwich? down.
Place these containers into a dark warm place(80-86 degrees).
Leave alone for about a week.
Check them to see if their fully colonized yet. If not leave them alone for about another week.
When they are fully colonized, take them to your fruiting area.
Take the weights off and the plastic cover.
Sprinkle a very thin layer of vermiculite on top of them.
In a large transparent rubber maid container with clear lid, fill with about two or three inches of soaked perlite.( take two bags of perlite and fill with water and about two cups of H2O2 in each, then drain)
Place your substrate containers inside on top of the perlite.
Place a cheap humidity/thermometer reader inside of the larger container.
Place your light source on top of the larger container.
Keep your light on them for a least an hour each day. 8 hours does really well.
Check the humidity( 90-100 percent) and temps (72+)
Over the next few days slowly lower your humidity by fanning a little more each day.
When pinning starts, give them plenty of oxygen.
After a flush, give the casing layer a good spray of H2O2/distilled water mixture. Or replace it with a new layer using aseptic technique.
Do not leave any aborts, these can contaminate if left to rot.
After about five flushes, it will be time to start over.
Disclaimer: This set of directions is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to actually be carried out.
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Here is another one of her teks for just wheatstraw.
Blu honey straw tek
Items you will need:
Spore syringe
12 pint canning jars (wide mouth)
Pressure cooker
Wheat straw
Whole brown rice
Vermiculite
Perlite
Styrofoam cooler w/ lid
3mil plastic covering
1 fork
lighter
rubber gloves
Lysol
Dust mask
25 gallon Rubbermaid container (clear) w/ lid
thermometer
humidity gauge
light source
4 shoebox sized dark colored container?s
Fishnet laundry bag


Start:
Through out the whole process the area needs to be clean and free from moving air.
Substrate Preparation:
In a large sauce pan, cook completely 4 servings of whole brown rice as per directions. While it is hot, mix in 2 cups of vermiculite real good . Next fill your jars half way up with this mixture. Put the lids on with the rubber side up. Do not tighten them, keep them on very loosely.
Place the jars in your pressure cooker and fill as per directions with water. Pressure cook them at 15 PSI for 45 minutes. Then take the pressure cooker to a VERY clean place. The bathroom works well, just make sure and clean it very good and spray a lot of Lysol in there before taking the cooker in. Let the cooker cool overnight. When you enter the room the next morning wear a hat, dust mask, and rubber gloves, also spray yourself very good with Lysol. Bring with you your spore syringe. Take the syringe and heat the needle until it is glowing red. While its cooling off. Bring in your Styrofoam container and spray it very well with Lysol, then place next to you.
One by one, take the jars out and in one quick motion barely lift the lid just enough to squirt 1 cc in the jar. Quickly close the lid and tighten. Now shake the jars a lot to disperse the spores. Loosen the lid and place in the Styrofoam cooler. Repeat the process for all the jars, make sure to heat the needle in-between jars. Put the lid on the cooler and put it in a warm dark place. After about a week check the jars for growth and also for contaminants. If you find any contaminated jars throw them out immediately.
After the jars become fully colonized leave them alone for another 4 days. Then move to the bulk growing phase.
Wheat Straw preparation:
Get about 4 big hand fulls of wheat straw and put it in a BIG bowl. Take a pair of scissors and chop it up into about two to three inch pieces. (this takes some time but its worth it) Fill your laundry bag with the straw and tie the top. Place the bag in a VERY LARGE pot. Fill with water until the bag is covered. Place a weight of some sorts on the bag to hold it under or else it will float. Heat your water until it almost boils, and keep it here for 1 hour. This is known as pasteurization and gets the germs out, but keeps the protective contaminant barrier coating on the straw. Once cooked, take the bag out and place it in the sink to both cool and drain.
Now get your shoebox growing containers and clean them very good with Lysol and let them dry. Take the containers and pour a thin layer of plain dry vermiculite on the bottom. Next place a thin layer of wheat straw on top of the vermiculite. Now take your fully colonized jars and take the lids off. Take out a fully colonized cake and break pieces up about the size of a quarter and drop them around on top of the straw. Next place a thin layer of straw on top the cake pieces. Then more cake pieces on top of that. Keep repeating these steps until your ?sandwich layered? substrate has been created in all containers. The top layer should be nothing but wheat straw.
Place a small sheet of the 3mil plastic in each container covering the straw. Press down with a lot of weight to squeeze the layers together. With a fork, heat it with a lighter and melt holes all around on the plastic so the mycelia can breathe. Now place these containers back in the dark for about a week to 2 weeks. Keep the temperatures at around 86 degrees.
Fruiting Preparation:
After mycelia has almost covered the top layer of wheat straw, move on to the fruiting stage. Take the plastic covering off all the trays and dis-guard.
Take your 25 gallon Rubbermaid container and wash very good with Lysol and let dry. Then fill with about four inches of wet perlite( take a bag of perlite and fill with one bottle of H20 and water then drain). Now place your containers with straw and mycelia on top of the perlite. Place a thermometer and humidity gauge inside. Now put the top on and place near a light source. The temperature should be in the 70?s for fruiting, but mushrooms are pretty flexible, so a range of 70-90 should be fine. The humidity should stay around 80-90 %. In about 1 or 2 weeks you should see pins starting to form. Now start fanning the Rubbermaid container with its own lid about 4 times a day. If you notice all the humidity is drying off the sides, then lower your fanning some, to 1or 2 a day. After the mushrooms break their veil you can pick them. Make sure to pick all of the aborts as well( small discolored pins that stopped growing).
There you have it, now go have some fun with growing.
Disclaimer: this tek is for informational purposes only and should not be taken seriously.











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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: bluhoney]
    #597922 - 04/03/02 09:09 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Very nice as always !!!


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    #598006 - 04/03/02 11:15 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Yeap..........very informative as always...  Saved it  a wordpad. She`s beautiful.....and smart too :smile:

 


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: bluhoney]
    #598049 - 04/04/02 12:03 AM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Very informative Blu..........and all without showing your underware.....LOL


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: Papa_Bear]
    #598073 - 04/04/02 12:38 AM (15 years, 4 months ago)

LOL:) 


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: bluhoney]
    #598577 - 04/04/02 01:55 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

but, I was just looking for the underwear..


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: bluhoney]
    #598729 - 04/04/02 04:15 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks hon. :smile: 

Question:  When you say "Next, add 1 cup of BRF to the seed once drained in a large mixing bowl".  Do you mean "once you've put the birdseed into a mixing bowl", or "once you've drained off the excess water and put the birdseed in a mixing bowl" (add BRF)?  Thanks.


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: Targa]
    #598806 - 04/04/02 06:13 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Once you drain the excess water off, then add the BRF.:)bluhoney 


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    #598817 - 04/04/02 06:30 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Here ya go hispeed67:

:smile:bluhoney 


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    #598841 - 04/04/02 06:51 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Keep this up and we're gonna hafta start a "Bluhoney Gallery" soon! :laugh: 


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    #598877 - 04/04/02 07:31 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

bluehoney you're killing me with that pic! its so nice to have a hot moderator :wink:i have a few questions for ya. first where would one get compost from? also, could you furthur explain the "sandwich" technique, would't something on top of the compost/straw mixture mess with the mycelium trying to poke through? thanks


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    #598915 - 04/04/02 08:16 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

ohhh myyy ohhh myyy bluhoney....thanks so much for that pic... i m gonna imagine its really you...hehehheh boingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
thats more like pinkhoney.


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: fluffy]
    #599023 - 04/04/02 10:08 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Heres an easy recipie for good mushroom compost:
1 bale of wheat straw
50 pounds of horse manure
5 pounds of gypsum
1 box of compost activator
To prepare compost, the straw must be soaked for several days until it just about, but not quite, squeezes water out in your hands. The compost pile is then built by stacking alternating layers of straw, activator, manure and gypsum until all the materials are used up.
In about 48 hours the heap will begin to generate heat and will sink somewhat in height. By the fourth to sixth day the temperature in the interior of the pile should reach 160?F (71?C). Temperatures of up to 160?F are due to thermophilic organisms. Temperatures over 170?F are due to chemical bonds being broken as well as other chemical reactions. Temperatures over 160?F are undesirable. After the pile reaches a peak temperature the temp will then begin to fall and the pile should be turned. The pile is turned by moving the middle half third to the bottom, the top and sides to the middle, and the bottom to the top. If any parts appear excessively dry, water should be sprinkled on those parts at this time. There should be no need to add any water after the first turn.

The heap will again heat up and be ready for a second turn after six more days. It should now be turning a rich brown color. With the second turn, no water should be given unless there are very dry patches - wet sparingly. One more turn should complete the mixing but if the temp (peak) is above 130?F a fourth turn may be necessary, (some authors recommend even another turn). If on the final turn the compost is too wet or has a greasy appearance, more gypsum may be added.

When done, the pile should be brown to gold in color, open in texture, and have a rich humus smell. The straw should break readily when twisted, and the compost should be just moist enough to bind together when squeezed in the hand. Initially the compost will have an alkaline pH. When mature and ready for inoculation the pH should be between 7.0 and 8.0. The heating of the compost has pasteurized the compost by the action of the thermophilic organisms. These organisms will not grow at the lower temperature at which mycelium grows. With proper composting the resulting compost will be free from competing organisms. Insects in all their forms will be absent from the medium and the rapid growth of the thermophilic composters will have also eliminated bacterial and fungal competitors.
As for the sandwich technique, yes use a weight that does not cover the entire surface of the tray. Use a milk grate or similiar. This will give enough pressure to hold the layers together. If you cut the straw into 1 inch pieces, you donot need to weight the layers down.:)bluhoney 


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Re: bluhoney Start to finish tek [Re: bluhoney]
    #599515 - 04/05/02 12:20 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

blu how bout some more pics heheheheheeee


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