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OfflineMwhod
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adding nutrients
    #673795 - 06/11/02 08:54 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Hello all. I was wondering, is it possible by adding nutrients to casings for more/improved growth by spraying it on. I recently heated some rye grass seed for about 5 minutes barely boiling in distilled water, sitrring constantly, then let sit over night to absorb water. I drained/pressed the tea from that, wich was black, put it in a jar, and sterilized in a PC to concentrate/clean the tea. I set the tea aside, and filled in a spray bottle, and have been misting some casings i have every 5-6 hours, i'v misted them twice now so far. The casings, grass seed substrate with peat casing, have had a small 2nd flush but with bigger shrooms. I am thinking that the casings are almost flushed out, but pins are still there/coming, along with a few immature mushrooms. I think the tea should add boosts of nutrients, keeping the casings alive and promoting a better 3rd flush. It does not leave much solid residue, and the mycelium is mostly white after it dries up all the moisture. The immature mushrooms also do not look like they have a brown coating, and it seems to absorb the tea pretty quick. I also have 3 small casings with plastic over them instead of in a terranium, wich hasnt been producing well. I have been spraying them also, and it looks like it has showed an over all improvement in the few young mushrooms/pins so far. Has anyone ever tried this? I am a little bit unsure if it will cause mold on the casing, but absorbs like normal moisture so far. I think using a nutrient rich tea would be optimal instead of normal water. I am new, but it looks like the nutrient transporting mycelium could live on pure nurtient water after all the nurtients in a casing/cake was used. Feel free to give any opinions on the matter ;p


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Re: adding nutrients [Re: Mwhod]
    #673800 - 06/11/02 08:57 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

The casing shouldn't be flushed out. It is normal to get 3-4 flushes. Spraying with any sort of nutrients might invite contamination.


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Re: adding nutrients [Re: phrozendata]
    #673904 - 06/11/02 10:11 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Hmm. Probably so. I just examined the big casings i had, and my casings had 2 diffent contams i have not noticed. What i thought was a brusing blue has turned into a green, and is more wide spread than i thought. And, some black circle wet contam has invaded also. I am suprised that i didnt notice this earlier, but i was looking more at the front part and most the contams were in the back. This was because they were so many damn small aborts i couldnt get them all off =\. I flipped a casing and the bottom looked perfect and clean.. I would've tried to get the bottom to pin but i heard about mold toxins running into the mushrooms and didnt want to take no unneeded chance. I'm still going to continue using the tea on my smaller casings and see if it causes contams or possible benefit. I had no idea it was so hard to clean a large casing surface completely



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Re: adding nutrients [Re: Mwhod]
    #673914 - 06/11/02 10:16 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Anyone think it could be possible to break off the contamed casing layer, flip it over, and initiate pinning on the bottom for an attempt at another flush?


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Re: adding nutrients [Re: Mwhod]
    #674245 - 06/12/02 06:52 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

what do you have to lose? i say go for it, experiment, and by all means take pictures!


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