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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68356 - 12/13/99 06:32 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Very nice indeed. Once you try agar you'll never go back. Isolating strains and working with mycelium adds a whole new area of fun to cultivation and to the experience.

Tell me...the agar formula uses 2 grams of flour...what is that for? I have a copy of Stamet's book and the formula given on page 90 for MYPA doesn't include flour. Seems like that would act as a stifening agent. Does it do anything else? Unless it is suppose to accelerate "jump off". I know that I add 4 grams of powdered rye grain to mine to gain this advantage.

But you named yours MYPA+. Is the flour the "+"? My edition was released in 1993...is yours a newer edition?

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Anonymous

Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68358 - 12/13/99 09:37 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Shroom Mage, thank you for those compliments. I too believe it is a great mix.

Anyway, cake flour is essentially very fine wheat flour. Starting on page 91 of GGMM under "Nitrogen & Carbohydrate Supplements" Paul writes of adding "2 gram rye or wheat flour." The text above says "To prevent a strain from becoming media specific, the following compounds are added to 1 liter of MEA or PDA at various intervals, often in combinations.

I chose cake flour over rye because I can find it ground extremely fine--cake flour is much finer than regular flours such as rye flour. However, if I had a professional grind, I would have used extremely fine ground finch seed instead, but wheat flour should do. I believe by adding wheat flour, you not only reduce the jump off time but also lessen your chances of the mycelium becoming media specific.

ShroomGod



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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68359 - 12/15/99 10:56 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

That is a great deal shroom god... I use agar anyways, but may purchase some from you just because of the good price... Not to mention the fact that I don't really wanna mix it all myself...

peace
camel

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68360 - 12/15/99 03:03 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks, camel. I get a lot of replies, but actually, less than half of the people who write me every come through. I guess people get jittery when they actually have to send money to get the agar. I dunno.

It doesn't really matter because I won't be doing this for long. I just wanted to ship out a couple pounds of the mix to get some people going.

ShroomGod



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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68361 - 12/15/99 06:21 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

shroom god,

will you email me. i tried to email you, but it did not work, kidrhubarb@hotmail.com anyway i am interested in the agar.

rhubarb--



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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68362 - 12/15/99 06:25 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

rhubarb, check your mail!

ShroomGod



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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68363 - 12/15/99 07:59 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

would you send to New Zealand?
is this agar stuff sutable for spraying over a field (through a 5gallon weeed sprayer)?
email me at this address moobuds@hotmail.com


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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68364 - 12/15/99 08:25 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Hey ShroomGod:

Man do I feel stupid. I knew better than that. I guess it was late or I had smoke in my eyes or the "Gold Medal" threw me...But you are right...you can't get a better agar mix, the flour and peptone makes it superior to anything I've used before. I use Brewer's Yeast that I get from a home Beer making store. What type do you use?

I put pen to paper and I don't see how your selling it so cheep. Fungi Perfecti's agar agar is rather expensive to use. I get mine much cheaper locally and would still have trouble offering the complete mix for that price. Do you get a discount on the agar agar?

I think your doing a good thing here. Most people seem to be a little intimidated when it comes to agar...but to me it is one of the most enjoyable phases of the hobby right along with seeing the first pinn set and harvesting the first flush. I wish you much business.

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68365 - 12/16/99 01:51 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Shroom Mage,

I am using nutritional yeast I found in a local health food grocery store. As for your question about price, it's kind of funny you mention it. I have absolutely nothing to hide, so let me prove that I'm just breaking even here. Here's what things costs me:

-Agar agar from Fungi Perfecti is $63.75 a pound (w/shipping) if you mention the Internet page error ($5 less than catalog)
-High quality light tan brewer's malt sugar is $3.35 a pound in bulk.
-Nutritional yeast is $4.60 a pound.
-SoftaSilk Flour is $1.10 a pound.
-Peptone is about 11 cents a gram in bulk from my lab source.

Consider the total cost to send 1/4lb (113.5g) of mix:
$7.08 for 50.44g Fungi Perfecti Agar Agar
$0.37 for 50.44g Malt Sugar
$0.01 for 5.04g Softasilk Wheat Flour
$0.05 for 5.04g Nutritional Yeast
$0.28 for 2.52g Peptone
$1.21 for Shipping of 4.8oz package
$0.75 for the specially padded envelope
$0.02 for the paper to print my instructions

TOTAL is $9.77

See, it can be done! Hell, I almost make an entire quarter profit! WHOA! :wink: Just kidding.

:smile: ShroomGod :smile:

[This message has been edited by ShroomGod (edited December 16, 1999).]



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Anonymous

Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68366 - 12/16/99 10:27 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Could someone post a link showing how to grow with agar?


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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68367 - 12/16/99 10:46 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Check out the Grow and Find section under mycelium culture techniques. Agar is one of the most rewarding and fundamental things that you can do that is associated with mycology. Peace

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68368 - 12/17/99 02:15 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

ShroomGod:

I never doubted you for a moment. I thought you were selling it below cost or had a deal on bulk agar agar or something. But you are right on the money. Your actually making yours for a few pennies less than it costs me to make it myself but your also shipping yours for that price. Its obvious your doing it to help people...who would work so hard for less than a quarter? Too cool.

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68369 - 12/17/99 11:15 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.shroomery.org/~pmaa/ss.html

Check this link out... It'll answer all of your agar needs (I hope!)... If anybody sees anything missing from this please tell me, because I wrote them and don't think I missed anything...

peace
camel

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68370 - 01/27/01 12:58 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I wonder if shroom god is still in buisness. Only one way to find out.....


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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68371 - 01/27/01 02:00 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

That is pretty dang cheap....

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68372 - 01/27/01 03:17 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

you bastard. now people are going to think this is current. shroomgod has been gone for quite some time. actually this is the way i got into agar. i still have the bag i bought from him too. works great.
-daniel.

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68373 - 01/27/01 03:30 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

e-mail me shroomgod, the link isn't working.
my e-mail is garybike@aol.com.
thanx for the fantatsic contribution to the growing community. an offer like this is too good to pass up!

peace

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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68374 - 01/27/01 04:04 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Your email address is'nt working.


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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68375 - 01/27/01 04:06 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

quote:
Originally posted by rebelmoon:
you bastard. now people are going to think this is current. shroomgod has been gone for quite some time.

LOL
look at the post following yours, you must be psychic daniel!

and now i've bumped it to the top, so yet more people who don't read carefully can be tricked. whoohoo.



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Re: Use agar and break free from spore vendor dependency forever for only $10!
    #68376 - 01/27/01 08:34 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

ahhhaaa

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