Home | Community | Message Board


Mushrooms.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Brown Rice Flour, Pressure Cooker, Rye Grain, Scales, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisibleshane67
Keeper
Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 113
Re: Mycelium will not "jump" onto birdseed!
    #71347 - 01/12/00 12:12 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

You know...what I have done in the past is simmer the birdseed in water 'til most of the water has evaporated. Then scooped the grain in the 1-quart jars. But...I little trick that you guys may not be aware of...I take a 2nd jar and dump the cooked birdseed into it (real quick like). The birdseed that sticks to the bottom of the original jar gets placed back into the pot. See...because the grain was so wet it stuck to the jar! It worked for me almost 100% of the time! I only tried to do it the TEK way (130ml water + 250ml finch birdseed + pressure cooker) in hopes of saving some labor time.

I am shopping ebay now in order to purchase an OHAUS Digital Scale. I should be able to measure perfect amounts of grain and water for my next attempt.

Thanks for the info!

[This message has been edited by shane67 (edited January 12, 2000).]



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRyche HawkV
A Messenger

Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 2,062
Re: Mycelium will not "jump" onto birdseed!
    #71348 - 01/12/00 01:23 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

The alcohol on the filters will not kill the mycelium. I would imagine you let them evaperort for a minute anyway.

You post is very unclear, are you transerring colonized agar wedges to birdseed grain jars?

There is nothing wrong with this.. it should work. Provided everything you did was sterile the mycelium should start growing off the agar wedges and onto the birdseed. Unless, your birdseed was to wet. This will inhibiit its immediate growth.

-peace-



--------------------
-Peace-
www.MushroomS.com
Formerly
www.thehawkseye.com
Sacred Mushroom Spores


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinelares
member
Registered: 12/14/98
Posts: 129
Last seen: 11 years, 19 days
Re: Mycelium will not "jump" onto birdseed!
    #71349 - 01/12/00 11:13 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Amen. One thing I've noticed since I've switched to birdseed (this seems to apply to my experiences with rye also), is that you have to play with the moisture levels a bit to get it just right. When you think about it, a typical BRF/Verm mix is not terribly moist... just damp. Not every recipe will work under every set of conditions. One mistake I seem to make is using too much water in the pressure cooker, which seems to overmoisturize the substrate more so. Also, the specific type or condition of your birdseed when you buy it varies and so forth. Don't feel like you have to follow a tek to the letter. Sometimes that can be just as bad as neglectfully screwing something up.


--------------------
"The universe does a math equation that never even ever really is anywhere in it, and if it spouts out creation, we're on the tip of its tongue, and it asks us where we stand." -- Modest Mouse


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Mycelium will not "jump" onto birdseed!
    #71351 - 01/12/00 01:33 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

I have had a problem with steeping the birdseed, I can't seem to keep the water temp low enough to just steep, nomatter how low I turn the burner, it's always comes to a rolling boil, does anyone else have that problem, and if so, what do you do about it?
thanks,
Oleander

------------------
I'm only two people away from having a menage a trois!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Brown Rice Flour, Pressure Cooker, Rye Grain, Scales, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Jump-start experiment - LC spore booster in a syringe RichShroom 2,280 15 06/04/09 03:09 PM
by toybox
* Using RICE MILK to grow mycelium/mushrooms??????
( 1 2 all )
jokerGD 2,693 23 08/15/13 09:45 PM
by BoomChiKo
* Problem with Quarts - Too Dry? or am I Jumping the Gun??? SecondTimeAround 793 11 09/21/08 06:17 PM
by Walrus_Infested
* 7 days no mycelium... Jujufish 1,149 12 06/10/03 03:51 PM
by longshot
* wow, MYCELIUM!! :) Told 579 10 03/23/03 10:29 AM
by Told
* is this mycelium? birnvid 596 9 08/09/02 01:50 PM
by kykeon
* Mycelium madness Sherio88 420 5 06/19/05 12:59 PM
by Sherio88
* Mold or Mycelium??
( 1 2 all )
Cmmaples 992 22 03/30/09 07:32 AM
by Cmmaples

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
548 topic views. 4 members, 53 guests and 23 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
SoulSpeciosa Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.035 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 13 queries.