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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84259 - 03/31/00 03:34 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Compost


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84261 - 03/31/00 04:21 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

I am using a mix of ground quinoa(about 1 TBS) ground bird seed(don't remember) brown rice flour(like a quarter cup) flax seed(1 TBS) and vermiculite like a quarter cup, and water added to reach desired consistency, I am getting the largest and most fruits I ever have, it's awesome, I wish I had written it down, but I believe it is because of the quinoa...
Oleander

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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84262 - 03/31/00 06:38 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Thanx mycomountain and Oleander. Is there anyone else out there with any votes as to the best substrate or substrate mixtures? Also, Oleander how do you grind up those quinoa seeds? Those little boogers are pretty sturdy.

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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84263 - 03/31/00 09:18 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

I used the alien tek and got the best results ever. I used Quinoa, Flax seed, Finch seed, Brown rice. My jars colonized 100% in ten days flat, awesome fat fruits. Definetly the best substrate I've ever had.


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84264 - 03/31/00 11:05 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

birdseed with mixed grain, corn, peas, and nuts!!!


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84265 - 03/31/00 02:33 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

I use a nifty little coffee grinder that grinds with a stone instead of a blade like most of them, I haven't found anything that it won't grind...
Oleander

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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84266 - 04/01/00 05:38 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Oleander,
Where did you get your coffee grinder at and what's the brand name? thanx.

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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84267 - 04/01/00 03:13 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

ah shit, I got it at Wal Mart, the brand name is I don't know right off hand, let me go check... It's Salton
Oleander

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Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84268 - 04/01/00 04:15 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Compost, worked so well for me thay I never strayed - it is easy to make and use, seems very contamination resistant and produces huge caps for ages in good yield.


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84269 - 04/01/00 06:41 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

What is your method of making compost there Benzl?


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84270 - 04/02/00 10:19 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

yes, Benzl what is in your compost, and how do you prepare it for growing mushrooms?

I just innoculated 10 jars today with 1/2 brown rice and 1/2 quinoa. Hopefully I'll get some good results.

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OfflineDan
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Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84271 - 04/02/00 11:44 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

My vote'd be for good ole properly turned compost!
Cubensis give me gut rot, and is too touchy, besides, Ive always preffered local stuff, and im in ther northwest. azure cyan semi baeo and stuntzii. enough for me


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84272 - 04/04/00 08:36 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

My last substrate was:

1 Cup of Niger Seed
1 Cup of Rye Malt
1 Cup of Brown Rice

Boiled in 6 cups water for 30 mins. This allows it to take up all the water. I then took a mixture of 1/2 vermiculite and 1/2 millet flour and mixed it into the boiled ingredients until it reached the proper consistancy. This was spooned into 1/2 pint jars and pressure cooked for 1 hour.

Put down some Treasure Coast and some Pan Cyans on Saturday. Haven't check for growth yet. This is my first whack at Pan Cyans.

HWW



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Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84273 - 04/04/00 10:50 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

S-E-A-R-C-H!

Search - 'compost corner', really, the search engine works.



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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84274 - 04/05/00 12:49 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

no it dosnt all i can find there are trip reports and other stuff i cant understand


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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84275 - 04/05/00 01:49 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah it works, these are the results of 'compost corner'

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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84276 - 04/05/00 02:05 AM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Wheat straw, I think it's better,simply and works well for many shroom species.

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Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84277 - 04/05/00 07:30 PM (22 years, 6 months ago)

Hi Benzl,
I've heard the same things about compost.

Compost has more resistance against contaminates compared to straw, but straw colonizes faster. In my opinion if you do either one correctly you shouldn't get any contaminates...but as we all know, no one plans on getting hit with a contaminate:-)

As for the "compost corner" could you possibly give us a link?

Right now I'm up in the air wether or not to pasturize my compost by steaming it for an hour or so, pressure cooking it, or sterlizing it in the microwave for 25 minutes.

Thanks again



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Anonymous

Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84278 - 04/10/00 02:25 AM (22 years, 5 months ago)

Looks likes straw is where i need to look next.

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OfflineBenzl
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Re: Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
    #84279 - 04/12/00 04:28 AM (22 years, 5 months ago)

No, really, the search engine works and I just do not want to keep posting this and microwave hints and tips over and over again to waste space.


Compost corner.
Benzl
April 27, 1999
Mushroom Cultivation
where's compost corner?
Sasquatch
May 12, 1999
Mushroom Cultivation
Vote (BEST SUBSTRATE)!!!!
Benzl
April 04, 2000
Advanced Mushroom Cultivation



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