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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: anakin3197]
    #9293878 - 11/22/08 09:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

To be honest those jars look like they could have bacteria in them. It looks like there is a fine smooth line on the edge of the mycelium. It should be reaching out around the grain in different-length "arms" in a way. I don't know if that makes sense but if those jars end up fully colonizing in a day or 2 (which is what it should be if they are good) then you should give them a good smell after you open them up and make sure it smells like fresh mushrooms.

The pics could just be blurry so it's hard to tell for sure. Have they been almost colonized about like that for longer then 2-3 days?


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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: anakin3197]
    #9293882 - 11/22/08 09:54 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I like to mix the coir with a little horse dung and then paseurize them both but if you use coir alone then all you have to do is hydrate with steaming hot ass water for about an hour.


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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: anakin3197]
    #9294192 - 11/22/08 10:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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so all ill do, is sat the husks, and mix up the two together, put in pan, let colonize, correct?




Yea, Usually 1 gallon of water per brick.  Boil in a large pot and drop the brick in.  Cover the pot and let it do it's thing for about 2-3 hours.  It only takes 30 minutes to hydrate, but it's way toooooo hot to handle.  When it's cooled to the point that you can handle it, (put your gloves on), you can start manually breaking it down to the desired consistency.  From there you can do whatever you want with it. I usually bag it up and let it cool down to room temperature before I introduce the spawn. Put it in your pans and cover with foil.  Poke about 5 holes with a pen and let fully colonize.

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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: The shroomy 1]
    #9294236 - 11/22/08 11:10 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Poke about 5 holes with a pen and let fully colonize.





And cover those holes with micropore


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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: LightShedder]
    #9294452 - 11/23/08 12:14 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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To be honest those jars look like they could have bacteria in them. It looks like there is a fine smooth line on the edge of the mycelium. It should be reaching out around the grain in different-length "arms" in a way. I don't know if that makes sense but if those jars end up fully colonizing in a day or 2 (which is what it should be if they are good) then you should give them a good smell after you open them up and make sure it smells like fresh mushrooms.

The pics could just be blurry so it's hard to tell for sure. Have they been almost colonized about like that for longer then 2-3 days?




You must have a far better eye than I do!  I've sat there and stared at those pictures and they look "Golden" to me.  I do agree with you however that he should smell nothing but "Mushroom Goodness" when he is about to spawn.

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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: The shroomy 1]
    #9294502 - 11/23/08 12:22 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

thanks for checkn them out, great help


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    #9295321 - 11/23/08 03:12 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Coir is the coco husks ground into a fine dirt. Coco husks look more like wood chips and are used similar to them in landscaping.

I had a similar experience to the shroomy 1. The texture of husks is much better while the pulpy coir isn't airy enough. A good tip is to go and look at a garden center, sometimes they have the same product. "Soil block" or "Mulch block" are the names I've seen. Usually you will get it at garden centers in large blocks for pennies on the dollar. Also I've heard that some of the pet varieties are salted to prevent them from contaminating, the soil/mulch blocks won't have this attribute as it would defeat their purpose.


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Re: coco husk vs coir?? [Re: ScavengerType]
    #9295347 - 11/23/08 03:16 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i didnt think they would have myc arms, but be similar to rye, with the clumps instead of arms. i could be wrong, since this is my first grow using wbs or rye


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