Home | Community | Message Board


Shroom Supply
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!

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater, Peat, Perlite, Pressure Cooker

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinegonzosthompson
Stranger
Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 1
Last seen: 14 years, 4 months
first timer, myco bags or reg PF Tek method??
    #943199 - 10/08/02 04:48 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

hi, i want to grow mushrooms. ive read pretty much all there is to find on the subject (not ness. understanding it all, mind you) and im curious what recommendations you more advanced growers may have for a first timer like me. originally i was planing on purchasing multiple myco bags and using the method described here by jalfonso : http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=935854&Forum=All_Forums&Words=myco%20bag&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=1&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=823675&Search=true#Post935854

then i noticed the amount of people on this board who believe such products are a waste of money and are not likely to work..
i am worried about buying these bags and not having them work or having them work but getting a small yield which is not worth the money and effort put into them. so i ask you, experienced growers, what is the better choice overall, myco bags or the traditional PF Tek? I am also open to any other possibilities, im probably looking to spend no more that 150-200 dollars overall. any advice would be greatly appreciated..i am looking for high yields and least complicated method.
thanks
gonzo


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibledaussaulit
Forgetful

Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 2,894
Loc: Earth
Re: first timer, myco bags or reg PF Tek method?? [Re: gonzosthompson]
    #943223 - 10/08/02 04:55 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

If you can get your hands on the supplies and donate the time make your own jars. I bought the bags because I live in a dorm room, no pots, pans, stove, room, and most of all, I don't have the time to make my own. Jars are a lot cheaper, and I prefer them, but I just can't make any right now. If you want higher yields, use whole grains.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineresin
Ghetto Monster
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 2,815
Loc: Ca$hville
Last seen: 8 months, 1 day
Re: first timer, myco bags or reg PF Tek method?? [Re: daussaulit]
    #943407 - 10/08/02 05:58 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Alright Go spend 65.00 on a presto 17 quart pressure cooker from wallmart. Get the 1 quart widemouth jars there about 9.00. Get 2 31 gallon sterilite storage containers For 6.00. Get some jb weld for 4.00.Get some heavy duty rubber dishwashing gloves for 3.00.Get sylicone putty for 3.00.Get a thermometer for 3 bucks.Go to a pet store and get a 50 watt aquarium heater for 12.00. Buy plastic lids and millet off of One of the adds on the shroomery forums For about 10 bucks.Thats 130.00$ and all you need to get started. The second part;A fruiting chamber can be any sealed container. You need vermaculite, peat,perlite,compact floro bulb,Light socket,lysol,alchohol,some trays,spray bottle,Oh yea and 2 syringes. There ya go you have a decent grow For 200.oo bucks or less


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleCow Shit Collector
Patty Poacher

Registered: 02/15/01
Posts: 1,959
Loc: Random Field
Re: first timer, myco bags or reg PF Tek method?? [Re: resin]
    #943501 - 10/08/02 06:40 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

if your using jars, and the  PF  tek then u can steam sterilize the jars and cut the pressure cooker off the list.  U have to buy jars but for the most part u can find alot of what u need at your house.  That is unless u want to really get into it (cultivation) in that case you'll need alot more  :wink:  My first venture was under $50 investment and the greatest learning experience!  PF is the tek for beginners, but now with the bags...  U can buy your own filter patch bags and substrate to put in them for relatively cheap, but then you would need the pressure cooker
Welcome to the club  :grin:


--------------------
_______________________________________
CSC


Life's a garden, Dig it!
~Joe Dirt

Off Topic Website


Edited by Cow Shit Collector (10/08/02 06:44 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAudi0
have ur cake andbeat it 2
Female User Gallery

Registered: 06/27/02
Posts: 10,334
Loc: Dirty South !
Last seen: 6 years, 22 days
Re: first timer, myco bags or reg PF Tek method?? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #943757 - 10/08/02 08:09 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

the bags really yield much fruit, about 20-40 wet grams, but u can use them spawm bulk substrate such as sterilized horse poo if that is possible for you and the amount u harvest will more than double. all in all i think that bags and other "kits" are a waste of money, the bags do work very good however and if u cant make ur own jars then u should go with them.


--------------------


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

Shop: Original Seeds Store Buy CBD, Cannabis Seeds, Compare CBD   Amazon ½ Pint Jars, Aquarium Heater, Peat, Perlite, Pressure Cooker

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* My first time Myco bag or PF Tek help me decide buttmonkey24 673 5 12/10/08 07:11 PM
by bakamono
* First timer here - Planning for PF Tek and WBS blowingsm0ke 871 5 02/15/08 11:34 PM
by blowingsm0ke
* College Student- Grow Bag or PF Tek? TrippyVibrato 2,222 15 08/12/08 01:25 PM
by willowmp
* PF tek substrate question proud_republican 1,709 10 03/14/09 04:27 PM
by RogerRabbit
* Has anyone used PF TEK FOR SIMPLE MINDS (questions inside) ShroomFan 1,262 6 03/31/04 08:24 PM
by ShroomFan
* PF Tek + Monotub (as terrarium)? Or what? kibantik 2,631 12 05/12/09 01:13 AM
by Dudester67
* myco bag ,,casing ??? grandesign 634 6 08/18/07 02:55 AM
by grandesign
* WBS Myco-Bag Tek... need advise! goforshrooms 4,611 15 01/15/08 07:42 PM
by goforshrooms

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, cronicr, PussyFart, Tmethyl, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
1,413 topic views. 10 members, 65 guests and 36 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.032 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.