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OfflineFongSaiYuk
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Straw Tek question...
    #950593 - 10/10/02 07:57 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

thinking of giving straw tek (old timers) a go next, but the one thing i dont hear is exactly how much straw per cake should be used.

mind you i want to use a medium size rubbermaid, not super bulk growing...

whats the ratio?

thanks guys

FSY


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: FongSaiYuk]
    #951002 - 10/10/02 09:31 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

You really dont need much to spawn. Im guessing I have used about 1 pint jar of birdseed for about hmmm 6-10 cups of manure....or in your case straw. Its really amazing how far things will go.

Well, now thinking about it, if you're using PF cakes to spawn your bulk substrate, you'll have to use a little more because its mostly vermeculite in there. I think people grind it up and use that, but I have never done that...


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: angryshroom]
    #951066 - 10/10/02 09:46 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I spawned a big tub of poo/straw with 1 brf/verm cake when I first did bulk, it took a while to colonise but it colonised


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: FongSaiYuk]
    #951078 - 10/10/02 09:49 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

A 10% spawn to substrate material is a good bet. I prefer 15 to 20%, as it generaly results in quicker colonization. 6T  :wink: 


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: SixTango]
    #951283 - 10/10/02 10:45 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I hear that :wink:


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #951851 - 10/11/02 05:40 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

just what i needed to hear.

thanks guys!

FSY


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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: FongSaiYuk]
    #951858 - 10/11/02 05:45 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Just make sure after your straw is pasturized and cooled that you squeeze out as much water as humanly possible before spawning your cakes to it and you should be successful.

Good Luck!

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Post deleted by Moe Howard [Re: FongSaiYuk]
    #952398 - 10/11/02 09:17 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Straw Tek question... [Re: Macey Howard]
    #955248 - 10/12/02 04:48 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Nice! too cold in these parts to do em outside tho...

QUESTION: How the hell do i keep the pot temps at 160 degrees. i can barely keep it under 200 and the flame cant be any lower.....

FSY


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