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oletimer (Jimsom)
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 11:20 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A very large Thank You and well done must go to Jesse James For the fine job that he did in composing and organizing Roger Rabbit's "Straw Log Tek." The text with pictures should serve as a model for anyone who chooses to write a tek for our future use. I've copied this document to my files and will be using it soon. The only thing that I wish is that Jesse had added a picture of this log pinning invitro and a final pic of the log just before harvest. The absence of these pics is no problem but if this tek is as prolific as we have seen in other pictures it would be a nice touch that would inspire even more people to try this tek. Once again let me say that this is just a personal desire and in no way should it detract from the fantastic job that has been done. WELL DONE Jesse. Tons of good Karma to you.
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hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2003 - 01:27 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 06:12 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here's some more great info from a thread we've had going about straw logs over at shroomery.org.

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Re: Straw logs [Re:Hippie3]
#1557601 - 05/18/03 09:28 AM



afoaf was inspired by the appearance of ease in this sort of
a tek, so afoaf tried to put his own spin on things, considering
budget constraints as the primary barrier to entry of the log
market...

dude bought some clear plastic dropcloth, available in the paint
section of any hardware store (.9 mil) and set out to use
that to create straw logs.

first, he tried using a chicken wire cylinder to 'frame' a bag,
wrapped it, taped it, but found that it was difficult to get the
newly formed bag off of the wire frame, so he took it down
a notch...

for the first experiment, dude simply layed out a large rectangle
of the sheeting, misted with some h2o2 water, layed out
a couple quarts of spawn and pasteurized (a la bleach and lime)
straw and mixed well. then he proceeded to roll the spawned
straw up in the plastic sheeting like a burrito.

forming a tight cylinder, hombre rolled the log up, taped the sheeting
down and then proceeded to pack the substrate in from the sides,
knotting them on both ends.

this was done on wednesday, check out the progress only 4 days later:
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(standard holes were cut with knife tip spaced every few inches)
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for the second experiment, esse thought he'd try something even
easier than the burrito technique. he took 1.5 quarts of spawn and
his pasteurized straw and layed it out on another piece of the plastic
sheeting. this one was square and considerably smaller than
the burrito sheet. the straw and spawn were mixed thoroughly
and then the four corners of the plastic sheet were drawn up
and the ball of substrate hanging down was then spun and spun
and spun, compressing it and creating a small ball at the bottom
of the sheeting. (think of it like filling a pillow case with shit,
twisting it down and then knotting it to keep it together during
pasteurization).

the excess plastic was cut after the knot, the ball was flattened
out into a wheel of sorts (like a cheese wheel) and set up on
the top shelf of a dark closet. 4 days later:
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so far, these seem cheaper, yet equally effective means of
rogerrabbit's log principles. excessive amounts of spawn
were used to help ensure fast colonization, but so far, it's
surpassed the expected speed by leaps and bounds, likely
due to the available air. I mean, seriously, look at that wheel,
the surface is nearly 100% after 4 effing days...

I'll keep you posted on how these two, the straw burrito
and the straw wheel, pan out...

lastly, for shits and giggles, this one guy did a vision basket
a few days prior to this whole ordeal, but put a twist on it he
gleened from micro's mad ramblings earlier on in this very thread.

this is the hanging milk crate cousin to the vision laundry
basket:
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layers of 75/25 straw/shit were heavily spawned with
wild bird seed, layered one after the other, repeatedly.
there's a layer of saran wrap on the bottom and a layer
on the top. this has been colonizing for exactly 7 days as
of this morning.

today, he'll likely remove the top layer of saran wrap, add
the casing layer, replace the saran wrap and let it do it's thing.

once he sees pins, the plan is to cut holes in the bottom layer of
saran, water as decribed in vision's tek (quasi-dunk) and then
drape a clear plastic bag over it to support the humidity required
for the fructification.

enjoy!


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hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 06:18 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

archive material
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micro (Micro)
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 06:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mad ramblings -- lol! I want to see what comes of it....

I stopped following that thread a while ago -- too many posts for me to sort through. I guess I'll catch up....

--
Micro
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stephan (Notsuoh99)
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2003 - 07:19 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The milk crate version is definitely do-able - my SO built a "basket" from vinyl coated wire (one inch squares) roughly equal to the preferred Visions LB dimensions. The potential for harvesting from the bottom was the motivator. It was suspended in an empty closet

Standard LB Tek was followed otherwise (loose cover, lots of water draining thru, etc).

It worked like a charm - the entire bottom surface turned cottony white & pinned like mad . The harvest from that area alone in both attempts was 1LB+wet.

The new Log Tek is next on the list - thanks to all the "pioneers" for your hard work.
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hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 01:01 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

milk crate straw tek from our archives
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Jesse James (Spacecowboy)
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 07:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The credit should go to Skyypilot as the inventor. All I am doing is replacing what was lost, here is a link to the testing area concerning Skyypilots original experiment, Hippie can you please move it to the fungi area. I am still working on the “contam” thread.

http://archives.mycotopia.net/discus/messages/4/26705.html?1053105380
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hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 09:52 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i put it in the archives.

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