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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 01:14 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew these on homemade compost using the styrofoam composter tek described on this site.

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jimmy jublanski (Zoomerhead)
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Post Number: 252
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 01:31 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cool. my friend has been wanting to try that composter for ever, but now he has to wait until spring..cause you have to do it outside. how about some more deatils like what u used for ingredients and such.....thanks
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 02:31 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that's a nice flush.
what ingredients did you put in your compost if you don't mind us asking ?
and in case no one has said it yet,
welcome to mycotopia,
glad you could join with us here.

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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 02:59 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I made larger batches but this was the ratio.I used 2 1/2 gallons wheat straw run over with the old lawn mower a time or two.1 gallon composted cow manure from wal-mart.1/2 cup rye flour,and a heaping tablespoon of hydrated lime.I added 1 quart of water just to get the dung and flour to adhere to the straw.I took it to 160 for 2 hours and then let it fall to 135 and held it for 3 days.I then let it fall to 125 and held that for 2 days.Then i brought it inside and let it cool to 80 and spawned it with 1 quart jar of steamed rolled barley innoculant.After 7 days i cased it with ryche hawks 50/50+ casing mix tek.The casing to the left with the pins is the same tek a few days behind so i'll post a few pics along the way.
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jimmy jublanski (Zoomerhead)
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Post Number: 254
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 03:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so it only took 5 days to make your compost? then you spawned it in the "pail". waited for colonization then cased it? and the baggie overtop for humidity?

where did you make the compost? in a shed or soemthing or did you let your setup run outside? sorry for all the questions but my friend has been really curious about this type of setup. he is even considering getting some worms and making his own worm castings cause it can be done in the house.
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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 03:30 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah it went quick because the cow poop was already composted.I just tried five days because of the straw and flour.It looked good at that time.Outside my house i made a little 3x5 greenhouse and the composter sets in it.I'll post a pic tommorow.I am going to try the worm thing next because i've heard good things about the worm castings.
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jimmy jublanski (Zoomerhead)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 03:53 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cool. pics would be nice. are you thinking about making worm castings or just buying them? they look super easy to make i just wonder how long it would take to get a nice amount of them....something like this

http://www.nyccompost.org/how/wormbin.html

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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 04:05 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm gonna make my own.Cut out the middleman and all that.I read that you can raise red worms on corrugated cardboard alone.It's the bedding and the food.They eat 50-100% of their weight each day.I'm guessing if they excrete 25% as waste then 10 pounds of worms give 2-3 pounds of castings.
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jimmy jublanski (Zoomerhead)
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 04:23 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i was thinking bout feeding them straw and coffee grounds. do you know where your going to get your worms from yet? 2-3 pounds of castings would be very nice!!
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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 04:40 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A google search will give you tons of suppliers,but i think i will go to the bait store and get a few dozen.Start small and dream big is my motto.
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banjojo (Banjojo)
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Post Number: 156
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 05:48 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh my god! that link has pictures of my worm bin! They use the exact same tupperware I have.
there's a fungus among us!
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Soliver (Soliver)
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Post Number: 432
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 08:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The easiest & cheapest worms come from any bait
store, but there are many online spots wherein
you can buy a really scary sack of worms for
a fair price ($50.00 or so) if you don't want to
wait.

Like others, I prefer to start small and let 'em
grow and multiply. They'll also eat newspapers and
they love leftover mashed potatos the best IME.

Soliver
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 8665
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Posted on Friday, December 05, 2003 - 10:28 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

archive material to compost recipies
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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 12:39 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kinda goofed here.I put the compost in one of those translucent cake contaniers from wal-mart.The light caused the pinning at the side so i cut the container away to let them come on.It increases the surface ares so i guess it's okay.

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Looks like i will get some big ones out of this one.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 12:49 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the more
the merrier.
now you have a huge compost 'cake'
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Fictictus Amongus (Shroomophile)
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Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 02:29 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's amazing what 24 hours can do.
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pjcfly(That Guy) (Lostandconfused)
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 02:43 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice!
"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."
- Salvador Dali

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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 8839
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Posted on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 02:14 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

interesting, isn't it,
how cubensis seems to prefer fruiting at edges ?

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