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|Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 04:57 am:||
I have a question about spawn. I was wondering if I could take colonized worm castings, say around 5lbs. and spawn into more uncolonised castings? what would be the limit on this? I am using a nice healthy clone so genetics should be good. Any help?
|Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 05:16 am:||
I belive your only cosideration is time here. Its not if it will colonize them but how long it will take . And that depends on how fine your spawn powder is as well as how much you mix the bag . As well as moisture content and tempreture variables .
|Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 01:02 pm:||
from what i've heard, you should only expand your spawn 4 times, so 5 pounds could spawn 20 pounds. any more than that and you run into problems.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 02:57 pm:||
thats what I was thinking. I did the math and I needed to make up 40 pint jars of rye, what a HASSLE! Thats great that I can extend my spawn in this way. just curious but what kind of problems can happen if I stretch it too far? Do the genetics get spread too thin and lose their vigor?
|Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 04:00 pm:||
yup, they get lower in potency first, something you see alot of growers using bulk substrates like straw complaining about, then fail to fruit at all eventually if you try spawning too much with too little.
that's why you see stamets' talking about gallon jars of spawn in TMC.
if you have a few quarts to start with, it's not too hard to get massive amounts of spawn for really huge crops.