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Post Number: 9719
|Posted on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 03:16 pm:||
I've done this several years ago. I don't know if this is how Baalsuku did it but here is what I did to prepare the paper. Get some newspaper, avoiding the colored or glossy sections. Tear into 1-2 inch strips into a large pot and cover the strips with water. Simmer and stir until the newspaper breaks down into a grey slurry. You can add more paper as it breaks down and makes more room. Let cool to the point you can handle it comfortable and drain. You could use a pillow case and hang it up for several hours to drain but I just grab handfuls of the slurry and squeezed out the water and then put it into a tray as moist lumps. Spawn and let colonize. You can increase yields (and contamination risk) by adding bran to the hot slurry.
The inks in most newspapers are now soybased, but you might want to contact the publisher to be sure you are not consuming heavy metals. The ink tends to stick to everything when you are cooking the newspaper, it will blacken the pot and your hands during handling. Very messy. I hope this helps. The crop looks very good.
Hi folks! heres the solution of my newspaper work!!
What is the opposite of water? Fire! How do you prepare newspaper to light pieces of wood? yes indeed you crumble it up ! tear the newspaper pages in half, quarter, and whole parts and crumble them up. put the "balls"in a clean bowl and pour hot water over it( wash your hands with soap or similar before)mix it well and let it soak (but not to wet) press the balls "after"soaking to release excess water . now mix it with B+ spawn preferably (kernels of some kind)
cover it(the bowl) with plastic bag. wait until it is colonized and adjust the humidity via misting
the clue is the structure you provide for the mycelium : air, humidity and cellulose are all available and the use of a relatively clean newspaper (not on the floor lying) sterilisation or pasteurisation are both not needed
the use of a casing is possible but risky due to more likely contamination with green mold (the newspaper does´nt get sterilised)
I tried to make it as simple as possible and it wasn´t supposed to be a high yielding thing
for the myshroom mycelium(indirect the enzymes) breaking down (cheap)toiletpaper or newspaper is easier available energy source than to break stronger structures this was a key idea
the kernels act primary as mycelium carrier to allow even and multitude point colonisation
it depens on the paper
it´s not new to use newspaper or other cellulose for growing mushrooms
but beware of toxic inks (not often because soya based prints are mostly in use)
but be sure about that
i used approximately 90 grams spawn
Post Number: 9720
|Posted on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 03:18 pm:||
rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
Post Number: 1311
|Posted on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 04:49 pm:||
"I feel rowdy and I don't know why. . .Excuse me, while I kiss the sky!" jimi hendrix
Post Number: 668
|Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 12:46 am:||
Lord how we miss him... at least whats remember. It soo important to make best friends in life. But its hard when my friend sits with blank expressions. no one knows whats done is done. its as if he were dead.
Post Number: 405
|Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 01:33 am:||
Erubus,what had happen to your friend?