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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 02:01 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok I went off to work two weeks ago and came back to four jars of fully colonized pan cam's. Today I went looking for my thermometer so that I could paseurize some straw and manure and can't seem to find it anywhere. Can I just guess at the 160 degree mark? Anyone have any suggestions? Buying a new one is out of the question for I live in a little piss ant town and there are none to be had here. Could I just sterilize some in a pillow case in the pressure cooker? If so How long would it take at 15 psi? Well thanks for any help.

jesseb
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 02:35 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jesseb,
You can get a candy thermometer, to monitor the temp, at Walmart.
Per lichen's post in All Straw Teks:
You shouldn't boil the straw, because there is a balance in naturally occuring fauna (good bacteria) and if you boil the straw you'll kill these, inviting contamination. Pasteurizing the straw preserves this balance while interrupting any fungal spores etc that are undesirable. It's very important not to boil the straw.
So, don't pc, don't even boil, make sure your temp is right and be successfull.
Thats all we can hope for.
Hope this helps :)
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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 03:03 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Imok. That is kind of the lines I was thinking on. It's just that I can't get a thermometer with out driving for like 100 miles (no joke). I guess that I could borrow one from someone I just don't know who or what exactly to say. I am not exactly one to be makeing candy if you know what I mean. I guess that I will figure something out. Thanks again.

jesseb
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Hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 03:13 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

a meat thermometer, check yer local bar-b-que supply or grocery store
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 04:10 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jesseb,
If you look at the teks I linked, one used lime (but the quantity was
a bale of straw).
You can order online from True Value both Deep Fry Thermometers
and Meat Thermometers.
You must really live out there on the edge lol.
Hope this helps :)
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Vitti (Vitticeps)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 05:31 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jesseb, I've got a candy thermometer you can have if you want. I have no use for it anymore. Drop me a line at [email protected] with where to send it if interested. I've even got a few empty PF syringe boxes, perfect for mailing it. :)
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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 01:00 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the help everyone. I emailed you vitti. I really do live out here in the back woods, on the edge imok. The groceery stores here don't carry things like this. Just the basic four food groups type of shit.

jesseb
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Hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 01:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

very cool of you to help out, vitti.
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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 01:34 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes it is.

jesseb
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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 02:04 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hell I am so embarassed. I was going trew a drawer just a minute ago and guess what I found, my damned thermometer. So Vitti I don't need yours. But I thank you for the offer.

jesseb
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 02:34 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You had to loose the thermometer to find you had something better...
Friendship and Love
Now get some good results and post some pics in mycoporn of your success
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Jesseb (Jesseb)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 03:13 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes indeed. I wish that I had a camera so that I could post some porn, but if wishes where fishes we'd all have a fry. But I will let you know how this little experiment goes. I am pasteurizing the straw and manure now. Hopefully I will get it all finished up tommarow afternoon sometime. After I spawn to the dung I cover the tubs they are in and let sit until fully colonozed, but do I need to fan once in awhile also? I read on here somewhere that not fanning can cause them to contam? well thanks for all the help.

jesseb
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 03:53 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think you are thinking about flatcake tek.
I don't know where you read that about the fanning of straw-poo.
The link I put in my post above leads to the straw teks, so maybe
you can answer your own question(or someone else can say for sure).
We are waiting to hear about your success :)
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bill cogwell (Iphishphan)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 04:06 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey any one have any luck spawning your straw beds with just mycelium water? When searching archives I found alot of grain spawning and cake spawning
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bill cogwell (Iphishphan)
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 04:07 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

probably take too long though huh
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Kwisatz Haderach (Muaddib)
Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 08:58 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out Carolina Biological Supply at http://www.carolina.com
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Captain Wack (Phreshload)
Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 12:07 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i live near burlington, nc
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 11:32 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here
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Simple sir J (Sirj)
Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 04:46 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.altgarden.com/site/growmedia/page1g.html

at the bottom of that page.. anybody know if that is just like the hydropod's geolite? just curious. I would buy it if it was.

"HYDROTON GROW ROCKS
Predominantly used as a soil replacement for hydroponics, Hydroton is used to fill plastic net cups in aeroponic and NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) systems, as a medium for drip irrigation systems, or as a medium for container gardening. Hydroton is a clay aggregate manufactured exclusively in high-tech kilns in Germany and is well suited for growing larger plants, like tomatoes, peppers, and banana trees. It holds water extremely well and transmits it effectively to the plant roots. The pellets are uniform in size and have an attractive, natural appearance. Hydroton is a chemically-inert medium with a neutral pH, and is reusable, clean, and odorless"
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JRK (Godfetish)
Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 06:45 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Simple:

Seems to be the case that they are the same. You may want to call them just to confirm it. They don't mention what the diameter is of the Hydroton, where Hydropod seems to like only using the largest geolite media with their kits.

Link to Hydropod description
http://www.blunt.co.uk/cat/media/grow2/index.html

In any case though, it will work and is very cheap compared to some of the other hydro grow rocks out there.
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hudson (Hudsonismss)
Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 10:56 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://homeharvest.com/hydrmed.htm
also good source