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#1 scott_1971_h

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

I have been thinking of starting an edible mushroom thing... (the cubensis I have grown so far have all been lovely, but they are not always considered edible... even though around me, they always get eaten).

I was thinking oysters would be good to start with, so I was wondering what particular one would be best to start with? King oysters are nice and big, bit I think just normal white oyster mycellium is more 'rugged'. Pink or blue?

Which one would you suggest for an edible noob?


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

blues are easy and taste good, not a big fan of pinks but they are beautiful mushrooms.. Only issue with oysters is the spore load, if you are growing indoors be sure to vent outside


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

Oysters do not have bad spore loads unless you wait too long to harvest them. I never had a problem with them. I liked the blue and golden. Pinks tasted best if picked early.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

blues are easy and taste good, not a big fan of pinks but they are beautiful mushrooms.. Only issue with oysters is the spore load, if you are growing indoors be sure to vent outside

Yeah Ive heard they can drop spores lol.

What about pearl oysters? The few times Ive had them they've been great... Has anyone tried using spent oyster myc. in the garden.. specifically to get rid of tomatoes' root rot (and other) nematodes? (Or did the mycellium get stuck into the tomatoes instead?)



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

Yeah Ive heard they can drop spores lol.

What about pearl oysters? The few times Ive had them they've been great... Has anyone tried using spent oyster myc. in the garden.. specifically to get rid of tomatoes' root rot (and other) nematodes? (Or did the mycellium get stuck into the tomatoes instead?)

 

pearls are good, those were the first ones i ever grew. I have never used spent sub in garden yet.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:04 AM

Has anyone 'fed' their oysters failed cubensis grows? Like, the ones that get contaminated, go bacterial, and such? God knows I've had enough of them... Maybe mixed in with the weekly paper (shredded), electricity bills, and bank statements? Are oysters 'domestic disposal units'?


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

Has anyone started off with a white oysters kit?

Normally Id run a mile from a kit, but I know oysters are really hard to kill and super resistant to contaminants (like... the contaminants get eaten).



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:51 PM

Has anyone 'fed' their oysters failed cubensis grows? Like, the ones that get contaminated, go bacterial, and such? God knows I've had enough of them... Maybe mixed in with the weekly paper (shredded), electricity bills, and bank statements? Are oysters 'domestic disposal units'?

 

I have grown blue oysters on shredded paper that i wet and tossed spawn into inside an old grocery bag. I was shocked that they grew since I did not pasteurize the paper. It was one of my "lets see what happens" projects.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:49 AM

Do oysters like just plain pasteurised straw? Like... just sugar cane straw, or do they need something else like moopoo? And ... do they need wood instead of straw?



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Nope strait straw works well if you didn’t figure that already.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

Nope strait straw works well if you didn’t figure that already.

They can take straight coir as well? (I assume?)


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

Don’t think that’s as good of an idea coir contaminates so easy for me, and I think there is not enuf food for edibles, but I’m sure someone here has tried if ya look hard.
I know coir, worm casting, verm mix will grow cubbies. Even coir, coffee, and lime for cubbies.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

Don’t think that’s as good of an idea coir contaminates so easy for me,

 

Really? I leave hydrated coir in a bin in the same garage that I toss my contaminated grows out in, and I have never seen anything grow on it that I didn't inoculate it with.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:27 PM

I would stick with straw.. Coir makes a good carrier for poo, but I don't think I have ever seen anyone use straight coir.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:30 AM

I would stick with straw.. Coir makes a good carrier for poo, but I don't think I have ever seen anyone use straight coir.

I have heard of people using coir only, for cubes. Dont know what the yield was but they got at least some.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:31 AM

I seem to remember the boss man Hip3 saying something about not leeching coir because you lose nutes. Just hydrate to field capacity, pasteurize and go. But, my memory is a little wonky these days!

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:31 AM

I seem to remember the boss man Hip3 saying something about not leeching coir because you lose nutes. Just hydrate to field capacity, pasteurize and go. But, my memory is a little wonky these days!

MLBJammer mentioned it, I think, or some other site deity.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:24 AM

I seem to remember the boss man Hip3 saying something about not leeching coir because you lose nutes. Just hydrate to field capacity, pasteurize and go. But, my memory is a little wonky these days!

 

 

Jammer: https://mycotopia.ne...lk-invitro-bag/



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:09 AM

I say that based on myself not others, so since I’ve tried strait coir, and in the past three months the only thing that’s turned green for me has been with coir.

Also keep in mind that post uses 3 quarts of oat. Seems like a good amount of food supply to me.
https://mycotopia.ne...-5#entry1244791


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I say no to strait coir again because I’ve seen his grows as well, all amazing! I believe that bag was the only one he ever did, or posted pics of strait coir. And we are not talking cubbies here.
Shoot for 100% success, try new shit when you have more than you need. Imo

I leave hydrated coir in 5 gal buckets too with no problems

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

Nice!






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