WBS SPAWNED TO COIR BULK SUBSTRATE [ REZ-EFFECT VARIANT ]
Posted 25 August 2006 - 07:59 PM
Spawning to COIR - "Treasure Coast" -.-.-.-.-.-FIRST FLUSH
BED-A-BEAST brand coir
no sterilization , no pasteurization.... just added hot water.
Each brick is about $5.
Individually wrapped. and will hold 1 gal. of hot water.
Each brick will make 2 casings. This stuff is great!
nothing added to the coir... learned from an old hand that coir is all you need, and is a substitute to poo
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:04 PM
spawned 1 qt. per tray, and placed 1/2 qt on top to colonize the top layer first. (to aid as a contam barrier)
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:06 PM
Time for the spawn run... actually made 8
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:11 PM
it's now 7-30 and here's the growth thus far.
here is what they all look like with the foil on top. MicroPore tape over the holes.
the coir is very aggressive... but we'll wait and see what happens when pinning is triggered. these will sit for a while longer before they are cased.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:15 PM
Update time... All casings have been "patched" and placed into the FC.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:18 PM
2 have been removed and isolated due to contams... seems that a few have already started to fruit.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:22 PM
HERE'S WHAT THE PINS ARE LOOKING LIKE.
THEY ARE PRETTY FAT... LET'S SEE EM' ALL BE LIKE THAT
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:28 PM
GOT SOME PRETTY HUGE FRUITS FOR THE 1ST FLUSH....
FINAL: 327.5G dry
IMO - COIR = GOODNESS
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:32 PM
the effectiveness of rez-effect tek with grain spawn.
of course coir is now known to be a better choice than
vermiculite for growth but a mix of both could be used
if overlay is a big problem.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:35 PM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:40 PM
just hydrated with hot water.
he did lose 3 out of 8 that way
so pasteurizing might still be prudent.
but if you're in a hurry
Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:09 PM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:46 PM
Coir is pretty clean, this might kill off any of the bad guys. Then just hydrate, and use.
I know dry heat isn't ideal, but in this situation it could work I would think.
Oatman does do some impressive stuff :)
Posted 26 August 2006 - 06:54 AM
besides 'waving heats up water, and dry is dry.
Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:30 AM
Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:32 PM
I recently bought some 'Naturebed Natural Reptile Bedding' by 'Four Paws' .. Supposedly its 100% Natural Coconut Fiber.. Ive heard some brands have some undesirable additives mixed in.. I hope im ok.. im REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the possibility of seeing my first casing in full flush. Sorry about all the questions :) I cant help it, I have a million things going through my mind.
Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:44 PM
technically the rez-effect tek is mixing
spawn with coir and/or vermiculite .
one tip using bagged cow manure
it's often high in urine content
so best to leach [rinse thru] out with
running water then drain.
as for horse versus cow-
horses tend to eat more grass,
cows eat alot of grain [to fatten them for eating, milk production, etc.]
so horse poo is a more fibrous fluffy mix.
donkey poo even more so, imho.