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#1 thedude123man

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:04 PM

What do yuo guys think about using bottled artesian water for shroomies? I'm pretty sure it is just like un carbonated mineral water because I read it does contain minerals and nutrients. It is also alot cheaper than mineral water. Anyone ever used artesian or have an opinion? Thanks. --the dude

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

artesian water is from a well feed by an underground river.i recently had my well tested at my new place i'm buying and my water test showed no bacteria soooo....i'd guess you would be ok???

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:41 AM

Yeah artesian water should work. I use regular bottle water for mine all the time.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:49 PM

wells are the standard these days, same type of well that most newer wells are and if you don't have town water you have well
probably will work the same as the water out of your faucet

#5 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:27 PM

Should be fine.

Other than making LCs, really pure/clean water isn't that big of a deal, IMHO.

#6 thedude123man

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:23 PM

thanks yall but i am talking about bottled arteisian water. i dont trust my town water

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:12 AM

Arteisian water is well water, it is also going to have a higher mineral content than most other water. Some people like the taste of that but I think you would actually have a better go of it using 50 cent distilled water from the grocery store but I honestly don't think it would make much difference from your tap water unless you are doing LCs.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:10 AM

LCs can use artesian, spring water
but when making syringes i recommend distilled only.
i never use tap water anymore,
it's either lake water or distilled.

#9 Cryingblackoil

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:31 AM

Why lake water? Just curious?

#10 Hippie3

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:33 AM

full of nutes/minerals
& free
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:37 AM

Minerals are good? Not arguing at all, just thirsty for knowledge. A friend of mine has just gotten interested in LCs :)

#12 thedude123man

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:06 PM

sorry but what are lc's? ... silly newb question

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:08 PM

liquid cultures
sterile jars of nutrient-laden water used to grow out large amounts of tissue for use an inoculant

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:53 PM

Located next to Colorado Springs is a historical area called Manitou Springs. Located throughout this small magic hippie town are natural spring water taps that release a verry unique mineral water. I have tasted it before and it has a "fuzy" or almost bubbly type of taste to it. Each spring has various historical significance and types of quality in the water. This water is regarded as having positive spiritual and magical properties. It is definately not like mineral water you get in stores. All of the water comes from snow melt at the base of the Rockies.

Is this a good water to use in pf cakes? Should it be boiled or treated some how before use? The only other water that I could compare this to is Figi Brand water. This water from Manitou is better!!!!

Hippie, Maybe I should send you some!!

Any comments?

Would love to hear from anyone who knows about this water or how to go about using it.

Thanx!!!!
Sky

#15 Hippie3

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 05:02 PM

proly pretty clean from snow
but do any fish live in these springs ?

#16 Sky Rayven

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 05:06 PM

I don't believe that there are any fish in the springs because the springs can run dry depending on percipitation but the river that flows through town does have the infamous Colorado River Toads I have never found one yet but when I do....La dee da happy day.

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:02 PM

I dunno if I'd drink anything out there in the wild anymore no matter how deep in the woods it was... Gotta treat it all now somehow to prevent illness and crap.

But, to grow mushies on, don't see a problem. Filtering it will remove your bacterias and weird things, but also minerals and nutrients mushies may love. I say try it on a batch of cakes and do one set of cakes to compare it using your regular water whether that be tap water or bottled water or filtered water. Use the same substrate mix, except for the type of water. See what happens. Be great results to see, natural water vs whatever.

#18 Hippie3

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:05 PM

i'd use the river water as it supports life and is 'richer' in nutrients.
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#19 doobydoobydoo

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:07 PM

i'd use the river water as it supports life and is 'richer' in nutrients.


exactly :thumbup:

#20 Sky Rayven

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:26 PM

Sounds like a plan...I will do a batch of half and half.

Some with river water and some with store bought.

Then I will post pictures of progress on each.

Maybe my magic water will be better and maybe not.

Thanx for the input :greenboun

Sky




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