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#1 JanetPlanet

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

I got burned ordering spores from an unscrupulous online retailer (is that a rite of passage?  :tongue: ) so although I was all ready to follow a tek on the forum site that the retailer "sponsors", now I'm skeptical about everything on that site and am starting all over with studying growing here.

I have all the stuff pretty much ready, a pressure cooker, syringes of Golden Teacher and B+ syringes that actually arrived in the mail thanks to a trustworthy online seller, and am excited about getting started.

I was hoping to pressure cook my jars today and inoculate my WBS spawn tomorrow but reading here https://mycotopia.ne...bulk-substrate/ (thank you!) I realize I need to remake my jar lids with a tyvek air access.  The site I was on before didn't mention that my spawn jar lids needed a bit of air access, just a self healing injection port. 

I plan to use WBS to grow spawn, and then either dub tubs or a big tub to grow. Is a big clear storage tub also called a terrarium? 
Any words of wisdom for this noobie?


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#2 RutgerHauer

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:34 PM

Yes yes yes! Seems like you are on it and giving yourself the best advise you can ask for. Welcome.

A little air exchange while colonizing the jars is important, though not too much is needed.

Edited by RutgerHauer, 14 March 2019 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:41 PM

Welcome to Mycotopia.

You have entered the other realm.

 

A terrarium is usually a glass vessel.  Like an aquarium but for plants and animals.  Also for shrooms.

Dub Tubs Single tubs or terrariums will work just fine. 


Edited by mushit, 14 March 2019 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

Welcome!

 

Love the name :)



#5 WolfWhiz

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:24 PM

You found the right place... soon you will be ordering agar  :blush:


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

 

Any words of wisdom for this noobie?

Ya, save lots of money this hobby adds up lol!


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:01 PM

Welcome to 'topia!



#8 jkdeth

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:22 PM

Best advice is have fun with it.

A suggestion is go with multiple smaller tubs rather than one big mono for this first effort.

Dub tubs are typically are six quart shoeboxes. You'll want 2 to 3 quarts of spawn and similar amount of substrate for each.

Smaller tubs are also acceptable.

You don't need a terrarium or fruiting chamber for Dub tubs.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:06 PM

All my hopes. I am glad you got a PC. That will be your most valuable piece of equipment. Birdseed is a bit touchy though, but if you follow my fellow topiates advise, you should be golden!

 

I gotta give you mad props for jumping right into grains and subs.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:50 PM

Yeah we just talked some difficulties with birdseed. Mainly rinse and rinse and rinse! The biggest issue with birdseed is it gets real starchy. I assume you already gave tek you plan to follow. Please share that?

#11 JanetPlanet

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

Thank you everybody!
Fortunately my city has a lot of great Asian grocery stores, so my next step might be agar. 



#12 JanetPlanet

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:09 PM

Yeah we just talked some difficulties with birdseed. Mainly rinse and rinse and rinse! The biggest issue with birdseed is it gets real starchy. I assume you already gave tek you plan to follow. Please share that?

The tek I was going to use is this one: https://www.shroomol...d-fan-bulk-tek/

Now I'm jumping around on this site, learning what I can from all the nooks and crannies and putting the pieces together. 

This evening I will be putting two quarts of grain in the PC to sterilize. Using 50% simmered popcorn and 50% WBS that I steeped for 90 minutes, left in the fridge for 24 hours, reboiled for a minute and drained well. I will rinse everything like crazy! The WBS was in the fridge because I started to prep it when I found that I had gotten poor advice on the jar lids from the tek above and remade jar lids using BB's wonderful instructions here: https://mycotopia.ne...lk-substrate/  

 

Tomorrow morning I'll open the PC and inoculate. 

I figure once the jars are set to rest on top of the fridge I will research (on this site) what comes next and prepare materials and my head so I'll be ready. 



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:09 PM

WELCOME  !

 

GOOD LUCK






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