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#1 planetcaravan03

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:19 PM

Anyone have any luck or opinions for or against mixing strains?

 

Last month I started four quarts of spawn on popcorn. Two are Cambodians and the other two are Texas Yellow Caps. I ended up using 1 quart of the TYC to do a grain to grain transfer to ten new quarts of popcorn this morning. So I have an extra quart of spawn. I setup four quarts of coco/verm this afternoon with the full intentions of putting the Cambo in it. I'm unsure of what to do with the extra quart of TYC and had an idea of mixing the two. Yay or Nay. 

 

Side note, I just put a monotub to fruit this afternoon as well of the TYC strain. I'm going to assume that I should not even think about adding that quart of spawn to it?????

 

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:10 AM

I don't know, but it seems to me if you mix strains, each one will be competing with the other for the same resources, and they'll both be competing against all the bad things you don't want like mold and bacteria. 


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:46 AM

Wouldn't they just put there differences aside and work together to accomplish the same goals that they have in common? Or would they battle it out in a nasty racial society where color and ethnic background segregates the community?

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#5 PJammer24

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

Typically one is more aggressive than the other and would colonize more of the substrate.



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 05:11 PM

I don't know, but it seems to me if you mix strains, each one will be competing with the other for the same resources, and they'll both be competing against all the bad things you don't want like mold and bacteria.

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What you SHOULD do is make a smaller dubtub for your lone quart.
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