Wow I just typed this entire fucking response and accidentally deleted it. Lesson fucking learned- will be writing these cocksuckers elsewhere first.
I saw this when it was first posted on reddit. It got my brain thinking right away. It seems the fiber exterior would provide a fiber network in which mycelia threads could grow more healthily. Secondly it seems this barrier would provide a layer of protection for the substrate beneath. What happens once a contam pierces this veil I am interested in seeing. Could be the same as usual- but there is always unknowns with new techniques. I would think the best fiber would balance the “tightness” needed to block out contams while also being “loose” enough to allow mycelia to healthily grow.
I have been doing a ton of research into different fiber types and this seems to be the best peer reviewed source for our needs.
I will let each draw their own conclusions on the best fiber type. What really intrigues me is the possibility of a brand new “double sided” tek. Me and my partner have been discussing this for last two weeks. We will suspend the substrate between two pieces of fiber within our clean room. Using lights isolated to shine only on bottom and top we will induce growth from bottom and top of substrate.
We are also thinking that if we perfect this technique, we may be able to pull substrate from lined monotubs after the first flush and grow from the bottom to pull the excess nutrients from there.
ALSO The substrate would be more condensed/compact/tight after first flush and we could grow from 4 sides possibly?
It is all a bit overkill- however for bulk commercial grows this could be a great way to use up every last bit of your substrate’s nutrients.
Another technique we have been discussing is making substrate “balls” and suspending them with cloth/fiber to allow 360 degree growth but this seems to be a pipe dream.
Thoughts? We are both extremely new to mushrooms
Edited by MaharishiTohotoho, 21 April 2021 - 09:39 PM.