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#1 Spunk

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 02:58 AM

Hello everyone
So, I bought wheat straw pellets with the intention of using them with coco coir and vermo. I did a water capacity test and noticed that the water has a dark appearance.
I contacted the manufacturer with a question about the additives in the final product.
They said that the pellets were made from organic wheat and that there were no additives. Under great pressure the cell membrane burst and lignin is secreted which ultimately binds the straw into pellets.
The question is should I soak and rinse the pellets and lignin content. Would be some diference? Positive, negative?
It would be a lot easier if I didn’t have to. As far as I understand, the final product is relatively clean of contaminants due to high pressure, temperature and low humidity in production.
I will grow outdoor
Thank you very much

Edited by Spunk, 19 July 2021 - 06:24 AM.


#2 scott_1971_h

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Posted 19 July 2021 - 03:56 AM

I think cubensis is OK with lignin (as in can break it down) although the Oyster mushrooms seem to specialise in it.

Coco husk is also very high in lignin. (And tanins as I understand it)

You can always give it a try, anyway.

Scott


Edited by scott_1971_h, 19 July 2021 - 03:57 AM.

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