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#1 rednospit

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:20 PM

Hello. This is my first time doing a bulk substrate and something strange has happened. The first picture is day 1. I am using pasturized cow dung and straw. It has been 4 days and there are good signs of colonization and no contamination, but there are a few sprouts that have popped up. Im guessing their straw sprouts. is this normal? what should i do?

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#2 reefer

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:30 PM

how did you pasteurize the straw?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:39 PM

Did you bleach psteurize with no heat? I would not worry about it too much.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:28 PM

I am guessing you did not do a steam or hot water bath pasturization, as those would destroy viable seeds present in the straw/poo.

I have never done the bleach/ lime pasturization.

So here's my question:

Steam/ hot water pasturization kills off the low temperature bacteria/ endospores etc.. and the bleach/lime kills of the ones wich can't tolerate the hardcore ph shift. SO wich pasturization method kills the MOST undesirable micro organisms and perserves the MOST desirable ones?


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#5 rednospit

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:53 PM

I pasturized the poo and straw in 160F water for an hour and a half.

#6 reefer

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:14 PM

hmmm...i'd probably leave them be. Although I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had this happen. Maybe someone can share with us how it turned out?

#7 rednospit

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:09 PM

Here's my progress after 9 days. lots of sprouts, but everything looks okay. :teeth:

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#8 rednospit

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

A smaller tray

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#9 rednospit

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:04 PM

Here are my first pins a few days after casing with verm.

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#10 rednospit

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:21 PM

Well, i guess the sprouts didn't do any harm. :cacti:

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#11 golly

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 11:04 PM

Those look good n' healthy Red...sweeet...:thumbup:

#12 yerbaadam

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:19 AM

BEautIEs!!!

God job THere. Next tiME, paTchiNg the casiNG and/OR waitInG a bIt loNger untIL tHe caSing is a bit mOre evEnly cOlloNized tO inDuce PINNinG, will give you a more evn and wiDespRead pInset.
GreaT jOb anYhoO. KeEp oN kEepin in 0N!
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#13 Guest_DaGoon_*

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:19 AM

HAhaha
'mazin!
I wouldnt think it would be a big deal, seeing how is people throw rye grass seed in their casings to form a micro-climate..

But maybe if there were too many of them, they might steal needed water from the lil' buddies

#14 kodiak

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:29 AM

Little Beauties:bow:




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